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Where to visit in Scotland

From the Highlands to the Islands, here are my guides to where to visit in Scotland.

Day trip inspiration

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Exploring Hopetoun House Estate

Hopetoun House Estate is a perfect spot for a walk near South Queensferry. Here is how to explore the grounds of Hopetoun House.

The best places to visit in Fife

The best places to visit in Fife – along 117-miles of stunning coastline to gorgeous fishing villages, and huge swatches of sandy beaches.

The Highlands

Discover the spectacular Highlands of Scotland

Things to do in Fort William

Often called the outdoor capital of the UK, and home to Ben Nevis, here are the best things to do in Fort William.

How to visit Ardnamurchan

Let me introduce you to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, one of Scotland’s true hidden gems. Here are my things to do in Ardnamurchan.

Discover Lochinver & Assynt

With otherworldly mountains and white sand beaches, amazing wildlife and tasty pies Assynt and Lochinver is one of Scotland’s most spectacular regions. Here is how to visit.

Handa Island Paradise

Just off the remote north-west coast of Scotland lies Handa, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands and a nationally important wildlife reserve. Here’s how to visit the paradise of Handa Island.

Scotland’s Most Beautiful Glens

Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar are often pitted against each other for the title of ‘Scotland’s most beautiful glen’. Let’s explore.

The Islands

From the Isle of Skye to the Isle of Mull.

How to ferry hop the Hebridean Islands

Step off a ferry onto one of Scotland’s Hebridean islands and you will be hit with an undeniable sense of otherworldliness. Here’s my guide to going ferry hopping in the Hebrides.

It’s time to visit Orkney

Visit Orkney – with stone-age villages and huge seascapes, a trip to Orkney in north-east Scotland is a dip into 5000 years of history.

Fall in love with the Isle of Islay

Whether it’s the island’s beautifully wild landscape, incredibly friendly locals, or the cask strength whisky, there is something about the Isle of Islay that grabs your heart and holds on.

How to have an adventure in the Outer Hebrides

A visit to the Outer Hebrides makes for an incredible adventure playground where you can go horse riding on stunning beaches on South Uist, kayaking around a castle on Barra, and mountain biking in the mountains of Harris.

Handa Island Paradise

Just off the remote north-west coast of Scotland lies Handa, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands and a nationally important wildlife reserve. Here’s how to visit the paradise of Handa Island.

How to visit the Isle of Mull

From climbing a Munro, staying in the pretty town of Tobermory, to one of Scotland’s best beaches here are my favourite things to do on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Love, from the Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran – Located in the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arran is one of Scotland’s most accessible islands which makes it perfect for a weekend away. Here is my guide to things to do on Arran.

The complete guide to the Isle of Skye

Billow and breeze, islands and seas, mountains of rain and sun… Take a grand tour – The old man of Storr! Portree! That waterfall that goes over the cliff! Let’s go! Here is my guide to the Isle of Skye.

The Lowlands

Discover the lowlands of Scotland from the Scottish Borders to Aberdeenshire

Things to do in Fife outdoors

Voted ‘No 1 outdoor destination’ in Scotland by Scottish Natural Heritage eight years in a row; it’s no wonder I spend a lot of time in Fife. Here’s the best things to do in Fife.

Why you should visit Aberdeenshire

With 265 castles, 165 miles of dramatic coastline & one very famous Count (Dracula, that is) here is why you should visit Aberdeenshire.

The Cowal Peninsula & Puck’s Glen

The Cowal Peninsula forms part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and sits on Loch Fyne – here’s how to visit Argyll’s secret coast.

Exploring the Moray Firth coast

Picturesque harbour villages, waves crashing over sea cliffs, and not forgetting a famous soup, the Moray Firth might just be my favourite part of Scotland.

Dunnottar Castle & the Angus Coastal Route

Like so much of Scotland missing from the ‘things to see in Scotland before you die’ lists, Angus, in my opinion, is underrated and crying out for you to visit. This is what you should get up to…

Things to do in East Lothian

East Lothian might be on Edinburgh’s doorstep but it is a destination in its own right. Here are my favourite things to do in East Lothian.

The Cities

Visit Scotland’s cities

A local’s guide to Edinburgh

We all know how easy it to fall into the trap of visiting the ‘top ten’ places – here are my favourite things to do in Edinburgh.

Doing it Glasgow Style

Forget everything you thought you knew about Glasgow. With a lively music scene, a huge art community and people who can make a party out anything, Glasgow has a natural vibrancy which most cities dream of. Here’s what to do in Glasgow.

Focus on Fife…

I’m a little biased as I choose to live here!

Tentsmuir Beach & Forest, Fife

Located in north-east Fife, Tentsmuir offers wild walks on extensive sand dunes, a huge swathe of beach, and a nature reserve all bounded by forest.

The West Fife Woodlands Way

The West Fife Woodlands Way is a new 10-mile marked route around west Fife, starting and ending in the pretty village of Culross.

Things to do in Fife outdoors

Voted ‘No 1 outdoor destination’ in Scotland by Scottish Natural Heritage eight years in a row; it’s no wonder I spend a lot of time in Fife. Here’s the best things to do in Fife.

Newhill Farm, Auchtermuchty

Offering up accommodation for fourteen across three self-catering cottages, Newhill Farm is more than a place to just rest your head, with a swimming pool, hot tub(s) and games room – it’s your own mini resort in the Scottish countryside!