Proud to call it home.
What can you say about your own country? As Scots, we’re pretty used to hearing people from all over the world tell us how much they love our country (regardless of whether they’ve actually visited or not!). It’s safe to say that we feel pretty lucky to call it home, and exploring Scotland is just as exciting to us as venturing off to some far flung land.
Scotland has a strong international image – think tartan, highland cows, bagpipes, whisky, the Highlands, and the grand old buildings of Edinburgh. In the Instagram age, many of these images have reached a wider audience than ever before. The popularity of the Scottish capital has never been greater, and places like the Isle of Skye have seen huge tourist increases in recent years. The creation and promotion of the North Coast 500 route has brought even greater numbers to the country, especially to previously quiet and rarely visited corners.
But Scotland is about more than just the big name destinations. Many of the places just mentioned have benefited hugely from increased tourism, but there have also been challenges in coping with the influx, challenges faced by so many tourism hotspots around the world. Our aim when creating content about Scotland is to give our own perspective on popular places, but also to highlight those lesser known spots deserving of attention. We hope you enjoy seeing Scotland through our eyes.