Posts for natural Scotland

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 […]

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 – […]

Puffin on the cliffs

Orkney – An Insider’s View

Thursday 29th Oct 2015

If you’ve never visited Orkney before, then you could be forgiven for arriving off your ferry or flight with some misconceptions about the language you might hear, the supposedly windswept and barren nature of the landscape, or the local perspective on the islands’ place in the grand scheme of things. But it doesn’t take long […]

Bowmore, Round Church, Islay, Main Street

Guest post: My Islay

Wednesday 13th May 2015

Islay, one of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, is world renowned for its wildlife, weather and whisky. It can become a very personal place for many, including our guest writer, graphic designer and curious explorer, Ali Campbell. Islay – From Childhood, Forever. Islay has always been a place that I have been drawn to. The seeds of […]

Tips from the Locals: Moray Speyside

Sunday 15th Dec 2013

We asked the good folk of Twitter for their highlights of the scenic Moray area and the most common responses were: its picturesque coastline, the dolphins, lovely woodland and hill walks, castle ruins, and its malt whisky trail.  We’ve put together this selection of tips from the locals to give you a few examples. Dolphin Watching […]

Your Highlights of Angus

Monday 28th Oct 2013

What do you love about the Angus area?  We asked for your highlights – here are some of your suggestions for top spots to visit.   Angus Glens Described as a real hidden gem, this scenic area consists of five glens: Glenisla, Glen Prosen, Glen Clova, Glen Lethnot and Glen Esk.  Home to a variety of plant and wildlife, the Angus […]

Tips from the Locals: Perthshire

Wednesday 9th Oct 2013

What does Perthshire mean to you?  These are the snapshots that come to my mind: landscapes thick with forests; wide, winding rivers, dotted with fly-fishers; majestic mountains and rolling hills; charming towns; a haven for those who love the great outdoors.  From the rugged landscapes of Highland Perthshire to the tranquil farmlands in the south […]

Tips from the Locals: Fort William and Lochaber

Wednesday 25th Sep 2013

Where better to embrace the beauty of the great Scottish outdoors than Lochaber – the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK‘.  The area stretches from Glen Spean, Fort William and Glen Nevis down to Glencoe and Loch Leven, and across to the scenic coastline from Mallaig to Ardnamurchan.  With lochs, glens and mountains a-plenty (including the […]

Tips from the Locals: Aviemore, Inverness and the Great Glen

Monday 9th Sep 2013

Breathtaking, inspiring, atmospheric… these words are often used to describe the Scottish Highlands.  Home to the UK’s highest mountains, deepest inland waters and largest National Park, and the area is known for its rugged beauty and remote landscapes.   However you want to experience the beautiful glens, winding coastal roads, and spectacular mountain ranges, you […]

Where to Walk: Dumfries and Galloway

Thursday 22nd Aug 2013

If you want to step off the beaten track and explore the great outdoors in Dumfries and Galloway, why not find out what a local photographer and keen walker would recommend?  We asked Allan Devlin of South West Images Scotland for his top tips on lovely places to walk, where to really get away from it […]