I have taken holidays in Scotland for the last 6 years, and it has become addictive. Watching the sunset in the Highlands in the Summer is a mysterious experience, where I wonder why other people do not wish to share the beauty and the wonderment of the landscape. It really is amazing. I started visiting Scotland when we acquired a dog – meaning that our foreign holidays had to come to an end because we couldn’t face leaving the dog behind. I should thank the dog. She opened up a new type of holiday for me. The place I have been back to most often is Killin, a small town / large village on the north side of Loch Tay. Killin has several pubs and hotels, but the one I like best is The Clachaig Inn. This is a traditional inn next to the Falls of Dochart. As well as a good and reasonably priced inn to stay in to enjoy Killin, it’s a great base for hill walking and capturing as many Munros (mountains over 3000ft) as you have time to do (as well as having basic mountaineering skills). However, there are lots of other good eating places in Killin. At the other end of the loch is the small town of Kenmore, where there is a water activity centre. Here you can do white water rafting, kayaking, quad biking and water skiing. On the North side of the loch there is a horse-riding centre where you can hack to the top of Ben Lawers, according to the owners (although I can’t imagine it myself). Whatever, you get some fantastic rides and views over Loch Tay. In short, I would recommend Loch Tay for all ages and tastes, as long as you appreciate outdoor activities and midges.