Fond memories on the edge of Loch Ness. A wedding in the ideal setting of Fort Augustus Abbey, built in 1878. My father and brother are here in full Highland dress, the wedding itself was nothing short of a miracle considering my brother was the ultimate bachelor! The picture of father and son displays a real sense of pride and happiness. The sense of coming a full circle in life is touching. My mother left the Highlands to marry my father in the big smoke of Edinburgh, and here on the edge of the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer father and son returns. The event could be described as a fairy-tale. The breathtaking setting on the edge of Loch Ness, the old crumbling monastery that housed the vibrant ceilidh that went on to the wee small hours just seemed surreal. The full house of guests in Highland dress, everything seemed so Scottish and so perfect. The Highlands and its scenery bring back carefree childhood memories of truly stunning surroundings and a time when ‘stress’ was not a commonly used word, and the world seemed to move at a slower pace. The fresh air that left your lungs feeling clean and revitalised, the laid back and friendliness of the place was contagious and recharging. The visual image of the Highlands for me instills a sense of pride, happiness and freedom.