Scotland Info and Pictures – an honest insiders view

As I have lived in Scotland over 10 years, moving here from Wales, and my wife is from the USA (we met on day 3 of her vacation, on the Isle of Skye, very romantic!) I think I can see Scotland through the eyes of both a visitor and a local. So, here I am offering some honest and helpful advice for people planning their first ever trip to Scotland. Also note, Scotland is turning green!

First, some pictures. Everybody loves pictures. Then some useful websites for reviews and travel advice – and my contact details if you want a hand to hold.

Walking in the rain and open hillside

Walking in Berriedale, Hoy, in July

Walking in Berriedale, Hoy, in July

St John’s Head, Hoy

A beautiful walk along high cliffs of Hoy, Orkney Islands

A beautiful walk along high cliffs of Hoy, Orkney Islands

Fishing Boats, Tay Esuary

After the Storm - Fishing Boats on the Tay

After the Storm - Fishing Boats on the Tay

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Beach near Ullapool

Beach near Ullapool on the West coast

Beach near Ullapool on the West coast

Hogwarts Express and Harry Potter

Jacobite Steam Train - Hogwarts Express!

Jacobite Steam Train - Hogwarts Express!

Monty Python’s Holy Grail – Doune Castle

Doune Castle - of Holy Grail fame

Doune Castle - of Holy Grail fame

Edinburgh Cobbled Streets

Edinburgh Streets - in Stockbridge

Edinburgh Streets - in Stockbridge

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town - a quiet street by the castle.

Edinburgh Old Town - a quiet street by the castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle and City View

Edinburgh Castle and City View

That is a flavour of some of the beauty of Scotland, if not the classic shots. I hope this gives you a sense of what Scotland could offer you – in addition to all the information about clans, tartans, loch ness, bagpipes and haggis.

For good honest, helpful information, the three best sites to use – where you can read tips (personal opinions) and get advice from keen-to-help locals:

For my own pages, feel free to go to:

  • Five Senses –  my new website 2010 – exploring Orkney, Scotland

If you need more advice than these sites can give, you’d better check out the more official sites – but risk heading to all the same tourist places every other joe goes, or if you want the real thing and off-the-beaten-track, contact me now, or see some New Pictures I have added to this blog, January 2009

Also, I suggest you look at these superb books about Scotland! …

I love Scotland

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