Scenic Weather

Yesterday found us heading to Inverness, to the funeral of one of our community, Pauline. She was a larger than life character whose laughter could be heard a long time before you actually saw her. We were sad to say our goodbyes but it was a lovely service, with many memories of her laughter and […]

Yet another beach day, and an exciting development

The glorious weather continues in Assynt, and it was yet another beach day today. But only after a rather important trip to Lochinver Post Office to post off a huge box of yarn to Knockando Wool Mill – some time next week a big box of colour will be arriving at the Mill. As usual, […]


March can sometimes feel like it is Monochrome Month in the Highlands. Colour hasn’t returned to the hills yet, and they still look grey and brown. Photographs taken during March sometimes reinforce that sense of monochrome-ness:


Skies tend to be leaden and the sea grey:

and even the splashes of green on […]

Sunday Walks

We have had the full gamut of weather this past week. Hail, rain, wind, sunshine, sunshine and showers, and snow (on the tops). But today was absolutely still, and frosty, and cold. Perfect for a Sunday walk. But before we could head off, Stevan had to do some checking of the turbine as we are […]

Sunday Walks

After last Sunday’s lovely walk it has been an “indoors” kind of week at Lockhart Towers. I’ve been huddled over dye pots, trying to get everything I wanted done for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival next Saturday, and Stevan has been hunched over Old Scots texts dating from the 1540’s, trying to translate them into more […]

Sunday Walks – Eadar da Chalda

I know it sometimes seems, judging from my photographs, that it is continuously sunny in Assynt. Well it isn’t! Today dawned grey, and at times drizzly. But sometimes such weather only adds atmosphere to walks, and as we set off on a walk near Ardvreck Castle in an area known as Eadar da Chalda, or […]

A Mish Mash

A mish mash is such a useful term. There are all sorts of odds and ends to show you today, and so the description of mish mash fits the bill well.

Late last week a padded envelope arrived from my good friend, Gillian. It was Neil and Gilly who used to bring over Isaac’s Sheep […]

No, I’m NOT house hunting!

To ensure no rumours start to arise out of my last post, we are NOT house hunting!! But I can tell you no more than that just now.

Our drive to and from the little Post Office in Lochinver takes about 15 or 20 minutes, depending on weather conditions and the time of year. In […]

Highland Light

I was pretty occupied today dispatching the first lot of orders for Heather’s GOLD and dyeing up the next batch for orders which came in yesterday and today (and which will go out on Friday), so Stevan was on his own today when he took the dogs for their walk. We’ve not had the quantities […]

Winter moves in

Winter is really moving in and setting up home now. We’ve had a few days on the run where the temperature has barely been above freezing, and the ground is starting to feel like it won’t soften until spring time. Walking in the hills presents you with risks of a different nature to […]