Shetland Isles in depth - a coastal paradise - active spectacular, wildlife, nature - Viking explorer & deep down cliffs

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

7D#3

Tour summary & highlights

Shetland Isles – active spectacular, wild nature 7 day tour

7D#3 – Shetland Isles in depth – a coastal paradise – active spectacular, wildlife, nature – Viking explorer & deep down cliffs – 7 day tour

This is our grandest tour of the year and a must for anyone into walking, nature, wildlife, coast, spectacular scenery, cliffs, beaches, history & island hopping.


  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 feries to Shetland

& Shetland Isles internal ferries

Shetland Islands internal ferries – route map,

accommodation (option of low budget to 5*), food, entrance fees & your personal expenses


 

The ultimate for nature & wildlife lovers, we will be island hopping to UK’s most northerly cliffs experiencing wild & remote nature, beaches, cliffs, wildlife galore, Eshaness cliffs, Sumburgh, ancient Jarlshof, Vikings, Scalloway & a lot more.

 


Shetland Isles – quick overview

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

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 of Shetland’s South mainland 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, one of Europe’s foremost neolithical site

Jarlshof – Shetland south mainland

– 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
  • Scalloway used to be Hjaltland’s ancient capital, has the castle, museum, the maritime institute & was home to the Shetland bus

Scalloway

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

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

  • we return via the great southbound coastal views at Whiteness & Weisdale

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

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

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

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

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

Muckle Flugga & the lighthouse views in the distance from Hermaness

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

* 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

Yell – 12th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

 

Fetlar

Fetlar – Shetland

* 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


Option & discount to join us later/leave us early, if you don’t have so much time
  • For our longer multi-day tours on request we offer a per person per day rate to enable you to opt out of or opt in the tour to join and arrive later, to depart and leave earlier or to stay away for longer and allow for more flexibility to accommodate your personal circumstances and preferences. This rate is £50 per person per day on this tour.

 

  • This would for example allow you, if you don’t quite have so much time, to just visit the Shetland Isles for a shorter period and we pick you/drop you off at either Sumburgh airport or the Lerwick or Yell/Fetlar/Unst ferry terminal and you have less time on Shetland

This would also enable you to also visit the Orkney Isles

  • either before our tour and you join us at 23.45 pm at Kirkwall on the northbound ferry*
  • or after the tour and you leave us at midnight at Kirkwall on the southbound ferry * (subject to the ferry timetable)

 

  • This is also meant to help those of you, who really would like to join our tour, but can’t make the first or last day and the discount will go somewhat in paying for your public transport costs to join us on our tour. We happily advise your options.
  • Anyone who is already staying on Shetland is welcome to join us on a daily basis subject to seat availability.

Extras to pay


Northlink ferries

£68 return per adult for the Aberdeen to Lerwick/Shetland ferry

(+ optional for a reclining sleeping bod for £36 return per person, but you can either opt out and chose a chair for about £7 return or a cabin at a higher price)

Optional cheapest accommodation:

Shetland camping bods

4 nights x £12 per person = £48 per person

Shetland ferries

£5.40 per crossing, we will be taking a minimum of 4 internal ferries (Shetland mainland via Yell – 1 – Fetlar – 2 – Unst – 3 – Fetlar – 4 – via Yell to Shetland mainland)

FAQs

Guaranteed pick up/drop off always from the Stirling area, places along the way, anywhere on private tours & outwith the Forth Valley on request depending on distance & booking numbers

Tourstyle:

  • short distance multi-stop day tours from our (optional at the most budget accommodation – 2 nights at the Aithbank camping bods house on the Isle of Fetlar as our base for the Northern Isles) and (2 nights at the centrally based Shetland mainland base Voe house in Walls)
  • allowing for lots of free time, flexible activities, nature, walks, coast, cliffs, beaches, seabirds, seals, wildlife, possibly whales and otters, island hopping, ancient sites (Jarlshof, brochs, etc.), lighthouses, Viking heritage & more
  • this tour as nature & wildlife based would be ideally suited for active people who like walking

Is this the right tour for me?

How to book and pay for a special tour?

What to bring?

Please note, if you don’t have enough time, we offer the option, to just visit Orkney or just visit Shetland on this tour for a discount and you then travel one way by public transport.

  • The ultimate for nature & wildlife lovers, we will be island hopping to Unst for a walk to Hermaness the UK’s most northerly cliffs experiencing wild & remote nature, beaches, cliffs, wildlife galore, Eshaness cliffs, Sumburgh, ancient Jarlshof, Vikings, absolutely beautiful Scalloway (Shetland’s ancient capital), lots of islands, fjords, peninsulas great beaches, cliffs, wildlife, walks with lots of summer daylight to explore

 

  • Shetland is a lot bigger and has a lot more to offer than you might imagine and with its indented coastline and countless fjords and peninsulas, there are few places which can match Shetland for its tremendous wealth of coastal scenery, stunning bays, coves, inlets, beaches, cliffs, fjords are around every corner.
  • Including the short Shetland mainland to Yell and Yell to Unst ferries, it would take you over 4 hours to drive from the very south at Sumburgh head to the far north of Unst
  • The Shetland archipelago comprises about 300 islands and skerries, of which 16 are inhabited.
  • Shetland is around 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of mainland Scotland, covers an area of 1,468 square kilometres (567 sq mi) and has a coastline 2,702 kilometres (1,679 mi) long.
  • The largest of the islands is called the Shetland mainland. It has an area of 374 square miles (970 km2), making it the third-largest Scottish island (after Lewis & Harris and Skye).

 

  • Departure from Stirling (*with additional pick up/drop off locations on request see further down)

Shetland consists of over 100 islands, we will be based centrally on the Shetland “mainland”, at 60 degrees northern latitude it is at the same level as Greenland, Shetland is as close to Norway as it is to Scotland

Itinerary

7 days Shetland Isles tour

Day 1

We are picking up our tour participants from the Stirling & Central belt area and places along the way such as Perth/St. Andrews/Dundee/Aberdeen and on request, if there are enough participants starting from there we can also pick up from the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.

Day 1 is mainly a day to get us to Aberdeen, but pick up locations and time permitting, may allow us for a few scenic or coastal stops along the way or in the Aberdeen area, before we board the ferry.

  • Northlink ferry departure from Aberdeen 17.00 pm – overnight sailing via Orkney (anyone wishing to join the tour here and spend some time independently in Orkney before our tour may do so, as the Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry stops in Kirkwall/Orkney for 45 minutes at mid-night) – arriving Lerwick/Shetland 7am on Monday, 12th August
Day 2

We arrive into Lerwick at 7am and for the most days (apart from day 3 at Unst) we have the flexiblity to swap our itineraries/regions, which we visit around, subject to the weather and group’s preferences, this will also enable us to get a free/extra day and on day 5 we list some of the many options, which again for the most part can be swapped around if it suits the group better.

After having a look around Lerwick, Shetland’s capital, we eventually head up north and and want to take in as much as possible of the Northern (Rhona’s Voe) before taking the ferry over to the Northern Isles, Yell and Fetlar (the garden isle) and our home for 2 nights.

  • The 1st night on Shetland, we spent on the Isle of Fetlar at the optional Aithbank camping bods
  • The Aithbank camping bods used to be a home of a local crofter & fisherman and as so many of the younger folks of the island leave it stood empty, but has been refurbished and has the feel of a very neat, modern, clean, friendly, spacious and inviting self-catering home by the sea – all to ourselves. (We spend the first two nights here on Fetlar as our base for the Northern Isles and our visit to Unst & Hermaness / the final two nights we stay on the Shetland West Mainland at the Voe House in beautiful Walls.)

and we have this whole great spacious house to ourselves, incl. cozy fireplace and a 1 minute walk to the cliffs – just outside the house we have a spectacular coastal cliff walk with natural arches and will almost certainly seals and with some luck even otters.

Day 3

Journey over from Northern Isle of Yell to Unst – the UK’s most northerly inhabited island with the spectacular national nature reserve of the dramatic Hermaness seabird cliffs.

We will will spend the bulk of today on the Unst “the island above all”, where we have picturesque fishing villages such as Uyeasound, Baltasound and Haroldswick with a lot to explore, including beaches, the Unst boat haven & heritage centre, etc. The very reason for our visit to Unst however is the roughly 3 hours walk to visit the Hermaness nature reserve for a truly unique wilderness and wildlife experience looking down the sheer cliffs to watch thousands of seabirds – one of the UK;’s largest sea bird colony – soar. We will of course see puffins (Tammy Nories), skuas (Bonxies), guillemots, arctic terns and lots of majestic gannets as well and be able to catch a glimpse of the Muckle Flugga lighthouse and rocks – we are further north than Bergen in Norway, which is a lot closer than Aberdeen and we will enjoy over 18 hours of daylight.

There will be plenty for us to visit on our way back south through Unst before we head back to the Isle of Yell.

Last year on the ferry we even saw 2 pods of whales, incl. 6 Risso dolphins.

 

Day 4

Today we are heading towards the stunning seacliffs of Eashanes, go for some walks, marvel at natural arches and Western mainland (Walls and the stunning route towards Papa Stour with stunning views of Foula – with the UK’s highest 400 m sheer cliffs in the distance – great views, fjords, stunning wee villages. We always see seals, but with some luck might spot some otters and whales as well.

  • The 3rd night on Shetland, we spent on the West Mainland in beautiful Walls overlooking the sea at the optional  Voe house camping bods
  • As we are based at a central location on the Shetland mainland this will enable us to visit a multitude of different places, also depending on the group’s preferences and the weather.
Day 5

We will keep the itinerary flexible and are happy to swap days around to get better weather and suit the group’s preferences.

As we are based on the Shetland mainland, any of the below scenarios are possible.

Today is the flexi-open-free time day and as there are hundreds of awesome walks and many more ferries and islands, this can for example include one or more of the places below, but it could also mean, that while we drop off some for the ferry/flight to the Fair Isle we take the others on a walking tour to Bressay & Noss followed by a visit of Whalsey for example, before in the evening picking up the others back from the Fair Isle ferry or flight, etc:

  • Visit any places, we have not yet visited and been to, incl.
  • A visit of Bressay and the ferry over to the seabird island for a cliff walk on Bressay & Noss
  • The island of Whalsey and the Out SkerriesSkerries being small isles on Shetland
  • A visit of Papa Stour
  • A visit of Mousa with the best preserved broch in the British Isles
  • Subject to the weather/ferry/small aircraft flight times – a visit of the Fair Isle
  • Subject to the weather/ferry/small aircraft flight times – a visit of Foula
  • Spend more time/re-visit some beaches, cliffs, coves, places, that we would like to go back to and spend more time at

 

  • The final 4th night on Shetland, we spent on the West Mainland in beautiful Walls overlooking the sea at the optional Voe house camping bods
Day 6

Today is our last day on Shetland. We aim to be on board the ferry for 3 pm. So today we will visit the Lerwick and the South mainland of Shetland, the tombola beach of St. Ninian’s isle, Sumburgh head, the cliffs, the lighthouse and if you wish the neollithic Jarlshof settlement. Depending on your preferences, the weather and ferries, there is also the option to visit Mousa island with its best preserved broch or heading over to Bressay and Noss. Scalloway is the ancient capital of Shetland and it is stunning, beautiful and has a colourful harbour and one of the best museums on Shetland. From Hamnavoe and East & West Burra there are stunning views, walks and beaches.

  • Ferry departure from Lerwick/Shetland 17.30 pm* – overnight sailing via Orkney (anyone wishing to leave the tour here and spend some time independently in Orkney after our tour may do so, as the Lerwick/Shetland to Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry stops in Kirkwall/Orkney for 45 minutes at mid-night) ) – arriving Aberdeen 7am (* subject to the Northlink ferry timetable)
Day 7

The ferry arrives back into Aberdeen at 7am and depending on the weather and the group’s preferences, we can visit

  • a few places in Aberdeen (harbour, beach boulevard, Old Aberdeen, Kings College, Bridge of Don)
  • and/or travel north of Aberdeen, if you have the time and wish to visit, we also have the longest beach, sand dunes and great cliffs and sand dunes and can visit a nature reserve with a big seal colony.
  • and/or inland route via Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm nationalpark via Glenshee back to Stirling
  • and/or there is the beautiful coastal route, but also the stunning inland mountain route back to Stirling with plenty of new places to explore along the coast, beaches (Lunan bay & St. Cyrus), cliffs north of historic Arbroath, etc.
  • or as this is our 7th day on the road, heading back the quickest way to Stirling and dropping off in Dundee/St. Andrews/Perth and other places along the way.

EXTRAS TO PAY:

* food, drink, entrance fees (castles, museums, attractions, etc. – for example the Scalloway museum, the Unst boat haven & heritage centre)

* Inter-islander Shetland ferries

£5.40 per passenger return journey

we will be taking at least 2 return ferries–(Shetland mainland – Yell & Yell – Unst) and possibly one or two more optional ferry crossings.

* Optional, most budget local accommodation on the Shetland Isles:

  • 2 nights at the Aithbank camping bods on the Isle of Fetlar for £12 per person per night

Camping bods are

– hostel type bunk house sleeping bag required – (if you don’t have a sleeping bag, I you would have to bring your home bedding – duvet, sheet, etc.)

Facilities

Showers, toilet facilities, water heater, solid fuel fire, crockery, basic cooking utensils, fridge, microwave, kettle, compact cooker with grill, oven and 2 hotplates.

Please note that electricity is provided by a coin meter which accepts £1.00 coins only. Guests are required to pay for their own electricity.

  • 2 nights  for £12 per person per night:
  • Voe house in Walls

(or alternatively you might wish to book some alternative accommodation in or around Voe)

– hostel type bunk house sleeping bag required – (if you don’t have a sleeping bag, I you would have to bring your home bedding – duvet, sheet, etc.)

Facilities

Showers, toilet facilities, water heater, solid fuel fire, crockery, basic cooking utensils, fridge, microwave, kettle, compact cooker with grill, oven and 2 hotplates.

Please note that electricity is provided by a coin meter which accepts £1.00 coins only. Guests are required to pay for their own electricity.

Extras to pay:

Inter-islander Shetland ferries

£5.40 per passenger return journey

we will be taking at least 2 return ferries–(Shetland mainland – Yell & Yell – Unst) and possibly one or two more optional ferry crossings.

* Optional accommodation on the Shetland Isles (based on pre-Covid 2019 prices):

  • 2 nights at the Aithbank camping bods on the Isle of Fetlar for £12 per person per night
  • 2 nights for £12 per person per night:
  • Voe house in Walls
  • £68 return per adult (there is a slightly lower student/senior citizen rate) for the Aberdeen to Lerwick return ferry
  • Optional, you may opt out, as these are going to be busy crossings due to it being at the height of the peak tourist season and during the Orkney agricultural week (remember our ferry travels both ways via Kirkwall/Orkney, this will also mean, that on our route there is a good chance to see Fair Isle, which we will pass north- and southbound) – sleeping pods/fully reclining chair with extra space to sleep in, provisionally reserved for all 9 seats, which is £36 return per person, but you may opt out of this and save yourself the £36 and then just has a seat to sleep on or roll out your sleeping bag on the carpet.
  • *On top of the ferry fare and/or sleeping pod, you might opt for a r a cabin, alternatively just a reclining seat is fine for example:
  • 2 overnight ferries (Aberdeen to Shetland and Shetland to Aberdeen) optional accommodation choices on top of the ferry fare:

* cheapest option = reclining seats £3.50 oneway x 2 = £7

* sleeping pod £18 oneway x 2 = £36

* bed in shared outer 2 berth cabin £52 x 2 = £104

* bed in shared inner 4 berth cabin £34.50 x 2 = £69

* inner 2 berth £72 x 2 = £144

* inner 4 berth £100 x 2 = £200

* 4 berth with TV £110 x 2 = £220

* Outer 2 berth £103 x 2 = £206

* Executive cabin £131 x 2 = £262

* Premium Outer 2 berth £131 x 2 = £262

(These overnight accommodation prices are based on the May 2018 rates – for up-to-date info check https://www.northlinkferries.co.uk/)

Accommodation

Optional accommodation on the Shetland Isles:

  • 2 nights at the Aithbank camping bods on the Isle of Fetlar for £12 per person per night
  • 2 nights for £12 per person per night:
  • Voe house in Walls

You are ok to opt out and chose and book your own alternative B&B or hotel accommodation.

+ 2 nights outbound and return on the ferry

The tour throughout the day will remain the same, no matter if we pick you up in the morning /drop you off at night at a 5* hotel or hostel, this allows you to pay as little or as much for your accommodation as you like.

Check for additional accommodation info.


About Shetland

Shetland Isles

Guide to Shetland

Yell, Unst & Fetlar

Shetland heritage & culture

Hermaness national nature reserve

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

Hermaness walk

North mainland Shetland

Eshaness walk

West mainland Shetland

Whalsey

Bressay & Noss

Lerwick

Scalloway

Scalloway museum

Shetland South mainland

Jarlshof

RSBP Sumburgh head nature reserve

Sumburgh head lighthouse

Foula

Fair Isle

BBC weather Lerwick


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

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

 

 

 


  • How to enquire, book & pay
  1. If you are interested in this tour, you let us know by either emailing contact@unicorntravel.co.uk, use our enquiry form or text or phone us 07429251980. This also gives you a chance to ask any questions, you may have.
  2. Once the minimum number of interested individuals has been reached, we contact everyone, if they still wish to join the tour and are ready to book and pay.
  3. Once the minimum number of individuals have paid, the tour is then a guaranteed departure.

Please note for all of our multi-day tours we have already pre-booked and pre-paid 9 hostel beds for each night, but you can opt out of this and chose your own accommodation.

If the minimum number of seats has not been reached by the booking deadline, any money already paid will be refunded back to you in full

 

Tour itinerary

 



A sample itinerary of a recent private, personalised 4 day tour with 4 full days on the Shetland Isles tailormade to the needs, requirements, preferences & and interests of the guests:

Shetland Isles:

– D1:
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

– D2:
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

– D3:
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

– D4:
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 dep. Lerwick at 7 pm to Aberdeen

 

Tour price (for private & small group of up to 8)
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 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)
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

 


 

Our standard tour is starting from / finishing 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
  • it is ok to join our tour, at a discounted rate just in Aberdeen at the Northlink ferry terminal upon check in on day 1 and leave us at 7am upon arrival on the last day back in Aberdeen
  • throughout all of Scotland 
  • from places beyond, from the North of England on request

+

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


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 2022

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


& 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

 

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#3 – Shetland Isles in depth – a coastal paradise – active spectacular, wildlife, nature – Viking explorer & deep down cliffs – 7 day tour

Shetland Isles – active spectacular, wild nature 7 day tour

7D#3 – Shetland Isles in depth – a coastal paradise – active spectacular, wildlife, nature – Viking explorer & deep down cliffs – 7 day tour

This is our grandest tour of the year and a must for anyone into walking, nature, wildlife, coast, spectacular scenery, cliffs, beaches, history & island hopping.


  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 feries to Shetland

& Shetland Isles internal ferries

Shetland Islands internal ferries – route map,

accommodation (option of low budget to 5*), food, entrance fees & your personal expenses


 

The ultimate for nature & wildlife lovers, we will be island hopping to UK’s most northerly cliffs experiencing wild & remote nature, beaches, cliffs, wildlife galore, Eshaness cliffs, Sumburgh, ancient Jarlshof, Vikings, Scalloway & a lot more.

 


Shetland Isles – quick overview

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

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 of Shetland’s South mainland 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, one of Europe’s foremost neolithical site

Jarlshof – Shetland south mainland

– 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
  • Scalloway used to be Hjaltland’s ancient capital, has the castle, museum, the maritime institute & was home to the Shetland bus

Scalloway

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

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

  • we return via the great southbound coastal views at Whiteness & Weisdale

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

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

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

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

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

Muckle Flugga & the lighthouse views in the distance from Hermaness

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

* 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

Yell – 12th June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

 

Fetlar

Fetlar – Shetland

* 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


Option & discount to join us later/leave us early, if you don’t have so much time
  • For our longer multi-day tours on request we offer a per person per day rate to enable you to opt out of or opt in the tour to join and arrive later, to depart and leave earlier or to stay away for longer and allow for more flexibility to accommodate your personal circumstances and preferences. This rate is £50 per person per day on this tour.

 

  • This would for example allow you, if you don’t quite have so much time, to just visit the Shetland Isles for a shorter period and we pick you/drop you off at either Sumburgh airport or the Lerwick or Yell/Fetlar/Unst ferry terminal and you have less time on Shetland

This would also enable you to also visit the Orkney Isles

  • either before our tour and you join us at 23.45 pm at Kirkwall on the northbound ferry*
  • or after the tour and you leave us at midnight at Kirkwall on the southbound ferry * (subject to the ferry timetable)

 

  • This is also meant to help those of you, who really would like to join our tour, but can’t make the first or last day and the discount will go somewhat in paying for your public transport costs to join us on our tour. We happily advise your options.
  • Anyone who is already staying on Shetland is welcome to join us on a daily basis subject to seat availability.

Extras to pay


Northlink ferries

£68 return per adult for the Aberdeen to Lerwick/Shetland ferry

(+ optional for a reclining sleeping bod for £36 return per person, but you can either opt out and chose a chair for about £7 return or a cabin at a higher price)

Optional cheapest accommodation:

Shetland camping bods

4 nights x £12 per person = £48 per person

Shetland ferries

£5.40 per crossing, we will be taking a minimum of 4 internal ferries (Shetland mainland via Yell – 1 – Fetlar – 2 – Unst – 3 – Fetlar – 4 – via Yell to Shetland mainland)

FAQs

Guaranteed pick up/drop off always from the Stirling area, places along the way, anywhere on private tours & outwith the Forth Valley on request depending on distance & booking numbers

Tourstyle:

  • short distance multi-stop day tours from our (optional at the most budget accommodation – 2 nights at the Aithbank camping bods house on the Isle of Fetlar as our base for the Northern Isles) and (2 nights at the centrally based Shetland mainland base Voe house in Walls)
  • allowing for lots of free time, flexible activities, nature, walks, coast, cliffs, beaches, seabirds, seals, wildlife, possibly whales and otters, island hopping, ancient sites (Jarlshof, brochs, etc.), lighthouses, Viking heritage & more
  • this tour as nature & wildlife based would be ideally suited for active people who like walking

Is this the right tour for me?

How to book and pay for a special tour?

What to bring?

Please note, if you don’t have enough time, we offer the option, to just visit Orkney or just visit Shetland on this tour for a discount and you then travel one way by public transport.

  • The ultimate for nature & wildlife lovers, we will be island hopping to Unst for a walk to Hermaness the UK’s most northerly cliffs experiencing wild & remote nature, beaches, cliffs, wildlife galore, Eshaness cliffs, Sumburgh, ancient Jarlshof, Vikings, absolutely beautiful Scalloway (Shetland’s ancient capital), lots of islands, fjords, peninsulas great beaches, cliffs, wildlife, walks with lots of summer daylight to explore

 

  • Shetland is a lot bigger and has a lot more to offer than you might imagine and with its indented coastline and countless fjords and peninsulas, there are few places which can match Shetland for its tremendous wealth of coastal scenery, stunning bays, coves, inlets, beaches, cliffs, fjords are around every corner.
  • Including the short Shetland mainland to Yell and Yell to Unst ferries, it would take you over 4 hours to drive from the very south at Sumburgh head to the far north of Unst
  • The Shetland archipelago comprises about 300 islands and skerries, of which 16 are inhabited.
  • Shetland is around 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of mainland Scotland, covers an area of 1,468 square kilometres (567 sq mi) and has a coastline 2,702 kilometres (1,679 mi) long.
  • The largest of the islands is called the Shetland mainland. It has an area of 374 square miles (970 km2), making it the third-largest Scottish island (after Lewis & Harris and Skye).

 

  • Departure from Stirling (*with additional pick up/drop off locations on request see further down)

Shetland consists of over 100 islands, we will be based centrally on the Shetland “mainland”, at 60 degrees northern latitude it is at the same level as Greenland, Shetland is as close to Norway as it is to Scotland

Itinerary

7 days Shetland Isles tour

Day 1

We are picking up our tour participants from the Stirling & Central belt area and places along the way such as Perth/St. Andrews/Dundee/Aberdeen and on request, if there are enough participants starting from there we can also pick up from the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.

Day 1 is mainly a day to get us to Aberdeen, but pick up locations and time permitting, may allow us for a few scenic or coastal stops along the way or in the Aberdeen area, before we board the ferry.

  • Northlink ferry departure from Aberdeen 17.00 pm – overnight sailing via Orkney (anyone wishing to join the tour here and spend some time independently in Orkney before our tour may do so, as the Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry stops in Kirkwall/Orkney for 45 minutes at mid-night) – arriving Lerwick/Shetland 7am on Monday, 12th August
Day 2

We arrive into Lerwick at 7am and for the most days (apart from day 3 at Unst) we have the flexiblity to swap our itineraries/regions, which we visit around, subject to the weather and group’s preferences, this will also enable us to get a free/extra day and on day 5 we list some of the many options, which again for the most part can be swapped around if it suits the group better.

After having a look around Lerwick, Shetland’s capital, we eventually head up north and and want to take in as much as possible of the Northern (Rhona’s Voe) before taking the ferry over to the Northern Isles, Yell and Fetlar (the garden isle) and our home for 2 nights.

  • The 1st night on Shetland, we spent on the Isle of Fetlar at the optional Aithbank camping bods
  • The Aithbank camping bods used to be a home of a local crofter & fisherman and as so many of the younger folks of the island leave it stood empty, but has been refurbished and has the feel of a very neat, modern, clean, friendly, spacious and inviting self-catering home by the sea – all to ourselves. (We spend the first two nights here on Fetlar as our base for the Northern Isles and our visit to Unst & Hermaness / the final two nights we stay on the Shetland West Mainland at the Voe House in beautiful Walls.)

and we have this whole great spacious house to ourselves, incl. cozy fireplace and a 1 minute walk to the cliffs – just outside the house we have a spectacular coastal cliff walk with natural arches and will almost certainly seals and with some luck even otters.

Day 3

Journey over from Northern Isle of Yell to Unst – the UK’s most northerly inhabited island with the spectacular national nature reserve of the dramatic Hermaness seabird cliffs.

We will will spend the bulk of today on the Unst “the island above all”, where we have picturesque fishing villages such as Uyeasound, Baltasound and Haroldswick with a lot to explore, including beaches, the Unst boat haven & heritage centre, etc. The very reason for our visit to Unst however is the roughly 3 hours walk to visit the Hermaness nature reserve for a truly unique wilderness and wildlife experience looking down the sheer cliffs to watch thousands of seabirds – one of the UK;’s largest sea bird colony – soar. We will of course see puffins (Tammy Nories), skuas (Bonxies), guillemots, arctic terns and lots of majestic gannets as well and be able to catch a glimpse of the Muckle Flugga lighthouse and rocks – we are further north than Bergen in Norway, which is a lot closer than Aberdeen and we will enjoy over 18 hours of daylight.

There will be plenty for us to visit on our way back south through Unst before we head back to the Isle of Yell.

Last year on the ferry we even saw 2 pods of whales, incl. 6 Risso dolphins.

 

Day 4

Today we are heading towards the stunning seacliffs of Eashanes, go for some walks, marvel at natural arches and Western mainland (Walls and the stunning route towards Papa Stour with stunning views of Foula – with the UK’s highest 400 m sheer cliffs in the distance – great views, fjords, stunning wee villages. We always see seals, but with some luck might spot some otters and whales as well.

  • The 3rd night on Shetland, we spent on the West Mainland in beautiful Walls overlooking the sea at the optional  Voe house camping bods
  • As we are based at a central location on the Shetland mainland this will enable us to visit a multitude of different places, also depending on the group’s preferences and the weather.
Day 5

We will keep the itinerary flexible and are happy to swap days around to get better weather and suit the group’s preferences.

As we are based on the Shetland mainland, any of the below scenarios are possible.

Today is the flexi-open-free time day and as there are hundreds of awesome walks and many more ferries and islands, this can for example include one or more of the places below, but it could also mean, that while we drop off some for the ferry/flight to the Fair Isle we take the others on a walking tour to Bressay & Noss followed by a visit of Whalsey for example, before in the evening picking up the others back from the Fair Isle ferry or flight, etc:

  • Visit any places, we have not yet visited and been to, incl.
  • A visit of Bressay and the ferry over to the seabird island for a cliff walk on Bressay & Noss
  • The island of Whalsey and the Out SkerriesSkerries being small isles on Shetland
  • A visit of Papa Stour
  • A visit of Mousa with the best preserved broch in the British Isles
  • Subject to the weather/ferry/small aircraft flight times – a visit of the Fair Isle
  • Subject to the weather/ferry/small aircraft flight times – a visit of Foula
  • Spend more time/re-visit some beaches, cliffs, coves, places, that we would like to go back to and spend more time at

 

  • The final 4th night on Shetland, we spent on the West Mainland in beautiful Walls overlooking the sea at the optional Voe house camping bods
Day 6

Today is our last day on Shetland. We aim to be on board the ferry for 3 pm. So today we will visit the Lerwick and the South mainland of Shetland, the tombola beach of St. Ninian’s isle, Sumburgh head, the cliffs, the lighthouse and if you wish the neollithic Jarlshof settlement. Depending on your preferences, the weather and ferries, there is also the option to visit Mousa island with its best preserved broch or heading over to Bressay and Noss. Scalloway is the ancient capital of Shetland and it is stunning, beautiful and has a colourful harbour and one of the best museums on Shetland. From Hamnavoe and East & West Burra there are stunning views, walks and beaches.

  • Ferry departure from Lerwick/Shetland 17.30 pm* – overnight sailing via Orkney (anyone wishing to leave the tour here and spend some time independently in Orkney after our tour may do so, as the Lerwick/Shetland to Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry stops in Kirkwall/Orkney for 45 minutes at mid-night) ) – arriving Aberdeen 7am (* subject to the Northlink ferry timetable)
Day 7

The ferry arrives back into Aberdeen at 7am and depending on the weather and the group’s preferences, we can visit

  • a few places in Aberdeen (harbour, beach boulevard, Old Aberdeen, Kings College, Bridge of Don)
  • and/or travel north of Aberdeen, if you have the time and wish to visit, we also have the longest beach, sand dunes and great cliffs and sand dunes and can visit a nature reserve with a big seal colony.
  • and/or inland route via Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm nationalpark via Glenshee back to Stirling
  • and/or there is the beautiful coastal route, but also the stunning inland mountain route back to Stirling with plenty of new places to explore along the coast, beaches (Lunan bay & St. Cyrus), cliffs north of historic Arbroath, etc.
  • or as this is our 7th day on the road, heading back the quickest way to Stirling and dropping off in Dundee/St. Andrews/Perth and other places along the way.

EXTRAS TO PAY:

* food, drink, entrance fees (castles, museums, attractions, etc. – for example the Scalloway museum, the Unst boat haven & heritage centre)

* Inter-islander Shetland ferries

£5.40 per passenger return journey

we will be taking at least 2 return ferries–(Shetland mainland – Yell & Yell – Unst) and possibly one or two more optional ferry crossings.

* Optional, most budget local accommodation on the Shetland Isles:

  • 2 nights at the Aithbank camping bods on the Isle of Fetlar for £12 per person per night

Camping bods are

– hostel type bunk house sleeping bag required – (if you don’t have a sleeping bag, I you would have to bring your home bedding – duvet, sheet, etc.)

Facilities

Showers, toilet facilities, water heater, solid fuel fire, crockery, basic cooking utensils, fridge, microwave, kettle, compact cooker with grill, oven and 2 hotplates.

Please note that electricity is provided by a coin meter which accepts £1.00 coins only. Guests are required to pay for their own electricity.

  • 2 nights  for £12 per person per night:
  • Voe house in Walls

(or alternatively you might wish to book some alternative accommodation in or around Voe)

– hostel type bunk house sleeping bag required – (if you don’t have a sleeping bag, I you would have to bring your home bedding – duvet, sheet, etc.)

Facilities

Showers, toilet facilities, water heater, solid fuel fire, crockery, basic cooking utensils, fridge, microwave, kettle, compact cooker with grill, oven and 2 hotplates.

Please note that electricity is provided by a coin meter which accepts £1.00 coins only. Guests are required to pay for their own electricity.

Extras to pay:

Inter-islander Shetland ferries

£5.40 per passenger return journey

we will be taking at least 2 return ferries–(Shetland mainland – Yell & Yell – Unst) and possibly one or two more optional ferry crossings.

* Optional accommodation on the Shetland Isles (based on pre-Covid 2019 prices):

  • 2 nights at the Aithbank camping bods on the Isle of Fetlar for £12 per person per night
  • 2 nights for £12 per person per night:
  • Voe house in Walls
  • £68 return per adult (there is a slightly lower student/senior citizen rate) for the Aberdeen to Lerwick return ferry
  • Optional, you may opt out, as these are going to be busy crossings due to it being at the height of the peak tourist season and during the Orkney agricultural week (remember our ferry travels both ways via Kirkwall/Orkney, this will also mean, that on our route there is a good chance to see Fair Isle, which we will pass north- and southbound) – sleeping pods/fully reclining chair with extra space to sleep in, provisionally reserved for all 9 seats, which is £36 return per person, but you may opt out of this and save yourself the £36 and then just has a seat to sleep on or roll out your sleeping bag on the carpet.
  • *On top of the ferry fare and/or sleeping pod, you might opt for a r a cabin, alternatively just a reclining seat is fine for example:
  • 2 overnight ferries (Aberdeen to Shetland and Shetland to Aberdeen) optional accommodation choices on top of the ferry fare:

* cheapest option = reclining seats £3.50 oneway x 2 = £7

* sleeping pod £18 oneway x 2 = £36

* bed in shared outer 2 berth cabin £52 x 2 = £104

* bed in shared inner 4 berth cabin £34.50 x 2 = £69

* inner 2 berth £72 x 2 = £144

* inner 4 berth £100 x 2 = £200

* 4 berth with TV £110 x 2 = £220

* Outer 2 berth £103 x 2 = £206

* Executive cabin £131 x 2 = £262

* Premium Outer 2 berth £131 x 2 = £262

(These overnight accommodation prices are based on the May 2018 rates – for up-to-date info check https://www.northlinkferries.co.uk/)

Accommodation

Optional accommodation on the Shetland Isles:

  • 2 nights at the Aithbank camping bods on the Isle of Fetlar for £12 per person per night
  • 2 nights for £12 per person per night:
  • Voe house in Walls

You are ok to opt out and chose and book your own alternative B&B or hotel accommodation.

+ 2 nights outbound and return on the ferry

The tour throughout the day will remain the same, no matter if we pick you up in the morning /drop you off at night at a 5* hotel or hostel, this allows you to pay as little or as much for your accommodation as you like.

Check for additional accommodation info.


About Shetland

Shetland Isles

Guide to Shetland

Yell, Unst & Fetlar

Shetland heritage & culture

Hermaness national nature reserve

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

Hermaness walk

North mainland Shetland

Eshaness walk

West mainland Shetland

Whalsey

Bressay & Noss

Lerwick

Scalloway

Scalloway museum

Shetland South mainland

Jarlshof

RSBP Sumburgh head nature reserve

Sumburgh head lighthouse

Foula

Fair Isle

BBC weather Lerwick


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

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

 

 

 


  • How to enquire, book & pay
  1. If you are interested in this tour, you let us know by either emailing contact@unicorntravel.co.uk, use our enquiry form or text or phone us 07429251980. This also gives you a chance to ask any questions, you may have.
  2. Once the minimum number of interested individuals has been reached, we contact everyone, if they still wish to join the tour and are ready to book and pay.
  3. Once the minimum number of individuals have paid, the tour is then a guaranteed departure.

Please note for all of our multi-day tours we have already pre-booked and pre-paid 9 hostel beds for each night, but you can opt out of this and chose your own accommodation.

If the minimum number of seats has not been reached by the booking deadline, any money already paid will be refunded back to you in full

 

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 - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

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

Fife - Dalgety Bay

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

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

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

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

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/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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & 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 (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 - 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 & 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 - 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 - Falkirk Wheel & Forth-Clyde-Union Canal & Tunnels

Falkirk - Kelpies

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

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: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

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

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

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 - 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

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

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

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 - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

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 - Little Loch Broom (sealoch)

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

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 - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

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

Fife - Dalgety Bay

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

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

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

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

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/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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & 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 (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 - 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 & 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 - 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 - Falkirk Wheel & Forth-Clyde-Union Canal & Tunnels

Falkirk - Kelpies

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

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: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

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

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

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 - 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

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

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

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 - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

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 - Little Loch Broom (sealoch)

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

NW coast - Wester Ross - Shieldaig

NW coast - Wester Ross - Torridon