Posts for holiday ideas

Commonwealth Games 2014: Day Trips from Glasgow

Wednesday 14th May 2014

The countdown is on to the Commonwealth Games 2014!  If you haven’t already got your accommodation organised, there are plenty of cosy cottages and lovely lodges in the surrounding countryside that would make an ideal base before, during and after the big event. As well as discovering all that the vibrant city of Glasgow has […]

Interview: Shetland Wildlife

Thursday 8th May 2014

With unforgettable landscapes, an abundance of spectacular wildlife and a fascinating history, the Shetland Isles offer a truly unique holiday experience.  We couldn’t think of anyone better to provide an insight into all that the UK’s most northerly islands have to offer than this month’s interviewee – Hugh Harrop, Field Director and guide for Shetland Wildife. […]

5 Tips for Visiting The Isle of Lewis

Thursday 24th Apr 2014

In our focus on the Outer Hebrides this month, we came across two lovely blog posts: A Holiday at Home on the Isle of Harris and 6 Reasons to Visit Europe’s Best Island in 2014.  As a self-catering holiday can give you the experience of life as a local, we try to highlight the things that locals […]

Tips from the Locals: The Outer Hebrides

Wednesday 23rd Apr 2014

This month at EmbraceScotland we’re spreading some Hebridean love!  From breath-taking scenery and Caribbean-esque beaches to atmospheric archaeological and historical sights, the beautiful Western Isles offer a truly unforgettable holiday experience on the very edge of the North Atlantic Ocean.  Raw beauty, unspoilt landscapes, empty beaches… this is a place to truly get away from […]

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 […]

Ryder Cup 2014: Things to See and Do Near Gleneagles

Monday 31st Mar 2014

In this Year of Homecoming 2014, why not make time to explore some of Scotland’s tucked-away treasures and off-the-beaten-track beauties? For example, if you’re on holiday in Perthshire this September for the Ryder Cup 2014 and are looking for interesting things to see and do near Auchterarder, here are some suggestions for what you can experience on the days […]

Tips from the Locals: Argyll

Sunday 23rd Mar 2014

With glens and lochs a-plenty and a rugged, island-strewn coastline, Argyll is a wonderful place to soak up some spectacular scenery, get close up with wildlife, enjoy tranquil surroundings and get active in the great outdoors.  It is also home to many Highland Games, including the Cowal Highland Gathering – the largest Highland Games in the […]

Tips from the Locals: The Argyll Isles

Thursday 20th Mar 2014

As I write this, I’m listening to Donald Shaw’s magical soundtrack to the BBC ‘Hebrides: Islands on the Edge’ TV series.  The emotive sounds of piano, flute, pipes and fiddle stir up images from the ocean floor of my memory: birds in flight; a jagged, mountain-torn horizon; rocky cliffs gazing out to sea; the swell […]

Interview: Buteiful Unexplored Bute

Saturday 15th Mar 2014

I don’t know about you but the very fact that it’s referred to as the ‘unexplored isle‘ makes me even more intent to set off for the Isle of Bute.  If you are also keen to explore the unexplored (and perhaps, like me, you have fingers crossed that you may be one of the lucky ones […]