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No-nonsense council officer Jackie Weaver recalls her travel adventures

No-nonsense council officer Jackie Weaver recalls her travels, from her first trip abroad – in her early 50s – to the Scottish village she loves to visit as it’s ‘untouched by the modern world’

Jackie Weaver checks in to our travel Q&A

This week council Zoom-call sensation Jackie Weaver checks in to our travel Q&A.

She recalls her first-ever trip abroad, to Tenerife just 10 years ago, and some choice spots in Scotland.

EARLIEST HOLIDAY MEMORY?

Going with Mum and Dad to Millport on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde. I remember playing on the beach and getting blue lips from the cold water.

FIRST TRIP ABROAD?

Probably ten years ago, in my early 50s, when I visited Tenerife with my husband.

WHERE DID YOU HONEYMOON?

We stayed in the Elgin part of Scotland, where my parents grew up.

MOST MEMORABLE PLACE YOU’VE VISITED?

The village of Kenmore, on the River Tay in Perthshire, in the Highlands. It just feels untouched by the modern world.

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?

Kenmore’s Courtyard Bar & Restaurant. It has a fire so is a cosy place to eat Scottish beef or seafood whatever time of year.

DREAM DESTINATION?

I’d love to visit Moscow to see Saint Basil’s Cathedral and other striking architecture.

ARE YOU A GOOD FLYER?

No, I’m terrified of flying and can only manage short journeys.

Jackie reveals that she'd love to visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow

Jackie reveals that she’d love to visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow

HOLIDAY FROM HELL?

A fight once broke out on a plane I was on before it had even taken off.

CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT?

My own coffee pot. I don’t like plastic, powdered coffee.

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