You’ve read the book now visit the place that inspired the author. Scotland’s characterful cities, towns and villages, moody landscapes, intriguing history and colourful heritage have enthused writers and plot lines over the centuries.
This Book Week Scotland (18-24 November) why not go behind the scenes of your favourite Scottish prose and walk in the footsteps of the likes of JM Barrie, Sir Walter Scott and Lewis Grassic Gibbon. You never know what inspiration you might find for your own story! And you can even get inspired to read- or write- with a stay in a real thatched cottage near Oban.
Despite the dark nature of Alan Warner’s novel, Morvern Callar, Oban is a bright port known as ‘The Gateway to the Isles’. Warner’s descriptions of the town are less alarming than his depiction of his heroine, and there’s plenty to see while you’re there. Or, if you like, you can venture to sea and explore the neighbouring Hebridean islands with their dramatic beaches and aqua waters are some of the most unspoilt in the world – who needs Spain!
Replicating a small celtic village Clan Cottages, five gorgeous thatched cottages, are sympathetically designed to integrate and blend with the surrounding landscape. Situated on the shores of Loch Nell and the River Nell, a stunning and very peaceful location within a six minute drive from the town of Oban and all its amenities. One of the two-bed cottages has a VisitScotland Cat 2 disabled access. Cottages start from £495 per unit per week, visit: www.clancottages.com