Cathy and Family, spending a few days in Arrochar


Is a Staycation a new thing for you?

No, every year we tend to do staycations in Scotland, England and Wales as well as going abroad. It’s something fun to do with the kids and we can also take our small dogs along with us. I think it’s about time to relax, we do a lot of walking and eating out.

Who are you travelling with and why?

My husband and two sons. We chose to holiday in Scotland as it felt safe, prior to lockdown we had two holidays planned to Poland and France but of course they had been cancelled.

Is this your first time visiting here or have you been to Argyll and the Isles before?
We’ve travelled to Arrochar before but never stayed overnight and tend to stay in Argyll about 3-4 times a year.
What have you done in the last 24 hours?

We did lots of things on our trip, we visited Inveraray Jail which was really well presented, went to the Bridge over the Atlantic, Loch Melfort etc. Everything has still been fun as usual and social distancing has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

What have you missed most about travelling over lockdown?

The change of scenery and the great outdoors. My husband has been cooped up in the kitchen working from home during lockdown so it was great getting away from it.

Where do you most want to visit in Argyll that you’ve not been to before?

We’d like to visit more of the isles as they’re all unique in their own way, we’ve heard great things about Easdale and Tiree.

Did you discover a hidden spot or visit any new places?

We stumbled across Kilmartin on our way back from Oban, which was a really lovely village. We also visited the stunning Crinan Canal, which my husband saw for the first time, and along the eastern banks of Loch Lomond.

How did you feel before and after visiting?

We were really looking forward to our trip and it definitely delivered. I think you just have to be mindful of the new restrictions being put in place but for us it was really minimal effort and hassle. The experience in Argyll, has given us the confidence to go on more staycations this year.