|The Dalriada Festival starts this weekend at Cairnbaan, near Lochgilphead. Running from 19 June 2005 until the 26 June 2005 it celebrates the people and landscapes of Scotland's birthplace.
There's a schedule of events on the Dalriada Project Website.
It's distinctly weird weather we're having at the moment. Not wet as such but very low cloud and mist obscuring the Isle of Arran and much of the surrounding countryside. It's not cold though and the midges are still biting. Perhaps the only place to get away from them is out on the water.