Couriers J and M travelled from England to Scotland with 5 cats and 7 dogs relocating to Scottish isles.

Helen, her son Stacey and their cats are relocating from Surrey to the splendid Isle of Bute. Lian, her husband and their dogs are moving from Kettering to the picturesque Isle of Lewis, the largest of the Outer Hebrides.

Our journey took us from Surrey to Northamptonshire, then on to Largs where we delivered the cats. We then continued with the dogs via Inverness to Ross and Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands, where we caught the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

5 cats from Surrey to the Isle of Bute

Helen, Stacey and their family of five cats are making the move from Surrey to the Isle of Bute. Stacey, who is an artist, is very much looking forward to joining the artists’ community on Bute.

Mum and son very wisely asked us to collect their cats a few days before the removers arrived, so that these precious babies avoided too much disruption. We delivered the cats to Rose Cottage Cattery in Largs, where they were to stay until Helen and Stacey completed their own move to Scotland.

Helen and her son Stacey seeing their cats away

Helen and her son Stacey seeing their cats away

Fabulous ginger tabby Fudge

Fabulous ginger tabby Fudge

Rusty, a delightful ginger tabby and white

Rusty, a delightful ginger tabby and white

Darling Dusty β€” what a neatly curled tail!

Darling Dusty β€” what a neatly curled tail!

Flash β€” black and white like Dusty β€” lives up to his name by not keeping still for his photo!

Flash β€” black and white like Dusty β€” lives up to his name by not keeping still for his photo!

Beautiful Tortie Pebbles, mum of the other four

Beautiful Tortie Pebbles, mum of the other four

Knock Castle, next door to the cattery in Largs

Knock Castle, next door to the cattery in Largs

Dramatic landscape in Argyll and Bute

Dramatic landscape in Argyll and Bute

7 dogs from Northamptonshire to the Isle of Lewis

We stopped off in Kettering to collect seven gorgeous dogs belonging to Lian and her husband. Packing was already in progress when we turned up, and the dogs were waiting patiently for us in a downstairs room.

Lian with Daisy, a Sprocker (Springer/Cocker Spaniel mix)

Lian with Daisy, a Sprocker (Springer/Cocker Spaniel mix)

A cuddle for Cocker Spaniel Maddie

A cuddle for Cocker Spaniel Maddie

Lovely Lily, another Cocker Spaniel

Lovely Lily, another Cocker Spaniel

Nutmeg, a Chinese Hairless, wrapped up against the cold

Nutmeg, a Chinese Hairless, wrapped up against the cold

Cocker Spaniel Willow getting settled in for the trip

Cocker Spaniel Willow getting settled in for the trip

We took a break in chilly Inverness to walk the dogs, where our friend Rebecca came to meet us and lend a hand. Here she is with Nutmeg.

We took a break in chilly Inverness to walk the dogs, where our friend Rebecca came to meet us and lend a hand. Here she is with Nutmeg.

Courier M with Maddie

Courier M with Maddie

Uses for old boots β€” spotted outside a hiking shop in Ullapool

Uses for old boots β€” spotted outside a hiking shop in Ullapool

More creativity in Ullapool β€” this lifesize figure made of chicken wire was sitting comfortably on a swing

More creativity in Ullapool β€” this lifesize figure made of chicken wire was sitting comfortably on a swing

We caught the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis

We caught the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis

Wonderful views across Lewis

Wonderful views across Lewis

Even here, it's hard to avoid litter, unfortunately

Even here, it’s hard to avoid litter, unfortunately

Fisherman at the port

Fisherman at the port

Accompanied by a herring girl

Accompanied by a herring girl

Standing stones at Callanish on Isle of Lewis

Standing stones at Callanish on Isle of Lewis

Blackhouse village on the Isle of Lewis

Blackhouse village on the Isle of Lewis

These blackhouses were built in the late 1800s and were lived in full time until the 1970s

These blackhouses were built in the late 1800s and were lived in full time until the 1970s

Blackhouses, once were common all across the Hebridean landscape, were one-room homes lived in by the Highlanders along with their livestock

Blackhouses, once were common all across the Hebridean landscape, were one-room homes lived in by the Highlanders along with their livestock

Spotted on our way back down south β€” a new plotline for Midsomer Murders perhaps?

Spotted on our way back down south β€” a new plotline for Midsomer Murders perhaps?