Photo story: from barley fields to whisky barrels in rural Scotland

Large swathes of the Scottish countryside are coated in golden barley fields — an ancient, humble crop that's key to producing the country's legendary whisky. 

Bloody Jacobite battles to Bronze Age cemetaries: exploring Scotland's past

A trip to the Scottish Highlands offers a fascinating glimpse into the country’s history, with helicopter rides and fairytale accomodation all part of the experience.

Coasts and waters

Jim Richardson’s images vividly capture Scotland’s hugely varied coastline and the inland waters which shape the country. In 2020, Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters celebrates these vital elements of the landscape with a year-long programme of events and activities.

How to spend a long weekend on the Isle of Mull

Although just off the Scottish mainland, the Hebridean island of Mull can feel lightyears away — and its fiercely beautiful coastline and rugged highlands provide ample opportunity to truly escape.

Long weekend: Scottish Highlands

The call of the wild runs deep in Scotland’s atmospheric northwest Highlands. Travel to the far-flung Isle of Skye and Wester Ross for rugged outdoor thrills by day, whether slithering up muddy hillsides or hauling in a catch of the day, before enjoying classic comforts by night in a clutch of gourmet restaurants

A traveller's guide to the Isle of Arran, Scotland

Soaring peaks, sweeping coastlines and wildlife at every turn — Arran truly lives up to its reputation as ‘Scotland in miniature’.

The Scottish Wildcat Is Disappearing. Can It Be Saved?

Perhaps only a couple of dozen 'Highlands tigers' are left in the wild. Now, the race is on to prevent their extinction.

Top 5: UK adventures

Forget the far-flung corners of the world; your next adventure expedition is just a stone's throw from one of the UK's major cities