Making a splash

Great Scottish Swim

As part of the year of Active Scotland, Robin McKelvie, travel writer, broadcaster and photographer is reporting on the best activities Scotland has to offer, including this weekend’s Great Scottish Swim:

An extract from Robin’s blog:

“I've done some daft things during this Grab a Glen avalanche of active sports, but not many dafter than trying to swim outdoors on an autumn day in Scotland. For me autumn is normally a time for admiring how pretty the trees are from inside a cosy house.

“Not this year. I was in a good company at the weekend, though, with 2,000 other hardy souls as part of the British Gas Great Scottish Swim in Strathclyde Park. The Glasgow area is full of surprises and if starting the day in North Lanarkshire with a chilly dip was not strange enough things got even more surreal after lunch when I went skiing indoors!”

To read Robin’s blog in full click here

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