Resources

Great Campsites

Lochranza Campsite

On the Isle of Arran for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. Camping pods, peace, walks, wildlife. Close to the ferry to Kintyre and the Arran Distillery.Go to www.arran-campsite.com

Great B&B / Guesthouses

The Alamo Guest House, Glasgow

Occupying an imposing, 4-storey Victorian property with original features, this high-end, family-run bed-and-breakfast is adjacent to Kelvingrove Park and only 0.9 miles from the Hydro, SECC and City Centre. Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5 stars (‎725 reviews), Google 5 Star (43 Reviews). Go to www.alamoguesthouse.com

Great Self-Catering Accommodation

Elie Cottage, Fife

Luxury self-catering accommodation just yards from the award winning Elie beach. Traditional seaside holiday cottage more than 150 years old, the boutique cottage has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard and sleeps up to 10. Trip Advisor Rating: 5 stars (35 reviews). Go to www.elie-cottage.co.uk

Great Places to get Married

Crear Weddings, Mull of Kintyre

The romantic Scottish wedding venue – Exclusive use of this great coastal wedding venue with affordable wedding packages for up to 100 guests. Indoor weddings, outdoor wedding, beach weddings. Go to www.crearweddings.co.uk

Great Places to Eat

Kilberry Inn, Knapdale, Mull of Kintyre

One of the leading independent seafood restaurants in Scotland. Run by owners Clare Johnson and David Wilson, this unique Scottish restaurant with rooms is in the village of Kilberry by Tarbert, Argyll, Scotland. Open for lunch, dinner and B&B, reservations are advised. TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars (‎205 reviews). Go to www.kilberryinn.com

The Ship Inn, Elie, Fife

One of Scotland’s most famous pubs, right by the sea not far from Edinburgh and known for its fabulous seafood. Trip Advisor Rating: 4 stars (719 reviews). Go to www.shipinn.scot

Great Places to Buy the best Scottish Produce 

Food of Scotland

After years of experience in running Delis and speciality food shops Marion and Henry have put together the FoodofScotland.com website to offer some of the very best produce Scotland has to offer. Go to www.foodofscotland.com

Great Days Out

 

Go Ape (Aberfoyle, Trossachs)

If you have a head for heights, try out the superb Go Ape high wire adventure course through the treetops. Take in the stunning surroundings of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park as you fly 46 metres above the ground on two of Britain’s longest zip wires. Located in the Trossachs National Park (which also has Britain’s largest off-road cycle network), it’s 30 tree top challenges are a mecca for Go Ape pilgrims, thrill seekers, adventure lovers and those that just want to get out and have some fun. Go to https://goape.co.uk/days-out/scotland/aberfoyle

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (Stirling)

One of Scotland’s top attractions for an incredible family day out. Spread over 120 acres (49 ha), the safari park features drive-through reserves, a boat safari, birds of prey shows, adventure playground, amusements, children’s play areas and a petting zoo. Go to https://www.blairdrummond.com/

TicketToRideHighlands (Inverness)

Road, hybrid and mountain bike hire in Inverness. Routes, advice and information for your cycling holiday in the Highlands of Scotland. TripAdvisor Rating: 5 (200 reviews).  Go to https://www.tickettoridehighlands.co.uk/

Great Outdoor Activities

Loch Lomond Wakeboard (Ardlui)

Fantastic wakeboard and wakesurf school on the silky smooth waters of Loch Lomond. They also offer watersports packages, boat driving lessons, boat tours and holiday packages. Go to www.lochlomondwakeboard.com/

Loch Lomond Leisure (Luss)

A whole smorgasbord of fabulously scenic boat trips, loch tours, boat hire and charter, plus water sport activities on the loch and land activities in the vicinity. Great for kids, families, kids and hen or stag weekends. Go to https://lochlomond-scotland.com/

In Your Element (Loch Lomond, Trossachs, Aviemore, Inverness)

Fab mobile outdoor adventure activity company offering amazing outdoor adventures across Scotland, with bases in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Aviemore and Inverness. With a range of outdoor experience for families, stag/ hen groups, corporate or charity groups including Mountain bike hire, Canadian Canoe, Katakanu, Waterwalkerz and Pedal Boat Hire on Loch Lomond, TreeZone Aerial Adventure Course, River Sledging, Gorge Scrambling, Canyoning, Archery, Segways Adventure sessions. Go to https://iye.scot/

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre

One of Scotland’s premier Falconry Centres with over 30 Birds of Prey and Owls all with their own home. A unique opportunity to see a Golden Eagle in close proximity. Learn about our rescue and rehabilitation of wild birds. The centre is set in woodland on the shores of Loch Lomond, an ideal setting for Birds of Prey. Go to www.lochlomondbirdofpreycentre.co.uk/

Craggan Outdoors (Aviemore, Cairngorms)

An award winning outdoor activity centre near Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland. A variety of group activities for all ages & abilities. Go to www.cragganoutdoors.co.uk/

Rob Roy Country (Trossachs)

Rob Roy Country is the perfect family holiday area for many activities including: Clan McDonald history (and the famous Scottish outlaw Rob Roy), walking and climbing (Munros include Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin, plus many Corbetts), long distance cross-country walks such as the famous Rob Roy Way, and short walks by river or loch, forest rambles. Go to www.robroycountry.com/

Ice Factor (Glencoe)

Sandwiched between Glencoe to the south and Ben Nevis to the North, Ice Factor sits in the heartland of British Mountaineering and outdoor capital of the UK. For those visiting the Highlands, Ice Factor has become a key part of their holiday with an unrivalled range of world class activities on offer (all specialist equipment provided) for Rock Climbing and Abseiling, Ice Climbing and our Giant Swing and Outdoor Aerial Adventure Course. Ranks in the top 5 things to do the highlands. Go to https://www.ice-factor.co.uk/

Snow Factor (Glasgow)

Visit Snow Factor, Scotland’s only year round snow sport resort (and the longest indoor real snow slope in the UK). With a dedicated teaching and instruction slope, main ski slope, 4 ski lifts, ice climbing wall, Bavarian Restaurant, Ice Slide, Festive Grotto, Sledging and new Ice Bar it is a fun winter destination and all only 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre. Go to https://www.snowfactor.com/

Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre (Borders)

Go and see wild salmon leaping and learn all about the life-cycle of the salmon. The centre near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders is a unique visitor attraction that offers a fish’s-eye-view of the underwater world of the atlantic salmon using live camera footage inside the “state of art” Larinier pass. Children love it. Go to www.salmonviewingcentre.com/

John O’Groats Ferries (North East)

Fantastic wildlife cruises, day tours to the Orkney Islands, plus passenger ferry services. TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 (186 reviews). Go to www.jogferry.co.uk/

Good Sources of Information

Must See Scotland

Award winning website from local Scots – Gilbert & Johanna Summers – travel experts with over 30 years experience of guiding, trip planning and writing about Scotland for publishers, tourist boards and travel organisations. Great resource website offering plenty of independent travel advice, insider trip planning ideas and travel information from local experts. Go to https://must-see-scotland.com/

Undiscovered Scotland

Undiscovered Scotland is a great online guide to Scotland, combining visitor guides, accommodation listings and a business directory.Go to www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/

ScottishCamping.com

Established in 1999 to provide the most accessible, accurate and comprehensive directory of campsites and caravan parks in Scotland. With over 500 sites listed it is the leading online guide for those planning camping holidays in Scotland. You can purchase their great map of campsites here Scotland Campsites and Caravan Parks Map 

Go to www.scottishcamping.com/

Trossachs.co.uk

Free accommodation finder in Stirling, The Trossachs and Loch Lomond, some of the best places to visit in Scotland.

Go to www.trossachs.co.uk/

Beautiful Craignish

Where to stay, what to see and what to do in Ardfern, Croabh and Lunga, on the beautiful west coast of Scotland. The Craignish peninsula has three settlements; Ardfern, Craobh Haven and Lunga and is situated in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland, just North of the Mull of Kintyre. The beautiful peninsula is abundant with wildlife, spectacular scenery and provides visitors with a wide variety of places to stay and plenty of things to do both on land and on sea.

Go to www.craignish.info 

The Internet Guide to Scotland

Independent info about Scotland: travel, tours, accommodation, sightseeing, outdoor activities, castles, genealogy and more.

Go to www.scotland-info.co.uk

The John Muir Trust

The John Muir Trust is a conservation charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing wild places for the benefit of all. With more than 10,000 members internationally the trust is reat for ideas and inspiration for all things outdoorsy.

Go to www.johnmuirtrust.org

Tiny House Blog

A great resource site for living simply in small places. Find inspiration from others through their hopes, dreams, and experiences with tiny house designing, building, and living.

Go To http://tinyhouseblog.com/

 

Good Self Catering Chalets, Lodges and Cottages

Clachaig Holidays

Situated in and around Glencoe, self catering cottages, chalets and lodges provide high quality holiday accommodation sleeping between 4 – 6 people.

Go to www.clachaigholidays.com

*28th October – 16th December

**3rd April – 1st July & 3rd September – 28th October

***26th March – 2nd April & 2nd July – 3rd September

For all those all-important small print notes about our hire, visit our Terms and Conditions page.