Steam trains are proving a very effective way of bringing tourists into the Borders.

Successful summer of steam on the Borders Railway

A steam train experience operating on the Borders Railway last month has reported a second successful year, bringing more than 1,200 visitors to the region and providing a major boost for local businesses and visitor attractions.

The cottage at Creanich.

An unfrequented hidden gem

The journey north to Sutherland is long and winding but well worth the effort to get to this beautiful wild landscape. The area around Loch Shin and Lairg can be stunning and is a wonderful hidden gem and relatively unfrequented.

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