The low-tech, high-stakes way to sail Scotland (WSJ)

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A nice piece here about sailing in Scotland published in the Wall Street Journal by Robert Macfarlane, who sailed around the Outer Hebrides on a boat which was nearly 100 years old and reminiscent of a boat from the Viking ages! A quick excerpt:

It was to be the most basic form of sailing: a hull to hold the waves at bay and a sail to hold the wind for way. We had no engine; we had no GPS; we had two people crewing a boat designed for four.

Go read the article in its entirety here or learn more about the breath taking Outer Hebrides or sailing in Scotland today.


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James Boyle

James is the Assistant Search & Social Media Manager at VisitScotland. Originally from Australia, he now lives in Edinburgh and enjoys travel, rugby and perfecting the art of making pancakes.

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