Welcome to Scotland Info Guide

Hello, and welcome to Scotland Info, your guide to the Highlands, Islands and Mainland of Scotland.

Scotland Info is a practical guide with a focus on the Highlands and Islands but we also include the other stunning parts of Scotland. The authors of the site both live in the UK, one in the Inner Hebrides and the other one in the north of England.


Our passion is Scotland, we love this wild, unspoilt and stunningly beautiful country, and we are keen to share it with you.

Why visit Scotland? And why another Scotland Guide?
Despite the somewhat changeable weather we have here, Scotland is a great place to be. We have a fascinating history, a stunning landscape, the best whisky distilleries in the world, the most beautiful castles, breathtaking islands, clean oceans and most of all friendly and very welcoming locals. No matter where you go, the Scots will welcome you and make you feel at home. Where do you find that nowadays? Our guide shows you how Scotland really is, we make no false promises, we are also not an agency, we just want to prepare you properly so you can have a great time when you’re over. That’s why we took many pictures and wrote articles with practical info so you know what to expect when you’re here.

During our many trips we’ve had the pleasure to visit many Scottish Castles and Abbeys, met many people, see many villages and towns, climb many hills, had a dram or two in the distilleries and in the process we took over 40,000 pictures. Our motto is: “A picture says more than a thousand words” hence the thousands of pictures you will find on our site. I hope you enjoy your virtual Scotland tour. If you have any questions or suggestions please get in touch.

How to navigate the site?
Finding your way around the site is easy. The main navigation menu on top gives access to most of the pages and subpages, alternatively you can try to search the site. Don’t forget to visit the blog, we have a lot of interesting articles which are frequently updated.

Want to know more about the Highlands, Islands and Mainland?
The north, central and west and south mainland pages gives access to the various regions in Scotland such as the Highlands, Scottish Borders and Sutherland just to name a few. From the Islands of Scotland page you can find links to the island webpages such as Islay, Arran, Jura, Mull and the island groups Orkney and Outer Hebrides.

About Scotland
In the About Scotland section you can find facts about Scotland and information about our great weather and Climate. There is also info on how Scotland is arranged politically, why there is a difference in culture between the Highlands and the Central Belt, what you need to do if you want to get married here and best of all, read about our fascinating history. And we have some interesting maps including a clan map!

Whisky and Distilleries
What would Scotland be without whisky, for many the main reason for their holiday. The Malt Whisky Page explains how the water of life is made and we have an overview of the most popular distilleries in Scotland, from Campbeltown and Islay in the south west to Highland Park in the north and Glenfiddich in the Speyside.

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Blog and Social Media
A Blog is included on the site where we post images, videos, news and other interesting bits of information and backgrounds. We are also active on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and on Pinterest