In this article, Adam Christie takes us through his own personal choice of the 10 spookiest places in Scotland. Expect some unexpected gems in here to go and visit yourself.
You could literally make a list of a hundred spooky places to visit in Scotland, just pick any old castle or stately home and list it.However, that wasn’t good enough for me. I don’t believe in ghosts etc so shouldn’t be affected by such things. Nevertheless, some places I have visited have sent a shiver up my spine strong enough to remember it. So, with Halloween this weekend there doesn’t seem a better time to get it off my chest. Here’s my list of the spookiest places to visit in Scotland (and yes, OK, there are one or two castles in there):Read more →
Every year, in the middle of August, Crieff Highland Games takes center stage in the Strathearn Capital. Having just attended the 2015 Crieff games I can attest it really is a great day out. With a mix of heavyweight and athletic sports, dancing, pipe bands and folk/rock bands, Crieff Highland Gathering absolutely nailed it this year.
The chieftan for 2015 was curling superstar, Eve Muirhead.
Just a few minutes walk downhill (west) from the middle of town in Pitlochry, you come to the River Tummel and the short loop walk over the footbridge and back over the dam takes in some of the things to do in Pitlochry. On the way round you can visit the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, the Salmon Ladder and the Tummel Dam – looking in on the large turbines of the hydro electric station and then walking back across the top of the dam. See more things to do in Pitlochry here.
Just found this video in the archive of the beach at Carnoustie near Dundee. This was taken on a particularly fresh autumn day with a wind howling over everything. Didn’t stop the kids having fun all afternoon in the excellent kids playpark. If you are in the Dundee or Angus area and considering heading to the beach at St Andrews, why not try Carnoustie instead and avoid the crowds. The much improved road between Dundee and Carnoustie makes the trip really quick.
Lochearnhead sits at the north-east corner of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is a beautiful location and well known for it’s watersports facilities, fishing and all things water based. We went through there as a family recently to try out one of the other attractions – National Cycle Route 7. Read more →
Saw this today and had to share it. I grew up in Fife – not this pretty bit in the advert, but the Lego-inspired Glenrothes – and these places were there for day trips at the weekend. Great to sea Visit Scotland promoting Elie, Anstruther and other great Fife locations. We also have a few things to do in Fife on this site.
The weather in Scotland in June is normally pretty pleasant. Daytime temperatures can vary from around 14 degrees celsius to 20 degrees celsius. Nighttime temperatures will dip to 6-10 degrees. There is rarely a frost in June. Historically if you take a holiday in Scotland in June you’re probably in with one of the best opportunities of good weather. Read more →
There are plenty of things to do in Inverness. The city is up-and-coming as one of the best holiday destinations in Scotland, and it’s easy to see why. There are great amenities, loads for tourists to do and friendly people. Just a short trip outside the city you can be skiing in some of Scotland’s highest mountains, spotting dolphins from a beautiful beach, or hunting for Nessie at Loch Ness. Read more →
For most of us not native to Scotland, our first experience of this beautiful country happens through film. Since the silver screen came alive, filmmakers have been drawn to its massive historic castles, sprawling mountainous glens, and deep mysterious lochs. For travellers attracted to lush landscapes showcased in film, Scotland’s Highlands have much to offer. Read more →