After 36 years (for me) we left Orkney at the end of September and as you can imagine after so long there was sadness at leaving friends and leaving a place that has been so good to us! But it was time to go and it has been very exciting as well as somewhat exhausting!
Now it's nearly the end of January and we are well settled in our new home in the Highlands, in Dufftown also know as the Whisky Capital of the world! There are 7 distilleries and often the air has a rich aroma which is a great way to start the day...it's a pity we don't drink the stuff!
Dufftown is a great central location....easy to get to Inverness, Aberdeen or to head down to Glasgow. The sea is near at hand, too. We have been enjoying exploring the area which is beautiful and meeting new folk, all of whom have been so friendly and generous beyond belief.
A few photos of our garden and the surrounding area....