Guide to Touring the Outer Hebrides in a campervan

There is no better way than touring the Outer Hebrides in campervan  to see this wonderful part of Scotland and the world! In order to preserve this stunning landscape and it’s friendly local communities that have looked after it for centuries, please be aware of the following recommendations: Respect the local community when wild camping in the Outer Hebrides and make sure that your campervan is not parked up close to resident housing.  This is the islanders home and whilst many welcome the economic gain from increased Continue reading →

Campervan Road Trip Outer Hebrides –  Barra and Vatersay – Stage 1

Known as one of the world’s last great wildernesses, the Outer Hebrides offer mile after mile of pristine white sandy beaches surrounded by a crystal-clear turquoise shoreline making it a must see destination for anyone looking to take a road trip around Scotland.  So, if you’re planning on  an Outer Hebrides campervan road trip and looking for some inspiration and local knowledge, read on! The south Hebridean islands of Barra and Vatersay are easily reached by car ferry making them the perfect starting point for Continue reading →

Top 10 Places to Visit in Scotland this October Half Term Holiday

For many parents, entertaining the kids over the October half term holiday can be a costly and stressful task but it doesn’t have to be.  Scotland’s incredible landscape offers an infinite variety of free activities for families that only require a warm coat, a picnic and of course, their endless supply of energy.  The warm golds, oranges and reds of the autumnal trees set against the vibrant purples and coppers of the heather make Scotland a truly magical location for an Autumn break.  Read our list below Continue reading →

Islay Campervan Tour – The best place in Scotland to shelter from the Beast from the East

Our Islay Spring Campervan Tour Birds have long been known to help predict weather patterns and so we shouldn’t have been surprised that our first flavour of Islay as we drove off the ferry this week was to pass field upon field of both Barnacle and Greenland Geese sheltering from the artic weather about to hit mainland Britain.  Home to over 45,000 avian winter visitors, Islay is the most southerly island in the Inner Hebrides and enjoys its own micro climate with more than 30% Continue reading →

Driving the North Coast 500 in winter and spring guide

Navigate direct to: Day 1: Getting to the Gorgeous West Coast | Day 2: Ullapool and Sutherland | Day 3: Castles and Legends | Day 4: The North Coast leg | Day 5: Whisky and Wildlife “North Coast 500,” I hear several times on my train journey north. “North Coast 500” I hear again on my return journey back to Glasgow. It’s a snowy day in January and it seems the whole of Scotland is talking about this epic touring route around the north coast Continue reading →

Top Tips for touring the North Coast 500 in a campervan out of season

If you are planning to tour the North Coast 500 in a campervan in late autumn, winter or early spring, read our top tips for touring the NC500 in a campervan.  Plan your trip carefully. As tourism providers catch up with demand, many businesses remain closed until the beginning of April so don’t count on them being open at this time of year and miss out on seeing something else you could have en-route.     Book accommodation in advance.  Many  campsites on the NC500 route close Continue reading →