November 16, 2019
I have a trip planned to explore more of the Scottish Highlands next year (2020). I’ve been itching to return because my last trip was only several days, but I fell in love.
Ever since my last trip in Dec 2017, I’ve come to appreciate and embrace the wealth of knowledge the locals provide. I used to have a bad attitude about tourism as it can cause congestion and cripple communities and the environment, so I’m expanding my travels with eco-tourism in mind.
As I was searching for some experiences or places to visit, I landed on two terms unfamiliar to me:
I found a Scottish family croft that will provide a traditional dinner. I will also get to walk around the land, hopefully learning some more about crofting and this family’s multi-generational story.
There was another experience I found at a hunting village where I could be taken out to forage some yummies: wild garlic and mushrooms. The website for this location said I would have to contact the gillie onsite to see what is in season and how the weather is before going out.
I love learning new terms from different cultures, as I feel a lot of these trades are lost.