By far one of my favourite solo trips with a short two and a half day trip to the Orkney Islands, a quick hop from Scotland’s north coast. Because my background lies in history and culture, I was fascinated by the extensive prehistoric sites. Like the Shetland Islands, Orkney has a very strong Norse culture.
As a lover of remote, windswept islands, I’ve long known where Scotland’s Shetland Islands are, but for many they’re just another North Atlantic island chain. However, this small archipelago is a rare bird paradise (ok, Arctic bird paradise), a hiker’s dream destination, and if you like to explore shipwrecks you will find plenty of them here. More
Scotland’s Outer Hebrides are a 210 mile long series of barrier islands on the west coast of the Scottish mainland. They range in environment and geology from the rugged mountains of the isles of Lewis and Harris to the machair and low-lying marshes of the Uists and the white sandy beaches of Vatersay and Barra.
Scotland’s Inner Hebrides are a group of islands only a short distance from Scottish mainland. Together with the Outer Hebrides, the islands make up around 44,000 of the entire Scottish population and encompass around 200 islands. Only about 50 of these are inhabited. More
Scotland’s islands are gorgeous places! They encompass almost all ecosystems within Scotland, from stunning white beaches to mountains. There are four major island groups within Scotland, the Inner Hebrides, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney, and Shetland.
Today’s Scottish Highlands focus is on Inverness. Long known namely for the monster that bears its name, the town is a thriving artistic city with plenty of exciting things to do. Today, many will know the city because of the hit show Outlander.
The Isle of Skye is a highly popular destination that, while technically an island, is often lumped into the Highlands. It is accessible by ferry from both the mainland and from the Outer Hebrides or by car from Kyle of Lochalsh. More
Glencoe, Scotland may be the Highlands most famous glen. It is most well known for the 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald, but today is a popular hiking destination. In today’s post, I’ll explore this region and share a few photos (taken by me back when I was an exchange student!). More