About Us

Hello, and welcome to Out About Scotland!

This site has been created with one purpose in mind – to help you find the best Scottish tourist attractions. Our mission is to provide you with all the information you need to find places to visit in Scotland and give you lots of ideas for amazing experiences to enjoy while you’re here.

I’m Craig, an Englishman who somehow found himself living in Edinburgh many years ago, and I’ve spent most of my time since exploring this great country. I started this website after becoming fed up with trying to find fun things to do in Scotland but then becoming confused by the bewildering amount of information on the internet. The trouble is, I found, that an internet search for Scottish tourist attractions brings up a dozen or more search results, and choosing one to visit requires trawling through each site to discover the location, entrance costs and details on what the attraction is all about. While there are already a few sites that try to present this information in one place, they’re generally poorly designed, with tourist attractions added almost as an afterthought, so I figured I could do better myself.

Due to the fact that I’ve travelled so much around the country, I have the experience and knowledge that allows me to share only the very best Scottish visitor attractions with you. And unlike some of the large corporate travel sites, I can show you all the little hidden-away gems that are off the standard tourist trails, and I believe this unique insight makes Out About Scotland different to other online travel guides.

On the front page, you will find Scottish tourist attractions listed by region and category in the menu, while an interactive map will help you find where each attraction is located. There are also handy links to a route planner, weather information, travel information, itineraries and walking maps, and we even include a calendar of Scottish events that are held throughout the year.

If you are considering a visit to Scotland then please check out the links to our guidebooks, which have been written with the intention of providing you with helpful knowledge that most other tourist guides don’t bother telling you about, while our itineraries are perfect for helping you plan your journey around the country as well as giving you great ideas for places to visit that you might not otherwise know about.

If you have any suggestions for the website then please contact me via the contact form and I’ll be sure to respond as quickly as possible. I hope you find Out About Scotland useful for choosing your next Scottish experience.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy exploring!

Craig