Castle Campbell from above

A very early morning was worth it today to have Dollar Glen all to myself on another roaster of a day in tropical Scotland!

What. A. View.

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Last week saw me briefly back in the Scottish Borders visiting Live Borders and this part of the land comes alive in summer when its lush landscapes team up with the endless fabulous ruins to show off its underappreciated appeal. A brilliant contrast to my recent Outer Hebrides adventure, these two regions show Scotland at its wildly diverse best!

Flying over Harris' western limits

One of last week's highlights.....getting a different perspective of a familiar place. Hushinish is one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland and from up here the full range of Harris' raw beauty is on display. Moonscape terrain, turquoise waters and empty sands. Throw in views of uninhabited Scarp over the water and the scene is set for a sunset beach BBQ.

All part of an exciting campaign with Outer Hebrides for a video that'll be coming out this September....

Maid of the Forth

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The beaches have shone this week again in the Outer Hebrides. 20 degree weather makes this incredible part of the world yet more appealing. Berneray, North Uist, Eriskay and Barra were even warm enough for a dip!

#OutdoorHebrides

This week I’m back in maybe my favourite place, Scotland’s Outer Hebrides! Working on an outdoors video project due out in September with @theouterhebrides - there will be some teasers coming over the next few days! I’ll be in Harris today before working my way south through the islands. The coast is calling....

#OutdoorHebrides

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This glorious weather calls for a return to the Highlands I reckon and this week will see me back once again in the Outer Hebrides for another adventure out west. If it's anything like my last trip to the north west, I'm sure it'll be just about acceptable....

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Bothwell Castle by drone

Aerial footage over Bothwell Castle, just outside of Glasgow. A 4K journey over one of Scotland's most picturesque and atmospheric ruins....

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Amazing day yesterday with the Scottish Seabird Centre and a boat trip to the mighty Bass Rock and Puffin World, the Isle of May. Raw, dramatic, lonely nature doing its thing has an incredible way of bringing your presence squarely into perspective. And puffins are super cute, which is excellent too.

#EastLothian

Drone over Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye

A brief flight over one of Scotland's most bizarre - and extremely popular in peak season - spots on the Isle of Skye. Fairy Glen's rolling mounds and natural mystique give it a surreal feel that you'll not forget in a hurry....

The Scotlanders Head to East Lothian!

New Post: A look back at our bloggers' marathon around East Lothian last month! Taking on sport and adventure I was up hills, in the trees with Foxlake Adventures, at the gym with Enjoyleisure in East Lothian and on the whisky over a relentless weekend of fun with Visit East Lothian! Read on for the full story...

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Another mountain top panoramic from last week’s Sutherland road trip with campervan experts Clark Commercials! Here’s the view from the top of the Scottish mountain icon that is Suilven! It’s on the list of all hikers in Scotland and has an allure and appearance that puts it in a league of its own. Wouldn’t you agree?

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Ardvreck Castle by drone

Working my way through countless images taken from my last two weeks on the road, but I'm going to kick off with a castle. It's one of the very few castles to be found in the far north west of Scotland but Ardvreck is also one of our most camera-friendly. I've been dying to get at it with the drone for ages and finally got my chance last week. Beaches, lochs, mountains and ruins in one shot.

Must be the Highlands then eh....

Today’s seen some cracking weather hitting Scotland’s far north west and what a view from the summit of Stac Pollaidh! A remarkably straightforward hike it provides an incredible panorama over Assynt. A must for visitors along the North Coast 500 and there will be more on the blog next week as I review my latest road trip adventure....

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For those who have not been following along with our #eastlothian adventures over the weekend on Twitter and Instagram....it went rather well! With my Adventure theme for the campaign I inadvertently crashed a hen doo and took to the trees for some thrilling ziplining at Foxlake Adventures. Then I was off for some putting at an incredibly sunny North Berwick, sandwiched by a couple of gym workouts with Enjoyleisure in East Lothian. And there was just about time for some beach walking at Dunbar and hillwalking up Traprain Law. All in the weekend work of a travel blogger!

The campaign was a whopper across social media as five bloggers simultaneously charging around Visit East Lothian gathered an audience of close to two million people! More to come from us all in the next days and weeks as we reflect on memories from one of Scotland's most diverse regions....

#EastLothian

This weekend I'll be joining some of my fellow top Scotland bloggers to take on East Lothian!

Located just east of the capital and within easy reach of Central Scotland, my experience of East Lothian so far is that it has something of just about everything. Whether aiming to please adventure seekers like me or to suit famillies looking for country and coastal escapes, we'll aim to show it off at its best! Taking on the outdoors, culture, nature, architecture and history, we've got 5 packed itineraries ahead of us and you can follow us all weekend across social media by using #eastlothian.

My last visit saw what is still my favourite drone flight to date. Cruising between the amazing Bass Rock and the dramatic ruin of Tantallon Castle, it's not one I'll ever forget. More of the same please!

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Next up on my adventure down through the Outer Hebrides, some hillwalking on South Uist. I headed straight for the highest point and a long slog of a hike up Beinn Mhor! With not another soul in sight all day, it is remote, seemingly unwelcoming and grimly moody all at once. Just my kind of climb....

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Working my way south through the Outer Hebrides this week, my next stop was North Uist. Suddenly there's a new contender for my favourite Scottish island.....

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So I have arrived in the Outer Hebrides with VisitScotland and today took on beautiful Berneray! Stunning beaches on both coasts split a fantastic walk across the boggy and raw interior. Standing stones, a whale carcass and seals added to the day's highlights. That and the deafening silence in all directions. Wish you were here?

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First island trip of the year confirmed and next week I'm off to explore Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist next week! It's been years since I explored these parts of the Outer Hebrides but if my more recent experiences out there are anything to go by....

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The cold but sunny weather this week called for a return to the Cairngorms and I took on some mountain biking and gorge walking with Craggan Outdoors. The latter was a bit of a challenge for the old body thermostat but an exhilarating shock to the system is sometimes just what is needed! Fresh Highland air and unflattering wet suit lunges - what's not to love?

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Having barely left Glasgow this month due to project planning for the year it's a relief that the tourism season is starting to kick off and travel plans can begin to kick in. One of my planned excursions next month is to Scotland's far north and the rugged landscapes of Sutherland. A couple of long-lusted-after peaks await as does the odd ruin, beach and endless rural landscape. What are your favourite things to do in Sutherland?

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The first campaign of the year can now be announced and I'm off to East Lothian on the 21/22nd next month with a group of great bloggers to promote the best of the region. Ruins, walks, museums, wildlife spotting and more await for the 5 of us and we'll be splitting up to simultaneously charge around ticking off the top spots.

With attractions and activities that are suited to both famillies and adventurers, we'll prove that there's something for everyone! You can follow along before, during and after using #eastlothian across social media and share questions, tips and your favourite spots with us.

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Another burst of snow over much of #Scotland this weekend suggests spring will unfortunately have to keep waiting! But, like any travel addict, my mind went elsewhere and seemed to lock onto the Isle of Iona. My last trip saw a freakishly lucky streak of weather that brought one of our most atmospheric and spiritual hubs to life. I just may be headed back that way soon.

Who else is a fan of Iona?

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New Post: A look back at the top #Outlander filming locations around Scotland for Seson 3 of the show...

https://travelswithakilt.com/outlander-season-3-filming-locations/

Loch an Eilein by drone

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Before the snow brought the country to a swift halt, this was me last week flying over one of Scotland's most beuatiful island ruins at Loch an Eilein at Rothiemurchas! You can read more about my Cairngorms trip here....

https://travelswithakilt.com/what-to-do-in-aviemore/

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It's been a great few days embracing the winter chill exploring the Cairngorms! Battling the snow on the drive south, I was reflecting on the highlights including frozen lochs, island fortresses and a stay at the absolutely stunning Strathspey Lodge!

Now safely back in Glasgow, the Beast from the East can feel free to do its worst....

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New Post: The long path to the top of the Wallace Monument and a look at the legacy of Scotland's historic Guardian, William Wallace....

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Loch Morlich by drone

I'm in the Cairngrorms the next few days and today suggests I'm going to enjoy it up here! Baltic temperatures saw the ever-impressive Loch Morlich looking even better with a sheet of ice over it. This little snippet gives you an idea of what my day was like.....

Wallace Monument by drone

It's one of Scotland's best and most visited tourism attractions and this morning I got to see it from a very different perspective.....

The National Wallace Monument

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