Out About Scotland
Craig Neil Out About Scotland

Hello, and welcome to Out About Scotland, the independent website for sightseeing advice and tourist attraction reviews.

I’m Craig – a travel writer from Edinburgh – and I’m here to show you the best places to visit in Scotland.

I’ve travelled all over the country to see exactly what it’s like to visit the top attractions, and in this website you’ll find photos and reviews of my favourites along with lots of travel tips and sightseeing advice.

Not sure where to start? Try the articles below. Happy travels!

Sightseeing Advice

  • 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in Central Scotland
    The central belt of Scotland lies between the Scottish Borders and the Highlands, where it combines the best of both regions with some of the country’s finest mountains, lochs, and forests. You’ll find the pick of Central Scotland’s top attractions in this article, along with an overview of each one and 360° photographs that put you in the centre of each location.
  • 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in the Scottish Highlands
    The Scottish Highlands is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Britain. Covering 10,230 square miles, this region is famous for its natural beauty that includes Britain’s highest mountain (Ben Nevis) as well as its largest body of fresh water (Loch Ness). Discover a collection of Highland attractions in this article with an overview of each one and 360° virtual tours that let you look around each location from all angles.
  • Do I Need Travel Insurance to Go to Scotland?
    Travel insurance is something that all travellers need, but most people either forget about it or decide not to get it due to the costs involved. However, this is one insurance that’s an absolute must-buy, and over half a million individuals and families have to make a claim while on holiday every year. Discover the facts about the travel insurance you need while visiting Scotland in this ultimate guide.
  • 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in The North Highlands
    The North Highlands offers some of the wildest, most remote, and most scenic landscapes of anywhere in Europe. From John O’ Groats to Ullapool, you’re guaranteed to become smitten with the beauty of this extraordinary region of Scotland. Discover the North Highlands in this article which provides an overview of the top attractions as well as immersive 360° photos.
  • 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in East Lothian
    East Lothian is an often-overlooked county in Scotland that offers visitors a combination of open countryside, golden beaches, dense woodlands and some of the best nature reserves in the country. Discover East Lothian in this article which gives an overview of several top attractions with interactive 360° virtual tours.
  • 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions on the Isle of Mull
    The second-largest island in the Inner Hebrides – the Isle of Mull – is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to its wide range of attractions that include dramatic mountains, lush forests, historic buildings, golden beaches and stunning coastlines. Discover the top places to visit on Mull in this guide, which features a selection of visitor favourites alongside detailed 360° photos.

Attraction Guides

  • The Isle of Rum: Complete Visitor Guide
    The Small Isles on the west coast of Scotland include Canna, Muck, Eigg, and Rum. Rum is the largest of the archipelago at 182 square miles, yet it is inhabited by just 40 people. Getting to Rum involves a short ferry ride from the neighbouring Isle of Skye, after which visitors are free to explore mile after mile of heather-covered moorlands and dramatic mountain peaks.
  • The Isle of Raasay: Complete Visitor Guide
    The Isle of Raasay is located immediately north of Skye on the west coast of Scotland. This beautiful island in the Inner Hebrides is just 24 square miles in area yet is home to one of the world’s most geologically diverse landscapes. Visitors to Raasay can explore rolling hills, forests, lochs, golden beaches, and some of the most off-the-grid roads in Scotland.
  • The Isle of Lunga: Complete Visitor Guide
    The Isle of Lunga lies west of Mull and east of Tiree on the west coast of Scotland. This remote volcanic island is the largest of the Treshnish Isles, yet it’s only 81 hectares in size. Visitors can explore Lunga as part of an organized tour to see the island’s famous colonies of puffins, as well as thousands of pairs of breeding seabirds, seals, and rare plants.
  • The Isle of Coll: Complete Visitor Guide
    The Isle of Coll lies on the edge of Scotland’s west coast, directly north of Tiree and west of Mull. This stunningly pretty island is surrounded by miles of pristine golden beaches and has vast swathes of unspoilt countryside at its centre. Coll is also pleasingly free of tourism, making a visit to this gem of an island a real step back in time.
  • Glen Ogle – Stirling: Complete Visitor Guide
    Glen Ogle lies in a particularly scenic area of Stirlingshire, 2 miles northwest of the village of Lochearnhead. The Glen is a popular tourist destination thanks to the Sustrans Route 7 which offers a superb cycle and walking route through the glen, where stunning views are on offer from Loch Earn to the Glen Ogle railway viaduct and beyond.
  • Seacliff Beach – East Lothian: Complete Visitor Guide
    Seacliff Beach is situated 5 miles south of North Berwick in East Lothian. This remote beach is overlooked by the dramatic ruins of Tantallon Castle and is best known for its unusual sandstone harbour which is said to be the smallest in the UK.

Virtual Tours and YouTube Videos