Our cover photo for this edition is of an autumnal Loch Lomond looking quite spectacular in the early morning sunlight with the first snowfall of the year already covering the distant mountains.
It seems scarcely possible, but it is ten years since we first opened our Highland Hotel in Fort William.
Our featured front page is of Oban, one of the most consistently popular destinations in the Lochs and Glens programme.
At long last we are nearing the end of our extensive programme of renovations to the Inversnaid Hotel which has taken three years and cost £4.2 million.
The railway between Dingwall and the Kyle of Lochalsh is truly spectacular, but it was built, and has subsequently survived against overwhelming odds.
Ever since I joined the Camera Club at the Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School in 1951 I have enjoyed photography.
In the early spring of 1979 after a particularly tedious and acrimonious directors meeting in a company that I had first joined as a hotel manager in 1966, I drove home weighing up our situation in life.
This edition of our company newsletter has something of a railway theme running through it. There is an article describing how train travel affected Lochs and Glens Hotels in times past, and there are details of an exciting new excursion aboard the UK's highest railway.
When we first set up our family company with just a single property 35 years ago, it was customary for Scottish tourist hotels to close down for the off-season period, which was from around mid-October until mid-April.
Since retiring fifteen years ago, when my son Neil took over as Managing Director, I have valued any contribution that I am still able to make to the Company.
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