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Hello, and welcome to Out About Scotland!
This site has been created with one purpose in mind – to help you find your next fun-filled adventure in Scotland. Our mission is to provide you with helpful information about Scottish tourist attractions and give you lots of ideas for amazing experiences to enjoy while you’re here.
I’m Craig Smith, an Englishman who somehow found himself living in Scotland many years ago, and I’ve had a love affair with the country since the very first day I moved here. I started this website after becoming fed up with trying to find fun things to do at the weekend but then becoming confused by the bewildering amount of information on the internet. The trouble is, I found, that a search for tourist attractions on the web 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 guidance 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 in Scotland I have the experience and knowledge that enables me to share the very best destinations 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, useful itineraries, and handy walking maps. We also include information about the fun events that are regularly held throughout the country, as well as our Instagram photo gallery so you can see for yourself where we’ve been travelling to.
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 ideas for fantastic places to visit that you might not otherwise know about.
Our mission is simple – to provide you with a complete and unbiased list of the best sites to visit in Scotland that are both on and off the usual tourist routes, and I hope you find Out About Scotland useful for choosing your next Scottish experience.
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. Thanks for stopping by, and happy exploring!