Craig Neil

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

I’m Craig Neil, I’m a travel writer from Edinburgh, and I’ve spent over 15 years touring around Scotland to visit the country’s top attractions.

In that time 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.

Craig Neil, Out About Scotland

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

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 a ton of 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.

Craig Out About Scotland
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 you’ll find a 360° virtual tour 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.

Craig and Oor Wullie
Me and my pal, Oor Wullie

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Craig Neil

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Address: Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland

Gender: Male

Job Title: Author