Scotland's Finest

A message!


I need to explain, especially to those of you that have visited this site before, why not much is happening as to new features and content in spite of my promises in the past months.

When my wife passed away in the early spring of 2021 my world collapsed and still I find it very hard to concentrate on this odd hobby of mine:  Scotland’s Finest.

You wouldn’t believe how many times I kicked myself just to ‘get on with it’ and it is only now, after nearly two years, I realize the truth about the time it takes to get back on your feet again after someone dear has passed the event horizon forever.

In 2022 I travelled around Scotland twice, met many wonderful people and absolutely enjoyed it. These trips took me away from the house and the many, many memories that float between these walls. But no matter the sheer pleasure of walking along Scotland’s tracks and trails......once back home everything came crashing back. There is simply no escape from the facts as they are.


The upcoming year must and will be different! Scotland’s Finest will be reactivated and extended and also there is a rather massive 4000 km trip around the UK this spring. What is past is forever gone and unchangeable. Time for a reset. Scotland's Finest WILL deliver! Stay with me!

Dirk / Frederiksoord, 31 December 2022

Fascinating Scotland in all its rugged splendour

Dirk Jelier


This 'work in progress' is, above all else, a love child. Stay tuned and keep an eye on NEW!!

Latest update: 20 October 2022: Just a new video on the Home page. More news to come shortly

Scotland's Finest (aka "My Personal Scotland") is, I think, a site with a difference. Having said that, I do realize that many a webmaster tends to think their approach is absolutely singular and unique. Scotland's Finest provides basic information on intriguing places to visit, scenic routes and walking trails that have, one way or another, captured my imagination.

As a true scotmanic (?) and a fervent walker to boot, I'd like to share this harmless addiction with you. Comments are 'relatively always' (= usually) appreciated, be they positive or (heaven forbid!) negative.

Scotland's Finest has only appeared on the www in the autumn of 2019 and still has a long way to go, but I'm tickled with the steady rise in visitors numbers from around the globe.

Interested in some background information? The "ME & WHY" will provide you with insights regarding this, predominantly personal, selection.

NEW is updated many, many times a month. Here you'll find the latest changes and additions.

As Dutch is my mother (father) tongue, I do apologise for any mistakes in spelling and grammar. Serious mistakes? Please, let me know!

To get you in the right mood: the underneath video from Jesse Yang might just do the trick. Start the video, enter full screen, turn up the volume and sit back to simply enjoy!


Dirk Jelier / Frederiksoord / The Netherlands

Video by Jesse Yang


Music by David A. Molina / Tony Anderson