Many people in Scotland are reporting a good year so far for the Scottish tourism industry despite the high costs of fuel. Hotel bookings are up on 2007 and many tourists from the European continent have brought vehicles with them.

On a recent visit to Durness in the far north-west of Scotland I was surprised to see so many foreign vehicles, ranging from motorbikes and small cars through to motorhomes and campervans. Once I arrived at the village it was wonderful to see so many tourists enjoying the absolutely stunning beaches around Durness. Many people I had been speaking to in More >