Scotland

Scotland is our home country and somewhere that we love to explore.

With the stunning backdrops of mountains in the highlands and greenery on our doorstep,  it’s hard not to love the place.

Peter is from the east coast and Lauren is from the Western Isles and we do our best to cover as much of Scotland as we can with our content to help you make the most of your trip.

Peter and Lauren taking in the views of the Isle of Harris.

Scotland has so much to offer. One minute you can be in the centre of a bustling city with little sign of greenery and within 20 minutes you can be in some of the most rugged terrain in the country.

Our landscapes draw thousands of visitors from all over the world each year and it’s literally something that we can drive to any time we want.

We definitely consider ourselves lucky to live here.

If you’re thinking of visiting Scotland then here are some of our best suggestions of things to see on the mainland that we’ve visited so far.

Outer Hebrides

Every summer we take a trip over to the Outer Hebrides to see all the things to do in Lewis and Harris. It’s a place that I would recommend anyone to visit and for those of you who are planning a trip over, here are some of the best things to do in Stornoway.

You should also probably be aware that Sundays in Stornoway are different to many other places in Scotland and you should probably be prepared to take a slower pace of life on that day.

We’ve only just scratched the surface there and it’s somewhere that Peter has really grown to love, partially because of the incredible beaches on offer like Luskentyre.

Oh and there’s certainly a bunch of hidden gems that you may not know about on the islands.

If you’re over on the islands then the Harris Gin Distillery Tour is definitely something not to be missed, even if you’re not a big gin lover.

One of the must see parts of visiting the Outer Hebrides has to be booking a St Kilda trip. We visited and it’s just the most incredible place we’ve ever been. A true “once in a lifetime” experience.

The Outer Hebrides are also the main place in Scotland where Scottish Gaelic is still spoken. You can learn some for yourself through Lauren’s handy video guides that teach you some small phrases of Scottish Gaelic using phonetics to make it easier.

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Old Aberdeen

Aberdeen Restaurants

Dundee

  • Dundee is one of our favourite cities to visit and there’s plenty of reasons why. Check out our list of things to do in Dundee. There’s also the nearby Glamis Castle which makes for an impressive day trip from Dundee.
  • When visiting Dundee, be sure to check out the Sleeperz hotel if you’re planning to stay overnight. It’s also in walking distance of one of the best bars in the city, Bird and Bear.
  • After your night sleep, head along to The Bach and order yourself some breakfast to start your day off right before exploring all that the city has to offer.
  • If you’ve got access to a car, then why not take the short drive out to Broughty Ferry. This little suburb of Dundee is so picturesque and draws in thousands of visitors every month. If you’ve got time, you should grab some food from Forgans. It’s one of our favourites in the area.

Until then:

Places to stay in Scotland

Scottish Recipes

Get a taste for Scotland with some of these simple and traditional Scottish recipes.