Stargazing and the Northern Lights on an Autumn and Winter Campervan Road Trip

Looking for an autumn adventure? Why not enjoy nature’s own spectacular light show this autumn and take a road trip for some Aurora Hunting and find the Northern Lights in Scotland!  What are the Northern Lights? The Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, is only seen above the magnetic north pole of the northern hemisphere and is caused by gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere colliding with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere to create a stream of green, pink, red, yellow 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 →

10 Reasons why May is the best month to visit Scotland

There are literally hundreds of reasons why you should visit Scotland this year #ScotlandIsNow  but why not beat the summer crowds and enjoy Scotland at it’s best in late spring before the midgies and the tourists arrive?  Here’s 10 reasons why we think May is the best month to visit Scotland!  1. Woodland Walks when you Visit Scotland in May Scotland’s wonderful rhododendrons and pretty bluebells are in full display this month and the number one reason you should visit Scotland in May!  Whether you fancy Continue reading →

Top 10 hill walks for your tour around Scotland

Recognised as one of the world’s last easily accessible wildernesses, touring around Scotland has become increasingly popular with both families and independent travellers alike.  Famous for its whisky, spectacular scenery and romantic history, there are an abundance of tourist destinations to visit whilst touring around Scotland, yet more and more travellers are looking to escape the crowds and head for the hills, lochs, glens and beaches  for some respite from their busy lives.   If you are planning a tour around Scotland this year, be it Continue reading →

4 most atmospheric historic places to visit in Scotland

4 most atmospheric historic places to visit in Scotland Why do tourists from around the world flock to Scotland?  As well our outstanding Food and Drink offering, the stunning scenery, the friendly Scottish people and of course, the weather….the majority of tourists come to Scotland to embrace and soak up our rich cultural history.  The success of TV shows such as Outlander have furthered the popularity of Scotland and whilst places such as the National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden Battlefield visitor centre should be on 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

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 →

Is summer the best time to visit Scotland in a campervan?

Having suffered one of the wettest summers this year, I have to say that summer is not always the best time to visit Scotland in a campervan.   If midges and crowds aren’t your thing then it might be much more preferable to visit Scotland in autumn, winter or spring …as long as you’re prepared and happy to bring some warmer clothing. In my opinion, the best months to visit Scotland in a campervan are May and September:  May because of the glorious colours of Scotland’s Continue reading →

Wildlife Tour Scotland

Fancy a wildlife weekend in Scotland?  Read on….. Whether it’s a day away, a weekend or a week touring around in our campervan, my husband Ivan and I have a wildlife competition: one point is given for common birds of prey and moorland birds, deer, pheasants, grey squirrels and hares; two points for more unusual birds of prey such as sea eagles and osprey or dolphins, porpoise, red squirrels, and lesser seen moorland birds like Capercaille.  Our usual campervan holiday takes in the amazing beaches Continue reading →