Katie Featherstone (featherytravels.co.uk; @featherytravels) is a freelance writer focusing on Scotland and the Icelandic highlands, writing mainly about history, hiking and sustainable travel. She is the author of Bradt’s guidebook to Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, and has updated chapters in Frommer’s England and Scotland. Her articles have been published in The Guardian, The Independent, Trail Magazine, TGO Magazine, Hidden Europe, Walk Highlands, Scottish Islands Explorer and Coast. After having holidayed around the Inner Hebrides every year since she was born, Katie Featherstone spent her first decade of adulthood getting as far away from the UK as possible. Around Christmas 2016 she considered that hiking in horizontal rain was more exciting than lying under palm trees, and hasn’t managed to shake the idea since. She now lives in Port Ellen, on Islay in the Inner Hebrides.