I’m just back from a trip to Scotland. We drove the 600 miles to avoid the airport hassle and the very expensive hire car charges (over £900 for a Ford Galaxy or similar for a week). The weather was variable, gale force winds, rain and occasional sunshine … but we weren’t there to relax on the beach. My in-laws are from the north of Scotland and we were mainly there to visit relatives and to let them meet Sophie for the first time.

A few holiday snaps: