All Outdoor Scotland Posts

Outdoor Scotland March 7, 2017

A Capital Castle Hunt

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the imposing Edinburgh Castle is the capital’s only stronghold, but come closer and I’ll let you in on a secret…   With its epic […]

Outdoor Scotland March 7, 2017

Tom Weir | Walking Points | 4

Part 4 of Tom’s 1980 article on his love of walking   Part One – The Opening of the West Highland Way Part Two – Walking the West Highland Way Part Three – Walking […]

Islands March 2, 2017

Songs for St Kilda

To celebrate 60 years since the National Trust for Scotland began managing St Kilda, a collection of songs have been released, inspired by the dual World Heritage Site.   The Wren […]

Outdoor Scotland March 1, 2017

Embrace The Highland Capital

Laura Brown finds that there’s something about Inverness that’s simply spellbinding   With a river at its heart the setting of Inverness mirrors many larger Scottish towns, but the capital of the […]

Outdoor Scotland February 20, 2017

Tom Weir | Walking Points | 3

Part 3 of Tom’s 1980 article on the West Highland Way’s opening   Read Part One on the Opening Ceremony, here.   One of the little perks I got that day […]

Outdoor Scotland February 14, 2017

Tom Weir | Walking Points

FOR the official opening of the West Highland Way in October, the weather could hardly have been worse. Floods, a cold, gale-force wind and battering rain.   Instead of a […]

Outdoor Scotland February 5, 2017

Q-Aye 2.3 – More Scottish Facts

The second round of our essential weird and wonderful Scottish facts – part 3   In the ninth-century, Ireland was known as Scotia and Scotland was called Albania.   Angus […]

Outdoor Scotland February 3, 2017

Glen Esk to John O’Groats Part Six

In the final update from this series, Tom Weir drives the Caithness coast road and finally reaches John O’Groats   Part One    Part Two   Part Three   Part Four    Part Five […]


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