I was browsing Facebook this evening and came across a link my friend posted called ’35 Reasons Why Scotland Should Be On Your Bucket List’
Friends and family often send me similar Scotland-related ‘listicles’ and I enjoy reading them to see if I recognise anything.
(In fact, Mum sent me one this morning titled ‘100 Things Do Do In Scotland Before You Die’.
I scored a paltry 13 out of 100 but considering that some of the suggestions include drinking with the Proclaimers, seeing a mermaid or bagging all the munros …I think I’m doing okay so far!)
The list my friend shared made me smile though; It’s link image is of the Quiraing at the end of the Trotternish Ridge.
I can see the back of it from my bedroom window, all anvil-shaped and dramatic (especially with it’s winter sprinkling of snow).
When I clicked on the article I counted no fewer than 7 pictures of the Trotternish Peninsula, where I live, and there were 13-14 pictures of Skye & Lochalsh in general. Elgol, Eilean Donan Castle and the Fairy Pools were all there.
I wondered whether the author, the mysterious ‘MKK’, was biased to the local area… a neighbour perhaps or just an enthusiastic visitor?
But most of all I thought of how lucky I am to be living right in the middle of a place that is so lovely that other people classify it as somewhere to be put on a bucket list. It’s something I’m thankful for about every time I look out of the window but it’s fun to read something like this which underlines it.