The Isle of Coll lies on the edge of Scotland’s west coast, directly north of Tiree and west of Mull.
This stunningly pretty island is surrounded by miles of pristine golden beaches and has vast swathes of unspoilt countryside at its centre.
Coll is also pleasingly free of tourism, making a visit to this gem of an island a real step back in time.
Seacliff Beach is situated 5 miles south of North Berwick in East Lothian.
This remote beach is overlooked by the dramatic ruins of Tantallon Castle and is best known for its unusual sandstone harbour which is said to be the smallest in the UK.
Summer in Scotland is one of the best times of the year to visit, whether it’s for a hike up the mountains, scenic walks around the coastline or island-hopping on the west coast.
This article offers suggestions for places to visit in summer in the main cities, the Highlands and the islands.
The Arran Coastal Way is a circular cycling and walking route around the perimeter of the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. This easy-going trail rewards visitors with stunning views at every section of its 65-mile length and there are plenty of opportunities to deviate onto nearby attractions along the way.
While Scotland’s west coast islands usually take first prize for the number of amazing beaches you’ll find (hello Isle of Tiree) you shouldn’t be too quick to discount Scotland’s mainland either, especially in the far north where it’s relatively tourist-free compared to the rest of the country.
It was during my last visit to Sutherland, and while exploring the nearby Kyle of Tongue, that I took a minor diversion down a single-track road just a few hundred yards north of the A838 bridge and discovered a place that I just had to share with you.
The historic county of East Lothian is situated to the east of Edinburgh and is highly-regarded for its beaches, hill ranges, castles, and beautiful countryside.
Discover the best things to do in East Lothian in this complete visitor guide which includes details of the top tourist attractions, the main towns, facts about the weather, and how to travel around the county.
If you love visiting Scotland’s attractions you’ve likely considered taking a look at the most northerly point of mainland Britain at John o’ Groats. Maybe you want to see the amazing coastline in that part of the country, or perhaps go there as part of a North Coast 500 road trip.
The Inner Hebridean island of Tiree is popular with tourists for a number of reasons thanks to its low-lying treeless landscapes, its abundance of wildlife, its beautiful expanses of golden beaches, and its weather – which sees this tiny island bathed in an average 1,450 to 1,500 hours of sunshine annually.
Scotland is a country where the best things in life really are free, especially when it comes to world-famous attractions like Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Glasgow Cathedral, The Quiraing on Skye, and Ben Nevis in the Highlands.
Discover a collection of the best free things to do in Scotland with this complete visitor guide which includes an interactive map, sightseeing advice, and a detailed overview of each attraction.
The Out About Scotland complete guide to the 12 most romantic places in Scotland on Valentine’s day – ideas for marriage proposals, couples getaways, honeymoons and unique experiences.
The walk from Carsaig Pier to Carsaig Arches has to be one of the highlights of any trip to Mull, and although it’s a (very) difficult walk you’ll be rewarded with some of the best views on the island and you’ll see lots of wildlife along the way.