Posts for tips from the locals

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 […]

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 […]

Tips from the Locals: Stirlingshire

Wednesday 19th Feb 2014

These tips come from those who know and love Stirlingshire.  And what’s not to love?  Charming towns and villages, the historic city of Stirling with its fantastic castle (don’t miss the Tapestries), the dreamy scenery of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, views to nourish the soul… Whether you want to unwind in tranquil […]

Tips from the Locals: Edinburgh

Friday 17th Jan 2014

Edinburgh is a truly beautiful, beguiling city – one that grabs at your heart and refuses to let go. Having lived in, and been enchanted by, the city for five years, my tip for visiting is to just soak up the cityscape by walking.  Walk the length of the Royal Mile and feel history whispering […]

Tips from the Locals: Aberdeenshire

Saturday 21st Dec 2013

Nudging the Cairngorm National Park and stretching up to the coast, the Aberdeenshire area includes the famous Coastal and Castle Trails, stunning Royal Deeside, and many picturesque towns.  It, quite simply, overflows with beautiful views.  In celebration of its varied landscape ‘from mountain to sea‘, we’ve put together some tips from the locals that feature places […]

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 […]

Interview: An American in Aberdeen

Wednesday 11th Dec 2013

Each month we give you an interview with a local for an insider’s guide to the area – this month our local is also a tourist.  Alison Chino has recently moved from Arkansas to Aberdeen with husband and four children, and together they are eagerly exploring their new home.  We wanted to find out which family activities they […]