I hope you are all well, I am just back from a weekend away, as an Independent Tour Operator and owner of a Bespoke tour company operating in the Edinburgh area I am always thinking about new places to take clients on tours that are off the beaten track.
Everybody has heard of the North Coast 500, but a lesser known route that has been created is the North East 250 which having just travelled some of it on my weekend away, I have to say is a great alternative to the North Coast 500. It has lots of lovely little fishing villages where it seems time has stood still, one of the little villages we visited has quite a big secret that might be unveiled soon. Last year Portsoy became overrun with a film crew and actors, the village was transformed for some of the filming of PEAKY BLINDERS, I am led to believe the new series is due out some time in the next month.
Scotland is fast becoming one of the major countries for blockbuster movies, like the Fast and Furious 9, also the Indiana Jones latest movie, and a few of the James Bond movies have partly been filmed in Scotland, and of course we must not forget series such as Outlander.
This year I am staying optimistic and think that we will get a tourist season once again, I am so pleased and grateful that all my clients who have been due to come over the last two years postponed rather than cancelled their vacation/holiday and will be flying once again from the USA.
Purple Heather Private and Bespoke Tours of Scotland