Category: Scotland

Irvine

Irvine is an industrial town in North Ayrshire, just south of Glasgow. The town was made a Royal Burgh in 1372 and is now a busy place with plenty of history to explore. Irvine harbour is a major seaport on Scotland’s west coast, as well as being the site of the Scottish Maritime Museum. Whether…

Stranraer

Stranraer is an attractive town in south west Scotland. The Rhins of Galloway is Scotland’s most south-western point. The climate in this part of Scotland is surprisingly warm. You will even see tropical plants growing here! It’s a peaceful, extraordinarily beautiful part of the country, with gorgeous landscapes, ancient Iron Age settlements, and plenty of…

Located next to the Isle of Iona, the Isle of Mull lies just off the West Coast of Scotland. This island has become well known by watchers of popular BBC TV programmes Springwatch and Coast, with the presenter, Gordon Buchanan who is from and lives on the Isle of Mull. Mull is also the setting…

Portree

A bustling port and thriving cultural centre, Portree is the main town on the Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland. Set around the natural harbour and fringed with cliffs and high ground, Portree is a popular holiday destination for tourists and the harbour is used for both industrial fishing boats and pleasure craft.…

Achiltibuie

Achiltibuie overlooks the Summer Isles, and is nestled in a gorgeous landscape of mountains, islands and the sea. Full of amazing sights and exciting things to be discovered, the coasts and islands of this linear village have some of the best diving, kayaking and sailing anywhere in Scotland, with a whole range of sea caves…

Montrose

The coastal town of Montrose is situated between Dundee and Aberdeen, and boasts a wide, sandy beach along with an attractive town centre. With a pleasant old centre and popular visitor attractions such as an interesting museum and art gallery, Montrose is a great little town to visit. Nature lovers are attracted to this area…

Banff

The former county town of the traditional Scottish county of Banffshire, Banff is a town that is now a large part of Aberdeenshire and is a sea port and royal burgh. Standing on the west bank of the River Deveron where it meets the North Sea and facing McDuff, which is situated on the east…

Fort William

Fort William, known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’, lies on the shores of Loch Linnhe. The town is surrounded by magnificent mountains, in particular Ben Nevis, and the local scenery is breathtaking.  Fort William is the second largest town in the Highlands and is well connected with the rest of Scotland and the…

Crail

Crail is a very pretty fishing village on the East Neuk of Fife coast. It is about 10 miles south of St Andrews and 90 minutes from Edinburgh by car. The village has a long and interesting history, dating back to the Pictish period. Robert the Bruce granted permission for a Sunday market in the…

Orkney

Orkney is an archipelago of 70 small islands north of Caithness in Scotland. The Scottish mainland is only a few miles away from the Orkney Islands, but once you set foot on one of the grassy, flat isles, it can feel like you have stepped back in time several thousand years. The majority of the…