It’s possible that you have never seen a pine marten unless you’ve grown up in the deepest, darkest corners of Scotland’s forests. These little animals are indigenous to Scotland and although they’re difficult to see, they are essential to the well-being of the country’s woods and woodlands.
In this article, we’ll take a close look at pine martens in Scotland including their physical characteristics, behaviour, and habitats. We’ll also delve into the challenges they face and the efforts being made to protect and conserve these fascinating animals.
Scotland is home to some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring castles in the world.
With nearly 1,500 towering turrets and sprawling curtain-walled fortresses to see during a sightseeing tour, Scotland’s castles offer visitors a unique glimpse into the country’s past.
From world-renowned castles such as Stirling and Edinburgh to lesser-known gems like Dirleton and Tantallon, here are the best castles to visit in South Scotland.
Scotland is a true paradise for photographers. From its rugged, untamed landscapes to its charming villages and historic towns, this country is brimming with opportunities to capture Instagram-worthy shots that demand to be shared with friends and family.
In this article you will discover a collection of top places to take photos in Scotland, all of which are guaranteed to elevate your images to the next level.
Scotland is rightly proud of its wildlife and thanks to the fact that vast swathes of the country are uninhabited many endangered animals are able to thrive, including the ever-popular red squirrel and the near-extinct sea eagle.
In this article, you’ll find details of some of the animals that you should keep an eye open for during a visit to Scotland, from red deer to dolphins and buzzards to basking sharks.
On average it costs a whopping £90 for an individual return train ticket from Edinburgh to Inverness and £75 to travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, which can put a serious dent in the holiday budgets of travelling families.
So is there anything you can do to save a few pounds on those pesky tickets?
The answer is, yes there is, thanks to the tips and tricks listed in this article along with a number of online resources that will automatically find the best deals for you.
Scotland can be an expensive place to visit, with attractions like Edinburgh Castle costing more than £50 for a small family to enter – and that’s without adding on the extra costs of meals and gifts.
The best way to save money is to spend as little as possible on tickets, and that’s exactly where this article comes in.
In it, you’ll find a selection of top-rated Scottish attractions that are either completely free to enter or cost no more than a couple of pounds per ticket.
Ticks are common parasites in Scotland and their bite is usually harmless, but care must be taken as some are infected with Lyme disease which can show symptoms for weeks, and occasionally even years after.
Lyme disease causes flu-like symptoms such as fever, severe headaches, nerve pain and dizziness, so it’s important to know what to do if you find a tick attached to your body.
Discover tick removal tips as well as ways to prevent getting bitten in this complete guide to tick bites and Lyme disease in Scotland.
Giant hogweed is an unmistakable plant that grows across much of Scotland but is primarily found in the south of the country.
Although giant hogweed has attractive white flowers, the sap produced by the stems is extremely poisonous and can cause blisters when contact is made with bare skin.
Discover everything you need to know about this intrusive toxic plant with this complete guide to giant hogweed in Scotland.