Scotland

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!

Yesnaby, Orkney

Read all my posts about where I grew up – the fascinating islands of Orkney, tucked away off the north east coast of Scotland.

Why You Should Visit Orkney
7 Coastal Walks You Should Take In Orkney
50 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Orkney

North Coast 500, Assynt, Scotland

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!

A Camping Guide To The North Coast 500
40 Incredible Views Of The North Coast 500
Climbing Stac Pollaidh, One Of Scotland’s Best Hikes
Adventures In Assynt: My Favourite Area Of Scotland


Glasgow, Scotland - People Make Glasgow

GLASGOW

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.

Glasgow: Scotland’s “Second City” That Shouldn’t Be Missed
Glasgow Street Art & The Mural Trail


Quiraing, Isle Of Skye, Scotland

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.

A Day On The Isle Of Skye – Which Definitely Isn’t Enough
Spending A Perfect Weekend On Skye


Kingshouse, Etive Mor, Glencoe, Scotland

GLENCOE

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.

20 Photos Of Glorious Glencoe
Glencoe Hikes, Glenfinnan Bridges & Scottish Castles
Scotland Road Trip: Loch Lomond To Glencoe


Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, Scotland

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.

Four Islands, One Epic Weekend On The Isle Of Mull


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.

An Anniversary Trip – Staying In A Castle In Argyll & Bute


Loch Doine, Trossachs, Scotland

LOCH LOMOND

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.

Getting Loch-y: A Sunny Day Out In The Trossachs
Scotland Road Trip Day 1: Glasgow to A Rainy Loch Lomond


St. Monans, Fife, Scotland

FIFE

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!

Exploring The Cute Coastal Towns Of Fife


Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

ABERDEENSHIRE

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.

Camping & Castles: An Aberdeenshire Adventure


Loch Faskally, Pitlochry, Scotland

PERTHSHIRE

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!

Fall Foliage & Failed Frolics In Picturesque Perthshire
Autumn Is So Beauti-fall in Perthshire
Staying In Scotland’s Oldest Hotel & Exploring More Of Perthshire


Seilebost beach, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

OUTER HEBRIDES

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.

Landscapes & History On Lewis & Harris: A Five Day Itinerary
The Incredible Beaches Of Lewis & Harris
10 Fun Facts & Observations About Lewis & Harris

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!

Exploring Coco Chanel’s Abandoned Mansion In Scotland
10 Spooky Places To Visit In Scotland
Post-Lockdown Adventures: 4 Weekend Trips In Scotland

➡ 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