Category: Scotland on the Coast

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Glasgow Day Trips – The drive to Inveraray

Glasgow Day Trips – Glasgow to Inveraray With amazingly close proximity to the Southern Highlands, it is very easy to escape the clamour of our biggest city and head for the hills. Road trips abound and with the likes of the Trossachs, Loch Lomond, Argyll and more all within touching distance, my home city’s never

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A day trip to the spectacular Isle of Hoy

A Hoy Day Trip from Mainland, Orkney Ah yes. It’s Sunday morning in the islands and you’re looking to go somewhere. Regular Scottish travellers will doubtless be able to relate to my pain here. Not quite willing or able to let go of my city pace, the result is one of astonished irritation when most

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A History Tour of Dumfries and Galloway

A History Journey Through Dumfries and Galloway Scotland’s south west corner is arguably the most tragically overlooked slice of this fair land. But rest assured. As part of my latest campaign with the Scotlanders, we’re trying to do something about that. With history as my theme, I charge hell for leather around the best attractions

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The Other Side to Culzean Castle….

A Visit to the Culzean Castle Caves We do love a bit of spooky don’t we? Never mind ghost tours – grim dark pits under ancient castles that are shrouded in mystery and intrigue win every day for me and they don’t come any better than the Culzean Castle caves. While the opulence and grandeur

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Loch Coruisk and the Small Isles on a Skye Wildlife Boat Tour

Skye Wildlife Boat Tours This week my travels take me back to the Isle of Skye for a first visit of the year and a chance to marvel at the incomparable highlights of Scotland’s most visited island. Nestled at the top of my to-do list is a long-awaited experience of Elgol’s famous Skye wildlife boat

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Top Things to do in Scotland in 2016

Five Tips for Top Things to do in Scotland in 2016 It’s that time of year again. A particularly sodden winter is nearly over, darkness descends slightly later each night and thoughts start to wander to travel plans for the year ahead. It’s one of my favourite times, pencilling in destinations and activities and mapping

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Things to do Around Edinburgh – Top Day Trip Ideas

Things to do around Edinburgh

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It’s more than just whisky in Moray!

Reasons to visit Moray – a weekend in the north east

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A photography tour of the Scottish Highlands

Caledonian Light Review – a photographer’s view of the Highlands

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A weekend in Ayrshire

Top Things to do in Ayrshire

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Highlights from an outdoor themed weekend in Fife

Best outdoor activites in Fife – some weekend highlights

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The Beaches of the Isle of Harris

Visiting the Isle of Harris beaches

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A visit to whisky HQ, the Isle of Islay

Scottish Routes Islay Whisky Tour

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A Guest Blog from Orkney by David Weinczok

Ancient Orkney: A 4-Day Saga Through the Gem Atop Scotland’s Crown

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A visit to Smoo Cave in Sutherland

Smoo Cave Scottish Highlands

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10 of the best: Great Scottish Castles

My top 10 Scottish Castles

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Taking the Road to the Isles

Great Scottish Highland Road Trips: The Road to the Isles

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Estates don’t come better than Ayrshire’s Culzean

Visiting Culzean Castle and Country Park

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Pilgrim or lover of the outdoors, the Isle of Iona is a must

There’s more than one reason to visit Iona

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A visit to the Royal Burgh of Culross

Stepping back in time in Culross

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Castle hunting in war-ravaged Southern Scotland

Caerlaverock Castle

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The stunning panorama atop Dumbarton Rock

Why I wouldn’t want to attack Dumbarton Castle

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Scotland at its most naturally brilliant

Another Great Scotland Road Trip – Ullapool to Applecross

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Prepare for the unexpected and spectacular at Dunrobin Castle

A day trip to Dunrobin Castle

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Great Scottish Drives: Aberdeen to Elgin

The Glorious Journey from Aberdeen to Elgin

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A peaceful treasure in Dumfries and Galloway

Exploring Threave Castle, Estate and Gardens

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Scottish Independence and the role of Arbroath Abbey

The Arbroath Declaration and Arbroath Abbey

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The amazing Highland drive from Durness to Ullapool

Great Scottish Drives: Durness to Ullapool

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The long and winding road to the Applecross Inn

The Applecross Inn – Scottish dining at its best

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Hanging over the edge of Britain at Cape Wrath

Cape Wrath: Scotland’s dramatic north western tip

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The East Neuk of Fife

Things to do in Fife – driving the East Neuk

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