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Last Minute Valentine’s Offers – book your getaway & surprise your loved one!

Monday 28th Jan 2019

  Valentine’s Seasonal Offers Cosy up in front of a crackling log fire, enjoy some city sightseeing or go for long walks on the beach – if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out our Valentines seasonal offers “A cosy retreat to treat your loved one” Valentines Cottage – Sandford Country Cottages, Fife     […]

10 of the Best: Romantic Places

Thursday 28th Jan 2016

Scotland’s breathtaking scenery is sure to ignite a fire in your heart – and if it doesn’t, the whisky will!  Our beautiful countryside, coastline and cityscapes make the perfect backdrop for holidays for two, from honeymoons and mini-moons to Valentine’s breaks.  The phrase ‘romantic Scotland‘ immediately conjures up images of coastal sunsets, mountain vistas and castles, and, in fact, those […]

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 […]

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 […]

luxury, eco, lodge, Islay, Coillabus, turf roof

Coillabus, Islay

Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Isle of Islay is the most southernly of the Inner Hebrides. Partly flanked on one side by Jura, it is vastly different from its near neighbour with the flatter terrain much more suited to agriculture. With a population of over 3,000, you can expect to meet some of the friendliest people in the country. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Highlights of Elie

Wednesday 3rd Sep 2014

After last month’s focus on the East Neuk of Fife, I decided it was about time I discovered the delights of the area for myself. I immediately fell head over heels in love with the beautiful coastline and its string of picturesque fishing villages, all within easy reach of each other.  Our base for the […]

Lewis and Harris in Photos

Saturday 5th Apr 2014

If you enjoyed our interview with videographer and photographer Mo Thomson, here’s an extra special treat – Mo not only shared wonderful stories about his time in the Outer Hebrides for our focus this month, but a series of beautiful photographs taken whilst filming his gorgeous timelapse videos of Lewis and Harris (like this one). We […]

Interview with Mo Thomson: Hebridean Love

Thursday 3rd Apr 2014

Like many others, I have been inspired and enchanted by Mo Thomson’s beautiful videos of the Outer Hebrides.  When I first watched ‘A Sun-Kissed Weekend’ I was completely and utterly absorbed, as if I had been pulled right into the scenery – standing on the dunes with the wind-blown grass, ankle-deep in the sea as waves […]