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Last updated on April 21st, 2020

Articles about Scotland and Scottish attractions are divided into four categories – click the images to view them.

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Food, Culture & History
City Sightseeing
Girl Hiking in Scotland
Outdoors & Nature Sightseeing
Travel Scotland by car
Travel Tips & Advice

Latest Food, Culture & History Articles

  • Islay Whisky Distillery Tours – The Ultimate Guide
    There are so many things I like about Scotland it’s an almost impossible task to say which is my favourite, but I think if I was pushed I’d put the dramatic mountains of the Cairngorms and the stunning forests of Perthshire at a joint number one, closely followed by the single malt whisky’s.
  • Edinburgh’s Outlander Filming Locations – The Ultimate Guide
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five you’ve probably heard of Outlander – the time-travelling TV series that begins in 20th-century Scotland before taking a detour 200 years into the past.
  • Scottish Beer & Festivals – The Ultimate Guide
    Scottish Beer is almost as legendary as Scotch whisky, and you can’t step foot in any town in the country without finding yourself in the vicinity of at least one watering hole that serves a wide selection of local brews.
  • 10 Easy and Delicious Recipes That Use Scotch Whisky
    What do you think of when someone mentions Scottish food? Cardiac-arresting mars bars dipped in batter? Diabetes-inducing squares of tablet fuelling hyperactive children? Or do you think of dollops of stovies splatted on a plate, steaming away and looking pretty much inedible?
  • How to Celebrate Burns Night in Scotland: The Ultimate Guide
    The Out About Scotland complete guide to celebrating Burns Night in Scotland – background information, what happens at an event, and the best places to go on Burn’s Night.
  • The Most Haunted Places in Scotland – The Ultimate Guide
    Halloween is one of the most-enjoyed times of the year in the UK and it got me thinking about some of the spookiest haunted places in Scotland that I’ve visited since I moved here.

Latest Outdoors & Nature Sightseeing Articles

  • Where Are The Best Forest Walks in Scotland?
    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.
  • Where Can I See Highland Cows in Scotland?
    Highland Cows are a Scottish breed of rustic cattle known for their thick, shaggy coats that enable them to survive in the harshest of temperatures. In this article you’ll learn all about the ‘Heilan Coo’ and discover the best places in Scotland to see them.
  • Where Can I See Puffins in Scotland?
    Everybody loves puffins. There’s something about their oversized heads and brightly-coloured stripy beaks and that makes them impossibly endearing. In this article I’ll show you the best places to see these fascinating seabirds.
  • Edinburgh’s Outlander Filming Locations – The Ultimate Guide
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five you’ve probably heard of Outlander – the time-travelling TV series that begins in 20th-century Scotland before taking a detour 200 years into the past.
  • Visiting Scotland in Summer – The Ultimate Guide
    Ah, Scotland in summer. Swathes of purple heather on serene grassy hills. Sun glinting off mirror-faced lochs. Golden beaches on secluded islands, and Highland glens bathed in the gentle hues of the evening sun.
  • The Best Places to Visit in the Scottish Highlands – Full Guide
    The Highlands are traditionally considered to be one half of Scotland, with the other being the Lowlands (makes sense), and both areas are divided by a boundary that follows a lengthy section of the Highland Fault.

Latest City Sightseeing Articles

  • 12 Essential Things to Know Before You Visit Edinburgh
    Edinburgh. City of cobbled streets, winding alleyways and gothic architecture. This is the second most popular city in Britain after London so you might need a bit of help to plan your visit – which is exactly where this article comes in.
  • Visiting Scotland in Summer – The Ultimate Guide
    Ah, Scotland in summer. Swathes of purple heather on serene grassy hills. Sun glinting off mirror-faced lochs. Golden beaches on secluded islands, and Highland glens bathed in the gentle hues of the evening sun.
  • 12 Best Castles to Visit in Scotland – Ultimate Guide + Videos
    What do you think of when you picture Scotland? Majestic mountains? Scenic lochs? Windswept islands? Those are certainly some of the highlights of a holiday in this amazing country, but another attraction that consistently draws visitors back year after year are the castles.
  • A Guide to the Absolute BEST Places to Visit in Glasgow
    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Glasgow? The River Clyde perhaps, or maybe shipbuilding, Billy Connolly and summer festivals.
  • A Guide to the Best Places to Visit in East Lothian
    When you think of places to visit in Scotland you might be like the majority of tourists and have all the big-hitters first and foremost in your mind. Edinburgh. Glasgow. The Highlands. The Isle of Skye.
  • Top 25 Things to do in Edinburgh: Location, Details + Videos!
    There’s a huge number of things to do in Edinburgh which offer locals and visitors alike a great time, whether it’s climbing to the top of an extinct volcano, wandering down the atmospheric medieval streets that join the Royal Mile or exploring the grandest castle in Europe, all in a compact city that’s easy to navigate and oozes culture and history from every nook and cranny.

Latest Travel Tips & Advice Articles

  • What Are the Best Souvenirs to Buy in Scotland?
    So you’re nearing the end of your Scotland holiday and getting ready to pack… but then you suddenly realise you haven’t bought any souvenirs to take back home. Doh! Well don’t worry, because in this comprehensive guide I’ll show you the best souvenirs to buy as well where to get them from.
  • How Much Does it Cost to Visit Scotland in 2020?
    A holiday in Scotland can be expensive. There are flights, accommodation each night, meals every day, attraction tickets, and travel between destinations. See how much it all costs in this comprehensive guide.
  • Can I Travel Around Scotland Without a Car?
    Travel in Scotland without a car is certainly do-able, but you need to make sure you know your public transport options, where you’ll be heading to each day and how long you can expect to take to get there.
  • How to Tour Scotland by Train – The Definitive Guide
    There’s something special about travelling through Scotland on a train. I don’t know if it’s the sounds, the smells, or maybe just the fact that someone else is doing all the work, but taking the train always feels more enjoyable than using other forms of transport.
  • How to Avoid Midges in Scotland – The Complete Guide
    Scotland isn’t alone in the world for having midges but we do seem to suffer from them more than most, mainly due to the fact that our climate offers them the perfect breeding conditions.
  • Airports in Scotland – Location, Travel Guide + Information
    Scotland has some of the most diverse airports in the world, from Edinburgh with its 12 million annual passengers at one end of the scale to Barra at the other which has the world’s only beach runway.