Looking for Reindeer in the Cairngorms

Cairngorm Skies

There were dramatic skies the last time I went to look for reindeer in the Cairngorms. They were beautiful though. These were skies to stand and stare at.

in the Cairngorms

And mountains to walk around in.

The Funicular Railway

The funicular railway was out of service, due to cracks having been discovered in the cement so, with my autoimmune conditions flaring, I didn’t venture as high into the landscape as I would have liked.

dramatic skies over the Cairngorms

Lentil Soup

It was more of a restful day than an energetic one. A ‘lentil soup in the cavernous restaurant at the base station’ type of day (you will get lentil soup everywhere you go in Scotland).

up in the Cairngorms

Those Reindeer in the Cairngorms

The free-ranging reindeer herd remained elusive on this trip, but here’s an older photo of them. There are much better pictures on their own website!

reindeer herd in Scotland

Chosen Sisters, Romans and Romance

sisters collage

Set in 1st century Scotland, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD includes the battle of Mons Graupius between the Romans and the Caledonian tribes. The book features a neurodivergent main character and some rather complicated romance.

“Ethereal and spellbinding….” Historical Novel Society

See the press release here

Amazon UK

Amazon Worldwide

Review from Terry Tyler: “It’s a fabulous story, a real page-turner and so well written. It made me think about the passage and circle of time, of the constancy of the land on which we live and the transient nature of human life. Loved it.

Read the article Roman Aberdeenshire features in author’s new book from Grampian Online.

ballet feet of Ailish Sinclair

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80 Replies to “Looking for Reindeer in the Cairngorms”

  1. Greetings! I feel so fortunate that you have visited and decided to follow my blog as it has led me to yours and more delightful exploration of your fantastic country. Scotland had been on my lifetime bucket list and a dream come true earlier this summer. You are so fortunate to live in such a spectacular place. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  2. Once you have been to the Scottish Highlands, you never are the same. My son is a bagpiper – so we’ve been following the call of the bagpipe for many years. By the way, the Worlds is happening right now. I wish that I could beam over to join you. Happy Monday – welcome to a new week of possibilities.

  3. I have just spent 10 days back home in Scotland and, like you, I spent much of my time gazing at clouds and sea and hills and fields with a bittersweet yearning.
    Thank you for following Sound Bite Fiction, and for sharing your photos.

  4. How serendipitous that you should drop by my blog and follow. Sigh… Scotland is totally on my buckets list and featured in book 2 and 3 of the trilogy I’m working on.

    Also… I’m partial to sky scapes! I can’t breathe without the sky or the sea or the mountains. Absolutely lovely!!

    I’m already a fan!

  5. Awww, thanks for sharing! I am happy anytime when I see some Scotland pictures. Scotland is fantastic, unique – I like the weather, the people, the landscape. Miss it so much. If you have time, visit Ranoch moor! For me it was the best place, next to Glen Coe. Anyway have fun there. 🙂
    Greetings, Jay

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