Shetland Isles Experience & 1 day for the highlights of the Orkneys

7 days

This private & small group tour is available on any 7 days shown in green on our Tours availability calendar (subject to suitable available accommodation of your choice) & available vehicle ferry space

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Tour summary & highlights

Price for a 7 day tour

7 day tour prices – Unicorn Tours

(Peak season, based on a group of 8, price per person starts from £220)

plus

ferries Northlink ferry

&  a few inexpensive & very short Shetland Isles internal ferries, Orkney Isles internal ferries & Pentland ferries), accommodation (option of low budget to 5*), food, entrance fees & your personal expenses


Shetland

19 hours of midsummer sun

1697 miles of coastline

6000 years of history

138 sandy beaches

1 million seabirds

200,000 puffins

22,000 people


                   ,    Sample travel route / past tour itineraries:


either overnight from Aberdeen to Lerwick / Shetland

  • visit Shetland – for example 3 full days

Lerwick / Shetland – late evening ferry – to Kirkwall / Orkney

  • visit Orkney – for example 1 full day

Orkney – short ferry – to Thurso or Gills Bay on the Scottish Northcoast – or in reverse first Orkney and then Shetland


Day 1

We travel to Aberdeen to catch the 5pm or 7pm Shetland-bound Northlink ferry

(this could be non-stop or include one or more of the scenic stops along the way, such as

coastal, towns, beaches, cliffs walks, Dunnottar castle, etc. or a visit of Aberdeen)


Time spent on Shetland:

from the morning of Day 2 / arrival into Lerwick at 7am 

until the evening of Day 4 / departure from Lerwick at 5pm 

= 3 full days on Shetland (day 2, day 3 & day 4) 

Time spent on Orkney

arrival just before midnight on day 4

depart in the morning on day 6 = 1 full day on the Orkney mainland on day 5


  • Shetland (Shetland mainland + Unst + optional visits)
  • Highlights of the Orkney mainland (islands connected by the Churchill barrier)

Highlights of the Orkney mainland :

  • Kirkwall
  • Stromness
  • Skara Brae
  • Ring of Brodgar & Standing stones of Stenness
  • Yesnaeby cliffs

Yesnaeby cliffs – Unicorn Tours – past tour photos 09 June 2022

  • Broch of Birsay
  • Scapa Flow
  • Churchill barriers connecting the Orkney mainland with Lambholm – Glimps Holm – Burray & North Ronaldsay
  • Deerness & Taracliff bay
  • etc.


 

Shetland quick overview:

Unst day tour from the Shetland mainland

From Toft on the Shetland mainland we take the Shetland internal ferries

Shetland Islands internal ferries – route map

to the Isle of Yell and from there to the Isle of Unst – it is a stunning ferry ride and we have regularly spotted whales

Unst

Unst – Shetland North Isles – 11th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

Unst highlights:

Stunning cliff top views @ the Hermaness national nature reserve on Unst – Shetland – Unicorn Tours – June 2022

Cliff top seabird views from Unst – Scotland’s most northerly island

Muckle Flugga & the lighthouse views in the distance from Hermaness

Hermaness national nature reserve – Unst/Shetland – 11th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

Puffins, gannets & many seabirds at Hermaness – Unst, Shetland

  • Haroldswick, Unst heritage centre & boat museum
  • Baltasound
  • Uyeasound

 

Yell

  • Mid-Yell
  • Burravoe
  • the Gloup & Fishermen’s memorial

Yell – 12th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

 

Fetlar

Fetlar – Shetland


Just a very few of the many highlights and countless sights, beaches, cliffs, sea inlets & views of the Shetland mainland:

Central Mainland

  • Lerwick, harbour, Shetland museum, Clickimin broch, Fort Charlotte & views from the Knap

Lerwick Town Hall – Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles museum in Lerwick

  • Scalloway, harbour, castle & museum

Scalloway

Scalloway

  • Burra, Trondra & Hamnavoe
  • Whiteness
  • Voe
  • Brae
  • Sullom Voe
  • Lunna & Hamnavoe with views of Whalsay & Yell

 

South Mainland

 

  • Jarlshof – one of Europe’s prime neolithical sites

Jarlshof – Shetland south mainland

 

  • St. Ninian’s Isle

St. Ninian’s Isle beach – 28th April 2024

St. Ninian’s Isle tombola beach – 14th April 2024

St. Ninian’s Isle & beach walk – Shetland South mainland – June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

 

West Mainland

  • Aith & the “Shetland Alps”
  • Walls
  • Sandness and coastal walk with views of Papa Stour & Foula

 

  • Westerwick to Culswick cliff-top walk

Shetland Isles – 10 June 2022 – Westerwick cliff walk + West Burra + South mainland

 

North Mainland

  • Mavis Grind
  • Eshaness cliffs
  • Hillswick
  • Rona’s Voe
  • North Roe with views of Yell and Unst

Optional visits on Shetland, depending on the group’s preferences, wildlife, nature, walking, history, the weather, ferry/internal flight connections:


Shetland heritage & culture

Shetland info

Shetland (Visit Scotland)


Day 5

departure from Lerwick at either 5pm or 7pm

Day 6

arrival into Aberdeen at 7am

Non-stop journey back home south again

or if so requested include some of the scenic sights along the Northeast, as in our Northeastcoast tour



Shetland Isles

Shetland is awesome, it is a lot larger than you might think and very long and narrow from north to south with a lot of peninsulas and sealochs/fjords cutting deep inland, you are never further than 3 miles from the sea and has a coastline of over 1600 miles!!!

– a lot also depends again on what you are after and the type of weather/visibility we get

the two extremes especially. in summer, when it is a warm calm day is that “haar” / cold seafog comes in – so you could have an absolutely stunning crystal clear blue sky bright day with amazing visibility – the haar settles in and you can barely see for more than 100 metres and all is grey, or it is a rainy, broody, dark cloud day – but often it changes from one to the other within the space of 1 hour.

In June you have 19 hours of daylight and nature is at its best.

 

Southern mainland:

– some of the highlights are:

  • St. Ninian’s isle and beach

St. Ninian’s Isle & beach walk – Shetland South mainland – June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

 

– Scousburgh beach, the loop around Spiggie loch, the cliffs towards Fitful head

 

  • Jarlshof – very similar to Skara Brae on Orkney

Jarlshof

  • Scatnes beach just opposite the airport is crystal clear and I love it for a walk
  • Scatness iron age village & broch
  • the airport bus south also stops at Sandwick, from where tourist boats take you to Moussa with the best preserved broch and home to a colony of sea petrels.

* plus of course Sumburgh head and lighthouse

 

Central mainland, Scalloway and East & West Burra

  • On a clear sunny day, the views, the colour of the sea and beaches & beyond over to the islands over to the southern mainland and as far west as Foula
  • Tingwall the ancient Viking parliament site
  • the southbound views from around Whiteness and its peninsulas can be truly stunning on a clear day

 

West mainland

  • We take a minor scenic detour via picturesque Voe and up the “Shetland Alps” with spectacular views across the fjords across the many sea inlets and over to Muckle Roe
  • We have a wee stop at Aith harbour and also for the shops
  • I love the drive to Sandness and Melness with the coastal walk overlooking Papa Stour and over to Foula
  • around every corner on the journey to Walls, you get new unexpected beautiful impressions, new bays and islands and coastal seaviews to look at, have a wee stop in Walls go to the beach
  • If you are into walking you can’t beat the spectacular seacliff walk from Westerwick

 

Lunnasting

* around every corner, you would like to stop, go for a wander, take in all the views and some photos

 

Northmavine / North mainland / North Roe

* crossing the narrows at Mavis Grind with the North Sea on the on side and the Atlantic of the other side of the road is the gateway into North mainland

* there is a number of truly stunning sealoch views, incl. Ronas Voe

* stopping for the sea stack and Dore Holm views

* The walk along Eshaness cliffs is a great highlight

* and the bay of Stenness and Tangwick Haa

 

as the internal ferries are regular, reliable, efficient and very inexpensive

* A quick drive around Bressay especially for the Noss views

* Whalsay

is an option

 

Northern Isles

  • Yell
  • Fetlar via Yell
  • Unst via Yell

Unst

but a must is a journey to iconic Unst, the UK’s most northerly isle with the Hermaness national nature reserve and the seabird cliffs overlooking the Muckle Flugga lighthouse – this is truly to me the highlight as it is so wild, untouched and you see – in early June – thousands of seabirds flying high and low – a truly very moving spectacle

* Norwick beach

* Haroldswick & Unst heritage centre & boat museum

* Baltasound and Uyeasound and beaches, bays, neolithic sites and more

 

Yell 

* Great views all along, Mid-Yell, the Gloup & more

 

Fetlar

* The garden of Shetland

* beaches, cliffs, peace and tranquility

* wild nature

* a few years ago on the ferry we counted over 20 whales and 3 species


Tips for any free day off in Shetland:

  • all sights of Lerwick
  • Shetland archives & museum, which are truly amazing
  • short 5 mile bus ride to Shetland’s ancient capital & picturesque Scalloway, its harbour, castle & museum
  • taking the ferry to Bressay from the pier in the heart of Lerwick – from Bressay you can get another ferry to the seabird cliffs on the island of Noss
  • taking the airport bus south, stopping at the Jarlshof – very similar to Skara Brae on Orkney
  • Scatnes beach just opposite the airport is crystal clear and I love it for a walk
  • Scatness iron age village & broch
  • the airport bus south also stops at Sandwick, from where tourist boats take you to Moussa with the best preserved broch and home to a colony of sea petrels.
  • Public buses around Shetland are good and they also connect with most of he ferry port arrivals and departures for example to Whalsey


Orkneys 

Orkney mainland & connected islands via the Churchill barriers:
  1. depending on the weather, as ideally we are looking for a bright clear window in time, to best savour the moment – to drive up to Wideford Hill – for one of the best all round views across much of the Orkney archipelago – giving you a good insight into the lie of the land, including views across the sea & towards the Scottish mainland – but weather/visibility is all here – we rather pick the right moment – as it is only worthwhile for the perfect magic view moment
  2. Stopping at the Standing Stones of Stenness and the ring of Brodgar stone circle ( past the Ness of Brodgar, where archeologists do live/more excavations and tours of those can also be organised)  – (likewise we pass Maes Howe – one of the best preserved & oldest chambered burial cairns where only at the midwinter solstice when light wins over darkness and the days begin to get longer again sunlight will hit the interior chamber – at the and tours can be organised) – what I suggest is also to visit Unstan Cairn (as there we can just stop, look and leave and get a wee impression of Maes Howe, without having to book & join a tour)
  3. Coastal loop of the West mainland – including
  4. Gurness broch also for its location on the coast, past the beach, overlooking the isles of Rousay, Wyre, Egilsay, Gairsay, Eynshallow & on a clear day with some of the more northerly Orkney Isles visible in the distance
  5. the Brough of Birsay – a tidal island – so we have to ensure we can cross the causeway out and back during low tide – with Pictish & Viking settlement remains
  6. Early June is the my favourite time, live has fully come back and the spring bloom is at its best – at the Marwick head nature reserve/Lord Kitchener memorial I can offer you a superb clifftop walk – where we see the breeding seabirds – with some luck also a few puffins – below us
  7. Skara Brae – to really properly take it all in with all the displays and the audivisuals plus once you are there, you usually have a quick look at the included historic Skail farmhouse thereafter, the beach & the cafe/restaurant thereafter – anything from a very quick 1 hour – usually 2 hours+ up to 3 hours – if we are talking 3 hours – that is a good part of a day – and so one of my suggestions would also be that Skara Brae could be done by yourself on one of your easy days, as you have buses and taxis going there as well – but with 100 clients, each one is unique and also depending on the weather and your interests, the overall plan for the day – I leave this up to you  – For Skara Brae it can also make a difference if it is a cruise ship day or not – as having just a few people around and you can enjoy and take in the place or (I would not go to call it that extreme – but on some other sights, Loch Ness/Edinburgh castle, etc. in Scotland) you can’t see “Skara Brae anymore, as all you see is lots of people”
  8. The dramatic Yesnaby cliffs
  9. Stromess, Orkney’s 2nd big harbour town – again as there are hourly buses from Kirkwall and it is only 30 minutes journey – you might want to visit on your own on the free day – but I love taking people to the far end of Stromness to show them the great views over to Graemsay and the high mountains of Hoy
  10. the southern route along Scapa Flow – one of the world’s largest natural harbours with a lot of esp. WWI & II naval history – past Orphir and Waulkmill bay
  11. to Scapa beach
  12. through Kirkwall
  13. heading to the Western mainland of Orkney – highlights of which are Deerness, the Gloup seacliff/cave/sea arch walk, the beaches on both sides of the narrows and the viewpoint overlooking the Churchill barriers and the southern isles
  14. Crossing the Churchill barriers to the Island of Lamb Holm with the Italian chapel built by prisoners of war
  15. crossing over to Burray and taking pictures of the shipwrecks and beach, which also depends on the state of the tide, which can be different on both sides of the barriers
  16. crossing over to South Ronaldsay, highlights among others are for my the small stunning cliff walk from Burwick in the south overlooking the Pentland Firth towards the Scottish mainland and the islands of Swona, Stroma & the Pentland Skerries + St. Margaret’s Hope and Hoxa head with views over to the oil-terminal-island of Flotta
  17. plus around every corner there is actually a lot more
  18. and we have not even touched on Kirkwall, the picturesque harbour, the central historic small cobbled streets, amazing historic St. Magnus cathedral and the Orkney museum – all of which for example could take up a few hours of your time on your free day

On either day 1 or day 2 of our tour, I will study the internal ferry time table first, I most highly recommend to visit the Isles of Hoy & South Walls (connected via causeway) – South Walls is generally a quick flypast, a lot is about naval world war history, but our real destination would be the northwest of Hoy with the truly magic & inspiring Rackwick Bay beach in all weathers, nestled below the high cliffs and if you are really intrepid the 2 hours or so return walk to the highest seastack, the Old Man of Hoy with a true wild, nature, wilderness experience – Hoy will give you a sense of a place apart – mythtical, where heaven meets earth, spiritual or what we call “thin” places.

A journey to Hoy including the 40 – 60 minutes return journey each way and the 15 minutes check in before will make up 2/3 to 3/4 of a day and the rest of the day we can visit places on the Orkney mainland, you have not seen yet on day 1.

Suggestion for your free day:

  • Kirkwall
  • Skara Brae, if you have not yet been yet
  • Stromness
  • I most highly recommend the Orkney Isles internal ferries, from Kirkwall harbour you have the ferry terminal to the northern isles – Westray, Sanday, Eday, Stronsay and Shapinsay just across the bay (the other ferry terminal is from Tingwall and for Hoy in Scapa Flow in the South it is Houton) – the islands, esp. Westray and Sanday are a lot bigger than you might think and for each of those you could have a full day tour with a driver/guide.

There are also the smaller isles of Papa Westray and North Ronaldsay (with its seaweed eating ancient Viking soay sheep breed & they wander along the seashore beyond the seawalls shielding the fields.

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Tour itinerary

Sample tour itinerary of a recent private Shetland & Orkney 6 day combo-tour

(2 days on the Orkney and 4 days on the Shetland Isles):

 

Orkney Isles (2 days, i.e. day 1 and day 2 of the Shetland/Orkney Isles/combo tour)

– Day 1:
– St. Magnus cathedral – Orkney museum – Kirkwall –
Wideford hill – Brough of Birsay tidal island – ,Marwick head national nature reserve Stromness – Scara Brae – Ring of Brodgar – Stones of Steness – Maes How visitor centre – Unstan – Scapa Flow & the Italian chapel – Deerness beach

– Day 2:
Ferry to Hoy – Old Man of Hoy walk with views of Rackwick bay & beach – Orphir Orkninga Saga – Yesnaeby – another drive past Orkney’s neolithic standing stones – Kirkwall harbour walk & free time before the 12pm ferry to Shetland

Shetland Isles (4 days, i.e. day 3 – 6 of the Orkney/Shetland/combo tour):

– Day 3:
Co-op shopping on arrival into Lerwick at 07.30 am – Lerwick tour, incl. viewpoint stop – Silwick to Westerwick clifftop walk – Trondra, W & E Burra with lunch on the beach – St. Ninian’s Isle beach photostop – 34 seals on the beach – hilltop views of the South mainland as far as Foula & Fair Isle – airport beach & Sumburgh head, lighthouse & puffins
– hilltop view before ferry to North Isles – Yell, Unst & Fetlar for Aithbank bod check in

– Day 4:
Fetlar scenic iisland drive & beach walk – ferry to Unst – Viking long house & boat – walk to the Hermaness national nature reserve, seabird cliffs with views of the Muckle Flugga lighthouse – Haroldswick Unst heritage museum, Norwich & Skaw beach, the Unst boathouse & coffee – coastal puffins/neolithic monuments – early ferry back in the storm to Fetlar

– Day 5:
Fetlar cliff view walk – ferry to Yell – Breckon sands & the Gloup fishermen”s memorial – Voe fjord view – Mid-Yell – coastal drive via Burravoe, Old Haa & Tombola beach to mainland ferry – Brae cafe & Co-op – Mavis Grind – via coastal fjords & Ollaberry to Rona’s Voe for lunch – Eshaness coast, cafe & cliffs – Steness – drive to Lerwick Shetland Archive & museum – Clickminnin broch – Scalloway castle, museum, harbour, Shetland bus & marine institute – checking into the Islesburgh hostel – Tesco

– Day 6:
Southern mainland, including Shetland Croft museum – Betty Mouats & broch – Jarlshof – Spiggie Loch, cliffs & beach walk, seals, St. Ninian’s Isle via tombola beach , Bigton shop, Maywick – Hoswick knitwear & visitor centre – Wester Quarff & Lerwick harbour walk – overnight southbound ferry at 19.00 pm from Lerwick to Aberdeen

 


 

In each of Shetland’s regions:

  • Central-, South-, West-, North-, Lunna/Delta/Nesting- of Shetland’s mainland
  • Whalsay
  • Papa Stour
  • Fair Isle
  • Foula
  • Out Skerries

There is plenty to do and see to spend a whole day and longer,

plus each of the many fantastic coastal walks does take a few hours or up to a day

You could spend more than a day to just explore the many sights of Lerwick & nearby Scalloway, including the Shetland museum & archives, Lerwick Town hall, library, the textile museum, Lerwick’s shops & Scalloway museum & castle

The beautiful stunning, wild rugged coast is perfect to just relax and let your mind drift away, even on a stormy windy wild weather day, maybe especially then, as the force and power of the sea crashing into the cliffs is awesome.

There is no place like Shetland and no-where else in the UK can you have such a wild, peaceful calm nature, wildlife and coastal experience of freedom and peace


 

 

Tour price (for private & small group of up to 8)
Extra costs & ferry info (if applicable)

Northlink ferries

Northlink ferries availability


List of accommodation on Shetland


On our  Coast, sea Highlands & Islands – Unicorn Tours multi-day tours throughout Scotland, we drop you off at your accommodation at the end of the day touring with us.

In the morning before we start our new touring day, we pick you back up from your accommodation.

Accommodation on the Orkney Isles

plus many more places to stay at


 

Tour pick up/start, drop off/end & joining options near to & along our tour route

*** for those in your private group, who can’t make it for the full 7 days Shetland & Orkney taster tour

(& for those prefer to fly to/from the island quicker

without the need to catch the ferry and include the Scottish mainland tour part to the ferry port) ***

  • We are happy to pick you up from Lerwick ferry terminal/Shetland at 7.30 am every morning (coming off the daily overnight Northlink ferry from Aberdeen, which leaves opposite from Aberdeen railway/bus station) or likewise from the 3* weekly Aberdeen to Kirkwall/Orkney ferry at 11pm or from the various daily ferries into Stromness (from Scrabster – you have trains to Thurso) or from St. Margret’s Hope or at Burwick/South Ronaldsay on Orkney
  • We are happy to pick you up from Sumburgh/Shetland Isles airport every day (there are direct daily flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow to Shetland every day – likewise we can pick you up from Kirkwall airport/Orkney

  • We are also happy to drop you off at Lerwick ferry terminal on any afternoon, so you can catch the daily overnight Northlink ferry back to Aberdeen – or can drop you off at Kirkwall, so you can take the 3* weekly ferry at 11.45pm overnight back to Aberdeen or drop you off in Stromness for the 1.5 hour ferry to the Scottish Northcoast, to Scrabster, from where from in Thurso 2 miles away, you can catch the train back south
  • We are also happy to drop you off at Sumburgh/Shetland Isles airport, if you have a flight back south again to either Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow – or we can off course drop you off at Kirkwall/Orkney airport again for your flight back south

 


 

Our standard tours start from / finish back at the Scottish mainland:

Pick up / drop off points for private small group 7 Days Tours, from anywhere as it is your own private tour:

  • within the Stirling/Uni area
  • within the Forth Valley area
  • from within the Scottish Central belt, Edinburgh & Glasgow included
  • from within the Dundee, St. Andrews & Perth area
  • throughout all of Scotland & all Isles
  • from places beyond, from the North of England on request

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  • from places listed along or nearby the route and the stops of this particular 7 Days Tour
Tour options

On the Shetland Isles, we will be offering many island excursion, incl.:

  • to Bressay
  • to Whalsay
  • to Yell
  • to Unst
  • to Papa Stour
  • to the Out Skerries

there is a small fee per person for the ferries


There are also various other excursion options, incl.:

Isle of Noss – seabird boat tours


 

Free time & activities
Tour links

 

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Shetland links



Welcome to the Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles

A guide to the Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles – Visit Scotland

19 hours of midsummer sun

1697 miles of coastline

6000 years of history

138 sandy beaches

1 million seabirds

200,000 puffins

22,000 people

Shetland’s annual events

Geopark Shetland


Facebook photos of some of our past & recent Shetland tours:


Scalloway castle – 28th April 2024

Shetland Isles – Day 4 of 6 – April 2024

Shetland Isles – tour videos – 14th & 15th April 2024

Shetland Isles – tour videos – 14th & 15th April 2024

Shetland Isles – Day 5 of 6 – April 2024

A few facebook posts of our February/March 2024 Shetland tour

Shetland Isles – Day 1 of 3

Shetland Isles – Day 2 – 29th February 2024

Day 3 – Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles – videos – February/March 2024


August 2023 – 2023 Shetland Isles tour

Northmavine – facebook – tour images – August 2023

Videos of the Muckle Roe coastal walk

Muckle Roe coastal walk – Shetland Isles

Isle of Mousa exhibition

South mainland – videos

Shetland – southern mainland

Shetland museum & archives – Lerwick

Shetland Isles – Day 3


June 2023 – Shetland Isles tour

Shetland – West mainland

Eshaness coastal clifftop walk

Lerwick

Views over to Scalloway – Hjaltland’s ancient capital

Shetland – south mainland

Hoswick visitor centre – South mainland

Leaving Lerwick on the southbound overnight Northlink ferry

Bressay lighthouse from the ferry


Shetland Isles – June 202

Shetland Isles – 10th – 13th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

Shetland – Day 3 – 12th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

July 2019 / 9 day tour – Aberdeen – Shetland (6 days) – transit via Fair Isle/Orkney/Hoy – Northcoast (1 day) & Northwestcoast (1 day) via Black Isle & Highland Perthshire return:

Aberdeen departure to Lerwick – Unicorn Tours Shetland trip

Passing Fair Isle pre-dawn on the Aberdeen via Kirkwall/Orkney to Lerwick/Shetland overnight ferry

Unicorn Tours – Shetland Day 1 – arrival into Lerwick – ferry journey past Sumburgh head, Mousa, Bressay & Noss

Day 1 of Unicorn Shetland Tour.

Shetland has over 100 islands, 16 inhabited, from North (Unst) to South (Sumburgh head on the massively large Shetland mainland – Scotland’s 3rd largest island) is over 80 miles and with so many sea inlets and peninsulas – nowhere is further than 3 miles from the sea the coastline is a staggering 2700 km long. We are closer to Bergen than to Edinburgh and can feel the Norse heritage, culture, language & even the wild rugged coastline with 100’s of fjords/firths/voes/sea inlets & wicks (bays) is very Norwegian in character. / While on our Berwickshire/Borders & East Lothian tours we still feel the historic Northumbrian Anglo-Saxon connections – it is where Scotland feels “the most English” / While on our Southwest Scotland, Galloway, Kintyre & Islay tours we feel all the “Irishness” around us – in Shetland even more so than on Orkney after 600 years under Viking/Norwegian control in 1472 became Scottish again – the Norwegian heritage and connections are still strong.

Yell – Shetland Unicorn Tours Day 1

Hermaness national nature reserve seabird (incl. gannets & puffins) colony – Unst/Shetland – Unicorn Tours – with views of the UK’s most northerly point & the Muckle Flugga lighthouse

Unicorn Tours – Shetland Day 1 – Unst – Hermaness national nature reserve – cliffs with breding seabird – Scotland’s most northerly point

Unst – Day 1 Unicorn Shetland Tour & sunset

Shetland – Day 2/Unicorn Tours – Northmavine/peninsula of the northern1/3 of Shetland mainland – almost an island as only 90 m seperates the Atlantic on the westside from the Northsea in the east at Mavis Grind – incl. North Roe, Rona’s Voe, Hillswick & Eshaness – plus Muckle Roe

Eshaness – Shetland – Day 2/Unicorn Tours – Northmavine/peninsula of the northern Shetland mainland – plus Mavis Grind & Muckle Roe

Shetland day 3 – Foula day out flight excursion – optional opt-out-of tour – free day – so much to do & see something for everyone’s interests, hobbies & activities – Unicorn Tours

Foula – Shetland Isles – Unicorn Tours – Day 3

Foula – Shetland Isles – Unicorn Tours free flexible day 3

Lunnasting peninsula/Shetland – Unicorn Tours – 3rd evening

More Unicorn Tours – Shetland 2021 videos

Shetland – Day 4 – ferry to Papa Stour for 1/2 day island excursion – Shetland – Day 4 – ferry to Papa Stour – Unicorn Tours Tours

Papa Stour – Shetland/Unicorn Tours – day 4

Papa Stour – Shetland/Unicorn Tours – day 4 – island excursion from the Shetland mainland

More Unicorn Tours – Shetland 2021 photos

West mainland – Shetland day 5 – Unicorn Tours – videos

West mainland – Shetland day 5 – Unicorn Tours

Shetland central mainland, incl. Trondra, E & W Burra & Scalloway – ancient Viking Hjaltland’s capital – Day 5 Unicorn Shetland Tour

Shetland South mainland – Day 6 – Unicorn Tours

Lerwick / Shetland – Unicorn Tours

Shetland Isles – visitors’ top 10 – Unicorn Tours

Shetland Isles – visitors’ top 10 – Unicorn Tours

Final day on Shetland Isles – Unicorn Tours

Lerwick southbound departure with views of Bressay, Noss, the Southern mainland, Mousa & Sumburgh head – Unicorn Tours

Lerwick & Bressay views – Shetland – Unicorn Tours

Sunset after Fair Isle on the Nothlink ferry crossing between Shetland and Orkney – Unicorn Tours

Stormy sailing past Hoy & the Old Man of Hoy from Stromness/Orkney to Scrabster/Northcoast – Unicorn Tours

Videos of the rough crossing past Hoy & the Old Man of Hoy from Stromness/Orkney to Scrabster/Northcoast – Unicorn Tours

Northcoast – a whole day visiting only places off the beaten tourist tracks – Unicorn Tours

Undiscovered Northcoast – off the beaten track Unicorn Tours – away from the actual NC500 route – for one day – visiting the ‘must-not see places that are NOT on all the tourist bucket tick off lists

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Tongue to Keoldale

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Kinlochbervie to Inverkirkaig

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Achiltibuie with views of the Summer Isles & across Loch Broom to An Teallach & on the southbound journey views of Coigach, Stac Polaidh, Cul Beag & Cul Mor

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Achiltibuie & Coigach with views of the Summer Isles & across Loch Broom to An Teallach & on the southbound journey of Stac Polaidh, Cul Beag & Cul Mor

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Ullapool & Loch Broom views

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Loch Broom sunset views

Ullapool via the Black Isle & Highland Perthshire final tour day & return – ending the 6 full days Shetland Islands (via Orkney transit) + 2 days along the NC500 (Northcoast & Far Northwest) Unicorn Tour which began 9 days ago on the Aberdeen to Lerwick overnight ferry




 

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Orkney links

Welcome to the Orkney Isles

Orkney Isles 

This is Orkney

Orkney mainland & the Orkney Isles connected via the Churchill barriers

Orkney tourist info – Visit Scotland

Guide to the Orkney Isles


Facebook photos of some of our recent Orkney tours:

Orkney Isles – Orkney mainland

Orkney Isles – summary of Unicorn Tours’ June 2022 tour

Isle of Hoy, Orkney & Rackwick ba

Tour booking

To enquire about this tour or to book please email contact@unicorntours.co.uk


As this will be your very own tailormade, personalised, flexible private small group tour, we will discuss:
  • Your preferred travel dates
  • Your preferred route
  • Based on your preferred route, we will give a choice of overnight locations to stay
  • Once you have chosen your preferred overnight location, we would like to know about your preferred type of accommodation, any special requests or a price range and your preferred roomtypes
  • Based on your choice, for example hotel with * ** *** **** ***** star rating, guesthouse/B&B, self-catering or budget hostel accommodation, etc. for each overnight location, we can then give you suggestions and also check the room availability for each night

 


 

Accommodation
  • Unicorn Tours is happy to assist you with your questions regarding your accommodation & accommodation booking
  • The general rule is that you should then book your accommodation yourself, let us know where you are staying during which night, as it is there that we will drop you off at the end of the tour day and pick you up on the beginning of the next tour day

  • The choice of your accommodation, how much or how little you wish to spend for your overnight accommodation is unconnected and separate from your tour with Unicorn Tours throughout the daytime – for the same day and tour, we have picked up guests from 5* hotels and guests from budget hostels, but the tour experience during the daytime with Unicorn Tours remains the same.

 


 

  • When ferries or any other additional costs are involved, we also want to make sure, you are happy with those

 


 

Once the tour details, including

  • tour itinerary & special requests
  • pick up/drop off locations & timings
  • tour duration, passenger numbers and price
  • etc.
  • have been discussed and agreed
  • and you are happy to proceed with the booking
  • we send you an invoice which allows for payment by Paypal / card or by BACS bank transfer

 

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email  contact@unicorntours.co.uk to discuss further

 

 

7D#1 – Shetland Isles Experience & Highlights of the Orkneys – 7 day tour

Price for a 7 day tour

7 day tour prices – Unicorn Tours

(Peak season, based on a group of 8, price per person starts from £220)

plus

ferries Northlink ferry

&  a few inexpensive & very short Shetland Isles internal ferries, Orkney Isles internal ferries & Pentland ferries), accommodation (option of low budget to 5*), food, entrance fees & your personal expenses


Shetland

19 hours of midsummer sun

1697 miles of coastline

6000 years of history

138 sandy beaches

1 million seabirds

200,000 puffins

22,000 people


Sample travel route:

either overnight from Aberdeen to Lerwick / Shetland

  • visit Shetland – for example 3 full days

Lerwick / Shetland – late evening ferry – to Kirkwall / Orkney

  • visit Orkney – for example 1 full day

Orkney – short ferry – to Thurso or Gills Bay on the Scottish Northcoast – or in reverse first Orkney and then Shetland


Day 1

We travel to Aberdeen to catch the 5pm or 7pm Shetland-bound Northlink ferry

(this could be non-stop or include one or more of the scenic stops along the way, such as

coastal, towns, beaches, cliffs walks, Dunnottar castle, etc. or a visit of Aberdeen)


Time spent on Shetland:

from the morning of Day 2 / arrival into Lerwick at 7am 

until the evening of Day 4 / departure from Lerwick at 5pm 

= 3 full days on Shetland (day 2, day 3 & day 4) 

Time spent on Orkney

arrival just before midnight on day 4

depart in the morning on day 6 = 1 full day on the Orkney mainland on day 5


  • Shetland (Shetland mainland + Unst + optional visits)
  • Highlights of the Orkney mainland (islands connected by the Churchill barrier)

Highlights of the Orkney mainland :

  • Kirkwall
  • Stromness
  • Skara Brae
  • Ring of Brodgar & Standing stones of Stenness
  • Yesnaeby cliffs

Yesnaeby cliffs – Unicorn Tours – past tour photos 09 June 2022

  • Broch of Birsay
  • Scapa Flow
  • Churchill barriers connecting the Orkney mainland with Lambholm – Glimps Holm – Burray & North Ronaldsay
  • Deerness & Taracliff bay
  • etc.


 

Shetland quick overview:

Unst day tour from the Shetland mainland

From Toft on the Shetland mainland we take the Shetland internal ferries

to the Isle of Yell and from there to the Isle of Unst – it is a stunning ferry ride and we have regularly spotted whales

Unst

Unst – Shetland North Isles – 11th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

Unst highlights:

Stunning cliff top views @ the Hermaness national nature reserve on Unst – Shetland – Unicorn Tours – June 2022

Cliff top seabird views from Unst – Scotland’s most northerly island

Muckle Flugga & the lighthouse views in the distance from Hermaness

Hermaness national nature reserve – Unst/Shetland – 11th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

Puffins, gannets & many seabirds at Hermaness – Unst, Shetland

  • Haroldswick, Unst heritage centre & boat museum
  • Baltasound
  • Uyeasound

Muckle Flugga lighthouse on Shetland’s (Scotland’s/the UK’s) most northerly island

 

Yell

  • Mid-Yell
  • Burravoe
  • the Gloup & Fishermen’s memorial

Yell – Shetland North Isles – 01 March 2024

Yell – 12th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

 

Fetlar

Fetlar – Shetland


Just a very few of the many highlights and countless sights, beaches, cliffs, sea inlets & views of the Shetland mainland:


Central Mainland

  • Lerwick, harbour, Shetland museum, Clickimin broch, Fort Charlotte & views from the Knap
  • Scalloway, harbour, castle & museum

&

Bressay – take the hourly ferry from Lerwick harbour

(also to then connect via Bressay to Noss & its seabird cliffs)

Bressay

Scalloway

 


South Mainland

  • RSBP Sumburgh head lighthouse and cliffs

 

  • Jarlshof – one of Europe’s prime neolithical sites

Jarlshof – Shetland south mainland

Jarlshof

 

  • St. Ninian’s Isle

St. Ninian’s Isle & beach walk – Shetland South mainland – June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

 

West Mainland

  • Aith & the “Shetland Alps”
  • Walls
  • Sandness and coastal walk with views of Papa Stour & Foula

 

  • Westerwick to Culswick cliff-top walk

Shetland Isles – 10 June 2022 – Westerwick cliff walk + West Burra + South mainland

 

North Mainland

  • Mavis Grind
  • Eshaness cliffs

Eshaness

  • Hillswick
  • Rona’s Voe
  • North Roe with views of Yell and Unst

Optional visits on Shetland, depending on the group’s preferences, wildlife, nature, walking, history, the weather, ferry/internal flight connections:


Shetland heritage & culture

Shetland info

Shetland (Visit Scotland)


Day 5

departure from Lerwick at either 5pm or 7pm

Day 6

arrival into Aberdeen at 7am

Non-stop journey back home south again

or if so requested include some of the scenic sights along the Northeast, as in our Northeastcoast tour



Shetland Isles

Shetland is awesome, it is a lot larger than you might think and very long and narrow from north to south with a lot of peninsulas and sealochs/fjords cutting deep inland, you are never further than 3 miles from the sea and has a coastline of over 1600 miles!!!

– a lot also depends again on what you are after and the type of weather/visibility we get

the two extremes especially. in summer, when it is a warm calm day is that “haar” / cold seafog comes in – so you could have an absolutely stunning crystal clear blue sky bright day with amazing visibility – the haar settles in and you can barely see for more than 100 metres and all is grey, or it is a rainy, broody, dark cloud day – but often it changes from one to the other within the space of 1 hour.

In June you have 19 hours of daylight and nature is at its best.

 

Southern mainland:

– some of the highlights are:

  • St. Ninian’s isle and beach

St. Ninian’s Isle & beach walk – Shetland South mainland – June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

 

– Scousburgh beach, the loop around Spiggie loch, the cliffs towards Fitful head

 

  • Jarlshof – very similar to Skara Brae on Orkney
  • Scatnes beach just opposite the airport is crystal clear and I love it for a walk
  • Scatness iron age village & broch
  • the airport bus south also stops at Sandwick, from where tourist boats take you to Moussa with the best preserved broch and home to a colony of sea petrels.

* plus of course Sumburgh head and lighthouse

 

Central mainland, Scalloway and East & West Burra

  • On a clear sunny day, the views, the colour of the sea and beaches & beyond over to the islands over to the southern mainland and as far west as Foula
  • Tingwall the ancient Viking parliament site
  • the southbound views from around Whiteness and its peninsulas can be truly stunning on a clear day

 

West mainland

  • We take a minor scenic detour via picturesque Voe and up the “Shetland Alps” with spectacular views across the fjords across the many sea inlets and over to Muckle Roe
  • We have a wee stop at Aith harbour and also for the shops
  • I love the drive to Sandness and Melness with the coastal walk overlooking Papa Stour and over to Foula
  • around every corner on the journey to Walls, you get new unexpected beautiful impressions, new bays and islands and coastal seaviews to look at, have a wee stop in Walls go to the beach
  • If you are into walking you can’t beat the spectacular seacliff walk from Westerwick

 

Lunnasting

* around every corner, you would like to stop, go for a wander, take in all the views and some photos

 

Northmavine / North mainland / North Roe

* crossing the narrows at Mavis Grind with the North Sea on the on side and the Atlantic of the other side of the road is the gateway into North mainland

* there is a number of truly stunning sealoch views, incl. Ronas Voe

* stopping for the sea stack and Dore Holm views

* The walk along Eshaness cliffs is a great highlight

* and the bay of Stenness and Tangwick Haa

 

as the internal ferries are regular, reliable, efficient and very inexpensive

* A quick drive around Bressay especially for the Noss views

* Whalsay

is an option

 

Northern Isles

  • Yell
  • Fetlar via Yell
  • Unst via Yell

Unst

but a must is a journey to iconic Unst, the UK’s most northerly isle with the Hermaness national nature reserve and the seabird cliffs overlooking the Muckle Flugga lighthouse – this is truly to me the highlight as it is so wild, untouched and you see – in early June – thousands of seabirds flying high and low – a truly very moving spectacle

* Norwick beach

* Haroldswick & Unst heritage centre & boat museum

* Baltasound and Uyeasound and beaches, bays, neolithic sites and more

Unst – Shetland North Isles – 01 March 2024

 

Yell 

* Great views all along, Mid-Yell, the Gloup & more

 

Fetlar

* The garden of Shetland

* beaches, cliffs, peace and tranquility

* wild nature

* a few years ago on the ferry we counted over 20 whales and 3 species


Tips for any free day off in Shetland:

  • all sights of Lerwick
  • Shetland archives & museum, which are truly amazing
  • short 5 mile bus ride to Shetland’s ancient capital & picturesque Scalloway, its harbour, castle & museum
  • taking the ferry to Bressay from the pier in the heart of Lerwick – from Bressay you can get another ferry to the seabird cliffs on the island of Noss
  • taking the airport bus south, stopping at the Jarlshof – very similar to Skara Brae on Orkney
  • Scatnes beach just opposite the airport is crystal clear and I love it for a walk
  • Scatness iron age village & broch
  • the airport bus south also stops at Sandwick, from where tourist boats take you to Moussa with the best preserved broch and home to a colony of sea petrels.
  • Public buses around Shetland are good and they also connect with most of he ferry port arrivals and departures for example to Whalsey


Orkneys 

Orkney mainland & connected islands via the Churchill barriers:
  1. depending on the weather, as ideally we are looking for a bright clear window in time, to best savour the moment – to drive up to Wideford Hill – for one of the best all round views across much of the Orkney archipelago – giving you a good insight into the lie of the land, including views across the sea & towards the Scottish mainland – but weather/visibility is all here – we rather pick the right moment – as it is only worthwhile for the perfect magic view moment
  2. Stopping at the Standing Stones of Stenness and the ring of Brodgar stone circle ( past the Ness of Brodgar, where archeologists do live/more excavations and tours of those can also be organised)  – (likewise we pass Maes Howe – one of the best preserved & oldest chambered burial cairns where only at the midwinter solstice when light wins over darkness and the days begin to get longer again sunlight will hit the interior chamber – at the and tours can be organised) – what I suggest is also to visit Unstan Cairn (as there we can just stop, look and leave and get a wee impression of Maes Howe, without having to book & join a tour)
  3. Coastal loop of the West mainland – including
  4. Gurness broch also for its location on the coast, past the beach, overlooking the isles of Rousay, Wyre, Egilsay, Gairsay, Eynshallow & on a clear day with some of the more northerly Orkney Isles visible in the distance
  5. the Brough of Birsay – a tidal island – so we have to ensure we can cross the causeway out and back during low tide – with Pictish & Viking settlement remains
  6. Early June is the my favourite time, live has fully come back and the spring bloom is at its best – at the Marwick head nature reserve/Lord Kitchener memorial I can offer you a superb clifftop walk – where we see the breeding seabirds – with some luck also a few puffins – below us
  7. Skara Brae – to really properly take it all in with all the displays and the audivisuals plus once you are there, you usually have a quick look at the included historic Skail farmhouse thereafter, the beach & the cafe/restaurant thereafter – anything from a very quick 1 hour – usually 2 hours+ up to 3 hours – if we are talking 3 hours – that is a good part of a day – and so one of my suggestions would also be that Skara Brae could be done by yourself on one of your easy days, as you have buses and taxis going there as well – but with 100 clients, each one is unique and also depending on the weather and your interests, the overall plan for the day – I leave this up to you  – For Skara Brae it can also make a difference if it is a cruise ship day or not – as having just a few people around and you can enjoy and take in the place or (I would not go to call it that extreme – but on some other sights, Loch Ness/Edinburgh castle, etc. in Scotland) you can’t see “Skara Brae anymore, as all you see is lots of people”
  8. The dramatic Yesnaby cliffs
  9. Stromess, Orkney’s 2nd big harbour town – again as there are hourly buses from Kirkwall and it is only 30 minutes journey – you might want to visit on your own on the free day – but I love taking people to the far end of Stromness to show them the great views over to Graemsay and the high mountains of Hoy
  10. the southern route along Scapa Flow – one of the world’s largest natural harbours with a lot of esp. WWI & II naval history – past Orphir and Waulkmill bay
  11. to Scapa beach
  12. through Kirkwall
  13. heading to the Western mainland of Orkney – highlights of which are Deerness, the Gloup seacliff/cave/sea arch walk, the beaches on both sides of the narrows and the viewpoint overlooking the Churchill barriers and the southern isles
  14. Crossing the Churchill barriers to the Island of Lamb Holm with the Italian chapel built by prisoners of war
  15. crossing over to Burray and taking pictures of the shipwrecks and beach, which also depends on the state of the tide, which can be different on both sides of the barriers
  16. crossing over to South Ronaldsay, highlights among others are for my the small stunning cliff walk from Burwick in the south overlooking the Pentland Firth towards the Scottish mainland and the islands of Swona, Stroma & the Pentland Skerries + St. Margaret’s Hope and Hoxa head with views over to the oil-terminal-island of Flotta
  17. plus around every corner there is actually a lot more
  18. and we have not even touched on Kirkwall, the picturesque harbour, the central historic small cobbled streets, amazing historic St. Magnus cathedral and the Orkney museum – all of which for example could take up a few hours of your time on your free day

On either day 1 or day 2 of our tour, I will study the internal ferry time table first, I most highly recommend to visit the Isles of Hoy & South Walls (connected via causeway) – South Walls is generally a quick flypast, a lot is about naval world war history, but our real destination would be the northwest of Hoy with the truly magic & inspiring Rackwick Bay beach in all weathers, nestled below the high cliffs and if you are really intrepid the 2 hours or so return walk to the highest seastack, the Old Man of Hoy with a true wild, nature, wilderness experience – Hoy will give you a sense of a place apart – mythtical, where heaven meets earth, spiritual or what we call “thin” places.

A journey to Hoy including the 40 – 60 minutes return journey each way and the 15 minutes check in before will make up 2/3 to 3/4 of a day and the rest of the day we can visit places on the Orkney mainland, you have not seen yet on day 1.

Suggestion for your free day:

  • Kirkwall
  • Skara Brae, if you have not yet been yet
  • Stromness
  • I most highly recommend the Orkney Isles internal ferries, from Kirkwall harbour you have the ferry terminal to the northern isles – Westray, Sanday, Eday, Stronsay and Shapinsay just across the bay (the other ferry terminal is from Tingwall and for Hoy in Scapa Flow in the South it is Houton) – the islands, esp. Westray and Sanday are a lot bigger than you might think and for each of those you could have a full day tour with a driver/guide.

There are also the smaller isles of Papa Westray and North Ronaldsay (with its seaweed eating ancient Viking soay sheep breed & they wander along the seashore beyond the seawalls shielding the fields.

 



Facebook photos of some of our recent Shetland tours:

Shetland Isles – 10th – 13th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

Shetland – Day 3 – 12th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

& more facebook photos of our recent Shetland tours:

Shetland Croft museum

Wester Quarff walk with views of Burra

Hoswick visitor centre – South mainland

Isle of Yell

Fetlar – North Isles – Shetland – June 2022

 

July 2019 / 9 day tour – Aberdeen – Shetland (6 days) – transit via Fair Isle/Orkney/Hoy – Northcoast (1 day) & Northwestcoast (1 day) via Black Isle & Highland Perthshire return:

Aberdeen departure to Lerwick – Unicorn Tours Shetland trip

Passing Fair Isle pre-dawn on the Aberdeen via Kirkwall/Orkney to Lerwick/Shetland overnight ferry

Unicorn Tours – Shetland Day 1 – arrival into Lerwick – ferry journey past Sumburgh head, Mousa, Bressay & Noss

Day 1 of Unicorn Shetland Tour.

Shetland has over 100 islands, 16 inhabited, from North (Unst) to South (Sumburgh head on the massively large Shetland mainland – Scotland’s 3rd largest island) is over 80 miles and with so many sea inlets and peninsulas – nowhere is further than 3 miles from the sea the coastline is a staggering 2700 km long. We are closer to Bergen than to Edinburgh and can feel the Norse heritage, culture, language & even the wild rugged coastline with 100’s of fjords/firths/voes/sea inlets & wicks (bays) is very Norwegian in character. / While on our Berwickshire/Borders & East Lothian tours we still feel the historic Northumbrian Anglo-Saxon connections – it is where Scotland feels “the most English” / While on our Southwest Scotland, Galloway, Kintyre & Islay tours we feel all the “Irishness” around us – in Shetland even more so than on Orkney after 600 years under Viking/Norwegian control in 1472 became Scottish again – the Norwegian heritage and connections are still strong.

Yell – Shetland Unicorn Tours Day 1

Hermaness national nature reserve seabird (incl. gannets & puffins) colony – Unst/Shetland – Unicorn Tours – with views of the UK’s most northerly point & the Muckle Flugga lighthouse

Unicorn Tours – Shetland Day 1 – Unst – Hermaness national nature reserve – cliffs with breding seabird – Scotland’s most northerly point

Unst – Day 1 Unicorn Shetland Tour & sunset

Shetland – Day 2/Unicorn Tours – Northmavine/peninsula of the northern1/3 of Shetland mainland – almost an island as only 90 m seperates the Atlantic on the westside from the Northsea in the east at Mavis Grind – incl. North Roe, Rona’s Voe, Hillswick & Eshaness – plus Muckle Roe

Eshaness – Shetland – Day 2/Unicorn Tours – Northmavine/peninsula of the northern Shetland mainland – plus Mavis Grind & Muckle Roe

Shetland day 3 – Foula day out flight excursion – optional opt-out-of tour – free day – so much to do & see something for everyone’s interests, hobbies & activities – Unicorn Tours

Foula – Shetland Isles – Unicorn Tours – Day 3

Foula – Shetland Isles – Unicorn Tours free flexible day 3

Lunnasting peninsula/Shetland – Unicorn Tours – 3rd evening

More Unicorn Tours – Shetland 2021 videos

Shetland – Day 4 – ferry to Papa Stour for 1/2 day island excursion – Shetland – Day 4 – ferry to Papa Stour – Unicorn Tours Tours

Papa Stour – Shetland/Unicorn Tours – day 4

Papa Stour – Shetland/Unicorn Tours – day 4 – island excursion from the Shetland mainland

More Unicorn Tours – Shetland 2021 photos

West mainland – Shetland day 5 – Unicorn Tours – videos

West mainland – Shetland day 5 – Unicorn Tours

Shetland central mainland, incl. Trondra, E & W Burra & Scalloway – ancient Viking Hjaltland’s capital – Day 5 Unicorn Shetland Tour

Shetland South mainland – Day 6 – Unicorn Tours

Lerwick / Shetland – Unicorn Tours

Shetland Isles – visitors’ top 10 – Unicorn Tours

Shetland Isles – visitors’ top 10 – Unicorn Tours

Final day on Shetland Isles – Unicorn Tours

Lerwick southbound departure with views of Bressay, Noss, the Southern mainland, Mousa & Sumburgh head – Unicorn Tours

Lerwick & Bressay views – Shetland – Unicorn Tours

Sunset after Fair Isle on the Nothlink ferry crossing between Shetland and Orkney – Unicorn Tours

Stormy sailing past Hoy & the Old Man of Hoy from Stromness/Orkney to Scrabster/Northcoast – Unicorn Tours

Videos of the rough crossing past Hoy & the Old Man of Hoy from Stromness/Orkney to Scrabster/Northcoast – Unicorn Tours

Northcoast – a whole day visiting only places off the beaten tourist tracks – Unicorn Tours

Undiscovered Northcoast – off the beaten track Unicorn Tours – away from the actual NC500 route – for one day – visiting the ‘must-not see places that are NOT on all the tourist bucket tick off lists

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Tongue to Keoldale

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Kinlochbervie to Inverkirkaig

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Achiltibuie with views of the Summer Isles & across Loch Broom to An Teallach & on the southbound journey views of Coigach, Stac Polaidh, Cul Beag & Cul Mor

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Achiltibuie & Coigach with views of the Summer Isles & across Loch Broom to An Teallach & on the southbound journey of Stac Polaidh, Cul Beag & Cul Mor

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Ullapool & Loch Broom views

Far Northwest Highlands – Unicorn Tours – Loch Broom sunset views

Ullapool via the Black Isle & Highland Perthshire final tour day & return – ending the 6 full days Shetland Islands (via Orkney transit) + 2 days along the NC500 (Northcoast & Far Northwest) Unicorn Tour which began 9 days ago on the Aberdeen to Lerwick overnight ferry


Facebook photos of some of our recent Orkney tours:

Orkney Isles – summary of Unicorn Tours’ June 2022 tour

Isle of Hoy, Orkney & Rackwick bay

Surprise yourself

as Scotland has a lot more to offer and something for everyone should you have a special interest, hobby, activity, which you would like to experience on your tour with us throughout Scotland, please mention it to us and we will be delighted to include it in your itinerary

Private, personalised small group tours (maximum 8 passengers)

best suited for groups of friends of 5 to 8 people as the price is set during each season and you pay per vehicle/driver/guide day and share the cost among yourselves in your private group

– individuals, couples and friends – for example 1 – 4 people are still welcome to book their own private tour, but the cost per person will be higher

3 day tours

1 day tours (short)

1 day tours

4 day tours

2 day tours

5 day tours

Cities

Aberdeen

Aberdeen - Harbour

Aberdeen - Old Aberdeen, Kings College, St. Machar, Duthie Park, Bridge of Balgownie & Bridge of Don beach

Aberdeen Esplanade, Footdee & Harbour

Dundee

Dundee - Discovery Point

Dundee - Frigate Unicorn

Dundee - Law (viewpoint)

Dundee - V&A Design Museum

Dundee - Verdant Works (Jute)

Edinburgh

Edinburgh - 3 bridges/South Queensferry to Crammond tidal island coastal/beach walk

Edinburgh - Arthur's Seat & Holyrood Palace & Park

Edinburgh - Calton Hill

Edinburgh - Castle

Edinburgh - Colinton Tunnel Murals

Edinburgh - Dean Village & Leith River walk (from Leith to Balerno in the Pentland Hills)

Edinburgh - Grassmarket, Greyfriar's & Heriot School

Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace, Abbey & Holyrood Park

Edinburgh - Johnnie Walker Experience

Edinburgh - Leith

Edinburgh - Leith - the Royal Yacht Britannia

Edinburgh - Musselburgh

Edinburgh - National Museum

Edinburgh - New Town

Edinburgh - Princess Street & Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Botanic Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Mile

Edinburgh - Scotch whisky experience

Edinburgh - South Queensferry

Edinburgh - South Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Edinburgh - St. Giles cathedral & the Thistle chapel

Edinburgh - Tartan weaving mill

Glasgow

Glasgow - C - George Square & Buchanan Street

Glasgow - C - Merchant City

Glasgow - E - Barras

Glasgow - E - Glasgow Green

Glasgow - E - St. Mungo's cathedral, the Necropolis & Tennents' Brewery

Glasgow - Football Stadiums - Ibrox/Rangers, Celtic & Hampden Park (with the national football museum)

Glasgow - River Clyde, Transport Museum, the Tall Ship & the Govan Viking Hogback Stones

Glasgow - W - Botanic Gardens

Glasgow - Westend - Glasgow University & Ashton Lane

Glasgow - Westend - Kelvingrove Park, Museum & Art Gallery & Kelvin River Walk

Inverness

Inverness - Caledonian canal end (Beauly Firth)

Inverness - Carnac point (where the River Ness meets the sea) coastal - Kessock bridge view, old ferry, end of the Caledonian Canal & River Ness circular sunset - walk

Inverness - River Ness & River islands

Inverness - South Kessog (Beauly Firth) - Old ferry terminal

Perth

Perth - Kinnoul Hill

Perth - River Tay circular via River Island & North Inch walk

Perth - Scone Palace

Stirling

Stirling - Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Stirling - Cambuskenneth Abbey & Riverside/Old Harbour walk

Stirling - Castle, incl. the Royal Palace, the Great Hall & the Argyll & Sutherland Highland musuem

Stirling - National Wallace Monument

Stirling - Stirling Castle Back Walk/Gowan Hill with views of the Ochils & the Wallace Monument

Stirlingshire - Dunblane (smallest Scottish city)

Coast – East Coast

- Eastcoast - from Berwickshire to Aberdeenshire & Moray as far as Inverness/Kessock bridge (start of Northcoast500) ___________________________________________

Aberdeen - see "Cities" section

Aberdeenshire - East & Northeast Coast

Aberdeenshire - E - Balmedie beach country park

Aberdeenshire - E - Bullers of Buchan

Aberdeenshire - E - Cruden Bay

Aberdeenshire - E - Dunnottar Castle

Aberdeenshire - E - Fraserburgh & lighthouse museum

Aberdeenshire - E - Newburgh beach & seals

Aberdeenshire - E - Peterhead & harbour

Aberdeenshire - E - Stonehaven

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Crovie

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Pennan

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Troup Head cliffs & RSBP nature reserve

Angus

Angus - Angus coastal path

Angus - Arbroath

Angus - Ferryden, Scurdie Ness & Montrose

Angus - House of Dun & the Angus Folk museum & walled gardens

Angus - Lunan Bay Beach

Berwickshire

Berwickshire - Berwick-upon-Tweed (England)

Berwickshire - Coastal path

Berwickshire - Coldingham

Berwickshire - Cove

Berwickshire - Eyemouth

Berwickshire - Pease Bay

Berwickshire - St. Abbs, Harbour & St. Abbs Head Cliffs National Nature Reserve

Dundee - see "Cities" section

East Lothian

East Lothian - Coastal Path

East Lothian - Dirleton Castle

East Lothian - Dunbar

East Lothian - Gullane Beach

East Lothian - North Berwick - the Scottish Seabird Centre & Berwick Law

East Lothian - Preston Mill (on route to the coast)

East Lothian - Scottish Flag Centre (Athelstaneford)

East Lothian - Tantallon Castle

East Lothian - Taprain Law

East Lothian - Yellowcraig's Beach

Fife

Fife - Aberdour Beach & Castle

Fife - Anstruther, Harbour & Scottish Fishing Museum

Fife - Burntisland

Fife - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

Fife - Culross, Abbey, Palace & Historic "Outlander setting"

Fife - Culross, Dunimarle castle, St. Serf's chapel & the West Kirk

Fife - Dalgety Bay

Fife - Dysart harbour

Fife - East Neuk Fishing Villages, Fife Ness, Beaches & Coastal Path

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kinghorn

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

Fife - Limekilns & Charlestown (& views of the Forth Bridges)

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Fife - Ravenscraig castle

Fife - Scenic River Tay Drive

Fife - St. Andrews - San Salvator's college & chapel

Fife - St. Andrews, University, Golf & Beaches

Fife - Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve & Beach

Fife - Wemyss caves, West & East Wemyss & castles

Fife/Dundee - Tay Bridge

Moray - Lossiemouth

Northumbria (England)

Northumbria - Bamburgh Castle

Northumbria - Lindisfarne & Holy Isle (tidal)

West Lothian - Blackness Castle

Coast – West Coast

- Westcoast - from the Mull of Galloway to the Skye Bridge/Kyle of Lochalsh___________________________________________

Ardnamurchan - Acharacle & Kentra

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour - Corran Ferry (to mainland Lochaber - Glencoe & Fort William)

Ardnamurchan - Castle Tioram

Ardnamurchan - Fascadale

Ardnamurchan - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan distillery & visitor centre

Ardnamurchan - Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan - Morvern

Ardnamurchan - Sanna Bay Beach

Ardnamurchan - Strontian (Sunart)

Ardnamurchan - Sunart

Ardnamurchan - West Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan, incl. Ardgour, Morvern & Sunart

Argyll

Argyll - Ardfern

Argyll - Ardouaine Subtropical Garden & Coastal View

Argyll - Argyll forest park

Argyll - Bridge over the Atlantic to the Isle of Seil (& onward to the Isles of Easdale & Luing)

Argyll - Castle Stalker

Argyll - Connel Bridge & Falls of Lora

Argyll - Cowal

Argyll - Cowal - Ardentinny Beach

Argyll - Cowal - Benmore Gardens

Argyll - Cowal - Blairmore pier

Argyll - Cowal - Castle Lachlan/Inver

Argyll - Cowal - Dunoon

Argyll - Cowal - Holy Loch

Argyll - Cowal - Kilmodan Stones

Argyll - Cowal - Kyle of Bute views

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Eck

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Fyne

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Striven

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Carrick Castle

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Lochgoilhead

Argyll - Cowal - Otter ferry

Argyll - Cowal - Puck's Glen

Argyll - Cowal - Toward Point Lighthouse

Argyll - Cowal - Views over to the Isle of Arran

Argyll - Cowall - Tighnabruaich

Argyll - Craobh Haven

Argyll - Crinan Canal

Argyll - Dunadd ( historic Dalriada)

Argyll - Inveraray & Castle

Argyll - Kilberry peninsula

Argyll - Kilmartin Glen & Standing Stone Circle

Argyll - Kilmory peninsula

Argyll - Knapdale/Tayvallich

Argyll - Loch Awe & Kilchurn castle (on route to the Westcoast)

Argyll - Loch Etive

Argyll - Oban

Argyll - Oban - Ganavan Beach

Argyll - Oban - Views from McCaig's Tower

Argyll - Tralee beach

Ayr

Ayrshire - Ayr

Ayrshire - Culzean Castle & Country Park

Ayrshire - Dunure

Ayrshire - Girvan beach & harbour (with views of Aisla Craig)

Ayrshire - Largs & Vikingar

Ayrshire - Maidens

Ayrshire - Prestwick Beach

Ayrshire - Robert Burns Birthplace museum

Ayrshire - Varyag Russian cruiser monument

Clyde Coast & Sealochs

Clyde Coast - Dumbarton/Rock & Castle

Clyde Coast - Gare Loch

Clyde Coast - Inverclyde

Clyde Coast - Inverkip & Cloch Point Lighthouse

Clyde Coast - Kilcreggan

Clyde Coast - Loch Long

Galloway (Galloway extends to the West & Southwest coast & into the Southern Upland region)

Galloway - West & SW coast - Rhins & Mull of Galloway

Galloway - Westcoast - Portpatrick

Kintyre

Kintyre - Campbeltown

Kintyre - Carradale & Harbour

Kintyre - Machrihanish/Westport Beach

Kintyre - Mull of Kintyre & Southend

Kintyre - Saddle & Abbey

Kintyre - Skipness & Castle

Kintyre - Tarbert

Kintyre - Tarbert castle

Kintyre - West Loch Tarbert

Loch Duich (sealoch/fjord) & Eilean Donan Castle

Lochaber

Lochaber - Ballachulish Bridge

Lochaber - Corran ferry

Lochaber - Fort William

Lochaber - Knoydart (peninsula, ferry via Mallaig)

Lochaber - Loch Leven & Kinlochleven

Lochaber - Nevis Range (Aonach Mhor) mountain gondola

Lochaber - North Ballachulish

Lochaber - Road to the Isles

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - the golden sands of Morar, Loch Morar, Arisaig & Mallaig

Lochaber (Westcoast region)

Lochalsh (West & NW coast region)

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Eilean Donan Castle & Dornie

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Glenelg & Loch Hourn

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Kintail

Moidart

Highlands (S, E, W & central)

Aberdeenshire - Crathes Castle

Aberdeenshire - Glen Tanar

Angus - Glens (Clova, Doll & Prosen)

Cairngorms - Aviemore

Cairngorms - Cairngorm Mountain (ski) resort

Cairngorms - Carrbridge

Cairngorms - Dalwhinnie distillery

Cairngorms - East - Glenshee

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Ballater

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Balmoral

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Banchory & the Falls of Feugh

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Braemar

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Muir of Dinnet national nature reserve

Cairngorms - East/Angus - Glenprosen

Cairngorms - Kincraig/wildlife park, Loch Insh & Leault working sheep dog farm

Cairngorms - Kingussie

Cairngorms - Loch Morlich

Cairngorms - Lochan Uaine & Ryovan pass (walk)

Cairngorms - N - Tomintoul

Cairngorms - Newtonmore

Cairngorms - North - The Lecht, Corgaff & Cock Bridge

Cairngorms - Reindeer

Cairngorms - Rothiemurchus estate (near Aviemore)

Cairngorms - Strathspey steam train

Cairngorms National Park

Glen Affric

Glen Affric - Corrimony Chambered Cairn

Glen Affric - Plodda Falls

Glen Affric - Walks

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Bridge of Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Commando Memorial with views of the Ben Nevis massif

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Corpach Lighthouse/Shipwreck & Ben Nevis View

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Great Glen Way

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Inverlochy Castle

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Loch Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Neptune's Staircase

Inverness -shire

Inverness area - Cawdor Castle & Gardens

Inverness area - Nairn & Beaches

Inverness City - see "Cities" section

Inverness-shire - Clava Cairns

Inverness-shire - Culloden

Inverness-shire - Fort George

Lairg

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

Loch Lomond - Falls of Falloch

Loch Lomond - Inveruglas to Loch Sloy walk

Loch Lomond - Luss

Loch Lomond - Millarochy Beach

Loch Lomond - Rowardennan (eastside)

Loch Lomond - Tarbet

Loch Lomond - West Highland Way (eastside of loch)

Loch Ness - eastside - incl. the Falls of Foyers

Loch Ness - southside - incl. Fort Augustus & Caledonian Canal Centre

Loch Ness - westside - incl. Urquhart castle, Drumnadrochit & Invermoriston

Lochaber - Geopark

Lochaber - Glen Nevis (walk)

Lochaber - Glencoe (Pass of Glencoe)

Lochaber - Rannoch Moor

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - Glenfinnan

Lochaber (Highland region)

Monadhliath mountains

Moray

Moray - Brodie Castle

Moray - Elgin - the Biblical garden

Moray - Elgin cathedral

Moray - Elgin, Cathedral, the Biblical Garden & Johnston of Elgin tours

Moray - Forres & the Sueno Stone

Moray - Keith

Moray - Speyside Whisky Trail

Moray Coast - Burghead

Moray Coast - Cullen

Moray Coast - Findhorn Bay & Beach

Moray Coast - Lossiemouth Beaches

Perth City - see "Cities" section

Perthshire

Perthshire - Aberfeldy & the Birks of Aberfeldy

Perthshire - Ben Lawers road - linking Glen Lyon with Loch Tay

Perthshire - Blair Atholl, Castle & Gardens & Distillery

Perthshire - Blairgowrie, Alyth, River & Cateran Trail Walks

Perthshire - Comrie, Deil's Cauldron & Melville Monument

Perthshire - Crieff & the Glenturret Distillery

Perthshire - Dunkeld/Cathedral, Birnam & River Tay Walks

Perthshire - Falls & House of Bruar

Perthshire - Glen Lyon

Perthshire - Grandtully, River Tay Rapids & the Chocolatier

Perthshire - Kenmore (Loch Tay)

Perthshire - Loch Earn & St. Filans

Perthshire - Loch Tay & Kenmore

Perthshire - Loch Tummel & Loch Rannoch

Perthshire - Pitlochry

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Blackspout waterfall, Moulin & Erdradour distillery walk

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Dam, Loch Faskally, Port na Craig & the Festival Theatre

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - Queen's View

Perthshire - Queens View

Perthshire - River Garry

Perthshire - River Tummel

Perthshire - The Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - the Fortingall Yew

Perthshire - the Hermitage (forest waterfall walk)

Trossachs (& Loch Lomond) Nationalpark

Trossachs - Aberfoyle

Trossachs - Balquhidder, Rob Roy's Grave & Loch Voil

Trossachs - Ben A'an walk

Trossachs - Ben Ledi

Trossachs - Callander

Trossachs - Duke's Pass/Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Trossachs - Killin & the Falls of Dochart

Trossachs - Loch Earn & Glenogle

Trossachs - Loch Katrine

Trossachs - Loch Lubnaig & Strathyre

Islands - Hebrides - Inner & Southern Isles

Hebrides - Canna & Sanday (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Coll (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Colonsay & Oransay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eigg ( Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Gigha (Kintyre)

Hebrides - Handa Island (Sutherland Far Northwest Coast)

Hebrides - Iona (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Hebrides - Iona - Abbey

Hebrides - Iona - Beaches

Hebrides - Islay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Islay - Ardtalla & the Kildalton Cross

Hebrides - Islay - Bowmore

Hebrides - Islay - Finlaggan & the Lord of the Isles

Hebrides - Islay - Kintra, Machrie Beach at Laggan Bay

Hebrides - Islay - Port Charlotte, Portnahaven, Port Wemyss & the Rhinns of Islay

Hebrides - Islay - Port Ellen, Harbour, Beaches & Distilleries

Hebrides - Islay - RSBP Islay & Gruinard bay

Hebrides - Islay - Sanaigmore Bay & Beach Walk

Hebrides - Islay - The Oa Cliffs & the American Monument

Hebrides - Islay - Whisky distilleries

Hebrides - Isle of Skye - Sleat peninsula - Armadale gardens, Clan MacDonald Castle & the museum of the Isles

Hebrides - Jura (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Jura - Craighouse

Hebrides - Jura - Inverlussa

Hebrides - Jura - Lussa estate - northern Jura

Hebrides - Jura - Paps of Jura & Coastal Views

Hebrides - Kerrara (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lismore (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Luing (Inner Hebrides by ferry from the Isle of Seil - which has "the Bridge over the Atlantic" to the Argyll coast south of Oban)

Hebrides - Muck (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Mull (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Mull - Duart Castle

Hebrides - Mull - Lochbuie (incl. the standing stone circle)

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Fionnphort & Beaches

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Uisken beach

Hebrides - Mull - Tobermory/Distillery, Harbour & Walks to Lighthouse & Aros

Hebrides - Raasay (via Skye)

Hebrides - Rum (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Seil, Luing & Easdale (Inner Hebrides via "the Bridge over the Atlantic")

Hebrides - Skye

Hebrides - Skye - Bridge & Kyleakin

Hebrides - Skye - Broadford

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins - Sligachan

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins, Glenbrittle, Fairy Pools & Walks

Hebrides - Skye - Elgol, Loch Coruisk & the Strathaird peninsula (western Skye)

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Dunvegan & Castle

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Neist point lighthouse

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Waternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Portree

Hebrides - Skye - South - Sleat peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Duntulm castle

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Fairy Glen

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Kilt Rock

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Museum of Island Life & Flora MacDonald's grave

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Old Man of Storr

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Quiraing

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - West - Talisker/Carbost & Minginish

Hebrides - Small Isles (Rum, Eigg, Canna & Muck)

Hebrides - Staffa & Fingal's Cave (Inner Hebrides via Mull or Iona)

Hebrides - Summer Isles/Tanera Mor - (Loch Broom from Ullapool)

Hebrides - Tiree (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Treshnish Isles/Lunga (Inner Hebrides via Mull or Iona)

Hebrides - Ulva & Gometra (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Islands - Hebrides - Outer Isles

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Castlebay & Kisimul Castle

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Mingulay

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Vatersay/Bhatersaigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh - Airport & Beaches

Hebrides - Benbecula (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Berneray & its beaches (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eriskay (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Great Bernera (Outer Hebrides via Lewis)

Hebrides - Harris (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route - Rodel & St. Clement's Church

Hebrides - Harris - Huishinish

Hebrides - Harris - North Harris & Loch Seaforth/Siophort

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Luskentyre

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Scarista beach

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Seilebost

Hebrides - Lewis (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lewis - Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Callanish Standing Stones Circles

Hebrides - Lewis - Dun Carloway Broch (Dun Charlabhaigh)

Hebrides - Lewis - Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Giordail beach

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - northeastern beaches (north of Stornoway & south of Tolstadh)

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta / Tolstadh Beach

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta head (circular cliff-top walk)

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta to Port Ness coastal walk

Hebrides - Lewis - North Lewis - Port Ness

Hebrides - Lewis - NW Lewis - Dalmore beach

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Eisgein/Loch Sealg

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Orasaigh

Hebrides - Lewis - Stornoway, Harbour & Lews Castle

Hebrides - Lewis - Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Valtos Peninsula

Hebrides - Lewis - West - Mealasta walk with views of Scarp & Eilean Mealasta

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Aird Uig/Gallan Head

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Cliffs & seastacks

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Mangurstadh (coastal walk)

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Uig Beach & the Western Cliffs

Hebrides - Mingulay (Outer Hebrides via Barra)

Hebrides - Monach Isles (Outer Hebrides via North Uist)

Hebrides - North Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Mor

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Sear (via bridge from North Uist)

Hebrides - Scalpay (Outer Hebrides via Harris)

Hebrides - South Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - South Uist - Kildonan South Uist museum

Hebrides - South Uist - Loch Sgioport

Hebrides - St. Kilda (Outer Hebrides via North Uist & Harris)

Hebrides - The Uists (from Berneray to Eriskay)

Islands – Shetland Isles

- Scottish Islands

Shetland

Shetland - Bressay

Shetland - Central Mainland

Shetland - Central mainland - Burra & Trondra

Shetland - Central mainland - Isle of Noss (via Bressay)

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Clickimin Broch

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Harbour, Port Charlotte, the Knap & Shetland museum

Shetland - Central mainland - Scalloway

Shetland - Central mainland - Wester Quarff

Shetland - Fair Isle

Shetland - Foula

Shetland - Lerwick - Town hall

Shetland - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & Nesting

Shetland - Nesting

Shetland - North Isles - Fetlar

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Haroldswick, Unst heritage centre & boat haven

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Hermaness Seabirdcliffs National Nature Reserve

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Muckle Flugga

Shetland - North Isles - Unst (via Yell)

Shetland - North Isles - Yell

Shetland - North mainland - Isle of Muckle Roe

Shetland - North mainland/Northmavine

Shetland - Northmavine - Eshaness

Shetland - Northmavine - Ronas Voe

Shetland - Noss

Shetland - Out Skerries

Shetland - South Mainland

Shetland - South mainland - Croft museum

Shetland - South mainland - Hoswick - Shetland visitor centre

Shetland - South mainland - Isle of Mousa, Broch & the Storm Petrels

Shetland - South Mainland - Jarlshof

Shetland - South Mainland - Spiggie Beach, Loch & Cliffs

Shetland - South Mainland - St. Ninians Isle & tombola beach

Shetland - South Mainland - Sumburgh Head

Shetland - West Mainland

Shetland - West mainland - Isle of Papa Stour

Shetland - West Mainland - Walls

Shetland - West Mainland - Westerwick

Shetland - Whalsay

Shetland Isles

Lowlands

Aberdeen: for Aberdeen go to "Cities" - Aberdeen

Angus - Glamis castle

Angus - Meigle & the Pictish Stones

Canal walks - Forth - Clyde - Union canal

Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire - Alloa/Tower & Harbour

Clackmannanshire - Alva/Glen & waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell to Glenquey walk

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell visit

Clackmannanshire - Clackmannan/Tower Views & the Stone of Mannan

Clackmannanshire - Dollar/Glen, Castle Campbell & Waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Gartmorn Dam

Clackmannanshire - Japanese/Cowden Garden

Clackmannanshire - Lynn Mill waterfall

Clackmannanshire - Ochils (walks)

Clackmannanshire - River Forth (walks)

Clackmannanshire - RSBP Black Devon Wetlands

Clackmannanshire - Rumbling Bridge

Clackmannanshire - Sauchie Tower

Clackmannanshire - Tillicoultry / Mill Glen & waterfalls walk

Distilleries - Glengoyne

Dunblane see "Cities" section

Dundee: for Dundee go to "Cities" - Dundee

Edinburgh: for Edinburgh go to "Cities" - Edinburgh

Falkirk

Falkirk - Antonine Wall

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Motor museum

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Museum of the Scottish railways

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil railway

Falkirk - Falkirk Wheel & Forth-Clyde-Union Canal & Tunnels

Falkirk - Kelpies

Falkirk - Kinneil - Kinneil House, Church, Museum, the Antonine Wall & James Watt

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

Fife - Culross, palace, gardens & abbey

Fife - Devilla Forest

Fife - Dunfermline, Abbey, Pittencrieff Park & walks

Fife - Falkland & Falkland Palace (& historic "Outlander" setting)

Fife - Knockhill views (& car racing circuit)

Fife - Loch Ore

Fife - Loch Ore Meadows

Fife - Lomond Hills

Fife - Scotland's secret WWII bunker

Glasgow: for Glasgow go to "Cities" - Glasgow

Kinross-shire - Loch Leven walk, Island & Castle

Lanark - New Lanark Mill & Falls of Clyde

Lanarkshire - Hillend reservoir (walk)

Mid-Lothian - Rosslyn Chapel (& the Da Vinci Code)

Ochils - Menstrie Glen

Perth - The Perth museum & the Stone of Destiny

Perth: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

Perthshire - Drummond Castle & Gardens (the "Versailles of Outlander")

Perthshire - Dunning, St. Serf's church & the Dupplin Pictish cross

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

Stirling - Church of Holy Rude

Stirling - Cowane's hospital

Stirling - Smith art gallery & museum

Stirling - Stirling.co.uk

Stirling - the Bastion

Stirling - What's on

Stirling (Castle, Wallace monument & B'burn heritage centre) - see "Cities" section

Stirling: for Stirling go to "Cities" - Stirling

Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire - Campsies

Stirlingshire - Doune Castle

Stirlingshire - Finnich Glen & Devil's Pulpit

Stirlingshire - Ochils - Dumyat (viewpoint hillwalk)

West Lothian

West Lothian - Beecraig's Country Park

West Lothian - Bo'ness & Scottish Railway Museum

West Lothian - Cairnpapple Hill

West Lothian - Hopetoun House & Gardens

West Lothian - Linlithgow, Palace & loch

West Lothian - Midhope Castle (Lallybroch/Outlander)

West Lothian - Muiravonside country park

Northern Highlands & coast - North Coast* - 500

*Northcoast* - 500 covers:

    • Northwest Coast: North of Kyle of Lochalsh (Skye Bridge) up to Ullapool
    • Far Northwest Coast: North of Ullapool up to Cape Wrath (Northwest Cape)
    • The actual Northcoast (Cape Wrath/NW Cape to Duncansby Head/Northeast Cape)
  • Northeast Coast: Duncansby Head (NE Cape) south to Kessock Bridge/Inverness

Far NW - Sutherland - Altnaharra

Far NW - Sutherland - Broch Dun Dornaigil

Far NW - Sutherland - Loch Assynt & Ardvreck Castle

Far NW - Wester Ross - Corrieshalloch Gorge & Measach falls

FAR NW & COAST __________________________

Far NW & coast - Sutherland (i.e. the Far Northwest Coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North coast + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the Northern Highland region)

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Achmelvich Beach

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Kylesku, Kylesku bridge, Kylestrome & Unapool

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Lochinver

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Sandwood Bay

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Stoer lighthouse

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Achiltibuie & Coigach coast

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Broom (Loch Broom south of Ullapool = NW coast & north of Ullapool = Far NW coast)

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Ullapool

NE - Easter Ross - "1 million dollar" View

NE - Easter Ross - Beauly & priory

NE - Easter Ross - Rogie falls

NE - Easter Ross - Silverbridge - Blackwater falls

NE - Easter Ross - Strathpeffer, incl. Castle Leod of the MacKenzies

NE - Sutherland - Carbisdale castle

NE - Sutherland - Dunrobin castle

NE - Sutherland - Lairg

NE & COAST ___________________

NE & coast - Easter Ross (Easter Ross consists of 2 regions: NE coast & NE Highlands)

NE & coast - Sutherland (i.e. the NE coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the N. Highland region)

NE coast - Caithness - Duncansby Cliffs (most northeasterly point of the Scottish mainland)

NE coast - Caithness - Wick

NE coast - Caithness - Wick - Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

NE coast - Easter Ross - Alness & Invergordon

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle - Chanonry Point (resident dolphin colony)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle (peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Dingwall

NE coast - Easter Ross - Kessock Bridge over Beauly & Moray Firth - (linking Inverness with the Black Isle peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Tarbart Ness, Portmahomack & the Pictish Trail

NE coast - Sutherland - Cairn Liath broch

NE coast - Sutherland - Dornoch, Beach, Golf Course & Historic Town & Cathedral

NE coast - Sutherland - Dunrobin Castle & Gardens

NE coast - Sutherland - Golspie

NE coast - Sutherland - Loch Fleet

North & NE coast - Caithness (area covers both: Northeast coast & Northcoast)

NORTH COAST__________________

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - John O'Groats (northcoast, near the northeast cape of Duncansby Head & Cliffs)

Northcoast - Caithness - Thurso & Thurso Bay

Northcoast - Sutherland (i.e. the North Coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the N. Highland region)

Northcoast - Sutherland (Northcoast section of the Sutherland coast)

Northcoast - Sutherland - Balnakeil Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Bettyhill & Torrisdale Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Durness & beaches

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave Coastal Walk

Northcoast - Sutherland - Strathy Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Tongue

NORTHCOAST - Sutherland - Torrisdale beach

Northeast coast - Sutherland (Northeast coast section of the Sutherland coast)

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

NW - Wester Ross - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW - Wester Ross - Bealach na Ba pass

NW - Wester Ross - Beinn Eighe national nature reserve

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Kernsary

NW & coast - Wester Ross

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Northwest Highlands Geopark

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Ardessie Falls

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch & surrounding peninsulas

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch beach & bay

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gruinard Bay

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Little Loch Broom (sealoch)

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Shieldaig

NW coast - Wester Ross - Torridon

Cities

Cities

Aberdeen

Aberdeen - Harbour

Aberdeen - Old Aberdeen, Kings College, St. Machar, Duthie Park, Bridge of Balgownie & Bridge of Don beach

Aberdeen Esplanade, Footdee & Harbour

Dundee

Dundee - Discovery Point

Dundee - Frigate Unicorn

Dundee - Law (viewpoint)

Dundee - V&A Design Museum

Dundee - Verdant Works (Jute)

Edinburgh

Edinburgh - 3 bridges/South Queensferry to Crammond tidal island coastal/beach walk

Edinburgh - Arthur's Seat & Holyrood Palace & Park

Edinburgh - Calton Hill

Edinburgh - Castle

Edinburgh - Colinton Tunnel Murals

Edinburgh - Dean Village & Leith River walk (from Leith to Balerno in the Pentland Hills)

Edinburgh - Grassmarket, Greyfriar's & Heriot School

Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace, Abbey & Holyrood Park

Edinburgh - Johnnie Walker Experience

Edinburgh - Leith

Edinburgh - Leith - the Royal Yacht Britannia

Edinburgh - Musselburgh

Edinburgh - National Museum

Edinburgh - New Town

Edinburgh - Princess Street & Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Botanic Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Mile

Edinburgh - Scotch whisky experience

Edinburgh - South Queensferry

Edinburgh - South Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Edinburgh - St. Giles cathedral & the Thistle chapel

Edinburgh - Tartan weaving mill

Glasgow

Glasgow - C - George Square & Buchanan Street

Glasgow - C - Merchant City

Glasgow - E - Barras

Glasgow - E - Glasgow Green

Glasgow - E - St. Mungo's cathedral, the Necropolis & Tennents' Brewery

Glasgow - Football Stadiums - Ibrox/Rangers, Celtic & Hampden Park (with the national football museum)

Glasgow - River Clyde, Transport Museum, the Tall Ship & the Govan Viking Hogback Stones

Glasgow - W - Botanic Gardens

Glasgow - Westend - Glasgow University & Ashton Lane

Glasgow - Westend - Kelvingrove Park, Museum & Art Gallery & Kelvin River Walk

Inverness

Inverness - Caledonian canal end (Beauly Firth)

Inverness - Carnac point (where the River Ness meets the sea) coastal - Kessock bridge view, old ferry, end of the Caledonian Canal & River Ness circular sunset - walk

Inverness - River Ness & River islands

Inverness - South Kessog (Beauly Firth) - Old ferry terminal

Perth

Perth - Kinnoul Hill

Perth - River Tay circular via River Island & North Inch walk

Perth - Scone Palace

Stirling

Stirling - Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Stirling - Cambuskenneth Abbey & Riverside/Old Harbour walk

Stirling - Castle, incl. the Royal Palace, the Great Hall & the Argyll & Sutherland Highland musuem

Stirling - National Wallace Monument

Stirling - Stirling Castle Back Walk/Gowan Hill with views of the Ochils & the Wallace Monument

Stirlingshire - Dunblane (smallest Scottish city)

Coast – East Coast

East Coast

- Eastcoast - from Berwickshire to Aberdeenshire & Moray as far as Inverness/Kessock bridge (start of Northcoast500) ___________________________________________

Aberdeen - see "Cities" section

Aberdeenshire - East & Northeast Coast

Aberdeenshire - E - Balmedie beach country park

Aberdeenshire - E - Bullers of Buchan

Aberdeenshire - E - Cruden Bay

Aberdeenshire - E - Dunnottar Castle

Aberdeenshire - E - Fraserburgh & lighthouse museum

Aberdeenshire - E - Newburgh beach & seals

Aberdeenshire - E - Peterhead & harbour

Aberdeenshire - E - Stonehaven

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Crovie

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Pennan

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Troup Head cliffs & RSBP nature reserve

Angus

Angus - Angus coastal path

Angus - Arbroath

Angus - Ferryden, Scurdie Ness & Montrose

Angus - House of Dun & the Angus Folk museum & walled gardens

Angus - Lunan Bay Beach

Berwickshire

Berwickshire - Berwick-upon-Tweed (England)

Berwickshire - Coastal path

Berwickshire - Coldingham

Berwickshire - Cove

Berwickshire - Eyemouth

Berwickshire - Pease Bay

Berwickshire - St. Abbs, Harbour & St. Abbs Head Cliffs National Nature Reserve

Dundee - see "Cities" section

East Lothian

East Lothian - Coastal Path

East Lothian - Dirleton Castle

East Lothian - Dunbar

East Lothian - Gullane Beach

East Lothian - North Berwick - the Scottish Seabird Centre & Berwick Law

East Lothian - Preston Mill (on route to the coast)

East Lothian - Scottish Flag Centre (Athelstaneford)

East Lothian - Tantallon Castle

East Lothian - Taprain Law

East Lothian - Yellowcraig's Beach

Fife

Fife - Aberdour Beach & Castle

Fife - Anstruther, Harbour & Scottish Fishing Museum

Fife - Burntisland

Fife - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

Fife - Culross, Abbey, Palace & Historic "Outlander setting"

Fife - Culross, Dunimarle castle, St. Serf's chapel & the West Kirk

Fife - Dalgety Bay

Fife - Dysart harbour

Fife - East Neuk Fishing Villages, Fife Ness, Beaches & Coastal Path

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kinghorn

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

Fife - Limekilns & Charlestown (& views of the Forth Bridges)

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Fife - Ravenscraig castle

Fife - Scenic River Tay Drive

Fife - St. Andrews - San Salvator's college & chapel

Fife - St. Andrews, University, Golf & Beaches

Fife - Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve & Beach

Fife - Wemyss caves, West & East Wemyss & castles

Fife/Dundee - Tay Bridge

Moray - Lossiemouth

Northumbria (England)

Northumbria - Bamburgh Castle

Northumbria - Lindisfarne & Holy Isle (tidal)

West Lothian - Blackness Castle

Coast – West Coast

West Coast

- Westcoast - from the Mull of Galloway to the Skye Bridge/Kyle of Lochalsh___________________________________________

Ardnamurchan - Acharacle & Kentra

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour - Corran Ferry (to mainland Lochaber - Glencoe & Fort William)

Ardnamurchan - Castle Tioram

Ardnamurchan - Fascadale

Ardnamurchan - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan distillery & visitor centre

Ardnamurchan - Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan - Morvern

Ardnamurchan - Sanna Bay Beach

Ardnamurchan - Strontian (Sunart)

Ardnamurchan - Sunart

Ardnamurchan - West Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan, incl. Ardgour, Morvern & Sunart

Argyll

Argyll - Ardfern

Argyll - Ardouaine Subtropical Garden & Coastal View

Argyll - Argyll forest park

Argyll - Bridge over the Atlantic to the Isle of Seil (& onward to the Isles of Easdale & Luing)

Argyll - Castle Stalker

Argyll - Connel Bridge & Falls of Lora

Argyll - Cowal

Argyll - Cowal - Ardentinny Beach

Argyll - Cowal - Benmore Gardens

Argyll - Cowal - Blairmore pier

Argyll - Cowal - Castle Lachlan/Inver

Argyll - Cowal - Dunoon

Argyll - Cowal - Holy Loch

Argyll - Cowal - Kilmodan Stones

Argyll - Cowal - Kyle of Bute views

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Eck

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Fyne

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Striven

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Carrick Castle

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Lochgoilhead

Argyll - Cowal - Otter ferry

Argyll - Cowal - Puck's Glen

Argyll - Cowal - Toward Point Lighthouse

Argyll - Cowal - Views over to the Isle of Arran

Argyll - Cowall - Tighnabruaich

Argyll - Craobh Haven

Argyll - Crinan Canal

Argyll - Dunadd ( historic Dalriada)

Argyll - Inveraray & Castle

Argyll - Kilberry peninsula

Argyll - Kilmartin Glen & Standing Stone Circle

Argyll - Kilmory peninsula

Argyll - Knapdale/Tayvallich

Argyll - Loch Awe & Kilchurn castle (on route to the Westcoast)

Argyll - Loch Etive

Argyll - Oban

Argyll - Oban - Ganavan Beach

Argyll - Oban - Views from McCaig's Tower

Argyll - Tralee beach

Ayr

Ayrshire - Ayr

Ayrshire - Culzean Castle & Country Park

Ayrshire - Dunure

Ayrshire - Girvan beach & harbour (with views of Aisla Craig)

Ayrshire - Largs & Vikingar

Ayrshire - Maidens

Ayrshire - Prestwick Beach

Ayrshire - Robert Burns Birthplace museum

Ayrshire - Varyag Russian cruiser monument

Clyde Coast & Sealochs

Clyde Coast - Dumbarton/Rock & Castle

Clyde Coast - Gare Loch

Clyde Coast - Inverclyde

Clyde Coast - Inverkip & Cloch Point Lighthouse

Clyde Coast - Kilcreggan

Clyde Coast - Loch Long

Galloway (Galloway extends to the West & Southwest coast & into the Southern Upland region)

Galloway - West & SW coast - Rhins & Mull of Galloway

Galloway - Westcoast - Portpatrick

Kintyre

Kintyre - Campbeltown

Kintyre - Carradale & Harbour

Kintyre - Machrihanish/Westport Beach

Kintyre - Mull of Kintyre & Southend

Kintyre - Saddle & Abbey

Kintyre - Skipness & Castle

Kintyre - Tarbert

Kintyre - Tarbert castle

Kintyre - West Loch Tarbert

Loch Duich (sealoch/fjord) & Eilean Donan Castle

Lochaber

Lochaber - Ballachulish Bridge

Lochaber - Corran ferry

Lochaber - Fort William

Lochaber - Knoydart (peninsula, ferry via Mallaig)

Lochaber - Loch Leven & Kinlochleven

Lochaber - Nevis Range (Aonach Mhor) mountain gondola

Lochaber - North Ballachulish

Lochaber - Road to the Isles

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - the golden sands of Morar, Loch Morar, Arisaig & Mallaig

Lochaber (Westcoast region)

Lochalsh (West & NW coast region)

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Eilean Donan Castle & Dornie

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Glenelg & Loch Hourn

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Kintail

Moidart

Highlands (S, E, W & central)

Highlands

Aberdeenshire - Crathes Castle

Aberdeenshire - Glen Tanar

Angus - Glens (Clova, Doll & Prosen)

Cairngorms - Aviemore

Cairngorms - Cairngorm Mountain (ski) resort

Cairngorms - Carrbridge

Cairngorms - Dalwhinnie distillery

Cairngorms - East - Glenshee

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Ballater

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Balmoral

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Banchory & the Falls of Feugh

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Braemar

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Muir of Dinnet national nature reserve

Cairngorms - East/Angus - Glenprosen

Cairngorms - Kincraig/wildlife park, Loch Insh & Leault working sheep dog farm

Cairngorms - Kingussie

Cairngorms - Loch Morlich

Cairngorms - Lochan Uaine & Ryovan pass (walk)

Cairngorms - N - Tomintoul

Cairngorms - Newtonmore

Cairngorms - North - The Lecht, Corgaff & Cock Bridge

Cairngorms - Reindeer

Cairngorms - Rothiemurchus estate (near Aviemore)

Cairngorms - Strathspey steam train

Cairngorms National Park

Glen Affric

Glen Affric - Corrimony Chambered Cairn

Glen Affric - Plodda Falls

Glen Affric - Walks

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Bridge of Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Commando Memorial with views of the Ben Nevis massif

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Corpach Lighthouse/Shipwreck & Ben Nevis View

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Great Glen Way

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Inverlochy Castle

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Loch Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Neptune's Staircase

Inverness -shire

Inverness area - Cawdor Castle & Gardens

Inverness area - Nairn & Beaches

Inverness City - see "Cities" section

Inverness-shire - Clava Cairns

Inverness-shire - Culloden

Inverness-shire - Fort George

Lairg

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

Loch Lomond - Falls of Falloch

Loch Lomond - Inveruglas to Loch Sloy walk

Loch Lomond - Luss

Loch Lomond - Millarochy Beach

Loch Lomond - Rowardennan (eastside)

Loch Lomond - Tarbet

Loch Lomond - West Highland Way (eastside of loch)

Loch Ness - eastside - incl. the Falls of Foyers

Loch Ness - southside - incl. Fort Augustus & Caledonian Canal Centre

Loch Ness - westside - incl. Urquhart castle, Drumnadrochit & Invermoriston

Lochaber - Geopark

Lochaber - Glen Nevis (walk)

Lochaber - Glencoe (Pass of Glencoe)

Lochaber - Rannoch Moor

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - Glenfinnan

Lochaber (Highland region)

Monadhliath mountains

Moray

Moray - Brodie Castle

Moray - Elgin - the Biblical garden

Moray - Elgin cathedral

Moray - Elgin, Cathedral, the Biblical Garden & Johnston of Elgin tours

Moray - Forres & the Sueno Stone

Moray - Keith

Moray - Speyside Whisky Trail

Moray Coast - Burghead

Moray Coast - Cullen

Moray Coast - Findhorn Bay & Beach

Moray Coast - Lossiemouth Beaches

Perth City - see "Cities" section

Perthshire

Perthshire - Aberfeldy & the Birks of Aberfeldy

Perthshire - Ben Lawers road - linking Glen Lyon with Loch Tay

Perthshire - Blair Atholl, Castle & Gardens & Distillery

Perthshire - Blairgowrie, Alyth, River & Cateran Trail Walks

Perthshire - Comrie, Deil's Cauldron & Melville Monument

Perthshire - Crieff & the Glenturret Distillery

Perthshire - Dunkeld/Cathedral, Birnam & River Tay Walks

Perthshire - Falls & House of Bruar

Perthshire - Glen Lyon

Perthshire - Grandtully, River Tay Rapids & the Chocolatier

Perthshire - Kenmore (Loch Tay)

Perthshire - Loch Earn & St. Filans

Perthshire - Loch Tay & Kenmore

Perthshire - Loch Tummel & Loch Rannoch

Perthshire - Pitlochry

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Blackspout waterfall, Moulin & Erdradour distillery walk

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Dam, Loch Faskally, Port na Craig & the Festival Theatre

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - Queen's View

Perthshire - Queens View

Perthshire - River Garry

Perthshire - River Tummel

Perthshire - The Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - the Fortingall Yew

Perthshire - the Hermitage (forest waterfall walk)

Trossachs (& Loch Lomond) Nationalpark

Trossachs - Aberfoyle

Trossachs - Balquhidder, Rob Roy's Grave & Loch Voil

Trossachs - Ben A'an walk

Trossachs - Ben Ledi

Trossachs - Callander

Trossachs - Duke's Pass/Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Trossachs - Killin & the Falls of Dochart

Trossachs - Loch Earn & Glenogle

Trossachs - Loch Katrine

Trossachs - Loch Lubnaig & Strathyre

Islands - Hebrides - Inner & Southern Isles

Hebrides – Inner & Southern Isles

Hebrides - Canna & Sanday (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Coll (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Colonsay & Oransay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eigg ( Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Gigha (Kintyre)

Hebrides - Handa Island (Sutherland Far Northwest Coast)

Hebrides - Iona (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Hebrides - Iona - Abbey

Hebrides - Iona - Beaches

Hebrides - Islay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Islay - Ardtalla & the Kildalton Cross

Hebrides - Islay - Bowmore

Hebrides - Islay - Finlaggan & the Lord of the Isles

Hebrides - Islay - Kintra, Machrie Beach at Laggan Bay

Hebrides - Islay - Port Charlotte, Portnahaven, Port Wemyss & the Rhinns of Islay

Hebrides - Islay - Port Ellen, Harbour, Beaches & Distilleries

Hebrides - Islay - RSBP Islay & Gruinard bay

Hebrides - Islay - Sanaigmore Bay & Beach Walk

Hebrides - Islay - The Oa Cliffs & the American Monument

Hebrides - Islay - Whisky distilleries

Hebrides - Isle of Skye - Sleat peninsula - Armadale gardens, Clan MacDonald Castle & the museum of the Isles

Hebrides - Jura (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Jura - Craighouse

Hebrides - Jura - Inverlussa

Hebrides - Jura - Lussa estate - northern Jura

Hebrides - Jura - Paps of Jura & Coastal Views

Hebrides - Kerrara (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lismore (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Luing (Inner Hebrides by ferry from the Isle of Seil - which has "the Bridge over the Atlantic" to the Argyll coast south of Oban)

Hebrides - Muck (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Mull (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Mull - Duart Castle

Hebrides - Mull - Lochbuie (incl. the standing stone circle)

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Fionnphort & Beaches

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Uisken beach

Hebrides - Mull - Tobermory/Distillery, Harbour & Walks to Lighthouse & Aros

Hebrides - Raasay (via Skye)

Hebrides - Rum (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Seil, Luing & Easdale (Inner Hebrides via "the Bridge over the Atlantic")

Hebrides - Skye

Hebrides - Skye - Bridge & Kyleakin

Hebrides - Skye - Broadford

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins - Sligachan

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins, Glenbrittle, Fairy Pools & Walks

Hebrides - Skye - Elgol, Loch Coruisk & the Strathaird peninsula (western Skye)

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Dunvegan & Castle

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Neist point lighthouse

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Waternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Portree

Hebrides - Skye - South - Sleat peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Duntulm castle

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Fairy Glen

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Kilt Rock

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Museum of Island Life & Flora MacDonald's grave

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Old Man of Storr

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Quiraing

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - West - Talisker/Carbost & Minginish

Hebrides - Small Isles (Rum, Eigg, Canna & Muck)

Hebrides - Staffa & Fingal's Cave (Inner Hebrides via Mull or Iona)

Hebrides - Summer Isles/Tanera Mor - (Loch Broom from Ullapool)

Hebrides - Tiree (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Treshnish Isles/Lunga (Inner Hebrides via Mull or Iona)

Hebrides - Ulva & Gometra (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Islands - Hebrides - Outer Isles

Hebrides – Outer Isles

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Castlebay & Kisimul Castle

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Mingulay

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Vatersay/Bhatersaigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh - Airport & Beaches

Hebrides - Benbecula (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Berneray & its beaches (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eriskay (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Great Bernera (Outer Hebrides via Lewis)

Hebrides - Harris (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route - Rodel & St. Clement's Church

Hebrides - Harris - Huishinish

Hebrides - Harris - North Harris & Loch Seaforth/Siophort

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Luskentyre

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Scarista beach

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Seilebost

Hebrides - Lewis (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lewis - Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Callanish Standing Stones Circles

Hebrides - Lewis - Dun Carloway Broch (Dun Charlabhaigh)

Hebrides - Lewis - Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Giordail beach

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - northeastern beaches (north of Stornoway & south of Tolstadh)

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta / Tolstadh Beach

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta head (circular cliff-top walk)

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta to Port Ness coastal walk

Hebrides - Lewis - North Lewis - Port Ness

Hebrides - Lewis - NW Lewis - Dalmore beach

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Eisgein/Loch Sealg

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Orasaigh

Hebrides - Lewis - Stornoway, Harbour & Lews Castle

Hebrides - Lewis - Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Valtos Peninsula

Hebrides - Lewis - West - Mealasta walk with views of Scarp & Eilean Mealasta

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Aird Uig/Gallan Head

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Cliffs & seastacks

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Mangurstadh (coastal walk)

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Uig Beach & the Western Cliffs

Hebrides - Mingulay (Outer Hebrides via Barra)

Hebrides - Monach Isles (Outer Hebrides via North Uist)

Hebrides - North Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Mor

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Sear (via bridge from North Uist)

Hebrides - Scalpay (Outer Hebrides via Harris)

Hebrides - South Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - South Uist - Kildonan South Uist museum

Hebrides - South Uist - Loch Sgioport

Hebrides - St. Kilda (Outer Hebrides via North Uist & Harris)

Hebrides - The Uists (from Berneray to Eriskay)

Islands – Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles

- Scottish Islands

Shetland

Shetland - Bressay

Shetland - Central Mainland

Shetland - Central mainland - Burra & Trondra

Shetland - Central mainland - Isle of Noss (via Bressay)

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Clickimin Broch

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Harbour, Port Charlotte, the Knap & Shetland museum

Shetland - Central mainland - Scalloway

Shetland - Central mainland - Wester Quarff

Shetland - Fair Isle

Shetland - Foula

Shetland - Lerwick - Town hall

Shetland - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & Nesting

Shetland - Nesting

Shetland - North Isles - Fetlar

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Haroldswick, Unst heritage centre & boat haven

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Hermaness Seabirdcliffs National Nature Reserve

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Muckle Flugga

Shetland - North Isles - Unst (via Yell)

Shetland - North Isles - Yell

Shetland - North mainland - Isle of Muckle Roe

Shetland - North mainland/Northmavine

Shetland - Northmavine - Eshaness

Shetland - Northmavine - Ronas Voe

Shetland - Noss

Shetland - Out Skerries

Shetland - South Mainland

Shetland - South mainland - Croft museum

Shetland - South mainland - Hoswick - Shetland visitor centre

Shetland - South mainland - Isle of Mousa, Broch & the Storm Petrels

Shetland - South Mainland - Jarlshof

Shetland - South Mainland - Spiggie Beach, Loch & Cliffs

Shetland - South Mainland - St. Ninians Isle & tombola beach

Shetland - South Mainland - Sumburgh Head

Shetland - West Mainland

Shetland - West mainland - Isle of Papa Stour

Shetland - West Mainland - Walls

Shetland - West Mainland - Westerwick

Shetland - Whalsay

Shetland Isles

Lowlands

Lowlands

Aberdeen: for Aberdeen go to "Cities" - Aberdeen

Angus - Glamis castle

Angus - Meigle & the Pictish Stones

Canal walks - Forth - Clyde - Union canal

Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire - Alloa/Tower & Harbour

Clackmannanshire - Alva/Glen & waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell to Glenquey walk

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell visit

Clackmannanshire - Clackmannan/Tower Views & the Stone of Mannan

Clackmannanshire - Dollar/Glen, Castle Campbell & Waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Gartmorn Dam

Clackmannanshire - Japanese/Cowden Garden

Clackmannanshire - Lynn Mill waterfall

Clackmannanshire - Ochils (walks)

Clackmannanshire - River Forth (walks)

Clackmannanshire - RSBP Black Devon Wetlands

Clackmannanshire - Rumbling Bridge

Clackmannanshire - Sauchie Tower

Clackmannanshire - Tillicoultry / Mill Glen & waterfalls walk

Distilleries - Glengoyne

Dunblane see "Cities" section

Dundee: for Dundee go to "Cities" - Dundee

Edinburgh: for Edinburgh go to "Cities" - Edinburgh

Falkirk

Falkirk - Antonine Wall

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Motor museum

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Museum of the Scottish railways

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil railway

Falkirk - Falkirk Wheel & Forth-Clyde-Union Canal & Tunnels

Falkirk - Kelpies

Falkirk - Kinneil - Kinneil House, Church, Museum, the Antonine Wall & James Watt

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

Fife - Culross, palace, gardens & abbey

Fife - Devilla Forest

Fife - Dunfermline, Abbey, Pittencrieff Park & walks

Fife - Falkland & Falkland Palace (& historic "Outlander" setting)

Fife - Knockhill views (& car racing circuit)

Fife - Loch Ore

Fife - Loch Ore Meadows

Fife - Lomond Hills

Fife - Scotland's secret WWII bunker

Glasgow: for Glasgow go to "Cities" - Glasgow

Kinross-shire - Loch Leven walk, Island & Castle

Lanark - New Lanark Mill & Falls of Clyde

Lanarkshire - Hillend reservoir (walk)

Mid-Lothian - Rosslyn Chapel (& the Da Vinci Code)

Ochils - Menstrie Glen

Perth - The Perth museum & the Stone of Destiny

Perth: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

Perthshire - Drummond Castle & Gardens (the "Versailles of Outlander")

Perthshire - Dunning, St. Serf's church & the Dupplin Pictish cross

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

Stirling - Church of Holy Rude

Stirling - Cowane's hospital

Stirling - Smith art gallery & museum

Stirling - Stirling.co.uk

Stirling - the Bastion

Stirling - What's on

Stirling (Castle, Wallace monument & B'burn heritage centre) - see "Cities" section

Stirling: for Stirling go to "Cities" - Stirling

Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire - Campsies

Stirlingshire - Doune Castle

Stirlingshire - Finnich Glen & Devil's Pulpit

Stirlingshire - Ochils - Dumyat (viewpoint hillwalk)

West Lothian

West Lothian - Beecraig's Country Park

West Lothian - Bo'ness & Scottish Railway Museum

West Lothian - Cairnpapple Hill

West Lothian - Hopetoun House & Gardens

West Lothian - Linlithgow, Palace & loch

West Lothian - Midhope Castle (Lallybroch/Outlander)

West Lothian - Muiravonside country park

Northern Highlands & coast - North Coast* - 500

Includes

  • Northwest Coast north of Kyle of Lochalsh ( Skye Bridge)
  • Far Northwest Coast north of Ullapool
  • Northeast Coast north of Inverness
  • & off course the actual Northcoast itself

Far NW - Sutherland - Altnaharra

Far NW - Sutherland - Broch Dun Dornaigil

Far NW - Sutherland - Loch Assynt & Ardvreck Castle

Far NW - Wester Ross - Corrieshalloch Gorge & Measach falls

FAR NW & COAST __________________________

Far NW & coast - Sutherland (i.e. the Far Northwest Coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North coast + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the Northern Highland region)

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Achmelvich Beach

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Kylesku, Kylesku bridge, Kylestrome & Unapool

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Lochinver

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Sandwood Bay

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Stoer lighthouse

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Achiltibuie & Coigach coast

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Broom (Loch Broom south of Ullapool = NW coast & north of Ullapool = Far NW coast)

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Ullapool

NE - Easter Ross - "1 million dollar" View

NE - Easter Ross - Beauly & priory

NE - Easter Ross - Rogie falls

NE - Easter Ross - Silverbridge - Blackwater falls

NE - Easter Ross - Strathpeffer, incl. Castle Leod of the MacKenzies

NE - Sutherland - Carbisdale castle

NE - Sutherland - Dunrobin castle

NE - Sutherland - Lairg

NE & COAST ___________________

NE & coast - Easter Ross (Easter Ross consists of 2 regions: NE coast & NE Highlands)

NE & coast - Sutherland (i.e. the NE coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the N. Highland region)

NE coast - Caithness - Duncansby Cliffs (most northeasterly point of the Scottish mainland)

NE coast - Caithness - Wick

NE coast - Caithness - Wick - Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

NE coast - Easter Ross - Alness & Invergordon

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle - Chanonry Point (resident dolphin colony)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle (peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Dingwall

NE coast - Easter Ross - Kessock Bridge over Beauly & Moray Firth - (linking Inverness with the Black Isle peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Tarbart Ness, Portmahomack & the Pictish Trail

NE coast - Sutherland - Cairn Liath broch

NE coast - Sutherland - Dornoch, Beach, Golf Course & Historic Town & Cathedral

NE coast - Sutherland - Dunrobin Castle & Gardens

NE coast - Sutherland - Golspie

NE coast - Sutherland - Loch Fleet

North & NE coast - Caithness (area covers both: Northeast coast & Northcoast)

NORTH COAST__________________

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - John O'Groats (northcoast, near the northeast cape of Duncansby Head & Cliffs)

Northcoast - Caithness - Thurso & Thurso Bay

Northcoast - Sutherland (i.e. the North Coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the N. Highland region)

Northcoast - Sutherland (Northcoast section of the Sutherland coast)

Northcoast - Sutherland - Balnakeil Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Bettyhill & Torrisdale Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Durness & beaches

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave Coastal Walk

Northcoast - Sutherland - Strathy Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Tongue

NORTHCOAST - Sutherland - Torrisdale beach

Northeast coast - Sutherland (Northeast coast section of the Sutherland coast)

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

NW - Wester Ross - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW - Wester Ross - Bealach na Ba pass

NW - Wester Ross - Beinn Eighe national nature reserve

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Kernsary

NW & coast - Wester Ross

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Northwest Highlands Geopark

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Ardessie Falls

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch & surrounding peninsulas

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch beach & bay

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gruinard Bay

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Little Loch Broom (sealoch)

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Shieldaig

NW coast - Wester Ross - Torridon