Welcome to my page dedicated to my home country of Scotland! I write a lot about Scotland, and I wanted to showcase it separately to the worldwide destinations I write about. “An Orcadian At Home”, let’s say.
I am constantly exploring Scotland when I’m not travelling abroad, so I’ve always got loads more Scotland content to come – keep checking back for new posts!
Read all about where I live now – the beautiful and enchanting capital city of Edinburgh.
⭐ My Highlights Of Edinburgh
⭐ 50 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Edinburgh
⭐ 15 Quirky Bars & Restaurants In Edinburgh
⭐ How To Spend The Perfect Sunday In Edinburgh
⭐ A Local’s Guide To Leith, Edinburgh’s Coolest Neighbourhood
⭐ Edinburgh’s 10 Best Walks & Where To Find Them
⭐ A Festive Photo Friday: Christmas In Edinburgh
NORTH COAST 500
The North Coast 500 has risen in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason – check out my posts on the highlights of this incredible route!
Glasgow is very underrated compared to the nearby capital, but is very much worth a visit in its own right! From the beautiful city centre to the hip hop happening neighbourhoods like the West End, Glasgow has endless entertainment on offer.
ISLE OF SKYE
Ah, the Isle Of Skye. One of the most popular destinations in Scotland, and yet it took me 30 years to visit! I am far from an expert (yet) but I really think it deserves the popularity and is a must-see on anyone’s visit to Scotland.
If you want one area of Scotland to visit, I will ALWAYS say Glencoe. I cannot even tell you how much I adore it. The gem of Scotland and one of the best road trips in the UK, not to mention an absolute paradise for hikers and photographers.
ISLE OF MULL
Possibly my new favourite place in Scotland, the Isle Of Mull is a treasure trove of pretty villages, fascinating history and lots of mindblowing islands, like the volcanic rock of Staffa and the beautifully serene island of Iona.
ARGYLL & BUTE
Argyll & Bute took way too long to make it onto my radar, but now that it has, I’m rather obsessed. With endless lochs, forests & magical castles, it never runs out of things to offer! Lots more posts coming soon.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is one of only two national parks in Scotland. Straddling both Argyll & Bute (above) and Perthshire (below), this deserves its own section, although I’ve only written one dedicated post so far.
Fife is incredibly overlooked, admittedly myself included! This needs to change because there is so much on offer, from the best seafood in Scotland to adorable coastal villages and some of the country’s best beaches!
What Aberdeenshire lacks in mountainous scenery (and there is even some of that if you look for it!), it more than makes up with a plethora of epic castles and coastal towns.
Perthshire is fast becoming one of my favourite Scottish counties, with its beautiful lochs and sweeping glens. It’s also hands down the BEST place in Scotland to visit in autumn!
The Outer Hebrides, comprised of a chain of islands lining the north west coast of Scotland, is home to some of our best beaches as well as fantastic history and traditions that have been kept alive. We’ve only visited Lewis & Harris so far, but it’s a great place to start.
MISCELLANEOUS SCOTLAND POSTS
Outwith area posts and guides, I’ve also got a handful of posts that aren’t really tied to a specific area, or don’t fit into the pigeon holes above, as well as chronicles of miscellaneous adventures. Lots more round-up posts and itineraries coming very soon!
➡ Our 2017 road trip diary:
⭐ Scotland Road Trip Day 1: Glasgow to A Rainy Loch Lomond
⭐ Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe
⭐ Scotland Road Trip Day 3: Glencoe to Loch Ness Via The Hogwarts Express
⭐ Scotland Road Trip Days 4 & 5: Finding Nessie, Inverness, Castles & Floods