On our recent holiday up in the north west of Scotland we stayed in Drumbeg a lovely little village. It's midway between Lochinver and Kylesku on a one track road (that thankfully has plenty of passing places) that is famed as one of the most picturesque roads in the country. The scenery is stunning! Crafty Green Boyfriend did a great job of driving this road and avoiding injuring any of the many dippit wee sheep and lambs that seem to see the road as their playground.
Drumbeg is situated between a beautiful bay (where we saw a group of four orcas (killer whales)
and a lovely loch.
Every morning at breakfast we watched a group of greylag geese (including around ten goslings) cross the loch to the closest shore, where the adults lead the young on a foraging trip up the hill.
Drumbeg Village Store is officially one of the best in Scotland, and sells a good range of environmentally friendly cleaning materials, organic and fair trade snacks, fruit and veg, books about Scotland and locally made crafts (I particularly liked Maureen's clocksmade from driftwood and sea pottery and tried to find her website to link to, unfortunately she doesn't seem to have one, but I do know she's based in Kylesku.) Drumbeg Store also has an adorable resident cat (who hopefully doesn't kill too much of the local wildlife).
At the opposite end of the village, The Little Soap and Candle Shop sells a lovely range of toiletries, candles, incense and pottery. It also has a lovely tea garden,
where we were visited by a friendly blackbird as we drank our green tea (in my case) and coffee (in Crafty Green Boyfriend's case). Just next to this shop, there is a footpath that takes you into the beautiful moorland that surrounds Drumbeg.