Posts for adventure

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 […]

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 – […]

Grass roofed croft

Orkney Crofts

Friday 30th Oct 2015

Orkney is an incredible place to take a holiday, no matter where your interests lie, just make sure you give yourself enough time! You will want to explore this part of the world, over and over again, so it’s imperative that you have somewhere comfortable to relax after long days of discovery. The owner of Orkney […]

Sea kayaking, Highlands of Scotland

Adventure in the Highlands

Tuesday 29th Sep 2015

Paul Easto of Wilderness Scotland opens the door to discovery in the Scottish Highlands. Scotland has an abundance of places to explore on foot. Whether it be hiking to a summit, or wandering along a coastal path – there is something to sate any boot-wearing traveller. So it’s not surprising that our most popular activity […]

Sandford House, Country Cottages, Fife

Guest Post: 7 Reasons Your Next Holiday Should Be A Self-Catering Holiday

Thursday 30th Jul 2015

Guest blogger, Glen Moyer gives us his insight into why self-catering holidays are a great option when choosing your break. You love to travel. You might even travel more often if it didn’t mean leaving the comforts of home behind. What if I told you there is a way to travel AND enjoy the comforts […]

Perthshire – History and Culture

Wednesday 15th Jul 2015

Scotland’s history and traditions are world-renowned, rivalled only by its culture and scenery; and right at its heart lies Perthshire. Perth, a former capital of Scotland, lies on the banks of the River Tay. It’s a beautifully presented city, with lots to explore, but go beyond the boundaries of the ‘Fair City’ and the possibilities […]

Jamie Blair, surfing, Islay, cold water, Scotland, Clan Skates

Adventure Seekers: Coldwater Surfing

Tuesday 26th May 2015

Scotland might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of surfing, but with some of the best waves in the world, it’s little wonder that there is a surf scene – and it’s thriving! To get a better picture we caught up with Scottish skateboard legend and surf pioneer, Jamie […]

One of the cottages' sitting rooms, leather sofas

Boll Cottages

Thursday 30th Apr 2015

With such a wide range of sights and activities on offer in Stirling and Clackmannanshire, it is essential to have a comfortable place to flop out and rest those weary limbs at the end of a long day’s exploration. We caught up with the owner of Boll Cottages in Alva, Maria Machin to find out […]