Barra beach landing
The Isle of Barra holds many fascinating sights for a tourist. Even your arrival by plane will be an experience - it is the only pace in the world where scheduled commercial flights land on a beach! By Phil Taylor Just off the mainland of North Western Scotland is the wonderful Outer Hebrides which is full of history, idyllic views, and...
Isle of Rum
Despite being the biggest of Scotland’s Small Isles, the Isle of Rum is the least populated island. The majority of its 25,850-hectare surface area lies uninhabited, with the entirety of its minor population of thirty-or-so people residing in the small village of Kinloch, which is located on its eastern shore. Despite its lack in residents, Rum remains a popular...
As we know Scotland is one awesome country. A country full of adventure, comfort and amazing views all wrapped up into one perfect package. So why would you not find some of the most amazing pubs in this country? We are going to look at the most quirky and remote pub in Scotland, so if you want an escapade...
Autumn Edinburgh Castle
Think of Autumn and fall colours and the glorious foliage of New England's woods and forests probably come to mind. But there is an equally stunning experience awaiting tourists right here in Scotland. By Phil Taylor When people discuss their favourite seasons to travel you usually get the answer - summer and winter, due to the traditional summer holidays and Christmas...
Scotland was once again lit up this weekend by a fantastical display of the Aurora Borealis. Chances of seeing the Northern Lights are not guaranteed but you can increase your odds by visiting these places in Scotland at a certain time of year. By Angus Wright There are many natural attractions to Scotland which draw thousands of tourists into the country...
Great polish map of Scotland
One thing that puts the quaint Scottish village of Eddleston on the map is, funnily enough, a to-scale raised-relief map of Scotland. How Eddleston, north of Peebles, came to acquire such an unusual tourist attraction is quite the story, and one which dates to back to the Second World War, when the Barony Castle Hotel - the grounds in...
There are few places on Earth like Scotland for dinosaur fans. From preserved fossil footprints to dinoparks, Scotland is a 'jurassica' for enthusiasts. Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland is even home to 'Dolly the Sheep', the first ever cloned animal. Hopefully Dr Henry Wu of 'Jurassic World' does not get any ideas about creating dinosaur clones for a new...
Doune Castle
Stirlingshire’s Doune Castle is the best-preserved medieval stronghold you are likely to find in the whole of Scotland; from its formidable 12-metre high curtain wall, to its imposing main tower. So well preserved, in fact, that it has been predominantly used as a filming location in many major films and TV shows, from comedy classics like Monty Python and...
Scotland has such a wonderful variety of beaches from the magical white sands of the Hebrides to the family friendly beaches in Fife. Here is our pick of 10 favourite beaches around the country. By James McKean As the ongoing pandemic remains volatile and the threat of lockdowns and quarantines continues to cause panic for holidaymakers the world over, staycations remain...
It looms over the Scottish countryside. What is the story behind this huge pyramid standing majestically in the middle of the Aberdeenshire countryside? By Angus Wright Scotland is the last place you think of when someone mentions pyramids. These impressive structures normally conjure pictures of monoliths in the Egyptian desert or the Mexican jungle. But tucked away in the woods of...