Last updated on April 20th, 2021

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

I’m Craig, I’ve travelled all over the world but I’ve now settled in Edinburgh thanks to my family history that has its roots firmly buried in bonny Scotland.

I created this website with one purpose in mind – to help you find the very best Scottish attractions. My mission is to provide you with all the information you need to find things to do in Scotland and give you lots of ideas for amazing experiences to enjoy while you’re here.

Holy Isle
That’s me on the Isle of Arran

I started after becoming fed up with trying to find new places to visit in Scotland but then becoming overwhelmed by the amount of information on the internet.

I found that a web search for Scottish attractions brings up a dozen or more search results, and choosing one to visit means you have to trawl through each website to discover the location, opening times and details on what it’s all about.

While there are a few sites out there that try to give you some of this information I found they’re quite difficult to navigate, so I figured I could do better myself.

Due to the fact that I’ve travelled so much around Scotland I’ve got the experience and knowledge to share the very best places to visit with you, and I promise that I’ve personally visited each featured Scottish attraction so my reviews are genuine.

And unlike some of the large corporate travel sites I can also show you all the little hidden-away gems that are off the standard tourist trails.

Craig Smith
The Highlands

On the front page you’ll find tourist attractions in Scotland listed by region and category, and an interactive map will help you see where each attraction is located.

There are also handy links to a route planner, weather information, travel tips and advice and walking maps, and there’s even a calendar of Scottish events that are held throughout the year.

And to give you the best glimpse into what each attraction is like before you make the journey you’ll find a 360° virtual tour as well as a YouTube video on most attraction feature 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 are interested in getting a customised, high-definition virtual tour of your attraction to display on your website and share on social media take a look at my commercial virtual tour website –

Craig Smith
Edinburgh’s Christmas

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