Author: scottxt

Castles On The West Coast Of Scotland

Scotland is full of stunning and majestic castles, with some of the quirkiest living on the west coast. Scottish Castles were built and used as fortresses, their main purpose being to withhold enemy attacks and keep occupents safe. When people think of Castles in Scotland they usually think of Edinburgh, Stirling and the Scottish Highlands. [...]

Three Isles Tour: The Inside Scoop

If you need a little bit of a nudge to try out the Three Isles Tour then check out these fantastic reviews by LARETOUR and The Tinberry Travels. LARETOUR is a travel blog run by Laura where she shares her Scottish adventures and weekend escapades. Laura described parts of the tour as 'mythical and breathtaking.' Laura's [...]

5 Reasons To Visit The West Coast in Pictures

They say a picture tells a 1000 words, so instead of trying to convince you in writing how beautiful the west coast of Scotland is we thought we would let the photos do the talking. Bute Only 33 miles from Glasgow, Bute is one of the most accessible westerly isles from the Scottish central belt. [...]

Music Festivals On The West Coast

When you think of music festivals in Scotland, your thoughts probably jump to mud, rain and TITP. However Scotland has a diverse range of music festivals that span a number of months, none of which by the way have reported missing cash machines! Music festivals take place all across Scotland, from Edinburgh to the Shetland [...]

A Beginners Guide to the Highland Games

The Scottish Highland Games take place across the length and breadth of the country over spring and summer. They are a way of celebrating both Scottish and Celtic culture, with bagpipes, kilts and the caber toss being a key feature across all Scottish Highland Games. The games are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in [...]

3 Incredible Islands You Need To Visit In Scotland

If you need inspiration for your next weekend getaway then look no further than the latest review on The Travel Hack. The Travel Hack is a travel/lifestyle blog that aims to showcase that adventure travel can be both affordable and stylish! Voted as one of the UK's top 10 travel blogs; The Travel Hack offers [...]

The West Coast of Scotland: A Chocolate Lover’s Dream!

Scotland is a country renowned for its passion for food, drink and the odd wee dram! With so many national delicacies to try; think haggis, shortbread, Irn-Bru and even the infamous deep fried mars bar, chocolate probably wouldn't make your list. Chocolate shops however have continued to pop up across Scotland over the last ten [...]

Iona In A Day: 5 Things You Must Do

It may only be 3 miles long, but there is so much to see and do on Iona that it can be hard to know where to begin! If like so many visitors you only have 1 day to explore the wonders of this beautiful Island then check out our top 5 visitor recommendations.   [...]

Basking Sharks Everywhere!

Unbeknownst to most, every summer the second largest fish in the world cruises Scotland’s waters in huge numbers. The basking shark can grow up to 33 feet long, their giant mouths gaping as they cruise through the open oceans. Menacing as they may seem however, their entire diet consists of plankton; tiny creatures that sustain [...]

Whisky On The West Coast

Originally from the Gaelic ‘uisge beatha’, meaning ‘water of life’, whisky has been distilled in Scotland for hundreds of years. Since then, whisky has become a cultural asset for the nation, and in 2015 was reported to be worth approximately £5 billion to the UK economy. A substantial figure though perhaps not a surprising one [...]