Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands of Scotland
News

Looking Forward to Scotland in 2019

Hogmanay has been and gone, and we’re all looking forward to the year ahead. For everyone here at Inspiring Travel Scotland, this involves anticipating the various unique events and celebrations that occur throughout the year. 2019 is going to be a fantastic year for Scotland and there’s never been a better time to consider arranging … Continue reading “Looking Forward to Scotland in 2019”

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Fireworks at Edinburgh Castle on Hogmanay - New Year
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Hogmanay: Why is New Year’s in Scotland So Special?

There’s a reason Scotland’s New Year celebrations are famed all over the globe. While all countries have their own ways of saying goodbye to the old year and ushering in a new beginning, none have quite the same level of enthusiasm powering these rituals as Scotland. Here, the celebrations on December 31st are known as … Continue reading “Hogmanay: Why is New Year’s in Scotland So Special?”

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The saltire, Scotland's national flag - St Andrew's day
Scotland

St Andrew’s Day — Scotland’s Official National Day

The US has Independence Day, France has Bastille Day, and Scotland has St Andrew’s Day. And because we celebrate all-things-Scotland here at Inspiring Travel Scotland, we thought we’d write a blog explaining a little more about Scotland’s official national day. We’ll look at who St Andrew was, how he is connected to Scotland, when St … Continue reading “St Andrew’s Day — Scotland’s Official National Day”

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Chris Pine Outlaw King movie Netflix
Scotland, TV

A brand-new Scottish tour inspired by The Outlaw King

The Outlaw King is a fantastic new film about one of Scotland’s national heroes: Robert the Bruce. While the film was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, it has just come out for an international audience on Netflix and critics are already praising it. The film was written, produced, and directed … Continue reading “A brand-new Scottish tour inspired by The Outlaw King”

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Edinburgh Christmas Market Scotland
Scotland

A Guide to Christmas in Scotland

There are endless reasons why a Christmas trip to Scotland is well worth considering. For a start, there’s the weather. Yes, you’ll need to bring plenty of layers and be prepared for rain, but there’s also a much higher chance of a white Christmas here than in many other parts of the UK – and … Continue reading “A Guide to Christmas in Scotland”

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Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison) - 5 places to visit in Scotland if you love outlander
Scotland, TV

5 Places to Visit in Scotland If You Love Outlander

If Scotland’s tourism industry was flourishing before the TV programme Outlander first hit screens in 2014 (and it was), it’s gone from strength to strength since. The phenomenon known as ‘the Outlander effect’ has seen visitor numbers to locations featured in the series skyrocket – in some cases increasing by as much as 72% over … Continue reading “5 Places to Visit in Scotland If You Love Outlander”

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Edinburgh Castle seen from the West Princes Street Gardens
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Frequently Asked Questions About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and, recently, it has grown in popularity, becoming one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world. For the team here at Inspiring Travel, it’s heartening to see our capital city receive the praise and attention it deserves, and many of our tailormade and set Scottish tours involve visiting … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Edinburgh”

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Glasgow Cathedral was built in 1136
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Frequently Asked Questions About Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city and the third most populous city in the UK. Glasgow has a lot to offer visitors, including its vibrant nightlife, rich history, several amazing museums and art galleries, and some of the best multicultural cuisine in Scotland. Glasgow is a true modern metropolis, but it has managed to hold on … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Glasgow”

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Glencoe Valley in the Scottish Highlands - Visit Scotland instead of England
Scotland, Landscapes

Why You Should Visit Scotland Instead of England

Tourists come from all over the World to visit Scotland, but it’s particularly popular with Americans and Canadians. England is also an incredibly popular tourist destination, and, while it’s possible to visit England and Scotland in the same trip (they’re on the same island, after all), we’d like to make a case for why you … Continue reading “Why You Should Visit Scotland Instead of England”

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Glenfinnan Viaduct - Hogwarts Express scenes
Scotland

10 Scottish Locations Harry Potter Fans Must Visit

People of all ages love Harry Potter. What began as a humble collection of kids’ books has become the best-selling book series of all time and has been adapted into some of the highest-grossing films of all time. All of this success has led to quite a few Harry Potter-themed attractions; there is Harry Potter … Continue reading “10 Scottish Locations Harry Potter Fans Must Visit”

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