SHETLAND ISLES - 2700 kms of spectacular coastline to explore - active spectacular, wildlife, nature - Viking explorer, seabird cliffs- 17 hours+ daylight - May is great for nature & wildlife

Wed 07th May 2025 - Tue 13th May 2025

7 days

£159 per person for full 7 day tour (less up to 25% off for any applicable multi-day tours early booking & student discounts - "view tour" for all discount options)

Tour summary & highlights
  • Some of the wildest & most spectacular coastal landscapes
  • May is when nature is at its best, flowers, lambs, days are already very long and the seabird breeding season begins at the many seacliffs

The basic itinerary is:

  • Wed 07th May 2025 – scenic coastal route from Stirling to Aberdeen / check in by 5pm at Aberdeen harbour / great overnight ferry (usually lots of wildlife viewing and days are already very long)

 

  • Thu 08th May 2025n– arrive into Lerwick at 7.30 am – (at around 4am we pass Fair Isle) the last 2 hours of the journey when we go past Sumburgh & Fitiful head & travel past Mousa and approaching Bressay and the high seacliffs of Noss are very spectacular, it is a joy to arrive into Lerwick harbour = Day 1 on Shetland

 

  • Fri 09th May 2025n= Day 2 on Shetland
  • Sat 10th May 2025 = Day 3 on Shetland
  • Sun 11th May 2025 = Day 4 on Shetland
  • Mon 12th May 2025 = this is your free / non-tour day on Shetland, for lots of nature walks, we shall give you all the regular bus time tables and the 10 minute ferry from Lerwick town centre to Bressay  leaves every hour – Day 5 on Shetland – around 3pm we are heading back to the Lerwick ferry terminal for the overnight ferry

 

  • Tue 13th May 2025= 7am arrival into Aberdeen and return back to Stirling/Edinburgh/Glasgow/Dundee/St. Andrews/the Central belt (depending who else is joining us, there might be various drop offs along the route, depending on what the group prefers and the weather it could just be a quickest way back to Stirling or include various scenic stops and activities)

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So why would you want to stay 5 full days on the Shetland Isles?

– because the Shetland Isles are supernatural and offer some of the UK’s wildest and most spectacular coastal scenery

– with over 2700 kms of coastline there is a lot stunning and dramatic coastal scenery to explore than you can imagine, around every twist and bend there is a something new

– seabird cliffs, beaches, islands, fjords, peninsulas, lots of history, superb walks, freedom and a real connection to nature


19 hours of midsummer sun

1697 miles of coastline

6000 years of history

138 sandy beaches

1 million seabirds

200,000 puffins

22,000 great friendly people

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We need

1 of 5 days

1 full day for:

the North Isles Unst & Yell, incl. the Hermaness national nature reserve and the dramatic seacliffs from high up you look down to 100,000s of seabirds, but there are beaches, historic sites and Haroldswick alone with the Unst heritage centre & boat yard has a lot to offer – on the ferries to the North Isles there is usually a good chance to spot whales and other wildlife


Welcome to Unst

& the Hermaness national nature reserve seabird cliffs


 

2 of 5 days

1 full day for:

Northmavine/the Northern mainland of Shetland, Eshaness seacliffs, Rona’s Voe, Hillswick, Ollaberry & many more amazing places along the route up north via Brae, a possible stop on the way at Muckle Roe and a detour via Lunna & Lunnasting with its all round superb coastal & island views

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3 of 5 days

1 full day for:

Westmainland of Shetland, incl. the amazing clifftop walk from Silwick to Westerwick, the stunning scenery around Walls and on to Sandness with spectacular views over the isle of Foula, these are just the highlights, there are many more superb sites, incl. prehistoric and Viking sites along the way and coastal scenery is simply breathtaking, you are really away from it all here – outbound or return we will travel via Aith and scenic Voe & “the Shetland Alps” and return south via Weisdale and Whiteness – coastal views made in heaven – the freedom, the vastness

Westerwick to Silwick cliff walk


4 of 5 days

1 full day for:

Shetland south mainland, to name just a few: Sumburgh head lighthouse & cliffs, Jarlshof neolithical excavations, Fitiful head & Loch Spiggie scenic loop, incl. the most amazing hill top views we will get to – on a clear day you can see from Fair Isle in the South to Foula in the West – Spiggie beach is a dream, seals, St. Ninian’s Isle tombola beach, to name just a few as along the way there is many more gems

Sumburgh head


Jarlshof


Scalloway – Hjaltland’s ancient capital – from the top


Burra views


 

5 of 5 days

1 full day for:

Central mainland, that is Lerwick, Lerwick harbour, Lerwick museum & the archives, Clickimin broch + Scalloway, the Shetland bus, Scalloway museum & castle + and very much my favourite on sunny bright days with awesome deep blue colours of the sea, surrounded by beaches and islands all around via Trondra to East & West Burra (all connected via bridges)


Clickimin broch


Lerwick’s downtown beach

 


 

Shetland bus memorial @ Scalloway Hjaltland’s ancient Viking capital


plus really ideally we would need a lot more time for (some of which we can on request include during our 5 day tour, as for example the ferry to Bressay & Whalsay is quite regular, whereas Papa Stour for example would be a full day expedition)

 

In each of Shetland’s regions:

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

awesome walks & a lot of other activities all over

– there is the ferry to Bressay & Noss

– there is the ferry to Whalsay

– there is the ferry to Papa Stour

– there is the ferry to Mousa

+ there is also the 8 seater interislander airplane to Foula and Fair Isle from Tingwall, anyone interested I can drop off in the morning, but they will only take same day return passengers, if the forecast for the entire day is 100% safe to take off/ fly / land and bring you back again

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The interislander ferries are subsidised

https://www.shetland.gov.uk/downloads/file/3562/winter-timetable-2022-2023

and work out extremely inexpensive, last year by car it was £6 oneway.

 

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We appreciate that 7 days away / 5 full days on Shetland might not suit all, but if you have time to only join us for part of the trip, we will pick up from Sumburgh/Shetland airport, but also from Lerwick ferry port, so you just take the train to Aberdeen and from there the overnight ferry to Shetland and there on arrival, Coast, sea Highlands & Islands – Unicorn Tours will pick you up.

If you can only make part of the overall time of the tour, you will also only pay part of the tour price.

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Tour itinerary

19 hours of midsummer sun

1697 miles of coastline

6000 years of history

138 sandy beaches

1 million seabirds

200,000 puffins

22,000 great friendly people


Southern mainland:

– some of the highlights are St. Ninian’s isle and beach

St. Ninian’s Isle tombola beach

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

  • Jarlshof  – one of the foremost neolithical sites in Europe – 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

& seals

Central mainland, Lerwick, Scalloway and East & West Burra

Lerwick – Shetland Isles museum

  • 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

Scalloway

was Hjaltland’s ancient capital, has the museum, castle, harbour, the marine institurt & was home of the Shetland bus

 

West Mainland

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

 

Lunnasting

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

 

Northmavine / North mainland / North Roe

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

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

* stopping for the sea stack and Dore Holm views

* The walk along Eshaness cliffs is a great highlight

* and the bay of Stenness and Tangwick Haa

 

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

Shetland Isles internal ferries – routemap

* A quick drive around Bressay especially for the Noss views

* Whalsay

is an option

 

Northern Isles

  • Yell
  • Fetlar via Yell
  • Unst via Yell

 

Unst

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

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

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

 

* 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


More Shetland sights

(including 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 the ferry port arrivals and departures for example to Whalsey

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

  • ferries to Mousa, Bressay, Noss, Whalsay, Outer Skerries, Yell, Unst, Fetlar, Papa Stour, Foula & Fair Isle
  • + flights to Foula, Fair Isle & Papa Stour

 


Tour price per person
£159 per person for full 7 day tour (less up to 25% off for any applicable multi-day tours early booking & student discounts - "view tour" for all discount options)
Extra costs & ferry info (if applicable)

Ferry timings based on the 2024 timetable

from Aberdeen to Lerwick/Shetland return

    • Wed 07th May 2025 dep. Aberdeen 19.00 pm  – arr. Lerwick/Shetland 7.30 am on Thu 08th May 2025
    • Mon 12th May 2025 dep. Lerwick/Shetland 17.30 pm  – arr. Aberdeen 7am on Tue 13 May 2025

Northlink ferries

Northlink ferries availability


For anyone wishes to join us for our Shetland tour from the Scottish mainland:

Northlink ferries footpassenger rates (during May midseason / based on 2024 prices):
  • £32.50 oneway midseason per person (May) / £66 return per person
  • Students/concessions £28.75 oneway / £58.50 return

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optional for those 2 overnight ferries

(outbound journey Aberdeen to Lerwick night & return journey night )

  • upgrade to reclining seat £3.50 oneway
  • upgrade to Sleeping pod £18 oneway
  • cabin available as well

You can either choose to only have a seat no extra cost, a reclining seat for the overnight journey is £7 return and a sleeping pod is £36 return.

There are various types of overnight cabins to choose from.

Others just sleep with a sleeping bag on the clean carpet floor.

 


– You can opt in or opt out and choose your own accommodation

List of accommodation on the Shetland Isles

or

op into our prebooked and guaranteed hostel accommodation on Shetland

Islesburgh house hostel in central Lerwick

Isleburgh house hostel in central Lerwick has won various awards as one of the best UK hostel,

everyone is free to stay, where they wish in Lerwick, hotels, guesthouse, AirBnB

A list of accommodation on the Shetland Isles

– but we at Coast, sea Highlands & Islands – Unicorn Tours have prebooked and confirms 8 dormitory beds at the central and clean, cosy, friendly Isleburgh house hostel with lots of facilities in 2 x 4 dormitory rooms for £18.50 per person per night

for the 4 nights stay at the Isleburgh house hostel on the Shetland Isles (nights of 08th/09th May + 09th/10th May + 10th/11th May + 11th/12th May 2025) = £74


We will be taking a few of the internal inter-Shetland Isles ferries

(at least to Unst via Yell for the Hermaness national nature reserve to spend 1 day on the North Isles)

these ferries are subsidised and very inexpensive

Discount calculation for the Shetland Isles 7 day tour

Wed 07th – Tue 13th May 2025

Tour price per person = £159 per person

(less any applicable early booking & student discounts)

for this “Scottish Islands & off the beaten track tour with a promotional per person price on blue calendar days”


Book & pay by the 07 February 2025  (3 months+ early)

15% off per person = £135

25% off per student = £119


Book & pay by the 07th March 2025 (2 months+ early)

10% off per person = £139

20% off per student = £125


Book & pay by the 07th April 2025  (1 month+ early) 

5% off per person = £149

15% off per students = £135


Book & pay by the 23rd April 2025 (2 weeks+ early)  =  students 10% off = £139

(If you book your tour only a few days before departure, Coast, sea Highlands & Islands – Unicorn Tours might be unable to assist you with your accommodation, esp. as this is during the peak summer holidays and island accommodation is very limited)


 

Book & pay for this tour by the 29th April 2025 (8 days+ early)  =  students 5% off = £149


Book within 7 days of departure – only the already discounted promotional “Scottish Islands & off the beaten track ” per person rate applies, which is £159 per person (including students) for this tour

 

 



Anyone joining our Shetland tour from Aberdeen

(as they meet us at the Aberdeen ferry at 7pm on day 1 & leave us at the Aberdeen ferry on day 7 at 7am, so anyone from Aberdeen does not travel with us on day 1 to Aberdeen, nor on day 7 from Aberdeen, anyone from Aberdeen for that reason only pays for 5 instead of 7 days for the Shetland tour)

  •  the cost will be just 5 out of 7 days, including 5/7 of the  student discounted price
  • (as day 1 of 7 is travelling to Aberdeen and boarding the ferry in the evening at Aberdeen harbour and day 7 out of 7 is arriving early in the morning in Aberdeen and then travelling south onwards from Aberdeen – so anyone joining the tour from Aberdeen will just pay for the 5 days on Shetland)

Day 1 / 07th May 2025 is just boarding the overnight Northlink ferries from Aberdeen to Lerwick

  • Wed 07th May 2025 dep. Aberdeen 19.00 pm  – arr. Lerwick/Shetland 7.30 am on Thursday, 09th May 2025

Thursday, 08th – Monday, 12th May 2025 – you have full 5 days touring the Shetland Isles


D7 /13th May 2025 is just arriving back into Aberdeen on the overnight Northlink ferry

  • Mon 12th May 2025 dep. Lerwick/Shetland 17.30 pm  – arr. Aberdeen 7am on Tue 13th May 2025

Discount calculation for the Shetland Isles 7 day tour (07th – 13th May 2025):

Tour price per person = £159 (for anyone joining us from Aberdeen i.e. not a 7 day, but only a 4 day tour = £125 less any early booking – 3 months / 2 months / 1 months / 2 weeks & student) discounts


 

Early booking discounts
for
2 – 7 day tours
Scottish Islands & off the beaten track best of Scotland (with a per person price)

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Book multi-day tours 3 months+ early15% per person discount25% per student discount
Book multi-day tours 2 months+ early10% per person discount20% per student discoun
Book multi-day tours 1 month+ early5 % per person discount15% per student discount
Book multi-day tours 2 weeks+ early10% per student discount
Closer to the travel date, we might not be able to assist you with overnight accommodation anymore
Book multi-day tours 1 day+ earlyOnly applies for mid-semester tours Students 5% off the pp price
1 day tours - Scottish islands & off the beaten track15% student discount off the per person price
Winter ½ day tours from Stirling & the Uni25% student discount off the per person price
Walks with transport from Stirling25% student discount off the per person price

Tour pick up/start & tour joining places along the route
  • Pick up from the Edinburgh/Glasgow and Stirling area/Scottish Central belt and places along the route to Aberdeen, the ferry port (incl. Perth/St. Andrews/Dundee, Arbroath, Forfar/Kirriemuir, Montrose, Aberdeen, etc.)
  • Same applies for the drop off on the return journey

  • Edinburgh area default pick up points: Ingliston P&R tram stop before the airport, Dalmeny railway station -just 3 stops from Waverley & Halbeath P&R stop for most northbound buses
  • Glasgow area default pick up for most multi-day Scottish Islands & off the beaten track tours Croy railway station

 

  • it is also possible to join our tour for not the full 7 days, but only for 6. 5, 4, 3, 2 days or just on 1 day (space availability permitting)
  • we can also pick up/drop off from most places/accommodation on Shetland

 

  • we can also pick you up/drop you off at the ferry ports – especially Lerwick ferry port (for the overnight ferry arriving from/departing to Aberdeen – with onward rail/coach connections – or to Kirkwall on Orkney) – or at Shetland’s Sumburgh airport (for flights to/from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow), should you decide to join our Shetland tour later or leave us earlier

 

  • it is of course also possible for you to stay longer on Shetland and for us to drop you off at any place of your choice at the end of the tour

 


 

Pick up times:

  • pick up times / drop off times will vary depending on where you are staying/from which location along the way where you wish to be picked up from or dropped off at
  • for example, if you are staying in the Stirling area, the pick up time is likely to be mid-late morning or lunch-time or earlier on day 1, if so discussed & agreed
  • for example, if you are staying in the Stirling area, the drop off time is likely to be 9.30 am back in Stirling on day 7 or later if more sightseeing stops on the route between Aberdeen and Stirling have been discussed & agreed

 

 



  ferry times for our 7 day tour

(based on the 2024 Northlink ferries’ timetable)

(anyone wishing to join the entire 7 day tour, should book her-/himself a Northlink ferries footpassenger ticket for these same sailing times):

  • Wed 07th May dep. Aberdeen 19.00 pm  – arr. Lerwick/Shetland 7.30 am on Thu 08th May 2025
  • Mon12th May dep. Lerwick/Shetland 17.30 pm  – arr. Aberdeen 7am on Tue 13th May 2025
Tour options

The Shetland mainland is Scotland’s 2nd largest island (after the conjoined Island of Lewis & Harris). so Shetland with its mainland and large other Shetland Isles is very big

 

  • As there is so much to do and see and so many spectacular wild places to visit, every day we will look at the weather forecast, the interests, hobbies, preferences of the group and for the group to decide on which day we visit the various regions of Shetland:
  • 1 day South Shetland mainland
  • 1 day West Shetland mainland
  • 1 day North Shetland mainland / Northmavine
  • 1 day North Isles – Unst & Yell
  • 1 day Central mainland, Lerwick, Scalloway, Burra & Trondra
  • + optional visits of the Isles of Noss & Bressay, Whalsay, Papa Stour, Mousa & the Outer Skerries (by ferry)
  • & even an internal flight to Foula or Fair Isle for anyone interested is possible

Shetland Isles – info

 

On the Shetland Isles the key areas we visit are:

  • (1) Shetland mainland &
  • (2) other Shetland Isles:

 

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(1)

The biggest island with the capital Lerwick is called the Shetland mainland and with its 967 square kms is Scotland’s 3rd largest island:

 

(1 / A)

Shetland – South Mainland, to name just a few: Sumburgh head lighthouse & cliffs, Jarlshof neolithical excavations, Fitiful head & Loch Spiggie scenic loop, incl. the most amazing hill top views we will get to – on a clear day you can see from Fair Isle in the South to Foula in the West – Spiggie beach is a dream, seals, St. Ninian’s Isle tombola beach, to name just a few as along the way there is many more gems

 

(1 / B)

Shetland – Central Mainland, that is Lerwick, Lerwick harbour, Lerwick museum & the archives, Clickimin broch + Scalloway, the Shetland bus, Scalloway museum & castle + and very much my favourite on sunny bright days with awesome deep blue colours of the sea, surrounded by beaches and islands all around via Trondra to East & West Burra (all connected via bridges)

 

(1 / C)

Shetland – West Mainland, incl. the amazing clifftop walk from Silwick to Westerwick, the stunning scenery around Walls and on to Sandness with spectacular views over the isle of Foula, these are just the highlights, there are many more superb sites, incl. prehistoric and Viking sites along the way and coastal scenery is simply breathtaking, you are really away from it all here – outbound or return we will travel via Aith and scenic Voe & “the Shetland Alps” and return south via Weisdale and Whiteness – coastal views made in heaven – the freedom, the vastness Westerwick to Silwick cliff walk.

 

(1 / D)

Shetland – North Mainland (Northmavine) – Eshaness seacliffs, Rona’s Voe, Hillswick, Ollaberry & many more amazing places along the route up north via Brae, a possible stop on the way at Muckle Roe and a detour via Lunna & Lunnasting with its all round superb coastal & island views

 

 

(2) other Shetland Isles we visit:

 

(2 / A)

the North Isles Unst & Yell, incl. the Hermaness national nature reserve and the dramatic seacliffs from high up you look down to 100,000s of seabirds, but there are beaches, historic sites and Haroldswick alone with the Unst heritage centre & boat yard has a lot to offer – on the ferries to the North Isles there is usually a good chance to spot whales and other wildlife

On some of our tours we also include Fetlar or stay overnight on Fetlar, which is the third of the North Isles.

 

(2 / B)

From Lerwick harbour there are hourly ferries to Bressay and from Bressay there is the foot passenger ferry to the Isle of Noss with its the spectacular seabird cliffs, especially for a day walk on a beautiful early summer day.

 

(2 / C)

There are regular ferries to Whalsay, which makes for a great ½ day tour.

 

(2 / D)

Usually twice a week it is possible to have a full day with a stunning coastal island walk on Papa Stour.

 

(2 / E)

During the summer half day tours to the Isle of Mousa nature reserve with its broch & many seabirds are possible.

 

(2 / F)

On calm days it is possible to visit the Outer Skerries on the Shetland internal ferry.

 

(2 / G)

There is also the 8 seater inter-islander airplane – to the Isle of Foula with its high sheer cliffs –  from Tingwall airport, anyone interested we can drop off in the morning, but the airline will only take same day return passengers, if the forecast for the entire day is 100% safe to take off/ fly / land and bring you back again to Tingwall on the Shetland mainland.

 

(2 / G)

There is also the 8 seater inter-islander airplane – to stunning Fair Isles with its bird observatory and being famous for its knitting –  from Tingwall airport, anyone interested we can drop off in the morning, but the airline will only take same day return passengers, if the forecast for the entire day is 100% safe to take off/ fly / land and bring you back again to Tingwall on the Shetland mainland.

 

 

 

  • The main gateway to the Shetland Isles is on the daily overnight Northlink ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick/Shetland, dep. Aberdeen usually at 7pm – arr. Lerwick/Shetland at 7am on the next morning – the standard/mid-season return passenger fare is currently (2023) £60 (£54 for students) – there is the option to pay extra for an reclining seat, a sleeping Pod or an overnight cabin.
  • 3 times a week there is also the option to join Northlink ferries from Kirkwall/Orkney (Kirkwall 23:45 pm –  Lerwick/Shetland 7am / returning 3 x a week Lerwick/Shetland 5pm – arr. Kirkwall/Orkney at 11pm)
  • If you just wish to join us on the Shetland Isles only it is also possible to fly into Sumburgh/Shetland airport and we can pick you up from either the airport or your accommodation on Shetland.

 

Free time & activities
  • Every day there will be times and options for free time

Please request, where and when during our tour you do require any free time:


Shetland Isles – info

 

On the Shetland Isles the key areas we visit are:

  • (1) Shetland mainland &
  • (2) other Shetland Isles:

 

—-

 

(1)

The biggest island with the capital Lerwick is called the Shetland mainland and with its 967 square kms is Scotland’s 3rd largest island:

 

(1 / A)

Shetland – South Mainland, to name just a few: Sumburgh head lighthouse & cliffs, Jarlshof neolithical excavations, Fitiful head & Loch Spiggie scenic loop, incl. the most amazing hill top views we will get to – on a clear day you can see from Fair Isle in the South to Foula in the West – Spiggie beach is a dream, seals, St. Ninian’s Isle tombola beach, to name just a few as along the way there is many more gems

 

(1 / B)

Shetland – Central Mainland, that is Lerwick, Lerwick harbour, Lerwick museum & the archives, Clickimin broch + Scalloway, the Shetland bus, Scalloway museum & castle + and very much my favourite on sunny bright days with awesome deep blue colours of the sea, surrounded by beaches and islands all around via Trondra to East & West Burra (all connected via bridges)

 

(1 / C)

Shetland – West Mainland, incl. the amazing clifftop walk from Silwick to Westerwick, the stunning scenery around Walls and on to Sandness with spectacular views over the isle of Foula, these are just the highlights, there are many more superb sites, incl. prehistoric and Viking sites along the way and coastal scenery is simply breathtaking, you are really away from it all here – outbound or return we will travel via Aith and scenic Voe & “the Shetland Alps” and return south via Weisdale and Whiteness – coastal views made in heaven – the freedom, the vastness Westerwick to Silwick cliff walk.

 

(1 / D)

Shetland – North Mainland (Northmavine) – Eshaness seacliffs, Rona’s Voe, Hillswick, Ollaberry & many more amazing places along the route up north via Brae, a possible stop on the way at Muckle Roe and a detour via Lunna & Lunnasting with its all round superb coastal & island views

 

 

(2) other Shetland Isles we visit:

 

(2 / A)

the North Isles Unst & Yell, incl. the Hermaness national nature reserve and the dramatic seacliffs from high up you look down to 100,000s of seabirds, but there are beaches, historic sites and Haroldswick alone with the Unst heritage centre & boat yard has a lot to offer – on the ferries to the North Isles there is usually a good chance to spot whales and other wildlife

On some of our tours we also include Fetlar or stay overnight on Fetlar, which is the third of the North Isles.

 

(2 / B)

From Lerwick harbour there are hourly ferries to Bressay and from Bressay there is the foot passenger ferry to the Isle of Noss with its the spectacular seabird cliffs, especially for a day walk on a beautiful early summer day.

 

(2 / C)

There are regular ferries to Whalsay, which makes for a great ½ day tour.

 

(2 / D)

Usually twice a week it is possible to have a full day with a stunning coastal island walk on Papa Stour.

 

(2 / E)

During the summer half day tours to the Isle of Mousa nature reserve with its broch & many seabirds are possible.

 

(2 / F)

On calm days it is possible to visit the Outer Skerries on the Shetland internal ferry.

 

(2 / G)

There is also the 8 seater inter-islander airplane – to the Isle of Foula with its high sheer cliffs –  from Tingwall airport, anyone interested we can drop off in the morning, but the airline will only take same day return passengers, if the forecast for the entire day is 100% safe to take off/ fly / land and bring you back again to Tingwall on the Shetland mainland.

 

(2 / G)

There is also the 8 seater inter-islander airplane – to stunning Fair Isles with its bird observatory and being famous for its knitting –  from Tingwall airport, anyone interested we can drop off in the morning, but the airline will only take same day return passengers, if the forecast for the entire day is 100% safe to take off/ fly / land and bring you back again to Tingwall on the Shetland mainland.

 

 

 

  • The main gateway to the Shetland Isles is on the daily overnight Northlink ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick/Shetland, dep. Aberdeen usually at 7pm – arr. Lerwick/Shetland at 7am on the next morning – the standard/mid-season return passenger fare is currently (2023) £60 (£54 for students) – there is the option to pay extra for an reclining seat, a sleeping Pod or an overnight cabin.
  • 3 times a week there is also the option to join Northlink ferries from Kirkwall/Orkney (Kirkwall 23:45 pm –  Lerwick/Shetland 7am / returning 3 x a week Lerwick/Shetland 5pm – arr. Kirkwall/Orkney at 11pm)
  • If you just wish to join us on the Shetland Isles only it is also possible to fly into Sumburgh/Shetland airport and we can pick you up from either the airport or your accommodation on Shetland.

 

 

Tour links

A sample itinerary of a recent private 4 day tour with 4 full days on the Shetland Isles:

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

 


Welcome to the Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles

A guide to the Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles – Visit Scotland

19 hours of midsummer sun

1697 miles of coastline

6000 years of history

138 sandy beaches

1 million seabirds

200,000 puffins

22,000 people

Shetland’s annual events

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 / voes / 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 mid-May you already have 17 hours daylight (in June you have 19 hours of daylight) and nature is at its best during late spring and early summer.

Southern mainland:

– some of the highlights are St. Ninian’s isle and beach

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

  • Jarlshof  – one of the foremost neolithical sites in Europe – 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

Scalloway

was Hjaltland’s ancient capital, has the museum, castle, harbour, the marine institurt & was home of the Shetland bus

 

West Mainland

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

 

Lunnasting

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

 

Northmavine / North mainland / North Roe

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

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

* stopping for the sea stack and Dore Holm views

* The walk along Eshaness cliffs is a great highlight

* and the bay of Stenness and Tangwick Haa

 

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

* A quick drive around Bressay especially for the Noss views

* Whalsay

is an option

 

Northern Isles

  • Yell
  • Fetlar via Yell
  • Unst via Yell

 

Unst

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

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

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

 

* 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


More Shetland sights

(including 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 the ferry port arrivals and departures for example to Whalsey

+

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

  • ferries to Mousa, Bressay, Noss, Whalsay, Outer Skerries, Yell, Unst, Fetlar, Papa Stour, Foula & Fair Isle
  • + flights to Foula, Fair Isle & Papa Stour

 


Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles – Day 5 of 6 – April 2024


A few photos of last year’s 2022 – 10th – 14th June Shetland Isles tour

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

 


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


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

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

Muckle Flugga & the lighthouse views in the distance from Hermaness

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

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


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


St. Ninian’s Isle & beach walk – Shetland South mainland – 13 June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

Jarlshof – Shetland south mainland

Scalloway


 


A few of the photos of some of our past Shetland tours

Aberdeen departure to Lerwick – Unicorn Tours Shetland trip

Shetland tour images # 81 – II

 

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

Photos 81 – I = www.unicorntours.co.uk Shetland Isles 2-6May17 tour

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.

Shetland – July 2019 – www.unicorntours.co.uk

 

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

The Isle of Unst – Shetland – Unicorn Tours

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

 

The Isle of Yell – Shetland

 

 

Northmavine/North mainland – Shetland 2021 – Unicorn Tours

Eshaness videos – Unicorn Tours

Shetland images # 81 – IV

 

Flight to Foula – Shetland trip 2021

Foula – Shetland 2021 – Unicorn Tours

Isle of Foula day trip

Videos of the Isle of Foula

 

 

Lunnasting peninsula/Shetland – Unicorn Tours – 3rd evening

 

Papa Stour ferry

Papa Stour island excursion

Papa Stour videos

Papa Stour ferry

 

West mainland – cliff walk – 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

 

 

More Unicorn Tours – Shetland 2021 photos

Photos 81 = www.unicorntours.co.uk Shetland Isles 2-6May17 tour

Shetland Isles – visitors’ top 10 – Unicorn Tours

More Shetland 2021 Unicorn Tours’ videos

Shetland Isles – visitors’ top 10 – Unicorn Tours

Shetland 2018 tour – photos I

Shetland images # 81 – III

Shetland – www.unicorntours.co.uk – 13th – 17th May 2018 – Southern mainland – incl. Sumburgh head – Jarlshof – St. Ninian’s isle – Bressay, Noss – Lerwick – Scalloway – Burra – etc.

Final day on Shetland Isles – Unicorn Tours

 

Lerwick

Lerwick & Bressay views

 

Enquiries & bookings – contact@unicorntours.co.uk

If you are interested in joining this tour, please email contact@unicorntours.co.uk

– we will then send you an online invoice, which will allow you to pay either:

  • by PayPal
  • by UK BACS bank transfer
  • by International bank transfer

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


  • If you wish to book, Unicorn Tours can send you an invoice with an online payment link.
  • Once paid, Unicorn Tours send you a tour confirmation.
  • A few days before the tour departs, Unicorn Tours will send you your tour joining instructions, that is when we pick you up and from where.

At the time of booking, you should specify, if you wish to opt into the 4 nights

  1. 08th / 09th May 2025
  2. 09th / 10th May 2025
  3. 10th / 11th May 2025
  4. 11th / 12th May 2025

Isleburgh house hostel accommodation for £18.50 per person per night = £74 in total

or

if you wish to opt out and find your own accommodation

A list of accommodation on the Shetland Isles

—-

Unicorn Tours suggests you book your Northlink footpassenger ferry ticket yourself, but would be also happy to add it onto the invoice, main issue if it is just return, the reclining seat or sleeping pod or cabin for the overnight journey.


  • On this multi-day tour, we discuss with you – if for the 4 nights on the Shetland Isles, iyou prefer to choose your own hotel, B&B guesthouse or hostel accommodation at the place of each overnight tour accommodation or alternatively as we often offer on many of our Scottish islands & off the beaten track tours – if you are happy to opt into our already prebooked, confirmed and guaranteed budget, often hostel accommodation option – so as to establish if the cost we invoice you is including or excluding the accommodation

  • To book the tour, we will send you an invoice with an e-pay/online PayPal link, which allows you to pay either by Paypal, card or also by (UK or international) bank transfer
  • Once paid, we send you a tour confirmation

2-3 days before the tour departure, we will send you the tour joining instructions, incl. some tips, incl. the latest weather forecast for the day and the order of pick ups, for example:

  1. Tour guest A + B pick up from their Edinburgh accommodation @ 7.40 am
  2. Tour guest C pick up from Stirling/Tesco carpark @ 9 am
  3. Tour guest D pick up from Stirling University Alexander Court @ 09.10 am
  4. Tour guest E pick up from St. Andrews Uni (golf museum) @ 10.45 am
  5. Tour guest F pick up from Dundee University (science museum carpark)  @ 11.25 am
  6. Tour guest G + H join us along our tour route at Aberdeen ferry port @ 3.30 pm

(this is just an example, every day, every tour &  route is different & our tour guests can be picked up from many more places, depending on their preferences, also the pick up times will vary depending on what tour you are going on)

Tour status
Minimum number has not yet been reached
Booking deadline

Only applicable for 2 days & longer tours
Day by day tour
itinerary & overnight accommodation:

Day 1 – Wed 07th May 2025

(we charge day 1 / Wed. 07th May as a 1/2 day as this is the day we pick you up and  travel to Aberdeen to catch the ferry. it departs Aberdeen at 19.00 pm

&

we charge day 7 / Tue. 13th May as a 1/2 day as this is when we travel after the ferry arrival into Aberdeen at 07.00 am south again for your drop off)

 

  • Pick up from the Edinburgh/Glasgow and Stirling area/Scottish Central belt and places along the way to Aberdeen (incl. Perth/St. Andrews/Dundee, Arbroath, Aberdeen, etc.)

booked and confirmed ferry:

    • Wed 07th May dep. Aberdeen 19.00 pm  – arr. Lerwick/Shetland 7.30 am on Thu 08th May

1st night of Wed 07th May / Thu 08th May 2025

(ferry times based on the 2024 timetable)

  • Wed 07th May dep. Aberdeen 19.00 pm  – arr. Lerwick/Shetland 7.30 am on Thu 08th May 2025
  • overnight option of reclining seat (£3.50 extra)  sleeping pod (£18 extra) or cabin (various cabin options)

ferry times based on the 2024 timetable;

  • Wed 07th May 2025 dep. Aberdeen 19.00 pm (17.00 pm) –
arriving Lerwick/Shetland 7.30 am on Thursday, 08th May
Day 2 – Thursday, 08th May 2025

Our 1st day on the Shetland Isles

Day 1 of our 5 day tour of the Shetland Isles

2nd night – Thu. 08th May / Fri. 09th May 2025

= 1st of 4 nights on Shetland

You have the option to stay at the accommodation of your own choice:

List of accommodation on Shetland

or
opt into our prebooked and guaranteed hostel accommodation on Shetland

opt into our prebooked and confirmed shared hostel room accommodation for £18.50 per person per night at the central Lerwick based Islesburgh hostel

Day 3 – Friday, 09th May 2025

Day 2 of our 5 day tour of the Shetland Isles

3rd night – Friday, 09th May / Saturday, 10th May 2025

= 2nd of 4 nights on Shetland

You have the option to stay at the accommodation of your own choice:

List of accommodation on Shetland

or

opt into our prebooked and confirmed shared hostel room accommodation for £18.50 per person per night at the central Lerwick based Islesburgh hostel

Day 4 – Saturday, 10th May 2025

Day 3 of our 5 day tour of the Shetland Isles


Option to join us on our

EARLY BIRD – The Original Noss Boat Early Morning Tours – 5.30am
Sat May 11, 2025
05:30 AM – 08:30 AM

Isle of Noss – seabird boat tours


 

4th night – Sat 10th / Sun 11th May 2025

= 3rd of 4 nights on Shetland

You have the option to stay at the accommodation of your own choice:

List of accommodation on Shetland

or

opt into our prebooked and confirmed shared hostel room accommodation for £18.50 per person per night at the central Lerwick based Islesburgh hostel

Day 5 – Sunday, 11th May 2025

Day 4 of our 5 day tour of the Shetland Isles

5th night – Sunday, 11th / Monday, 12th May 2025

= 4th of 4 nights on Shetland

You have the option to stay at the accommodation of your own choice:

List of accommodation on Shetland

or

opt into our prebooked and confirmed shared hostel room accommodation for £18.50 per person per night at the central Lerwick based Islesburgh hostel

Day 6 – Monday, 12th May 2025

Day 5 of our 5 day tour of the Shetland Isles

This is a non-tour / free day and we will give you lots of tips, there are great coastal nature walks, the Shetland Isles museum in Lerwick, lots to do and see in Lerwick, excellent local buses on the Shetland mainland and regular ferries from Lerwick to the Isle of Bressay

 

  • Ferry times (based on the 2024 timetable)
    • Monday, 12th May 2025 dep. Lerwick/Shetland 17.30 pm  – arr. Aberdeen 7am on Tuesday, 13th May 2025

6th night – Monday, 12th / Tuesday, 13th May 2025

 

  • Ferry times (based on the 2024 timetable)
    • Monday,12th May 2025 dep. Lerwick/Shetland 17.30 pm  – arr. Aberdeen 7am on Tuesday,13th May 2025
  • overnight option of reclining seat  £3.50 extra)  sleeping pod (£18 extra) or cabin (various cabin options)

Day 7 – Tuesday, 13th May 2025

(we charge day 1 / Wed. 07th May 2025 as a 1/2 day as this is the day we pick you up and  travel to Aberdeen to catch the ferry. it departs Aberdeen at 19.00 pm

&

we charge day 7 / Tue. 13th May 2025 as a 1/2 day as this is when we travel after the ferry arrival into Aberdeen at 07.00 am south again for your drop off)

  • ferry (based on the 2024 timetable)
    • Monday, 12th May 2025 dep. Lerwick/Shetland 17.30 pm  – arr. Aberdeen 7am on Tuesday, 13th May 2025

 

  • Return drop off options along the way:
  • Aberdeen – Arbroath – Dundee/St. Andrews – Perth – Stirling – Central belt & Edinburgh & Glasgow area

Shetland Isles Extravaganza

 

19 hours of midsummer sun

1697 miles of coast

6000 years of history

138 sandy beaches

1 million seabirds

200,000 puffins

22,000 people

Map of the Shetland Isles

Geopark Shetland

 

7 day tour

with 5 full days on Shetland – Unicorn Tours

or for less than 4 days, to join us later/leave earlier, if you are short of time


Option to join us on our 7 days Shetland tour:

  • either for the full duration
  • or for just 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 day of this tour

 

How to join us on our Shetland tour

You join us from the start of the tour:

  • We pick up from the Scottish Central belt around Stirling, from Glasgow in the West to Edinburgh, St. Andrews & Dundee in the East.

 

You join us later on, a day or two or so into/during our tour:

  1. We pick up from places along the way, such as Perth, Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose & Aberdeen
  2. You can also join us later, by taking the train/bus to travel to Aberdeen – walk 300 metres to catch the overnight Northlink ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick/Shetland and meet us in Lerwick/Shetland, where we will pick you up.
  3. Fly from Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow to Sumburgh/Shetland airport, from where we pick you up.
  4. Spend time on Orkney first and from Kirkwall catch the 23.45 pm midnight Northlink ferry three times a week to arrive on the next morning at 07.30 am into Lerwick/Shetland, from where we pick you up.
  5. You are already on Shetland and choose to join our tour for just 1, 2, 3 or 4 days and we can pick you up from anywhere on Shetland.

 

The same applies for the return journey

  • You could leave our tour earlier (and we drop you off either at Sumburgh airport for a flight to Edinburgh or Aberdeen or Lerwick ferryterminal for the daily overnight ferry to Aberdeen)
  • You could choose to stay longer on Shetland (and then after the tour make your own way back to the Scottish mainland)
  • You could opt to spend time on Orkney after Shetland and take the 5pm ferry from Lerwick/Shetland every 2nd night to arrive into Kirkwall just before midnight at 23.45pm

End of tour drop off options

  • Drop off within Shetland (airport, ferry terminal, anywhere) if you have to leave our tour early

 

  • Our Coast, sea Highlands & Islands tour bus is scheduled to leave from Lerwick/Shetland on the Monday, 12th May 2025 at 5.30 pm and will be arriving into Kirkwall/Orkney at 23.00 pm – leaving Kirkwall/Orkney at 23.45 pm – to arrive into Aberdeen on Tuesday, the 13th May 2025 at 7am (based on the 2024 Northlink ferry times)
  • –  so an optional drop off on Orkney every 2nd night on arrival in Kirkwall is possible, as the return ferry Unicorn Tours is taking on the ferry from Lerwick/Shetland at 17.30 pm – arrives into Kirkwall/Orkney at 23.00 pm before departing at 23.45 pm southbound to Aberdeen arr. next morning at 07.00 am

 

  • Drop off in the Aberdeen – Dundee/St. Andrews/Perth – Central belt or Stirling area after we arrive back into Aberdeen at 07.00 am on day 7 – Tue 13th May 2025

 

Cost of your Aberdeen to Lerwick return options on Northlink ferry

                            (based on 2024 Northlink Ferries prices)

  • £65 ferry return ticket as an adult passenger without any sleeping accommodation
  • £58.50 ferry return ticket as a student passenger (= 10% discount) without sleeping accommodation

+ optionally

  • £7 extra return for a reclining seat – return
  • £36 extra return for a sleeping pod, fully reclining & works very well to get a good night’s sleep for most
  • A cabin with a bed, various options, but all more expensive
  • The easiest way to join our Shetland tour from the Scottish mainland is to catch a train or bus to Aberdeen
  • Walk from Aberdeen train/bus station – 300 m to the ferry terminal
  • The cheapest foot passenger return fares from Aberdeen to Lerwick/Shetland are £65 per person / £58.50 return per student & you could select a reclining seat £7 return, a sleeping pod £36 return or a more expensive cabin

Coast, sea Highlands & Islands – Unicorn Tours throughout Scotland

booked and confirmed Northlink ferry times for our mini-bus

(anyone wishing to join the entire 7 day tour, should book her-/himself a Northlink ferries footpassenger ticket for these same sailing times) or alternatively ask us at Coast, sea Highlands & Islands – Unicorn Tours to arrange the ferry booking for yourself on your behalf:

  • Wednesday, 07th May 2025 dep. Aberdeen 19.00 pm  – arr. Lerwick/Shetland 7.30 am on Thursday, 8th May 2025
  • Monday, 12th May 2025 dep. Lerwick/Shetland 17.30 pm  – arr. Aberdeen 7am on Tuesday, 13th May 2025

 


 

Isle of Hoy photos taken from the ferry

(in 2022 & 2023 we sailed from the Scottish Northcoast via the Orkney Isles to the Shetland Isles)

Last year’s rough ferry crossing between Orkney & Scrabster – past the Old Man of Hoy

Ferry past the Isle of Hoy

 

 

Ferry between Orkney and Shetland past Fair Isle

 

 

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

 


 

Tour price per person calculation, based on private & small group tour prices,

but as this is a

“Scottish Islands & off the beaten track tours”

we guarantee a per person price

May to September

Peak season 7 day tour
(7 full days of 10 hours+ )

(we charge day 1 / Wed. 07th May 2025 as a 1/2 day as this is the day we pick you up and  travel to Aberdeen to catch the ferry. it departs Aberdeen at 19.00 pm

&

we charge day 7 / Tue. 13th May 2025 as a 1/2 day as this is when we travel after the ferry arrival into Aberdeen at 07.00 am south again for your drop off)

  • Day 6, that is Monday, 12th May 2025 is also a free non-tour day on the Shetland Isles as there is a lot, lot more to do and see and each tour member will also have their own individual interests, passions, activities, hobbies and places and we will give you lots more tips and advice and can assist with your free day and drop you off in the morning so you can maximise & personalise your tour experience on the Shetland Isles, incl. the Fair Isle or Foula flights, the Noss or Moussa boat trips, lots of walks, the Shetland Isles museum, Scalloway Castle & a lot more
  •  Monday, 12th May 2025 is your free non-tour day on Shetland, where we can drop you off in the morning anywhere near Lerwick and there are lots of options for local walks, buses and ferries (such as to Bressay)

Calculation based on private & small group tour prices (in green per 8 seater vehicle with driver/guide per 10 hour day)

7 day tour charging only 5 tour days (as day 1 and day 7 to/from the ferry we charge as a 1/2 day each and day 6 is a free day on Shetland)

( 5 days x £360 per 10 hours+ day/driver/guide 8 passenger seater/May-September summer peak rate ) = £1800 for 8 passenger vehicle/driver/guide for 7 full 10 hour days during the peak season
less 20% discount for 5 day tour = £1764
= £1440

£1440 / 8 people

to get the per person price for this

promotional Scottish Islands &

off the beaten track tour

= £1440 / 8 = £180

rounded down to £159 per person for the 7 day tour

(less any applicable early booking / student discounts)

 

 

7 days with Coast, sea Highlands & Islands – Unicorn Tours = £159 per person

for this Scottish Islands & off the beaten track tour with a per person price

(or less if you opt to join our tour for only 6, 5, 4 or less days)

for the 7 day tour in total from Wed. 07th May 2025 to Thu.13th May 2025

  • 07th May 2025 being the travel day from Stirling/Edinburgh/Glasgow/the Central belt/Dundee & St. Andrews to the Aberdeen ferry, which departs from Aberdeen on 08th May at 19.00 pm
  • arrival into Lerwick/Shetland on 08th May 2025 at 07.30 am – Thu 08th May 2025 being the 1st full tour day on Shetland
  • Fri. 09th May 2025 – the 2nd tour day on Shetland
  • Sat. 10th May 2025 – the 3rd tour day on Shetland
  • Sun. 11th May 2025 – the 4th tour day on Shetland
  • Mon. 12th May 2025 – the 5th non-tour / free day on Shetland 
  • departing Lerwick/Shetland on Mon. 12th May 2025 at 17.30 pm
  • 13th May 2025 being the travel day from the Aberdeen ferry, which arrives into Aberdeen at 07.00 am back to Dundee/St. Andrews, Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow and locations throughout the Central belt

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 / Vves / 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 mid-May you already have 17 hours daylight (in June you have 19 hours of daylight) and nature is at its best during late spring and early summer.

Southern mainland:

South mainland – videos

Shetland – southern mainland

– some of the highlights are St. Ninian’s isle and beach

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

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

  • Jarlshof  – one of the foremost neolithical sites in Europe – similar to Skara Brae on Orkney

Jarlshof – Shetland south mainland

  • 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 with its dramatic cliffs and all round views

Sumburgh head – 14th April 2024

Sumburgh head

Mousa

Isle of Mousa exhibition


 

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

Scalloway castle

Scalloway

Scalloway

Views over to Scalloway – Hjaltland’s ancient capital

was Hjaltland’s ancient capital, has the museum, castle, harbour, the marine institurt & was home of the Shetland bus

Lerwick

Shetland museum & archives – Lerwick

Lerwick

Lerwick Town Hall – Shetland Isles

Bressay – take the hourly ferry from Lerwick harbour

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

Bressay


Isle of Noss – seabird boat tours


West Mainland

Shetland – West mainland

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

 

Lunnasting

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

 

Nesting

Nesting area – Shetland east/central mainland

 

Muckle Roe

Videos of the Muckle Roe coastal walk

Muckle Roe coastal walk – Shetland Isles

 

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

Eshaness cliffs – Northmavine – Shetland north mainlandt

Eshaness coastal clifftop walk

* and the bay of Stenness and Tangwick Haa

Northmavine – facebook – tour images – August 2023

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

* A quick drive around Bressay especially for the Noss views

* Whalsay

is an option

 

Northern Isles

  • Yell
  • Fetlar via Yell
  • Unst via Yell

 

Unst

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


Unst – Shetland North Isles – 01 March 2024

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

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

 

* Norwick beach

* Haroldswick & Unst heritage centre & boat museum

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

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

 

Yell 

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

Yell – Shetland North Isles – 01 March 2024

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


More Shetland sights

(including 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 the ferry port arrivals and departures for example to Whalsey

+

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

  • ferries to Mousa, Bressay, Noss, Whalsay, Outer Skerries, Yell, Unst, Fetlar, Papa Stour, Foula & Fair Isle
  • + flights to Foula, Fair Isle & Papa Stour

 


Shetland Isles

Shetland 1 day tour – 28 April 2024


Shetland Isles – Day 4 of 6 – April 2024

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


Day 1 – Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles – February/March 2024

Jarlshof

Leaving Lerwick on the overnight southbound Northlink ferry back to Aberdeen


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

 


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

Shetland Isles – Day 2 – 29th February 2024

Day 3 – Shetland Isles


A few photos of 2022 – 10th – 14th June Shetland Isles tour

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

 


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


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

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

Muckle Flugga & the lighthouse views in the distance from Hermaness

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

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


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


St. Ninian’s Isle & beach walk – Shetland South mainland – 13 June 2022 – Unicorn Tours

Jarlshof – Shetland south mainland

Scalloway


& 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

 


A few of the photos of some of our past Shetland tours

Aberdeen departure to Lerwick – Unicorn Tours Shetland trip

Shetland tour images # 81 – II

 

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

Photos 81 – I = www.unicorntours.co.uk Shetland Isles 2-6May17 tour

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.

Shetland – July 2019 – www.unicorntours.co.uk

 

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

The Isle of Unst – Shetland – Unicorn Tours

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

 

The Isle of Yell – Shetland

 

 

Northmavine/North mainland – Shetland 2021 – Unicorn Tours

Eshaness videos – Unicorn Tours

Shetland images # 81 – IV

 

Flight to Foula – Shetland trip 2021

Foula – Shetland 2021 – Unicorn Tours

Isle of Foula day trip

Videos of the Isle of Foula

 

 

Lunnasting peninsula/Shetland – Unicorn Tours – 3rd evening

 

Papa Stour ferry

Papa Stour island excursion

Papa Stour videos

Papa Stour ferry

 

West mainland – cliff walk – 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

 

 

More Unicorn Tours – Shetland 2021 photos

Photos 81 = www.unicorntours.co.uk Shetland Isles 2-6May17 tour

Shetland Isles – visitors’ top 10 – Unicorn Tours

More Shetland 2021 Unicorn Tours’ videos

Shetland Isles – visitors’ top 10 – Unicorn Tours

Shetland 2018 tour – photos I

Shetland images # 81 – III

Shetland – www.unicorntours.co.uk – 13th – 17th May 2018 – Southern mainland – incl. Sumburgh head – Jarlshof – St. Ninian’s isle – Bressay, Noss – Lerwick – Scalloway – Burra – etc.

Final day on Shetland Isles – Unicorn Tours

 

Lerwick

Lerwick & Bressay views

 


Accommodation on Shetland

 

Accommodation – either choose your own – 

Accommodation | Shetland.org

Accommodation options on the Shetland Isles

 

or

our prebooked and guaranteed hostel accommodation

  • Unicorn Tours has pre booked and guarantees bunk bed accommodation at the friendly, clean and central Isleburgh hostel in Lerwick
  • You are however free to stay at any other Shetland Isles hotel, guesthouse, B&B, self-catering lodge, hostel or campibing bod/campground of your choice and Unicorn Tour will be happy to pick you up in the morning and drop you off in the evening, subject to your exact location on Shetland

Extras to pay

  • Food, drink, attractions entrance fees are not included in the tour
  • While for the most part we are staying on the Shetland mainland (South/Central/Lunnasting/Northmavine), we will be taking a few short internal Shetland ferries, which cost about £7 per person oneway

More pick up options for this tour

* Pick up from all locations/anywhere in the Stirling & Uni area * Pick up from Alloa & places across the Forth Valley * Pick up from across the Central belt between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee/St. Andrews * Edinburgh area default pick up points: Ingliston P&R tram stop before the airport, Dalmeny railway station - just 3 stops from Waverley & Halbeath P&R stop for most northbound buses * Glasgow area default pick up for most multi-day Scottish Islands & off the beaten track tours Croy railway station * Pick up from places along the tour route on day 1 is possible and drop off on on our return on day 7 at the same place (Perth - Dundee/St. Andrews - Abroath/Forfar/Kirriemuir - Montrose - Stonehaven - Aberdeen area)

SHETLAND ISLES – 2700 kms of spectacular coastline to explore – a coastal paradise – active spectacular, wildlife, nature – Viking explorer & deep down cliffs – 17 hours+ daylight – May is great for nature, wildlife & seabird viewing – Wed 07th May 2025 – Tue 13th May 2025 – 7 days tour – 5 full days on Shetland – £159 per person – (flexi-option to join our tour on Shetland just on 4, 3, 2 or 1 days on Shetland) – hotel/B&B or hostel accom. of your choice or opt in to our prebooked hostel accommodation

Surprise yourself

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

Private, personalised small group tours (maximum 8 passengers)

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

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

3 day tours

1 day tours (short)

1 day tours

4 day tours

2 day tours

5 day tours

Cities

Aberdeen

Aberdeen - Harbour

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

Aberdeen Esplanade, Footdee & Harbour

Dundee

Dundee - Discovery Point

Dundee - Frigate Unicorn

Dundee - Law (viewpoint)

Dundee - V&A Design Museum

Dundee - Verdant Works (Jute)

Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh - Arthur's Seat & Holyrood Palace & Park

Edinburgh - Calton Hill

Edinburgh - Castle

Edinburgh - Colinton Tunnel Murals

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

Edinburgh - Grassmarket, Greyfriar's & Heriot School

Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace, Abbey & Holyrood Park

Edinburgh - Johnnie Walker Experience

Edinburgh - Leith

Edinburgh - Leith - the Royal Yacht Britannia

Edinburgh - Musselburgh

Edinburgh - National Museum

Edinburgh - New Town

Edinburgh - Princess Street & Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Botanic Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Mile

Edinburgh - Scotch whisky experience

Edinburgh - South Queensferry

Edinburgh - South Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Edinburgh - St. Giles cathedral & the Thistle chapel

Edinburgh - Tartan weaving mill

Glasgow

Glasgow - C - George Square & Buchanan Street

Glasgow - C - Merchant City

Glasgow - E - Barras

Glasgow - E - Glasgow Green

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

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

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

Glasgow - W - Botanic Gardens

Glasgow - Westend - Glasgow University & Ashton Lane

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

Inverness

Inverness - Caledonian canal end (Beauly Firth)

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

Inverness - River Ness & River islands

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

Perth

Perth - Kinnoul Hill

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

Perth - Scone Palace

Stirling

Stirling - Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Stirling - Cambuskenneth Abbey & Riverside/Old Harbour walk

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

Stirling - National Wallace Monument

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

Stirlingshire - Dunblane (smallest Scottish city)

Coast – East Coast

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

Aberdeen - see "Cities" section

Aberdeenshire - East & Northeast Coast

Aberdeenshire - E - Balmedie beach country park

Aberdeenshire - E - Bullers of Buchan

Aberdeenshire - E - Cruden Bay

Aberdeenshire - E - Dunnottar Castle

Aberdeenshire - E - Fraserburgh & lighthouse museum

Aberdeenshire - E - Newburgh beach & seals

Aberdeenshire - E - Peterhead & harbour

Aberdeenshire - E - Stonehaven

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Crovie

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Pennan

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

Angus

Angus - Angus coastal path

Angus - Arbroath

Angus - Ferryden, Scurdie Ness & Montrose

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

Angus - Lunan Bay Beach

Berwickshire

Berwickshire - Berwick-upon-Tweed (England)

Berwickshire - Coastal path

Berwickshire - Coldingham

Berwickshire - Cove

Berwickshire - Eyemouth

Berwickshire - Pease Bay

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

Dundee - see "Cities" section

East Lothian

East Lothian - Coastal Path

East Lothian - Dirleton Castle

East Lothian - Dunbar

East Lothian - Gullane Beach

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

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

East Lothian - Scottish Flag Centre (Athelstaneford)

East Lothian - Tantallon Castle

East Lothian - Taprain Law

East Lothian - Yellowcraig's Beach

Fife

Fife - Aberdour Beach & Castle

Fife - Anstruther, Harbour & Scottish Fishing Museum

Fife - Burntisland

Fife - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

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

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

Fife - Dalgety Bay

Fife - Dysart harbour

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

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kinghorn

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

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

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Fife - Ravenscraig castle

Fife - Scenic River Tay Drive

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

Fife - St. Andrews, University, Golf & Beaches

Fife - Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve & Beach

Fife - Wemyss caves, West & East Wemyss & castles

Fife/Dundee - Tay Bridge

Moray - Lossiemouth

Northumbria (England)

Northumbria - Bamburgh Castle

Northumbria - Lindisfarne & Holy Isle (tidal)

West Lothian - Blackness Castle

Coast – West Coast

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

Ardnamurchan - Acharacle & Kentra

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour

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

Ardnamurchan - Castle Tioram

Ardnamurchan - Fascadale

Ardnamurchan - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan distillery & visitor centre

Ardnamurchan - Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan - Morvern

Ardnamurchan - Sanna Bay Beach

Ardnamurchan - Strontian (Sunart)

Ardnamurchan - Sunart

Ardnamurchan - West Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan, incl. Ardgour, Morvern & Sunart

Argyll

Argyll - Ardfern

Argyll - Ardouaine Subtropical Garden & Coastal View

Argyll - Argyll forest park

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

Argyll - Castle Stalker

Argyll - Connel Bridge & Falls of Lora

Argyll - Cowal

Argyll - Cowal - Ardentinny Beach

Argyll - Cowal - Benmore Gardens

Argyll - Cowal - Blairmore pier

Argyll - Cowal - Castle Lachlan/Inver

Argyll - Cowal - Dunoon

Argyll - Cowal - Holy Loch

Argyll - Cowal - Kilmodan Stones

Argyll - Cowal - Kyle of Bute views

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Eck

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Fyne

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Striven

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Carrick Castle

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Lochgoilhead

Argyll - Cowal - Otter ferry

Argyll - Cowal - Puck's Glen

Argyll - Cowal - Toward Point Lighthouse

Argyll - Cowal - Views over to the Isle of Arran

Argyll - Cowall - Tighnabruaich

Argyll - Craobh Haven

Argyll - Crinan Canal

Argyll - Dunadd ( historic Dalriada)

Argyll - Inveraray & Castle

Argyll - Kilberry peninsula

Argyll - Kilmartin Glen & Standing Stone Circle

Argyll - Kilmory peninsula

Argyll - Knapdale/Tayvallich

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

Argyll - Loch Etive

Argyll - Oban

Argyll - Oban - Ganavan Beach

Argyll - Oban - Views from McCaig's Tower

Argyll - Tralee beach

Ayr

Ayrshire - Ayr

Ayrshire - Culzean Castle & Country Park

Ayrshire - Dunure

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

Ayrshire - Largs & Vikingar

Ayrshire - Maidens

Ayrshire - Prestwick Beach

Ayrshire - Robert Burns Birthplace museum

Ayrshire - Varyag Russian cruiser monument

Clyde Coast & Sealochs

Clyde Coast - Dumbarton/Rock & Castle

Clyde Coast - Gare Loch

Clyde Coast - Inverclyde

Clyde Coast - Inverkip & Cloch Point Lighthouse

Clyde Coast - Kilcreggan

Clyde Coast - Loch Long

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

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

Galloway - Westcoast - Portpatrick

Kintyre

Kintyre - Campbeltown

Kintyre - Carradale & Harbour

Kintyre - Machrihanish/Westport Beach

Kintyre - Mull of Kintyre & Southend

Kintyre - Saddle & Abbey

Kintyre - Skipness & Castle

Kintyre - Tarbert

Kintyre - Tarbert castle

Kintyre - West Loch Tarbert

Loch Duich (sealoch/fjord) & Eilean Donan Castle

Lochaber

Lochaber - Ballachulish Bridge

Lochaber - Corran ferry

Lochaber - Fort William

Lochaber - Knoydart (peninsula, ferry via Mallaig)

Lochaber - Loch Leven & Kinlochleven

Lochaber - Nevis Range (Aonach Mhor) mountain gondola

Lochaber - North Ballachulish

Lochaber - Road to the Isles

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

Lochaber (Westcoast region)

Lochalsh (West & NW coast region)

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Eilean Donan Castle & Dornie

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Glenelg & Loch Hourn

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Kintail

Moidart

Highlands (S, E, W & central)

Aberdeenshire - Crathes Castle

Aberdeenshire - Glen Tanar

Angus - Glens (Clova, Doll & Prosen)

Cairngorms - Aviemore

Cairngorms - Cairngorm Mountain (ski) resort

Cairngorms - Carrbridge

Cairngorms - Dalwhinnie distillery

Cairngorms - East - Glenshee

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Ballater

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Balmoral

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

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Braemar

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

Cairngorms - East/Angus - Glenprosen

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

Cairngorms - Kingussie

Cairngorms - Loch Morlich

Cairngorms - Lochan Uaine & Ryovan pass (walk)

Cairngorms - N - Tomintoul

Cairngorms - Newtonmore

Cairngorms - North - The Lecht, Corgaff & Cock Bridge

Cairngorms - Reindeer

Cairngorms - Rothiemurchus estate (near Aviemore)

Cairngorms - Strathspey steam train

Cairngorms National Park

Glen Affric

Glen Affric - Corrimony Chambered Cairn

Glen Affric - Plodda Falls

Glen Affric - Walks

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Bridge of Oich

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

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

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Great Glen Way

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Inverlochy Castle

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Loch Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Neptune's Staircase

Inverness -shire

Inverness area - Cawdor Castle & Gardens

Inverness area - Nairn & Beaches

Inverness City - see "Cities" section

Inverness-shire - Clava Cairns

Inverness-shire - Culloden

Inverness-shire - Fort George

Lairg

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

Loch Lomond - Falls of Falloch

Loch Lomond - Inveruglas to Loch Sloy walk

Loch Lomond - Luss

Loch Lomond - Millarochy Beach

Loch Lomond - Rowardennan (eastside)

Loch Lomond - Tarbet

Loch Lomond - West Highland Way (eastside of loch)

Loch Ness - eastside - incl. the Falls of Foyers

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

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

Lochaber - Geopark

Lochaber - Glen Nevis (walk)

Lochaber - Glencoe (Pass of Glencoe)

Lochaber - Rannoch Moor

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - Glenfinnan

Lochaber (Highland region)

Monadhliath mountains

Moray

Moray - Brodie Castle

Moray - Elgin - the Biblical garden

Moray - Elgin cathedral

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

Moray - Forres & the Sueno Stone

Moray - Keith

Moray - Speyside Whisky Trail

Moray Coast - Burghead

Moray Coast - Cullen

Moray Coast - Findhorn Bay & Beach

Moray Coast - Lossiemouth Beaches

Perth City - see "Cities" section

Perthshire

Perthshire - Aberfeldy & the Birks of Aberfeldy

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

Perthshire - Blair Atholl, Castle & Gardens & Distillery

Perthshire - Blairgowrie, Alyth, River & Cateran Trail Walks

Perthshire - Comrie, Deil's Cauldron & Melville Monument

Perthshire - Crieff & the Glenturret Distillery

Perthshire - Dunkeld/Cathedral, Birnam & River Tay Walks

Perthshire - Falls & House of Bruar

Perthshire - Glen Lyon

Perthshire - Grandtully, River Tay Rapids & the Chocolatier

Perthshire - Kenmore (Loch Tay)

Perthshire - Loch Earn & St. Filans

Perthshire - Loch Tay & Kenmore

Perthshire - Loch Tummel & Loch Rannoch

Perthshire - Pitlochry

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

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

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - Queen's View

Perthshire - Queens View

Perthshire - River Garry

Perthshire - River Tummel

Perthshire - The Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - the Fortingall Yew

Perthshire - the Hermitage (forest waterfall walk)

Trossachs (& Loch Lomond) Nationalpark

Trossachs - Aberfoyle

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

Trossachs - Ben A'an walk

Trossachs - Ben Ledi

Trossachs - Callander

Trossachs - Duke's Pass/Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Trossachs - Killin & the Falls of Dochart

Trossachs - Loch Earn & Glenogle

Trossachs - Loch Katrine

Trossachs - Loch Lubnaig & Strathyre

Islands - Hebrides - Inner & Southern Isles

Hebrides - Canna & Sanday (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Coll (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Colonsay & Oransay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eigg ( Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Gigha (Kintyre)

Hebrides - Handa Island (Sutherland Far Northwest Coast)

Hebrides - Iona (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Hebrides - Iona - Abbey

Hebrides - Iona - Beaches

Hebrides - Islay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Islay - Ardtalla & the Kildalton Cross

Hebrides - Islay - Bowmore

Hebrides - Islay - Finlaggan & the Lord of the Isles

Hebrides - Islay - Kintra, Machrie Beach at Laggan Bay

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

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

Hebrides - Islay - RSBP Islay & Gruinard bay

Hebrides - Islay - Sanaigmore Bay & Beach Walk

Hebrides - Islay - The Oa Cliffs & the American Monument

Hebrides - Islay - Whisky distilleries

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

Hebrides - Jura (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Jura - Craighouse

Hebrides - Jura - Inverlussa

Hebrides - Jura - Lussa estate - northern Jura

Hebrides - Jura - Paps of Jura & Coastal Views

Hebrides - Kerrara (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lismore (Inner Hebrides)

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

Hebrides - Muck (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Mull (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Mull - Duart Castle

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

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Fionnphort & Beaches

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Uisken beach

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

Hebrides - Raasay (via Skye)

Hebrides - Rum (Small Isles from Mallaig)

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

Hebrides - Skye

Hebrides - Skye - Bridge & Kyleakin

Hebrides - Skye - Broadford

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins - Sligachan

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

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

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Dunvegan & Castle

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Neist point lighthouse

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Waternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Portree

Hebrides - Skye - South - Sleat peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Duntulm castle

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Fairy Glen

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Kilt Rock

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

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Old Man of Storr

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Quiraing

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - West - Talisker/Carbost & Minginish

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

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

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

Hebrides - Tiree (Inner Hebrides)

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

Hebrides - Ulva & Gometra (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Islands - Hebrides - Outer Isles

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Castlebay & Kisimul Castle

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Mingulay

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Vatersay/Bhatersaigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh - Airport & Beaches

Hebrides - Benbecula (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Berneray & its beaches (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eriskay (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Great Bernera (Outer Hebrides via Lewis)

Hebrides - Harris (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route

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

Hebrides - Harris - Huishinish

Hebrides - Harris - North Harris & Loch Seaforth/Siophort

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Luskentyre

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Scarista beach

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Seilebost

Hebrides - Lewis (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lewis - Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Callanish Standing Stones Circles

Hebrides - Lewis - Dun Carloway Broch (Dun Charlabhaigh)

Hebrides - Lewis - Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Giordail beach

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

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta / Tolstadh Beach

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

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

Hebrides - Lewis - North Lewis - Port Ness

Hebrides - Lewis - NW Lewis - Dalmore beach

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Eisgein/Loch Sealg

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Orasaigh

Hebrides - Lewis - Stornoway, Harbour & Lews Castle

Hebrides - Lewis - Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Valtos Peninsula

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

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

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Cliffs & seastacks

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

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

Hebrides - Mingulay (Outer Hebrides via Barra)

Hebrides - Monach Isles (Outer Hebrides via North Uist)

Hebrides - North Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Mor

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

Hebrides - Scalpay (Outer Hebrides via Harris)

Hebrides - South Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - South Uist - Kildonan South Uist museum

Hebrides - South Uist - Loch Sgioport

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

Hebrides - The Uists (from Berneray to Eriskay)

Islands – Shetland Isles

- Scottish Islands

Shetland

Shetland - Bressay

Shetland - Central Mainland

Shetland - Central mainland - Burra & Trondra

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

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Clickimin Broch

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

Shetland - Central mainland - Scalloway

Shetland - Central mainland - Wester Quarff

Shetland - Fair Isle

Shetland - Foula

Shetland - Lerwick - Town hall

Shetland - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & Nesting

Shetland - Nesting

Shetland - North Isles - Fetlar

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

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

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Muckle Flugga

Shetland - North Isles - Unst (via Yell)

Shetland - North Isles - Yell

Shetland - North mainland - Isle of Muckle Roe

Shetland - North mainland/Northmavine

Shetland - Northmavine - Eshaness

Shetland - Northmavine - Ronas Voe

Shetland - Noss

Shetland - Out Skerries

Shetland - South Mainland

Shetland - South mainland - Croft museum

Shetland - South mainland - Hoswick - Shetland visitor centre

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

Shetland - South Mainland - Jarlshof

Shetland - South Mainland - Spiggie Beach, Loch & Cliffs

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

Shetland - South Mainland - Sumburgh Head

Shetland - West Mainland

Shetland - West mainland - Isle of Papa Stour

Shetland - West Mainland - Walls

Shetland - West Mainland - Westerwick

Shetland - Whalsay

Shetland Isles

Lowlands

Aberdeen: for Aberdeen go to "Cities" - Aberdeen

Angus - Glamis castle

Angus - Meigle & the Pictish Stones

Canal walks - Forth - Clyde - Union canal

Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire - Alloa/Tower & Harbour

Clackmannanshire - Alva/Glen & waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell to Glenquey walk

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell visit

Clackmannanshire - Clackmannan/Tower Views & the Stone of Mannan

Clackmannanshire - Dollar/Glen, Castle Campbell & Waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Gartmorn Dam

Clackmannanshire - Japanese/Cowden Garden

Clackmannanshire - Lynn Mill waterfall

Clackmannanshire - Ochils (walks)

Clackmannanshire - River Forth (walks)

Clackmannanshire - RSBP Black Devon Wetlands

Clackmannanshire - Rumbling Bridge

Clackmannanshire - Sauchie Tower

Clackmannanshire - Tillicoultry / Mill Glen & waterfalls walk

Distilleries - Glengoyne

Dunblane see "Cities" section

Dundee: for Dundee go to "Cities" - Dundee

Edinburgh: for Edinburgh go to "Cities" - Edinburgh

Falkirk

Falkirk - Antonine Wall

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Motor museum

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Museum of the Scottish railways

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil railway

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

Falkirk - Kelpies

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

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

Fife - Culross, palace, gardens & abbey

Fife - Devilla Forest

Fife - Dunfermline, Abbey, Pittencrieff Park & walks

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

Fife - Knockhill views (& car racing circuit)

Fife - Loch Ore

Fife - Loch Ore Meadows

Fife - Lomond Hills

Fife - Scotland's secret WWII bunker

Glasgow: for Glasgow go to "Cities" - Glasgow

Kinross-shire - Loch Leven walk, Island & Castle

Lanark - New Lanark Mill & Falls of Clyde

Lanarkshire - Hillend reservoir (walk)

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

Ochils - Menstrie Glen

Perth - The Perth museum & the Stone of Destiny

Perth: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

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

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

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

Stirling - Church of Holy Rude

Stirling - Cowane's hospital

Stirling - Smith art gallery & museum

Stirling - Stirling.co.uk

Stirling - the Bastion

Stirling - What's on

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

Stirling: for Stirling go to "Cities" - Stirling

Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire - Campsies

Stirlingshire - Doune Castle

Stirlingshire - Finnich Glen & Devil's Pulpit

Stirlingshire - Ochils - Dumyat (viewpoint hillwalk)

West Lothian

West Lothian - Beecraig's Country Park

West Lothian - Bo'ness & Scottish Railway Museum

West Lothian - Cairnpapple Hill

West Lothian - Hopetoun House & Gardens

West Lothian - Linlithgow, Palace & loch

West Lothian - Midhope Castle (Lallybroch/Outlander)

West Lothian - Muiravonside country park

Northern Highlands & coast - North Coast* - 500

*Northcoast* - 500 covers:

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

Far NW - Sutherland - Altnaharra

Far NW - Sutherland - Broch Dun Dornaigil

Far NW - Sutherland - Loch Assynt & Ardvreck Castle

Far NW - Wester Ross - Corrieshalloch Gorge & Measach falls

FAR NW & COAST __________________________

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

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Achmelvich Beach

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

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Lochinver

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Sandwood Bay

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Stoer lighthouse

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Achiltibuie & Coigach coast

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

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Ullapool

NE - Easter Ross - "1 million dollar" View

NE - Easter Ross - Beauly & priory

NE - Easter Ross - Rogie falls

NE - Easter Ross - Silverbridge - Blackwater falls

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

NE - Sutherland - Carbisdale castle

NE - Sutherland - Dunrobin castle

NE - Sutherland - Lairg

NE & COAST ___________________

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

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

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

NE coast - Caithness - Wick

NE coast - Caithness - Wick - Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

NE coast - Easter Ross - Alness & Invergordon

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

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle (peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Dingwall

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

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

NE coast - Sutherland - Cairn Liath broch

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

NE coast - Sutherland - Dunrobin Castle & Gardens

NE coast - Sutherland - Golspie

NE coast - Sutherland - Loch Fleet

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

NORTH COAST__________________

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

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

Northcoast - Caithness - Thurso & Thurso Bay

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

Northcoast - Sutherland (Northcoast section of the Sutherland coast)

Northcoast - Sutherland - Balnakeil Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Bettyhill & Torrisdale Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Durness & beaches

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave Coastal Walk

Northcoast - Sutherland - Strathy Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Tongue

NORTHCOAST - Sutherland - Torrisdale beach

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

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

NW - Wester Ross - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW - Wester Ross - Bealach na Ba pass

NW - Wester Ross - Beinn Eighe national nature reserve

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Kernsary

NW & coast - Wester Ross

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Northwest Highlands Geopark

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Ardessie Falls

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch & surrounding peninsulas

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch beach & bay

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gruinard Bay

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

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

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Shieldaig

NW coast - Wester Ross - Torridon

Cities

Cities

Aberdeen

Aberdeen - Harbour

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

Aberdeen Esplanade, Footdee & Harbour

Dundee

Dundee - Discovery Point

Dundee - Frigate Unicorn

Dundee - Law (viewpoint)

Dundee - V&A Design Museum

Dundee - Verdant Works (Jute)

Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh - Arthur's Seat & Holyrood Palace & Park

Edinburgh - Calton Hill

Edinburgh - Castle

Edinburgh - Colinton Tunnel Murals

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

Edinburgh - Grassmarket, Greyfriar's & Heriot School

Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace, Abbey & Holyrood Park

Edinburgh - Johnnie Walker Experience

Edinburgh - Leith

Edinburgh - Leith - the Royal Yacht Britannia

Edinburgh - Musselburgh

Edinburgh - National Museum

Edinburgh - New Town

Edinburgh - Princess Street & Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Botanic Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Mile

Edinburgh - Scotch whisky experience

Edinburgh - South Queensferry

Edinburgh - South Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Edinburgh - St. Giles cathedral & the Thistle chapel

Edinburgh - Tartan weaving mill

Glasgow

Glasgow - C - George Square & Buchanan Street

Glasgow - C - Merchant City

Glasgow - E - Barras

Glasgow - E - Glasgow Green

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

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

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

Glasgow - W - Botanic Gardens

Glasgow - Westend - Glasgow University & Ashton Lane

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

Inverness

Inverness - Caledonian canal end (Beauly Firth)

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

Inverness - River Ness & River islands

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

Perth

Perth - Kinnoul Hill

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

Perth - Scone Palace

Stirling

Stirling - Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Stirling - Cambuskenneth Abbey & Riverside/Old Harbour walk

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

Stirling - National Wallace Monument

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

Stirlingshire - Dunblane (smallest Scottish city)

Coast – East Coast

East Coast

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

Aberdeen - see "Cities" section

Aberdeenshire - East & Northeast Coast

Aberdeenshire - E - Balmedie beach country park

Aberdeenshire - E - Bullers of Buchan

Aberdeenshire - E - Cruden Bay

Aberdeenshire - E - Dunnottar Castle

Aberdeenshire - E - Fraserburgh & lighthouse museum

Aberdeenshire - E - Newburgh beach & seals

Aberdeenshire - E - Peterhead & harbour

Aberdeenshire - E - Stonehaven

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Crovie

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Pennan

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

Angus

Angus - Angus coastal path

Angus - Arbroath

Angus - Ferryden, Scurdie Ness & Montrose

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

Angus - Lunan Bay Beach

Berwickshire

Berwickshire - Berwick-upon-Tweed (England)

Berwickshire - Coastal path

Berwickshire - Coldingham

Berwickshire - Cove

Berwickshire - Eyemouth

Berwickshire - Pease Bay

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

Dundee - see "Cities" section

East Lothian

East Lothian - Coastal Path

East Lothian - Dirleton Castle

East Lothian - Dunbar

East Lothian - Gullane Beach

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

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

East Lothian - Scottish Flag Centre (Athelstaneford)

East Lothian - Tantallon Castle

East Lothian - Taprain Law

East Lothian - Yellowcraig's Beach

Fife

Fife - Aberdour Beach & Castle

Fife - Anstruther, Harbour & Scottish Fishing Museum

Fife - Burntisland

Fife - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

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

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

Fife - Dalgety Bay

Fife - Dysart harbour

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

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kinghorn

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

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

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Fife - Ravenscraig castle

Fife - Scenic River Tay Drive

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

Fife - St. Andrews, University, Golf & Beaches

Fife - Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve & Beach

Fife - Wemyss caves, West & East Wemyss & castles

Fife/Dundee - Tay Bridge

Moray - Lossiemouth

Northumbria (England)

Northumbria - Bamburgh Castle

Northumbria - Lindisfarne & Holy Isle (tidal)

West Lothian - Blackness Castle

Coast – West Coast

West Coast

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

Ardnamurchan - Acharacle & Kentra

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour

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

Ardnamurchan - Castle Tioram

Ardnamurchan - Fascadale

Ardnamurchan - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan distillery & visitor centre

Ardnamurchan - Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan - Morvern

Ardnamurchan - Sanna Bay Beach

Ardnamurchan - Strontian (Sunart)

Ardnamurchan - Sunart

Ardnamurchan - West Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan, incl. Ardgour, Morvern & Sunart

Argyll

Argyll - Ardfern

Argyll - Ardouaine Subtropical Garden & Coastal View

Argyll - Argyll forest park

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

Argyll - Castle Stalker

Argyll - Connel Bridge & Falls of Lora

Argyll - Cowal

Argyll - Cowal - Ardentinny Beach

Argyll - Cowal - Benmore Gardens

Argyll - Cowal - Blairmore pier

Argyll - Cowal - Castle Lachlan/Inver

Argyll - Cowal - Dunoon

Argyll - Cowal - Holy Loch

Argyll - Cowal - Kilmodan Stones

Argyll - Cowal - Kyle of Bute views

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Eck

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Fyne

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Striven

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Carrick Castle

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Lochgoilhead

Argyll - Cowal - Otter ferry

Argyll - Cowal - Puck's Glen

Argyll - Cowal - Toward Point Lighthouse

Argyll - Cowal - Views over to the Isle of Arran

Argyll - Cowall - Tighnabruaich

Argyll - Craobh Haven

Argyll - Crinan Canal

Argyll - Dunadd ( historic Dalriada)

Argyll - Inveraray & Castle

Argyll - Kilberry peninsula

Argyll - Kilmartin Glen & Standing Stone Circle

Argyll - Kilmory peninsula

Argyll - Knapdale/Tayvallich

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

Argyll - Loch Etive

Argyll - Oban

Argyll - Oban - Ganavan Beach

Argyll - Oban - Views from McCaig's Tower

Argyll - Tralee beach

Ayr

Ayrshire - Ayr

Ayrshire - Culzean Castle & Country Park

Ayrshire - Dunure

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

Ayrshire - Largs & Vikingar

Ayrshire - Maidens

Ayrshire - Prestwick Beach

Ayrshire - Robert Burns Birthplace museum

Ayrshire - Varyag Russian cruiser monument

Clyde Coast & Sealochs

Clyde Coast - Dumbarton/Rock & Castle

Clyde Coast - Gare Loch

Clyde Coast - Inverclyde

Clyde Coast - Inverkip & Cloch Point Lighthouse

Clyde Coast - Kilcreggan

Clyde Coast - Loch Long

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

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

Galloway - Westcoast - Portpatrick

Kintyre

Kintyre - Campbeltown

Kintyre - Carradale & Harbour

Kintyre - Machrihanish/Westport Beach

Kintyre - Mull of Kintyre & Southend

Kintyre - Saddle & Abbey

Kintyre - Skipness & Castle

Kintyre - Tarbert

Kintyre - Tarbert castle

Kintyre - West Loch Tarbert

Loch Duich (sealoch/fjord) & Eilean Donan Castle

Lochaber

Lochaber - Ballachulish Bridge

Lochaber - Corran ferry

Lochaber - Fort William

Lochaber - Knoydart (peninsula, ferry via Mallaig)

Lochaber - Loch Leven & Kinlochleven

Lochaber - Nevis Range (Aonach Mhor) mountain gondola

Lochaber - North Ballachulish

Lochaber - Road to the Isles

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

Lochaber (Westcoast region)

Lochalsh (West & NW coast region)

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Eilean Donan Castle & Dornie

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Glenelg & Loch Hourn

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Kintail

Moidart

Highlands (S, E, W & central)

Highlands

Aberdeenshire - Crathes Castle

Aberdeenshire - Glen Tanar

Angus - Glens (Clova, Doll & Prosen)

Cairngorms - Aviemore

Cairngorms - Cairngorm Mountain (ski) resort

Cairngorms - Carrbridge

Cairngorms - Dalwhinnie distillery

Cairngorms - East - Glenshee

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Ballater

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Balmoral

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

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Braemar

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

Cairngorms - East/Angus - Glenprosen

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

Cairngorms - Kingussie

Cairngorms - Loch Morlich

Cairngorms - Lochan Uaine & Ryovan pass (walk)

Cairngorms - N - Tomintoul

Cairngorms - Newtonmore

Cairngorms - North - The Lecht, Corgaff & Cock Bridge

Cairngorms - Reindeer

Cairngorms - Rothiemurchus estate (near Aviemore)

Cairngorms - Strathspey steam train

Cairngorms National Park

Glen Affric

Glen Affric - Corrimony Chambered Cairn

Glen Affric - Plodda Falls

Glen Affric - Walks

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Bridge of Oich

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

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

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Great Glen Way

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Inverlochy Castle

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Loch Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Neptune's Staircase

Inverness -shire

Inverness area - Cawdor Castle & Gardens

Inverness area - Nairn & Beaches

Inverness City - see "Cities" section

Inverness-shire - Clava Cairns

Inverness-shire - Culloden

Inverness-shire - Fort George

Lairg

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

Loch Lomond - Falls of Falloch

Loch Lomond - Inveruglas to Loch Sloy walk

Loch Lomond - Luss

Loch Lomond - Millarochy Beach

Loch Lomond - Rowardennan (eastside)

Loch Lomond - Tarbet

Loch Lomond - West Highland Way (eastside of loch)

Loch Ness - eastside - incl. the Falls of Foyers

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

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

Lochaber - Geopark

Lochaber - Glen Nevis (walk)

Lochaber - Glencoe (Pass of Glencoe)

Lochaber - Rannoch Moor

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - Glenfinnan

Lochaber (Highland region)

Monadhliath mountains

Moray

Moray - Brodie Castle

Moray - Elgin - the Biblical garden

Moray - Elgin cathedral

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

Moray - Forres & the Sueno Stone

Moray - Keith

Moray - Speyside Whisky Trail

Moray Coast - Burghead

Moray Coast - Cullen

Moray Coast - Findhorn Bay & Beach

Moray Coast - Lossiemouth Beaches

Perth City - see "Cities" section

Perthshire

Perthshire - Aberfeldy & the Birks of Aberfeldy

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

Perthshire - Blair Atholl, Castle & Gardens & Distillery

Perthshire - Blairgowrie, Alyth, River & Cateran Trail Walks

Perthshire - Comrie, Deil's Cauldron & Melville Monument

Perthshire - Crieff & the Glenturret Distillery

Perthshire - Dunkeld/Cathedral, Birnam & River Tay Walks

Perthshire - Falls & House of Bruar

Perthshire - Glen Lyon

Perthshire - Grandtully, River Tay Rapids & the Chocolatier

Perthshire - Kenmore (Loch Tay)

Perthshire - Loch Earn & St. Filans

Perthshire - Loch Tay & Kenmore

Perthshire - Loch Tummel & Loch Rannoch

Perthshire - Pitlochry

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

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

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - Queen's View

Perthshire - Queens View

Perthshire - River Garry

Perthshire - River Tummel

Perthshire - The Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - the Fortingall Yew

Perthshire - the Hermitage (forest waterfall walk)

Trossachs (& Loch Lomond) Nationalpark

Trossachs - Aberfoyle

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

Trossachs - Ben A'an walk

Trossachs - Ben Ledi

Trossachs - Callander

Trossachs - Duke's Pass/Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Trossachs - Killin & the Falls of Dochart

Trossachs - Loch Earn & Glenogle

Trossachs - Loch Katrine

Trossachs - Loch Lubnaig & Strathyre

Islands - Hebrides - Inner & Southern Isles

Hebrides – Inner & Southern Isles

Hebrides - Canna & Sanday (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Coll (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Colonsay & Oransay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eigg ( Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Gigha (Kintyre)

Hebrides - Handa Island (Sutherland Far Northwest Coast)

Hebrides - Iona (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Hebrides - Iona - Abbey

Hebrides - Iona - Beaches

Hebrides - Islay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Islay - Ardtalla & the Kildalton Cross

Hebrides - Islay - Bowmore

Hebrides - Islay - Finlaggan & the Lord of the Isles

Hebrides - Islay - Kintra, Machrie Beach at Laggan Bay

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

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

Hebrides - Islay - RSBP Islay & Gruinard bay

Hebrides - Islay - Sanaigmore Bay & Beach Walk

Hebrides - Islay - The Oa Cliffs & the American Monument

Hebrides - Islay - Whisky distilleries

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

Hebrides - Jura (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Jura - Craighouse

Hebrides - Jura - Inverlussa

Hebrides - Jura - Lussa estate - northern Jura

Hebrides - Jura - Paps of Jura & Coastal Views

Hebrides - Kerrara (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lismore (Inner Hebrides)

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

Hebrides - Muck (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Mull (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Mull - Duart Castle

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

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Fionnphort & Beaches

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Uisken beach

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

Hebrides - Raasay (via Skye)

Hebrides - Rum (Small Isles from Mallaig)

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

Hebrides - Skye

Hebrides - Skye - Bridge & Kyleakin

Hebrides - Skye - Broadford

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins - Sligachan

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

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

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Dunvegan & Castle

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Neist point lighthouse

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Waternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Portree

Hebrides - Skye - South - Sleat peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Duntulm castle

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Fairy Glen

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Kilt Rock

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

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Old Man of Storr

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Quiraing

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - West - Talisker/Carbost & Minginish

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

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

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

Hebrides - Tiree (Inner Hebrides)

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

Hebrides - Ulva & Gometra (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Islands - Hebrides - Outer Isles

Hebrides – Outer Isles

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Castlebay & Kisimul Castle

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Mingulay

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Vatersay/Bhatersaigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh - Airport & Beaches

Hebrides - Benbecula (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Berneray & its beaches (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eriskay (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Great Bernera (Outer Hebrides via Lewis)

Hebrides - Harris (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route

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

Hebrides - Harris - Huishinish

Hebrides - Harris - North Harris & Loch Seaforth/Siophort

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Luskentyre

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Scarista beach

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Seilebost

Hebrides - Lewis (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lewis - Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Callanish Standing Stones Circles

Hebrides - Lewis - Dun Carloway Broch (Dun Charlabhaigh)

Hebrides - Lewis - Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Giordail beach

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

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta / Tolstadh Beach

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

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

Hebrides - Lewis - North Lewis - Port Ness

Hebrides - Lewis - NW Lewis - Dalmore beach

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Eisgein/Loch Sealg

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Orasaigh

Hebrides - Lewis - Stornoway, Harbour & Lews Castle

Hebrides - Lewis - Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Valtos Peninsula

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

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

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Cliffs & seastacks

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

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

Hebrides - Mingulay (Outer Hebrides via Barra)

Hebrides - Monach Isles (Outer Hebrides via North Uist)

Hebrides - North Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Mor

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

Hebrides - Scalpay (Outer Hebrides via Harris)

Hebrides - South Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - South Uist - Kildonan South Uist museum

Hebrides - South Uist - Loch Sgioport

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

Hebrides - The Uists (from Berneray to Eriskay)

Islands – Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles

- Scottish Islands

Shetland

Shetland - Bressay

Shetland - Central Mainland

Shetland - Central mainland - Burra & Trondra

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

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Clickimin Broch

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

Shetland - Central mainland - Scalloway

Shetland - Central mainland - Wester Quarff

Shetland - Fair Isle

Shetland - Foula

Shetland - Lerwick - Town hall

Shetland - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & Nesting

Shetland - Nesting

Shetland - North Isles - Fetlar

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

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

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Muckle Flugga

Shetland - North Isles - Unst (via Yell)

Shetland - North Isles - Yell

Shetland - North mainland - Isle of Muckle Roe

Shetland - North mainland/Northmavine

Shetland - Northmavine - Eshaness

Shetland - Northmavine - Ronas Voe

Shetland - Noss

Shetland - Out Skerries

Shetland - South Mainland

Shetland - South mainland - Croft museum

Shetland - South mainland - Hoswick - Shetland visitor centre

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

Shetland - South Mainland - Jarlshof

Shetland - South Mainland - Spiggie Beach, Loch & Cliffs

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

Shetland - South Mainland - Sumburgh Head

Shetland - West Mainland

Shetland - West mainland - Isle of Papa Stour

Shetland - West Mainland - Walls

Shetland - West Mainland - Westerwick

Shetland - Whalsay

Shetland Isles

Lowlands

Lowlands

Aberdeen: for Aberdeen go to "Cities" - Aberdeen

Angus - Glamis castle

Angus - Meigle & the Pictish Stones

Canal walks - Forth - Clyde - Union canal

Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire - Alloa/Tower & Harbour

Clackmannanshire - Alva/Glen & waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell to Glenquey walk

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell visit

Clackmannanshire - Clackmannan/Tower Views & the Stone of Mannan

Clackmannanshire - Dollar/Glen, Castle Campbell & Waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Gartmorn Dam

Clackmannanshire - Japanese/Cowden Garden

Clackmannanshire - Lynn Mill waterfall

Clackmannanshire - Ochils (walks)

Clackmannanshire - River Forth (walks)

Clackmannanshire - RSBP Black Devon Wetlands

Clackmannanshire - Rumbling Bridge

Clackmannanshire - Sauchie Tower

Clackmannanshire - Tillicoultry / Mill Glen & waterfalls walk

Distilleries - Glengoyne

Dunblane see "Cities" section

Dundee: for Dundee go to "Cities" - Dundee

Edinburgh: for Edinburgh go to "Cities" - Edinburgh

Falkirk

Falkirk - Antonine Wall

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Motor museum

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Museum of the Scottish railways

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil railway

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

Falkirk - Kelpies

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

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

Fife - Culross, palace, gardens & abbey

Fife - Devilla Forest

Fife - Dunfermline, Abbey, Pittencrieff Park & walks

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

Fife - Knockhill views (& car racing circuit)

Fife - Loch Ore

Fife - Loch Ore Meadows

Fife - Lomond Hills

Fife - Scotland's secret WWII bunker

Glasgow: for Glasgow go to "Cities" - Glasgow

Kinross-shire - Loch Leven walk, Island & Castle

Lanark - New Lanark Mill & Falls of Clyde

Lanarkshire - Hillend reservoir (walk)

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

Ochils - Menstrie Glen

Perth - The Perth museum & the Stone of Destiny

Perth: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

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

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

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

Stirling - Church of Holy Rude

Stirling - Cowane's hospital

Stirling - Smith art gallery & museum

Stirling - Stirling.co.uk

Stirling - the Bastion

Stirling - What's on

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

Stirling: for Stirling go to "Cities" - Stirling

Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire - Campsies

Stirlingshire - Doune Castle

Stirlingshire - Finnich Glen & Devil's Pulpit

Stirlingshire - Ochils - Dumyat (viewpoint hillwalk)

West Lothian

West Lothian - Beecraig's Country Park

West Lothian - Bo'ness & Scottish Railway Museum

West Lothian - Cairnpapple Hill

West Lothian - Hopetoun House & Gardens

West Lothian - Linlithgow, Palace & loch

West Lothian - Midhope Castle (Lallybroch/Outlander)

West Lothian - Muiravonside country park

Northern Highlands & coast - North Coast* - 500

Includes

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

Far NW - Sutherland - Altnaharra

Far NW - Sutherland - Broch Dun Dornaigil

Far NW - Sutherland - Loch Assynt & Ardvreck Castle

Far NW - Wester Ross - Corrieshalloch Gorge & Measach falls

FAR NW & COAST __________________________

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

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Achmelvich Beach

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

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Lochinver

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Sandwood Bay

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Stoer lighthouse

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Achiltibuie & Coigach coast

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

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Ullapool

NE - Easter Ross - "1 million dollar" View

NE - Easter Ross - Beauly & priory

NE - Easter Ross - Rogie falls

NE - Easter Ross - Silverbridge - Blackwater falls

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

NE - Sutherland - Carbisdale castle

NE - Sutherland - Dunrobin castle

NE - Sutherland - Lairg

NE & COAST ___________________

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

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

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

NE coast - Caithness - Wick

NE coast - Caithness - Wick - Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

NE coast - Easter Ross - Alness & Invergordon

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

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle (peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Dingwall

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

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

NE coast - Sutherland - Cairn Liath broch

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

NE coast - Sutherland - Dunrobin Castle & Gardens

NE coast - Sutherland - Golspie

NE coast - Sutherland - Loch Fleet

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

NORTH COAST__________________

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

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

Northcoast - Caithness - Thurso & Thurso Bay

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

Northcoast - Sutherland (Northcoast section of the Sutherland coast)

Northcoast - Sutherland - Balnakeil Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Bettyhill & Torrisdale Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Durness & beaches

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave Coastal Walk

Northcoast - Sutherland - Strathy Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Tongue

NORTHCOAST - Sutherland - Torrisdale beach

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

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

NW - Wester Ross - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW - Wester Ross - Bealach na Ba pass

NW - Wester Ross - Beinn Eighe national nature reserve

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Kernsary

NW & coast - Wester Ross

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Northwest Highlands Geopark

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Ardessie Falls

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch & surrounding peninsulas

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch beach & bay

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gruinard Bay

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

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

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Shieldaig

NW coast - Wester Ross - Torridon