Posts for activities

Scotland’s Great Trails – Put Your Best Foot Forward!

Friday 7th Jul 2017

If you’ve an inclination to explore Scotland’s amazing countryside and you’re reasonably fit and healthy then why not try one of Scotland’s Great Trails? Some of these waymarked long-distance routes are better known than others – notably the West Highland Way: this 154Km (96miles) route starts at Milngavie passes through Mugdock Country Park, hugs the […]

Guest Blog: The Enjoyable Rut

Tuesday 16th May 2017

The Enjoyable Rut is a travel blog aiming to inspire you to get outside and make the most out of life. It aims to show you the beauty and wonder in the every day, that the edge of the map isn’t as far as you can go and that the ends of the world aren’t limits at […]

Photo credit: Paul Hermans

10 of the Best: Hillwalking

Thursday 5th May 2016

Scotland’s reputation as a hillwalking destination spreads far and wide. From the Borders to Sutherland, from west coast to east, there are many spectacular routes for all ages and abilities. We asked EmbraceScotland followers on Facebook and Twitter for favourite hill walks, here are ten of the best. Goat Fell At 874m (2,687ft), Goat Fell misses out […]

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Wednesday 2nd Mar 2016

Ask almost anybody what Scotland is famous for and they will reply either “rain” or “whisky”. Very few people come to Scotland for the rain, but more and more are coming for our national drink. Whisky tourism is more popular than ever with events springing up all over the country. The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival […]

Ardtornish Estate

Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016

Situated on the shores of Loch Aline on the beautiful West Coast, Ardtornish Estate Cottages and Apartments is an idyllic base for a holiday in the Scottish Highlands.  Offering a range of accommodation options, Ardtornish Estate is ideal for a relaxing romantic getaway or a fun-packed family holiday.  We asked owner Kathryn McLaughlin to tell us more about […]

Scottish Natural Heritage, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserves

Monday 1st Feb 2016

From the spectacular mountain scenery of Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands in winter to the seabird cities of Noss in the Shetland Isles in summer, National Nature Reserves (NNRs) offer wonderful sights and sounds to enjoy at any time of the year. NNRs are some of the most dramatic wild places in Scotland – […]

Festival Fever – part of your next holiday?

Friday 22nd Jan 2016

Across Scotland there are numerous festivals of all shapes and sizes, offering their own angle on music and culture, entertaining visitors from all over the world. Many people indulge in a bit of festival fever as part of a longer break, choosing not to stay onsite, opting for the comfort of a nearby holiday cottage or […]

Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

Friday 27th Nov 2015

The Cairngorm National Park is the go to place for all manner of outdoor activities. Whatever pace you like to play, it is reassuring to know that you have a comfortable, good quality place to retreat to at the end of the day. Heath Cottage, in Boat of Garten, is one such place that sleeps […]

Blair Street Vaults, underground Edinburgh

Underground Edinburgh: Mercat Tours

Saturday 29th Aug 2015

Edinburgh is a beautiful city, worth spending hours, possibly days exploring. It has built up, literally in layers over centuries, so what lies beneath the surface of this pretty city? We had a chat with Kathleen Brogan of Mercat Tours to get a feel for a different Edinburgh that many don’t see. I’ve been really intrigued […]

Lime Cottage, Arniston Estate Cottages

Arniston Estate Cottages

Thursday 27th Aug 2015

Edinburgh, renowned for ‘The Festival’ and Hogmanay and all the associated hustle and bustle, is a vibrant, buzzing city all year round, perfect to explore at any time. Sometimes it’s great to be able to have a retreat from the whirlwind of the city to relax and unwind. Owner, Henrietta Dundas, tells us about Arniston […]