About Me

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 now live 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 outaboutscotland.com 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 an internet search for Scottish attractions brings up a dozen or more results, and trying to choose one 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.

I can also show you all the wee hidden-away gems that are off the standard tourist trails as well as the tourist hotspots that are probably already on your ‘must-visit’ list.

Craig Out About Scotland
John O Groats

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

There are also links to my latest articles about Scotland covering topics that include; Towns & Cities, 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 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 customized, 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 – Vartour.com.

Craig and Oor Wullie
Me and my pal, Oor Wullie

My latest posts

  • Where To See the Northern Lights in Scotland
    The dancing, skipping, multi-coloured lights of the aurora borealis are caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the earths magnetic field, and they are most visible in northern countries like Scotland. In this article you’ll discover the best places to view the northern lights in Scotland, as well tips to help you see them and information on Scotland’s fabulous dark sky parks.
  • The Best Munros in Scotland – Ultimate Visitor Guide
    Munros are mountains in Scotland that are over 3,000 feet in height. They can be found in the Scottish Highlands as well as the Western Isles and Central Scotland. Discover the best Munros to climb, the easiest, the highest and advice for Munro bagging in this ultimate guide.
  • The Best Lochs in Scotland – Ultimate Visitor Guide
    There are more than 30,000 lochs in Scotland and the majority are located in the Scottish Highlands, including the tourist-favourites of Ness, Lomond and Shiel. Discover a collection of wonderful Scottish lochs in this article that delves deep into what makes each one such a special place, along with details of what you can expect to find when you visit them.
  • The Best Outdoor Winter Activities in Scotland
    Winter is an amazing time to be in Scotland, especially if you love exploring the great outdoors. There’s something magical about the country when winter visits and there are more things to do in this season than you might expect. In this article I’ll show you the top activities to enjoy in Scotland between November and March whether you want to see wildlife, go on an invigorating walk or take part in exciting sports, along with a couple of other winter activities that just might surprise you.
  • Red Squirrels in Scotland – The Ultimate Guide
    Red squirrels may be declining in other parts of the UK but here in Scotland we have healthy – and even growing – populations that are estimated to exceed 120,000 animals. Discover exactly where red squirrels like to live, what you should feed them and the threats they face in this ultimate guide.
  • The Best Forests in Scotland – Ultimate Visitor Guide
    Discover the best forest and woodland walks in Scotland with this in-depth guide that covers their locations, facilities, paths and wildlife. Plus, learn why walking is good for you, what you should wear, and which animals you need to keep an eye open for.