Reintroducing Ashton

With phase 2 coming in, and the restart of weddings in Scotland, we thought this would be a great time for our celebrants to reintroduce ourselves. To make things a bit more interesting, we’ve asked each of our celebrants to share a photo from a special moment of their own lives and tell its story.
Today, it’s our Edinburgh based Celebrant Ashton who will be sharing his pic and his story.

“Being a passionate mountaineer, climber and hillwalker, I’ve sorely missed being able to travel into the vast and beautiful Highlands of Scotland. This snap is from a few years back, when I was still a relative newbie to the outdoor scene. Myself and a group of friends decided that we liked the sound of the long distance trek through Knoydart, from Kinlochourn to Inverie. There’s a pub in Inverie, famous for being the most remote pub in the UK, accessible by a 15 mile mountainous trek, or by boat. We opted for the trek, and soon began thinking of the food and beer we’d find upon arrival. Unfortunately time ran short, so we camped very near to where this picture was taken. 4 of us in a 2 person tent, so not much sleep was had. We arrived the next day, tired and hungry, only to find the pub closed for refurbishment… after we dried our eyes, we turned and set off for the return walk, camping in the mountains again.

Despite the lack of sleep, the meagre food rations, and the crushing disappointment of the pub’s ‘closed’ sign, we had an amazing 3 days, in some of the most spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer. It was a trip that really opened my eyes to the vast, wild beauty on offer in Scotland, and fuelled my burgeoning passion for being out among the mountains. It also confirmed to me, that there really is no better way to spend a few days than with the people you love, in a place of incredible beauty.”

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