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Easter Breaks in Scotland – Celebrate Family Time

Thursday 28th Feb 2019

  Easter is about family time, longer days, baby lambs and an over indulgence of chocolate! Celebrate Easter this year with a trip to Scotland, try something new with the kids and go explore in the fresh scottish air. Easter Availability and Special Offers Grab yourself a Bargain and Book Now for some great deals […]

Celebrating 260 Years of Robbie Burns

Friday 25th Jan 2019

Burns Night is upon us and this year we celebrate 260 years since the Birth of Robbie Burns His birthday is celebrated throughout the world, with Burns Suppers, poems, songs and anecdotes about Scotland’s National Bard. But here’s why we think Robert Burns should be enjoyed all year round……. From traditional ballads and romantic songs […]

A Highland Gathering…

Thursday 24th Aug 2017

Let the Games Begin! If you’ve been on holiday in Scotland this summer you may have already enjoyed the spectacle of a Highland Games. The season runs from May to September and by August it’s in full swing with some of the most prestigious Gatherings happening this week in Argyll. Today it’s the turn of […]

Wheelie Good Routes for Touring Scotland!

Friday 4th Aug 2017

Last month we looked at Scotland’s Great Trails – walking routes throughout the nation which are perfect for hikers and ramblers. We mentioned then that the scenery of this wild land is equally accessible viewed through the window of a moving car so what are you waiting for! North Coast 500 – Scotland’s Route 66! […]

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 – […]