Posts for trips and tours

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 […]

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! […]

Blair Street Vaults, underground Edinburgh

Underground Edinburgh: Mercat Tours

Saturday 29th Aug 2015

Edinburgh is a beautiful city, worth spending hours, possibly days exploring. It has built up, literally in layers over centuries, so what lies beneath the surface of this pretty city? We had a chat with Kathleen Brogan of Mercat Tours to get a feel for a different Edinburgh that many don’t see. I’ve been really intrigued […]

distillery, caol ila, whisky, Islay, malt

Guest post: Islay Whisky

Thursday 28th May 2015

Islay is most well-known for its whisky, so we couldn’t leave the island without learning a bit more. Guest writer, Rachael MacNeill has given us her inside view. Islay – the island of great spirit My time is taken up with two projects: Whisky For Girls and Wild and Magic Islay. www.whiskyforgirls.com host Whisky Tastings, Whisky […]

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 […]

Stirling – A City of History

Friday 24th Apr 2015

Stirling truly is a city like no other. Nowhere else in Britain has such a concentrated, rich and visible history including everything from 6000 year old standing stones, Celtic vitrified forts, a Roman road, medieval battlefields, castles, abbeys, royal graves, jousting fields, sites of Royal christenings and coronations, the world’s oldest football as well as […]

Interview: Ghost Walks – The Happy Hangman

Tuesday 14th Apr 2015

Scotland is rich in history and folklore and there are many ways to discover the history of a town or city. For a different perspective, we tracked down ‘The Happy Hangman’, to find out how his audiences are simultaneously educated and entertained in an entirely eerie experience. Firstly, please introduce yourself…  My name is David Kinnaird, […]

Interview: Glengoyne Distillery

Wednesday 18th Mar 2015

As March is all about breweries and distilleries in The Year of Food and Drink, who better than the lovely folk at Glengoyne Distillery to talk to us about all things whisky?  Located in idyllic surroundings just 14 miles north of Glasgow, Glengoyne is home to the slowest distillation process in Scotland and is a […]

Interview: Mull Magic

Friday 23rd Jan 2015

Established by former Wayfarers International Walking Tour Director, Ruth Fleming, in 2005, Mull Magic celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2015.  A small, family-owned and run business, Mull Magic has a well-earned reputation built on the dedication and knowledge of its leaders, who have over 30 years experience of walking with wildlife. As well as promoting […]

Interview: Wilderness Scotland

Sunday 14th Dec 2014

Here at EmbraceScotland we like to highlight hidden gem tips shared by owners of quality holiday accommodation in Scotland and suggestions from locals for exploring ‘the real Scotland’ during your holiday.  So this month, we couldn’t think of anyone better to talk to about stepping off the beaten track when holidaying in the Highlands than […]