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Scottish cruise articles for Quirky Cruise

I've cruised in many parts of the world, but sailing around Scotland is easily my greatest joy - with over 10% of Europe's coastline and over 800 islands there is plenty to explore.

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My articles for The Telegraph

I've been writing for the Telegraph for a number of years now. I like that working with them is so varied.

Sunday Post article on the Magical Isle of Arran

I've written travel articles for the Sunday Post for many years now and indeed I was the travel editor there from 2008-2011. It's a pleasure...

Slovenia & Scottish Cruising Features for the Telegraph

Throughout 2018 and into 2019 I've been doing quite a bit of work for the Telegraph. Below you'll find two very different features on...

Croatia & Montenegro @Sunday_Post Article

I've been travelling to Croatia ever since the war took me there as a budding your reporter in the early 1990s. After peace returned...

Glorious Sri Lanka piece for Sunday Post

I'm a huge fan of Sri Lanka and it's easy to see why so many travel writers and the rest of the travel industry...

Ultimate Islay Whisky Guide for The Herald

I don't like whisky. Oh no, I LOVE it, always have. In my job as a travel writer it is a source of constant...

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Alternative to the North Coast 500

Every year one of the trips I look forward to most is our family motorhome adventure. Each year we try a different part of...

Ultimate Venice Guide for @Flybe

Venice is one of my favourite cities in the world, but it is also a place that it is very easy 'to do' badly....

Scotland Article for @GroupLeisure Magazine

As a travel writer for over two decades now, having visited over 100 countries, I can hand on tartan heart say that Scotland is...

Cruising in Scotland

Scottish cruise articles for Quirky Cruise

I've cruised in many parts of the world, but sailing around Scotland is easily my greatest joy - with over 10% of...

Slovenia & Scottish Cruising Features for the Telegraph

Throughout 2018 and into 2019 I've been doing quite a bit of work for the Telegraph. Below you'll find two very different features on...

5 Scottish Islands You’ve Not Been To for @TravWriters

Forgive the presumptuous title of this one please and stick with me. It's just that Scotland has so many islands, which I don't think...

World’s Best Cruise Destination @Sunday_Post story

As a travel writer I've been lucky to have the opportunity to embark on dozens of cruises all around the world, from the Rhine...

Scottish Cruises @HeraldScotland piece

I've been lucky enough to cruise on countless ships around the world as a travel writer, from the sun kissed charms of the Mediterranean and...

Scotland in Trust Scot Cruise Piece

I have always been a great fan of Scotland's impressive sweep of islands. That they total more than 800 is often a source of...

ROBIN MCKELVIE

Hi, I've been putting the rave back into travel for over 20 years, penning over 30 books and 1,000s of articles across five continents for the likes of the Australian, Times, Telegraph, Wanderlust, Scotsman and Wanderlust. Since I embarked on my first big adventure - 15,000km by train from Edinburgh to Hong Kong - I've ventured to over 100 countries. I’ve survived eating puffer fish and being almost eaten by whale sharks, plus the odd emergency landing. I'm as at home lapping it up in a fluffy robe at The Pen as I am hunkered down in a bothy after an epic day battling through my favourite mountains in the world in my native Scotland. Scotland is my big love, but I've very soft spots for Croatia, Slovenia, Portugal, the Baltics and pretty much every European city, bar Birmingham. I’m based on the outskirts of Edinburgh and split my time between travelling around every nook and cranny of Scotland – genuinely the most remarkable country I have ever been to – and forays further afield. If you are looking for someone who genuinely loves travel - after a long haul flight I seldom leave an airport until I've checked out the departure board - I'm here to help. Slainte!

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Press trip case study – Tenerife

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My Travel Writing

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My Travel Books

I’ve now written, co-written or contributed to around 40 travel books, mainly guidebooks. Some are listed below and thy can all be purchased from...

48 Hours

48 Hours articles for The Scotsman

As a travel writer making over 30 trips a year I cover a lot of fantastic towns, cities, regions and islands. I get to...

Scotsman 48 Hours in Champagne Article

Forget the imitators like cava and prosecco. If you're a true fan of the famous sparkling French wine then you have to make a...

McKelvie’s Cities – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi may not be the first name that trips off your lips when you think of a city break. But these days many...

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