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Changing down

I recently spent four weeks in a fairly remote area of northern Scotland, where life is slow and the population sparse. It was not always so. Two hundred years ago, the area was busy, but agriculture changed and the population was forced out in the clearances. 


The Caledonian sleeper shows us the future

As consumers move relentlessly from buying things to paying for experiences, one thing I expect to start doing well is Sleeper trains, certainly in Europe. A couple of years ago this suggestion would have been laughable as it looked as though their time was over. Yet, I am writing this in the dining lounge of a sleeper train heading from London to the north of Scotland. After supper and a taste or two of whisky with friends, I will retire and return in the morning for breakfast as we hurry through the Scottish highland scenery as dawn is breaking.