Why we adore Scotland
We’re all about getting out there, finding our latest adventure – but with the #IndyRef fresh in everyone’s minds, what would we lose if Scotland voted yes?
Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands is stunning. Words utterly fail us when we try to describe how serene it looks. We can imagine a good long walk or bike ride here before enjoying a relaxing picnic – a lot more tame than we’re used to but sometimes, unwinding is a good thing.
Of course if you’re looking for something with slightly more character, you can’t go wrong with Smoo Cave (funny name, we know). But as you’ll see below, it is stunning (and again in Scotland). It’s totally unique to the UK as the first part of the cave was totally formed by the action of the sea. Talk about powerful nature!
We’d love to get exploring the Isle of Skye too. Not only has it got a beautiful name, but it’s just some of the most inspiring landscapes you will ever lay your eyes on. It’s akin to something straight out of a Jane Austen novel. The sweeping fields and jagged mountains make you almost crave a jumper and hot chocolate though!
Somewhere else that’s quite novel-esque is Glenfinnan. It’s got a rich history and even richer sights. Described online as the ‘perfect place to potter around’ we’d agree. It’s got walking/exploring written all over it. Oh and it has the Harry Potter railway.
For anyone looking for a sweet surf spot – you can’t go wrong with Thurso in East Scotland. Although you’re only supposed to go here if you’re an expert, you can catch some amazing waves watch some people tackle them here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBy-IARQ3_s
Scotland is home to one of the best snowsports areas around: Aviemore. This resort near the Cairngorm Mountain, is well known for skiing and snowboarding (two of our favourite things!). Adrenaline junkies can get their fix exploring the region with ski tours too – but make sure you’ve checked the avalanche warning…
Honourary mention goes to Castle Sinclair Girnigoe (try saying that without your teeth!) in Caithness. Bit of a trek, but these twisted remains of a stunning castle hide a secret dungeon which the fourth Earl of Caithness used to imprison his son.
Don’t forget – at Longsands you get gorgeous, unique clothing and a little history lesson!
It's called bonny Scotland for a reason!