As the Spring of 2017 approaches we enjoy longer, brighter and (slightly) warmer days. Whatever the weather it doesn’t stop us from getting out and exploring the great outdoors. Just a few weeks ago, in mid-February, we enjoyed a great week in the Outer Hebrides taking in Harris and the Uists – there’s something very special about travelling slightly outside of season and enjoying the sense of having it all to yourself! Having the dog in-tow means that many of our highlights involved enjoying local walking trails and the vast white beaches of the islands.
This year in Scotland we celebrate the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology – with a country full of unique landmarks, a fascinating history and distinct culture and heritage this theme is all around us and we want all of our visitors to be out and about enjoying tailor-made trails to experience the best of Scotland. We love exploring the mainland but also enjoy venturing to some of Scotland’s many islands, of which there are hundreds, each with unique landscapes, wildlife and history. From the Outer Hebrides with a rich crofting heritage, the Inner Hebrides, the Small Isles, Orkney, Shetland, the eastern Isle of May with a history of monks and Vikings and now thousands of Puffins, and not forgetting the isolated archipelago of St Kilda lying 41 miles west of Benbecula. This World Heritage Site is now protected and conserved by a working partnership of The National Trust for Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Military of Defence since the native population was evacuated in 1930. Enjoy self-paced or guided outdoor adventures on land, on sea and by air to explore these beautiful and remote islands of Scotland each with their own story to tell.
So where will you escape to next? If the idea of exploring Scotland your way through a customised self-drive itinerary appeals then simply get in touch and we’ll be able to start crafting the options for a unique tour. Alternatively, feel free to take a look at a couple of our sample escapes for some inspiration.
Tel: 0131 285 0468