Scotland is my home away from home. Known for its beautiful scenery, castles, whisky, haggis, and oh so much more! Whether you visit one of the bigger cities, small charming towns, the highlands, islands, or borders, you won’t be disappointed. I’ve made Scotland my home after travelling around the world, and I couldn’t be happier!

Scotland Essentials

Our Home on the Isle of Skye


We recently moved from the central belt and now call the Isle of Skye home! We’re getting to know our new home and can’t wait to share more about it with you all. 

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Where Do You Want to Go?

When planning your adventure in Scotland, deciding where to go is a big deal! There’s so much to see, it can be difficult to know where to start. Breaking down the country into different areas and exploring what each place has to offer isn’t as simple as you might think. There are numerous ways to approach it! Whether you’re interested in major cities and regions or prefer posts about the countryside, towns, and cities, there’s a lot to consider.

Edinburgh: Scotland’s capital city with the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town & New Town areas.

Glasgow: The biggest city in Scotland, known for its arts and music scene.

Inverness: Capital of the Highlands and ideal as a base for exploring the region.

Aberdeen: Known as the “Granite City” thanks to its glittering grey stone buildings. Located on the east coast and ideal for exploring the rest of Aberdeenshire, including the Cairngorm National Park.

The Highlands: Traditionally encompassing the area north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault, including many mountain ranges and the islands off the west coast of Scotland.

The Lowlands: Referring to the parts of Scotland that are not part of the Highlands. However, this is usually further divided into two areas. The Central Belt, where most people in Scotland live, encompasses Greater Glasgow, Ayrshire, Falkirk, Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. Below that is the Southern Uplands, mostly made up of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway.

Western Isles: Islands stretching the length of the west coast, which are sometimes divided into the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Known for their beautiful sweeping coastlines and scenery. 

Orkney & Shetland: Two unique island groups off the north of mainland Scotland. Shetland has strong Viking roots, and Orkney is the location of many neolithic sites.

Scotland Regions

To really help with your planning, we wanted to break things down into smaller areas, since we know how many amazing things there are to do across Scotland. You can click on the Scottish Regions below to take you to information about each, including what you can expect there and the best things to do, plus any blog posts we’ve written too!


Argyll & the Isles

Ayrshire & Arran

Dumfries & Galloway

Dundee & Angus

Edinburgh & the Lothians

Glasgow & the Clyde Valley

The Highlands

Kingdom of Fife

Orkney & Shetland

Outer Hebrides



Scottish Borders

The Trossachs & Stirlingshire


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