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Super séjour en Ecosse pendant neuf jours pour notre voyage de noce !! Service parfait, très bien équipé avec des paysages de rêve. Merci infiniment Kerry et Duncan pour votre gentillesse et votre patience. Nous recommandons sans doute cette expérience, c’est une magnifique aventure!

The new year for us brings a new home. We’ve not moved far, but gained much more space. And we now have heating!

Our first-ever hard-shell tent has just been installed on one of our Defenders. The ikamper is a fantastic new tent which opens in less than a minute (yes, really). See the proof here.

We’ve also invested in the awning and annex room. We’ll be testing it out over the coming months, but already really impressed with it’s quality and unique features.

Clients took a drone on their recent trip. This is what 3 nights in Scotland can look like when the sun is out.

Our newest Hilux being fitted with its canopy by APB Trading Ltd & Expedition Equipment. These canopies by Bushtech Aluminium Canopies are heavy duty. If you want to see a man risk his life demonstrating their strength, see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avz2MQAeZbg

Scotland Overland is now officially 6 years old. Which got us thinking about how many miles our various vehicles have covered in that time between them. We reckon about half a million.

This is the standard awning our Hilux are equipped with. It’s 2.5m square, so ample space to change your underwear in comfort and privacy. And you can access the fridge from inside it, if you can’t face going outside to get another beer.

The Hilux is finally finished, and ready for the 2018 season!

To test out the new truck, we headed down to the Cowal peninsula in Argyll at the weekend. It’s a place that seems unfairly overlooked by those visiting Scotland, and we highly recommend it. The car worked well too: the opening sides makes it easier to get the wine from the fridge.

The Scotland Overland fleet grows again!

The observant amongst you will notice it’s not a Land Rover. Alas, while Land Rover isn’t making Defenders, life goes on. And so must we. We’re looking forward to seeing the new Defender – whenever (if ever?) – it arrives, but in the meantime we’re branching out.

You’ll know the Toyota Hilux from TV footage of war zones. When Overland Journal (our favourite magazine) traversed Antarctica, they used these. So it should be capable enough to tackle the Isle of Skye (even when raining).

We’ve gone for the very basic UN Peacekeeper / rebel insurgent specification. Easier to clean, less to break, and we’re just not that keen on chrome.

Now to figure out where to fit the tent, fridge, storage units, procure the gear, get it photographed, the instructions written, add it to the website…….