Mountain of the month April 2019: Goatfell, Arran, Scotland, UK

“We’re going to Scotland, not Sicily” was the final word in the great suncream debate of this years Easter weekend. Oh how little we knew! For international readers UK bank holidays often seem like a magnet for bad weather, just as you are getting excited for the long weekend the forecast gets worse and worse…

Adders, ale and airy scrambles on Arran

Any trip is usually improved by the addition of a ferry. It makes even close by places seem exotic. Simply crossing even the smallest stretch of water cranks the adventure factor up a notch. Arran is an island of 5000 permanent residents. It covers an area of 423 square kilometers. It’s main port is Brodick…