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Best Places in Scotland to visit in Winter

Loch Lomond in Winter

Posted on: 15 Nov 2021

Scotland can be at its most beautiful in the quiet season. Discover the best places in Scotland to visit in Winter with Scottish Tours.

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History of Eilean Donan Castle

Panoramic view of Eilean Donan Castle

Posted on: 14 Oct 2021

Fairytale Eilean Donan Castle is one of Scotland’s most famous landmarks. Discover its fascinating story with Scottish Tours.

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What to see on Orkney

Ring of Brodgar

Posted on: 25 Sep 2021

With so many natural and historical attractions, it can be difficult to plan what to see on Orkney. Plan your visit with this guide from Scottish Tours.

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Scottish Tours Guide to Rosslyn Chapel

Gargoyle at Rosslyn Chapel

Posted on: 26 Jul 2021

The mysterious aura of Rosslyn Chapel has fascinated visitors for centuries. Discover the story with this Scottish Tours guide to Rosslyn Chapel.

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Top Things to do in Leith

Waterfront at Leith

Posted on: 16 Jul 2021

Leith is regarded as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe. Find out the top things to do in Leith with this handy guide from Scottish Tours.

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What happened at the Glencoe Massacre

Panoramic view of the Three Sisters in Glencoe

Posted on: 01 Jul 2021

The Glencoe Massacre in 1692 was one of the most infamous acts in Scottish history. Let the experts at Scottish Tours explain why.

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What were the Highland Clearances?

Abandoned Highland Cottage

Posted on: 23 Jun 2021

The notorious Highland Clearances were a sad episode in Scotland’s story. What happened and why? Discover the true story with Scottish Tours.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

View of the Glenfinnan Monument at the head of Loch Shiel

Posted on: 03 Jun 2021

The Jacobite uprisings of the 18th Century were some of the most important events in Scottish history. Discover the story with Scottish Tours.

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Guide to The Cairngorms National Park

Loch an Eilein Castle

Posted on: 24 May 2021

The Cairngorms National Park is famous for it’s stunning natural beauty, amazing winter sports and superb whisky. Get the inside story with this guide from Scottish Tours.

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Staycation Day tours from Edinburgh

Urquhart Castle Loch Ness

Posted on: 14 May 2021

Much for Scotland can be explored on day tours from Edinburgh. Plan your ideal trip with this guide from Scottish Tours.

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Top things to do in Dundee

Rail Bridge spanning the River Tay from Dundee

Posted on: 28 Apr 2021

The Wall Street Journal describes Dundee as Scotland’s coolest city. Find out what all the fuss is about with this guide from Scottish Tours.

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Scottish Tours are good to go from 26 April 2021

Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe

Posted on: 15 Apr 2021

Covid travel restrictions are being relaxed on 26 April 2021. Get more information from Scottish Tours.

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Visit the Isle of Skye without a car

The Old Man of Storr

Posted on: 29 Mar 2021

It attracts travellers from all over the World, but how do you visit the Isle of Skye without a car? Discover the best options with Scottish Tours.

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Discovering the history of George Square Glasgow

Panoramic view of George Square

Posted on: 09 Mar 2021

George Square is where Glaswegians go to celebrate, protest, remember and relax. Discover this impressive public space with Scottish Tours.

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The life and times of Rob Roy MacGregor

Glengyle Houes birthplace of Rob Roy MacGregor

Posted on: 02 Mar 2021

The legend of Rob Roy MacGregor is one of Scotland’s most famous folklore tales. Learn the real story from the experts at Scottish Tours.

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Where to go dolphin spotting near Inverness

Dolphin in the Moray Firth

Posted on: 18 Feb 2021

The Black Isle, near Inverness, is one of the best places in Europe to see dolphins. Get top tips with this helpful guide from Scottish Tours.

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In the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots

Statue of Mary, Queen of Scots at Linlithgow

Posted on: 13 Feb 2021

The short life of Scotland’s most famous Queen was both tumultuous and tragic. Discover the story of Mary, Queen of Scots with Scottish Tours.

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14 Famous Bridges in Scotland

Brig O'Doon at Alloway

Posted on: 07 Feb 2021

From simple stone structures to ultra-modern crossings, Scotland has a stunning array of bridges. This new guide from Scottish Tours looks at some famous examples.

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Fun things to do in Stirling

Ochil Hills and the National Wallace Monument

Posted on: 29 Jan 2021

The ancient city of Stirling holds an important place in Scotland's history. Discover the story of the city and discover its many attractions with Scottish Tours.

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How to plan a traditional Burns Supper

Robert Burns portrait on a pub sign

Posted on: 20 Jan 2021

25 January is the day we celebrate the birth of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. Plan your very own Burns Supper with this helpful guide from Scottish Tours.

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5 Castles in Skye Scotland To Visit

Dunvegan Castle seen from Loch Dunvegan

Posted on: 13 Jan 2021

Visit the picturesque Isle of Skye to discover historic castles, each with a fascinating story to tell. Plan your next visit with this useful guide from Scottish Tours.

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Auld Lang Syne, The New Years Anthem

Clock showing countdown to 2021

Posted on: 31 Dec 2020

After Happy Birthday, Auld Lang Syne is the most sung song in the World. Learn the charming story of Auld Lang Syne with Scottish Tours.

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Pantomime Scotland Guide 2020

Pantomime Cast

Posted on: 19 Dec 2020

A visit to the pantomime is a wonderful experience for kids of all ages. Discover how to keep the tradition alive in 2020 with this guide from Scottish Tours.

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Discovering Scottish Canals and Waterways

Cruise boat leave the gondola of the Falkirk Wheel

Posted on: 10 Dec 2020

Once important arteries of trade, Scotland's waterways have been reinvented as popular leisure destinations. Discover the story of Scotland's canals and waterways with Scottish Tours.

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Scotland Tour Gift Voucher Ideas

Couple standing on the banks of Loch Ness

Posted on: 26 Nov 2020

Scottish Gift Vouchers make the ideal present for the Scotland lover in your life. This handy guide is packed full of tempting holiday ideas from the travel professionals at Scottish Tours.

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The Crown Filming Locations in Scotland

Crown of Scotland

Posted on: 23 Nov 2020

Scotland has a long and rich affinity with The Royal Family. Discover the real and fictional Scottish locations featured in the hit Netflix series The Crown with Scottish Tours.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow

Art-Nouveau sign for the Willow Tea Rooms

Posted on: 11 Nov 2020

The art nouveau designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh are famed throughout the World. Explore his work and legacy with this expert guide from Scottish Tours.

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9 Haunted Castles in Scotland

Spooky image of Eilean Donan Castle

Posted on: 29 Oct 2020

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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The Grassmarket History Trail

Historic buildings seen in the Grassmarket Edinburgh

Posted on: 22 Oct 2020

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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The Outer Hebrides Guide - Harris and Lewis

Visitors explore the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis

Posted on: 08 Oct 2020

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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Exploring the Mountains and Hills of Scotland

View over Loch Scavaig to Sgurr Alasdair and the Black Cuillins

Posted on: 06 Oct 2020

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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Guide to the Best Seafood in Scotland

A selection of seafood posed by the harbour at Kirkwall Orkney

Posted on: 29 Sep 2020

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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Best Scenic Drives in Scotland

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

Posted on: 24 Sep 2020

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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The Outer Hebrides Guide (Part One)

Birds Eye view of Kisimul Castle and Castlebay Isle of Barra

Posted on: 25 Aug 2020

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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Top 7 Harry Potter filming locations in Scotland and England

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

Posted on: 15 Aug 2020

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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24 Hour Guide to Inverness

Looking at the River Ness towards Inverness City Centre

Posted on: 08 Aug 2020

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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Scotland is waiting. Book with Confidence. Travel in Safety

A rainbow rises above Buachaille Etive Mor

Posted on: 02 Aug 2020

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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Discovering the Scotland Tour Pioneers

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

Posted on: 22 Jul 2020

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

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9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Britain

Tour group enjoying a panoramic view of Stonehenge

Posted on: 11 Jul 2020

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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Whisky distilleries of Islay and Jura

Whitewashed buildings of Lagavulin Whisky Distillery

Posted on: 09 Jul 2020

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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Top things to do in St Andrews

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

Posted on: 02 Jul 2020

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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Exploring the Great Glen of Scotland

Loch Oich in the Great Glen seen from above

Posted on: 26 Jun 2020

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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London to Edinburgh Train Guide

Azuma train speeding across a bridge

Posted on: 21 Jun 2020

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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Spotlight on the New Town of Edinburgh

Princes Street Gardens looking towards the Scott Monument and Princes Street

Posted on: 16 Jun 2020

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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10 Charming Villages to visit in Scotland

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

Posted on: 10 Jun 2020

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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Highlights of the Glasgow City Mural Trail

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

Posted on: 31 May 2020

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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Virtual Tour of Loch Ness and the Highlands

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

Posted on: 25 May 2020

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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5 Unmissable Famous Scottish Battlefields to Visit

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

Posted on: 25 May 2020

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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Simple Scottish Recipes To Try At Home

Shortbread bars cool after cooking

Posted on: 10 May 2020

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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Virtual Tour of Scotland: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

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

Posted on: 25 Apr 2020

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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Popular Scottish Myths and Legends and Where to Find Them

Garygoyle at Rosslyn Chapel

Posted on: 20 Apr 2020

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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Scottish Movies and TV shows to Watch Before You Visit

Television showing a trailer for The Outlaw King

Posted on: 16 Apr 2020

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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Best Gin Distilleries in Scotland

A display of gin bottles on a bar counter

Posted on: 03 Apr 2020

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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Outlander Filming Locations in Scotland

Medieval Doune Castle and the surrounding countryside seen from above

Posted on: 31 Mar 2020

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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Highlights of the North Coast 500

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

Posted on: 24 Mar 2020

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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Multi-Generational Holidays to Scotland

Family walk over the drawbridge of Edinburgh Castle

Posted on: 20 Mar 2020

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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Top Easter Breaks in Scotland

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

Posted on: 07 Mar 2020

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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6 of the Best Castles in Scotland

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

Posted on: 02 Mar 2020

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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10 Best Restaurants on the Isle of Skye

Chef plates foot ready for service in resaturant kitchen

Posted on: 01 Mar 2020

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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Peaceful Wildlife Tours in Scotland

View of whale tail off the coast of Scotland

Posted on: 20 Feb 2020

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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Plan Your Perfect Trip to the Isle of Mull

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

Posted on: 17 Feb 2020

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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5 Famous Landmarks in Scotland

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

Posted on: 07 Feb 2020

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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The Ultimate Guide to the Scottish Highlands

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

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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Best Single Malt Whiskies for Burns Night

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

Posted on: 18 Jan 2020

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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Take a Ride on the Jacobite Steam Train

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

Posted on: 15 Jan 2020

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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Is the Loch Ness Monster Real?

Bright panoramic view of the calm waters of Loch Ness

Posted on: 15 Jan 2020

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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7 Best Scottish Islands to visit in 2022

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

Posted on: 15 Jan 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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Your Guide to the Isle of Skye

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

Posted on: 09 Jan 2020

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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