Scotland blogs from Scottish Tours

Spooky image of Eilean Donan Castle

Posted on: 29 Oct 2020

9 Haunted Castles in Scotland

Halloween is a time of year when we focus on spooky goings-on and spine-tingling tales. Are you feeling brave enough to investigate 9 of Scotland’s most haunted castles with Scottish Tours?

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Historic buildings seen in the Grassmarket Edinburgh

Posted on: 22 Oct 2020

The Grassmarket History Trail

Today Edinburgh’s Grassmarket is famed for its vibrant nightlife, but the area has had a colourful past. Step back in time and discover more with this fascinating historic trail from Scottish Tours.

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Visitors explore the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis

Posted on: 08 Oct 2020

The Outer Hebrides Guide - Harris and Lewis

Found at the edge of Europe, the islands of Harris and Lewis offer rugged beauty, natural wonders and unique culture. Plan your trip with this valuable guide from Scottish Tours.

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View over Loch Scavaig to Sgurr Alasdair and the Black Cuillins

Posted on: 06 Oct 2020

Exploring the Mountains and Hills of Scotland

The epic scale of Scotland's mountain scenery is simply jaw dropping. Research your visit with this insiders guide from Scottish Tours

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A selection of seafood posed by the harbour at Kirkwall Orkney

Posted on: 29 Sep 2020

Guide to the Best Seafood in Scotland

The waters that surround Scotland produce some of the finest seafood in Europe. Enjoy the best of the catch with Scottish Tours.

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Scenic road from Kinlochewe through Glen Docherty with Loch Maree in the background

Posted on: 24 Sep 2020

Best Scenic Drives in Scotland

Scotland’s famous Tourist Routes feature some of the finest scenery in Europe. Find the best routes to take with this expert guide from Scottish Tours.

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Birds Eye view of Kisimul Castle and Castlebay Isle of Barra

Posted on: 25 Aug 2020

The Outer Hebrides Guide (Part One)

The islands of the Outer Hebrides have a history and culture all of their own. Plan your island-hopping adventure with this helpful guide from Scottish Tours.

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Portraits hang on the wood panelled walls of Christ Church Hall, Oxford

Posted on: 15 Aug 2020

Top 7 Harry Potter filming locations in Scotland and England

Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter and his chums on a magical tour. Find the most popular filming locations used in the Harry Potter movies with Scottish Tours.

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Looking at the River Ness towards Inverness City Centre

Posted on: 08 Aug 2020

24 Hour Guide to Inverness

The Highland City of Inverness makes the ideal sophisticated city break. Get the most from your visit with this useful guide from Scottish Tours.

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A rainbow rises above Buachaille Etive Mor

Posted on: 02 Aug 2020

Scotland is waiting. Book with Confidence. Travel in Safety

Scotland is open, and we’re looking forward to your visit. Learn how to book your tour with confidence and travel in safety with Scottish Tours.

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Scottish Omnibuses coach touring through the Scottish Highlands in the 1960s

Posted on: 22 Jul 2020

Discovering the Scotland Tour Pioneers

Explore the fascinating history behind one of Scotland's leading tour operators. Step back in time with Scottish Tours.

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Tour group enjoying a panoramic view of Stonehenge

Posted on: 11 Jul 2020

9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Britain

Britain's most important cultural sites have been awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. Learn more with this helpful guide from Scottish Tours.

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Whitewashed buildings of Lagavulin Whisky Distillery

Posted on: 09 Jul 2020

Whisky distilleries of Islay and Jura

The Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura are home to 10 malt whisky distilleries, each with a distinctive flavour. Get a taste with this handy guide from Scottish Tours.

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Panorama of the Old Course St Andrews looking towards the 18th fairway

Posted on: 02 Jul 2020

Top things to do in St Andrews

There is much more to the historic town of St Andrews than Golf. Get the most from your visit with this guide from Scottish Tours.

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Loch Oich in the Great Glen seen from above

Posted on: 26 Jun 2020

Exploring the Great Glen of Scotland

Most visitors to the Scottish Highlands will experience the beauty of the Great Glen. Research the best places to go with this guide from Scottish Tours.

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Azuma train speeding across a bridge

Posted on: 21 Jun 2020

London to Edinburgh Train Guide

Travelling from London to Edinburgh by train can be a relaxing alternative to the stress of flying. Discover more with this travellers guide from Scottish Tours.

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Princes Street Gardens looking towards the Scott Monument and Princes Street

Posted on: 16 Jun 2020

Spotlight on the New Town of Edinburgh

The elegant buildings, sweeping crescents and spacious gardens of Edinburgh’s New Town make it one of the finest examples of Georgian town planning in Europe.

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White painted buildings of Dunkeld seen across the tumbling waters of the River Tay

Posted on: 10 Jun 2020

10 Charming Villages to visit in Scotland

Find historical connections, scenic beauty and popular filming locations. Discover some of Scotland’s most beautiful villages in our recent guide.

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Office block in Glasgow City Centre showing the pink People Make Glasgow logo

Posted on: 31 May 2020

Highlights of the Glasgow City Mural Trail

Explore the incredible murals and street art along the Glasgow City Mural trail. Discover a truly authentic Scotland with Scottish Tours.

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Summer view of Urquart Castle overlooking the bright blue waters of Loch Ness

Posted on: 25 May 2020

Virtual Tour of Loch Ness and the Highlands

Discover famous sites in Scotland without leaving your house. Join us on our exciting virtual tour of Loch Ness & the Highlands at Scottish Tours.

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The Jacobite Memorial at desolate Culloden Battlefield is brightened with a rainbow in the sky

Posted on: 25 May 2020

5 Unmissable Famous Scottish Battlefields to Visit

Discover 5 famous Scottish battlefields not to be missed when planning your next adventure to Scotland. Read this recent expert guide by Scottish Tours.

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Shortbread bars cool after cooking

Posted on: 10 May 2020

Simple Scottish Recipes To Try At Home

Discover some of our favourite simple Scottish recipes that are perfect to try at home with your family. Get a taste of Scotland at home with Scottish Tours.

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Stirling Castle sits on a volcanic core overlooking the city and surrounding countryside

Posted on: 25 Apr 2020

Virtual Tour of Scotland: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Discover the best locations and things to do on your next visit to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park with this virtual tour by Scottish Tours.

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Garygoyle at Rosslyn Chapel

Posted on: 20 Apr 2020

Popular Scottish Myths and Legends and Where to Find Them

Escape in some of Scotland’s most popular folklore, myths and legends. Plan your next adventure with this expert guide by Scottish Tours.

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Television showing a trailer for The Outlaw King

Posted on: 16 Apr 2020

Scottish Movies and TV shows to Watch Before You Visit

Discover the most exciting movies and binge-worthy Scottish TV shows to watch before you visit with this handy guide by Scottish Tours.

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A display of gin bottles on a bar counter

Posted on: 03 Apr 2020

Best Gin Distilleries in Scotland

From Edinburgh to St Andrews, discover some of the very best gins and gin distilleries located throughout Scotland in this expert guide by Scottish Tours.

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Medieval Doune Castle and the surrounding countryside seen from above

Posted on: 31 Mar 2020

Outlander Filming Locations in Scotland

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Outlander experience with Scottish Tours by exploring some of the most iconic filming locations for the hit TV show.

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View of the North Coast 500 route heading towards Ben Stack in Sutherland

Posted on: 24 Mar 2020

Highlights of the North Coast 500

Discover the best places to stop and visit on your next Scottish adventure along the North Coast 500. Find expert advice in this guide by Scottish Tours.

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Family walk over the drawbridge of Edinburgh Castle

Posted on: 20 Mar 2020

Multi-Generational Holidays to Scotland

Use our guide to help plan your next multi-generational family holiday to Scotland. Discover the best destinations and local landmarks with Scottish Tours.

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Princes Street and New Town seen through the spring-time daffodils planted at Edinburgh Castle

Posted on: 07 Mar 2020

Top Easter Breaks in Scotland

From whisky distilleries to Highland Games, plan an unforgettable Easter weekend break in Scotland with this expert springtime guide by Scottish Tours.

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Autumnal view of Eilean Donan Castle with Loch Alsh in the background

Posted on: 02 Mar 2020

6 of the Best Castles in Scotland

Explore our favourite Scottish castles as you immerse yourself in the place we call home. Discover historic sites with pre-planned trips by Scottish Tours.

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Chef plates foot ready for service in resaturant kitchen

Posted on: 01 Mar 2020

10 Best Restaurants on the Isle of Skye

From fish and chips to fine dining, discover 10 of the very best restaurants the Isle of Skye has to offer in this expert guide by Scottish Tours.

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View of whale tail off the coast of Scotland

Posted on: 20 Feb 2020

Peaceful Wildlife Tours in Scotland

Discover the best places in Scotland to go bird watching and seal spotting. Explore the wonders of Scottish wildlife in the latest guide by Scottish Tours.

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Cliff-top Duart Castle overlooking the Sound of Mull with mountains in the background

Posted on: 17 Feb 2020

Plan Your Perfect Trip to the Isle of Mull

Use our recent guide to help plan your next adventure to the Isle of Mull. Discover the best restaurants, pubs and attractions at Scottish Tours.

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Kelpies horse-head statues towering above boats on the Forth and Clyde Canal

Posted on: 07 Feb 2020

5 Famous Landmarks in Scotland

Trace the footsteps of kings and queens at ancient castles or ride along the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the West Highland Railway. Discover some of our favourite landmarks in our recent guide.

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Lagangarbh Cottage sits by the River Coupal and is surrounded by heather with the mountains of Glen Coe in the background

Posted on: 25 Jan 2020

The Ultimate Guide to the Scottish Highlands

Explore the striking landscapes of the Scottish Highlands for an unforgettable adventure. Plan the perfect trip to our beautiful home with Scottish Tours.

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A whisky decanter and two glasses sit on a candle-lit table dressed with tartan

Posted on: 18 Jan 2020

Best Single Malt Whiskies for Burns Night

Plan the ultimate Burns Night celebration with your favourite tipple. Visit world-famous whisky distilleries with pre-planned trips by Scottish Tours.

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Caledonian MacBrayne ferry Isle of Mull sailing across the bright blue water of Craignure Bay heading to Oban

Posted on: 15 Jan 2020

7 Best Scottish Islands to visit in 2020

Explore the wildest corners of Scotland’s stunning islands this summer Plan the holiday of a lifetime with all-inclusive trips from Scottish Tours.

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The Jacobite Steam Train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct with Loch Shiel in the background

Posted on: 15 Jan 2020

Take a Ride on the Jacobite Steam Train

Jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train for the ultimate New Year adventure. Journey across the West Highland Railway in style with Scottish Tours.

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Bright panoramic view of the calm waters of Loch Ness

Posted on: 15 Jan 2020

Is the Loch Ness Monster Real?

Search for the mystical Loch Ness Monster as you tour the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Plan an unforgettable trip the easy way with Scottish Tours.

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Pastel painted builings surround Portree harbour where fishing boats lie at anchor

Posted on: 09 Jan 2020

Your Guide to the Isle of Skye

Discover the incredible beauty of the Isle of Skye. Experience island life with a once in a lifetime trip to the Inner Hebrides with Scottish Tours.

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