Achmelvich Beach


Achmelvich  is in the Highland region of Scotland, the name coming from the Gaelic “Achadh” – a plain or meadow and “mealvaich” – sandy dunes. 40 miles north of Ullapool, in the north west of the Scotland, it’s only access is by single track road.

Clan Histories For Your Viewing Pleasure

The BBC has a wonderful series of programs which look closely at Scottish Highland Clan histories. Featured here (in a nod to my fellow Outlander fans) is the episode on Clan Fraser, started in the twelfth century when a French knight named Frezel left Normandy for a new life in Scotland. Part One includes an interview with the current clan chief (and clearly a charmer,) Lord Lovet, Simon Fraser.

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

If you’re interested in viewing additional episodes you’ll have to look for them on YouTube, as the BBC doesn’t stream them. BBC does have a listing of all episodes with some additional information.