About Out About Scotland

Hello, and welcome to Out About Scotland, your guide to finding the best things to do and places to visit in Scotland.

I’m Craig, I’m from Edinburgh, and I’m here to help you make the most of your time in this amazing country.

I created this website with one purpose in mind – to help you find the very best Scottish attractions. I want to give you all the information you need to have a great time in Scotland and give you lots of ideas for amazing experiences while you’re here.

Out About Scotland

I started outaboutscotland.com after getting tired of searching for things to do in Scotland and then finding myself overwhelmed by the vast amount of information that’s out there.

I found that an internet search for Scottish attractions brings up a dozen or more results, and trying to choose one means you have to trawl through a ton of websites to find its location, opening times, and trusted reviews of what the place is actually like.

There are a few sites out there that offer guides about Scottish tourist attractions but most of them forget to mention the must-know details – are there toilets? is there a car park? what else is in the area? – so I figured I could do better myself.

Due to the fact I’ve travelled so much around Scotland I can show you the best places to visit, including all the wee hidden-away gems that are off the standard tourist trails as well as the more famous sites that are already on your ‘must-visit’ list.

Craig Out About Scotland
John O Groats – hotspot or notspot?

In the main menu, you’ll find tourist attractions in Scotland listed by region and an interactive map that will help you see where each attraction is located.

There are also links to my latest articles about Scotland covering topics including; Free Attractions, Facts & Culture, Outdoors & Nature, Sightseeing Ideas and Travel Advice.

And to give you the best glimpse into what Scotland’s attractions are like before you travel, you’ll find a 360° virtual tour as well as a YouTube video on most pages.

If you have any suggestions for the website or you’d like to contact me for marketing purposes, please get in touch and I’ll be sure to respond as quickly as possible.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy exploring!


P.s. If you’re a tourist attraction operator and you’d like a professional 360° virtual tour of your attraction to display in Google Maps, take a look at my commercial virtual tours at Vartour.com.

Craig and Oor Wullie
Me and my pal, Oor Wullie

Latest Posts

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    Wolves have been the subject of human persecution for thousands of years, even though they help to keep populations of grazing animals under control. This intelligent and sociable animal is famous for its ability to thrive in the most difficult habitats, helped no end by the fact that it’s an incredibly successful pack hunter. Find out if wolves live in Scotland – as well as other predators – in this article.
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    Bears once thrived in Scotland, and remains have been found everywhere from the Borders to the far north, but are there any still living in the wild today? Discover the story of Scotland’s brown bears in this article, which includes information about where you can see them, as well as other wild animals that still live in the remotest regions of Scotland.
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