Tags: Scotland

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.…

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…

Livingston

Livingston in West Lothian, Scotland, was once a small mining village, housing the workers for the booming shale oil mining industry in the 1800s. According to historians, the name Livingston derives from a Flemish gentleman called De Leving, who came to the region and built a large tower. The tower is no longer in evidence,…

Hawick

You know that as a border town Hawick is going to be pretty, but it has to be exceptionally pretty to be the holder of as many floral awards as it has. This is the largest of all of the Border towns and more than anything is known for the high quality of its knitwear.…

Troon

The pretty coastal town of Troon is located in Ayrshire, around eight miles to the north of the city of Ayr. The town lies on the Firth of Clyde and from the seashore you can clearly see the beautiful Isle of Arran in the distance. There are regular ferry links from Troon across to Northern…