A Little About Me And How I Was Inspired To Build This Site
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Writing about Scotland has been a revelation - and an education.
Although born here and having lived here all my life, I was surprised by how rich this beautiful country is in history, culture, and visitor appeal.
Hi, I'm John, your webmaster and editor.
I live in Port Glasgow, Scotland, and have never once even considered moving away. Now, I have to be honest, I never was much of a writer.
Throughout my schooldays, I even hated writing essays, but I DO have a passion for Scotland.
I've travelled the length and breadth of the country enough to enable me to share my thoughts and experiences, even though I was a very late starter.
By that I mean, well, I did see some of the country as a boy, places like Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo, parts of the Highlands and Aberdeen.
But I neglected the magical West Coast of the country until .......
Well, here's the story .......
From my home town it's approximately a one hour drive to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond (pictured here), and I was 41 years of age before I took the time to explore my part of the world.
And when I finally did, I wondered why it had taken me so long.
With a mixture of shame and excitement I drove round the loch, carried on further north through the breathtaking scenery of Glencoe, and on to Loch Linhe. A little further north and I arrived at Fort William and was greeted by the magnificent sight of Ben Nevis, our highest mountain.
I have to say, this beautiful part of the country left a lasting impression.
These days I travel Scotland a lot, and I am always amazed by the natural beauty of the place. I have learnt to appreciate just how much the country has to offer, and I can now understand why visitors return here.
Now passionate about my new found appreciation for my country, what better way of sharing my enthusiasm than building a site about Scotland.
So I've dedicated this site to promote Scottish Culture and History, Leisure Pursuits, Outdoor Activities, Events and all things Scottish. Building the site has been hard work in terms of the amount of hours I've put in, but when doing something you're passionate about it can be really enjoyable.
More than anything it's been fun, and if I'm completely honest with you, it was not as difficult as I imagined it would be, but then I did have the right help and guidance. I discovered by accident that ordinary people the world over, from all walks of life, are quietly building their very own successful websites, and now I'm one of them. If we can all do it, so can YOU!
Read How I Built This Site
without any experience or technical ability, and if you have a hobby, a passion or a dream, pursue it and make it happen.
No amount of words or pictures can fully describe the beauty of Scotland.
I just hope that maybe I have done enough to catch your imagination, stirred your curiosity, and inspired some of you enough to want to visit.
I hope you get as much pleasure reading as I do writing.
Thanks for visiting,
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