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Scotland is a place that needs no introduction, as the home of Haggis, Highland Games, Robert Burns and his poem Auld Lang Syne. It’s also a popular tourist destination, particularly with UK visitors, who take millions of day trips and holidays across the border each year. This travel blog celebrates all that is good about Scotland, and aims to give you plenty of information about things . . . → Read More: Welcome

Have a Happy Hogmanay in Scotland

The news over Christmas has been dominated by reports if the horrendous storms which have ripped through the UK. With this is mind it is little wonder that in the past week there has been a massive increase in interest for New Year breaks and internet searches for these has shot up by a whopping 70%. Many are looking at options closer to home rather than . . . → Read More: Have a Happy Hogmanay in Scotland

Notable travel site names Scotland 3rd best tourist destination for 2014

Lonely Planet, that bastion of affordable travel everywhere has recently released their “Best in Travel 2014” guide which named Scotland as their 3rd most favourite travel destination. Only number three..?

Described as one of their 10 destinations not to be missed, Scotland came in third after Brazil and the Antarctica. The purpose of the Lonely Planet list was to consider what interesting events would be happening in . . . → Read More: Notable travel site names Scotland 3rd best tourist destination for 2014

Staring Up At The Stars In Scotland

Modern life intervenes with a bit of stargazing. This is because if you want to get outside to look sky-wards, the trapping of modern life including honking car horns, those pesky street lights and all sorts of other distractions will tend to get in the way. Not up in Scotland though.

If you’re interested in a bit of stargazing on a weekend trip, then there are a . . . → Read More: Staring Up At The Stars In Scotland

Celebrating Christmas – Scotland Style!

You’ve not witnessed a proper Christmas celebration until you’ve been to Scotland. With the big day now drawing ever closer (even though the summer doesn’t feel all that long ago), more and more cities are working on events that are designed to get visitors feeling the festive spirit and make Christmas 2013 the best one ever.

After a few years of attending the same events in your . . . → Read More: Celebrating Christmas – Scotland Style!

The joy of taking your caravan to Scotland

Of late, holidaymakers are eyeing Scotland as a prime caravan hotspot. Compared to those cheap holiday packages offered by the travel agents a caravan holiday is a suitable getaway for a weekend with your friends or a romantic outing for a couple and even a family holiday for a week or two.

To get to look at the many wonders in Scotland, one could say that the . . . → Read More: The joy of taking your caravan to Scotland

Visiting Glenshee

A little known place in Scotland, Glenshee holds many secrets and is rich in history. It goes by the name of the “glen of fairies” and actually forms the gateway to the highlands situated in the northern regions of Scotland. This has been so for thousands of years.

Located along the North-eastern regions of Perthshire, Glenshee is more famous as a snow-sports centre in Scotland. In winter . . . → Read More: Visiting Glenshee

Deer rutting attracts visitors to Scotland according to experts

According to experts, deer rutting has started to play a big role in attracting more and more tourists to Scotland. Stalking is one activity among red deer that attracts a high number of tourists to the Scottish hills. In fact, it has become an important source of revenue generation for many estates in the country.

Many tourists are ready to pay high price to be able to . . . → Read More: Deer rutting attracts visitors to Scotland according to experts

Deputy Mayor of London under fire for his ‘fund London’ statement

Kit Malthouse, the current deputy mayor of London, has come under criticism from all quarters for his statement saying all parts of the country should help promote the capital of UK by allocating money in their tourism budget. Most experts have expressed shock at this seemingly bizarre statement saying it is not based upon any sound logic.

London’s official tourism promotion organization has got Kit Malthouse as . . . → Read More: Deputy Mayor of London under fire for his ‘fund London’ statement

More than just a cursory glance: Touring Scotland during Summer

Scotland is one of the world’s most attractive, fascinating and welcoming countries, and to get to know it well you need to set aside as much time as possible. Travellers who are able to spend a summer here will be rewarded with a truly unforgettable experience.

There are plenty of locations around the world which are worthy of a short visit. They may be interesting and attractive, . . . → Read More: More than just a cursory glance: Touring Scotland during Summer

Increasing tourism in Scottish National Parks

Domestic tourism in Scottish National Parks has gone up by nearly 25% and so has the spending of these tourists. The Trossachs, the Cairngorms and Lock Lomond recorded over a million trips by domestic tourists according to VisitScotland, a tourist agency. These tourists spent a whopping £243 million on their trips with each trip averaging around £226.

According to Mike Cantlay, chairman of VisitScotland, these staycationers, as . . . → Read More: Increasing tourism in Scottish National Parks