About Me

Hello, and welcome to Out About Scotland, the independent guide to the best things to do in Scotland. I’m Craig Neil, the writer, photographer, admin, and pretty much everything else behind this website.

Craig Neil Out About Scotland

Originally from Edinburgh, I’ve always had a love of Scotland, and some of my best childhood memories are the times I spent romping around the wilds of the Highlands, wild camping, and finding new places to explore.

As soon as I was old enough to travel on my own I continued my adventures, and over the years I’ve been everywhere, from the tips of the Outer Hebrides to the furthest regions of the Highlands and the Scottish Borders, so I have a good idea of which places are worth visiting and which are best avoided.

I started working on Out About Scotland in 2017 after I became fed up with searching for things to do in Scotland and then found myself overwhelmed by the amount of information on the internet.

Craig Neil, Out About Scotland

A search for Scottish tourist attractions brings up a dozen or more results, and trying to find useful information about each attraction means you have to trawl through several websites to find the location, opening times, and trusted reviews of what they’re actually like to visit.

There are a few sites out there that offer suggestions for things to do in Scotland, but most of them forget to mention the must-know details, like: 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 the country 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 probably already on your ‘must-do’ list.

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John O Groats – hotspot or notspot?

In the main menu, you’ll find attractions in Scotland listed by region along with an interactive map that will help you see where each one is located. There are also links to articles about Scotland covering topics such as General Information, Places to Visit, and Travel Tips and Advice, and to give you the best view of what Scotland’s attractions are really like, there’s a map of 360° virtual tours.

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.

Craig and Oor Wullie
Me and my pal, Oor Wullie

Why Should You Trust the Information on This Website?

  1. I’m not paid by any third parties to write reviews.
  2. I’ve spent many years exploring Scotland to research the country’s tourist attractions.
  3. I visit all of the places I write about and take my own photos and videos.
  4. I’m completely independent and only write about my personal experiences of the places I visit.

By Craig Neil

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