Loch Leven is a large expanse of water situated in the rural Scottish county of Perth and Kinross. The National Nature Reserve is renowned for the number of wildfowl that live there and in fact, it’s home to more breeding ducks than anywhere else in Europe.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
What if I told you there’s a 12-mile stretch of road where you can see those mountains, rivers and forests in a single relatively small area, where gob-smackingly beautiful vistas open up around every corner on a secluded, frequently tourist-free single-track road?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park located near Stirling is the only safari park in Scotland, and it’s also one of the country’s busiest tourist attractions.Read more
The walk from the pretty village of Dervaig to the spectacular coastline at Quinish Point has to be one of the highlights of any visit to Mull, and if you have the time I thoroughly recommend you get your hiking boots on and explore this remote part of the island.Read more
Set over 82 acres of parkland on the south-facing slope of Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh zoo is the second most popular tourist attraction in Scotland after Edinburgh Castle. Owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), the zoo was constructed in 1913 and today sees visitor numbers totalling over 600,000 each year.Read more
The Isle of Arran lies to the west of Glasgow in the Firth of Clyde which makes it one of the easiest west coast islands to get to, and yet it’s large enough that you can journey out to its extremities and really feel like you’re completely isolated from the rest of civilisation.Read more
If you’re stuck for ideas for things to do in Scotland in winter then you’ve come to the right place. Read on for some top tips and ideas that will help you have fun even if it’s freezing outside.Read more