17th December

Where is Ruby the Reindeer today? Make a note of the first letter and check back tomorrow for your next clue.

This resort TOWN sits on Scotland’s scenic west coast in a bay that is a perfect horseshoe shape. It’s known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, as tourists heading to the Inner and Outer Hebrides often stop off here to admire the scenery. Thanks to Hostelling Scotland and train tickets donated by Citylink and ScotRail, groups of families we help also come here to visit local museums and see fascinating old buildings such as the ruins of Dunollie Castle.

“Why isn’t the bay shaped like one of my reindeer shoes?” asks Ruby.