A view from the Quiraing, Skye, in the Scottish Highlands
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Why Visit The Scottish Highlands?

Why would you want to visit the Scottish Highlands? It’s actually not that simple a question to answer, because the list of reasons is just so long! If you’ve been dreaming of visiting Scotland, there’s a good chance the landscapes that feature in that dream are all lifted straight from the Highlands. Imagine looming mountains … Continue reading “Why Visit The Scottish Highlands?”

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A view from the Quiraing, Skye, in the Scottish Highlands
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UK Staycation – Luxury Holiday in the New Normal

Although many of us may not be travelling abroad in the near future, we are beginning to see some positive steps, and it may not be long before we can travel more freely and most importantly, safely, throughout the UK. As restrictions ease and we adapt to the “new normal” of social distancing and minimising … Continue reading “UK Staycation – Luxury Holiday in the New Normal”

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Earth Day 2020 – Appreciating Scotland’s Beauty

There’s never been a more appropriate time to appreciate the planet we live on. Wednesday the 22nd of April was Earth Day. Here at Inspiring Travel Scotland, we wanted to share a video by one of our partners, Visit Scotland. We just wanted show some beautiful scenes from Scotland to remind everyone (as we all … Continue reading “Earth Day 2020 – Appreciating Scotland’s Beauty”

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One Thing is Certain: Scotland is Exceptional!

A lot has changed very quickly in the last few weeks and at this current time, it is only natural to have feelings of uncertainty. Things will change again, and things will improve. It’s important to acknowledge, however, that one thing remains a constant and a certainty: Scotland is exceptional. If you need any proof, … Continue reading “One Thing is Certain: Scotland is Exceptional!”

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The saltire, Scotland's national flag - St Andrew's day
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Inspiring Travel Scotland COVID-19

  At Inspiring Travel Scotland, we offer package tours of Scotland as well as tailormade Scotland tours. As it’s our responsibility and duty to our customers, we continually monitor the situation regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and are in contact with our key partners and clients.   What is the coronavirus situation in Scotland? There are … Continue reading “Inspiring Travel Scotland COVID-19”

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Edinburgh Fringe display from last year
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Short Guide to the Edinburgh Festival 2019

Last year, we wrote a blog titled ‘A Brief Introduction to the Edinburgh Festival’. A year later, this blog is still well worth reading as it covers the history of the Edinburgh Festival, as well as giving some background on The Fringe, and the Free Fringe. There is also plenty of advice in last year’s … Continue reading “Short Guide to the Edinburgh Festival 2019”

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Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye
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Why Brexit Won’t Affect Your Tour of Scotland

Wherever you live in the world, you’re probably aware of the fact that the UK is going through some political confusion at the moment as a result of its 2016 vote to leave the EU – the process best known as Brexit. Almost three years on, it’s still unclear just what Brexit will mean for … Continue reading “Why Brexit Won’t Affect Your Tour of Scotland”

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A piper wearing a kilt in a Mackenzie tartan
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Understanding Your Scottish Surname

Names tell a story about each of us and about our ancestors. Nowadays, Scottish surnames have made their way all over the world. You’ll find people with Scottish surnames in almost every corner of the planet, with an even higher concentration in countries that had a significant level of Scottish immigration in the past, such … Continue reading “Understanding Your Scottish Surname”

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Stirling Bridge on a sunny day in Scotland
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5 Reasons to Visit Scotland in the Spring

Spring is well on its way to being sprung in Scotland, and with the changing of the seasons comes a change in the way visitors will experience Scotland. The scenic snows of the Highlands are on their way out (although on the highest peaks, some will hang around for months yet, making for beautiful photos). … Continue reading “5 Reasons to Visit Scotland in the Spring”

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Gaelic and Scots: A Visitor’s Guide to Scotland’s Other Languages

The Scottish Highlands Part of what makes Scotland such an accessible destination for visitors from the US, Canada, and other countries where English is the majority language is that you don’t need to get a phrasebook or a language app to find your way around here. As in the other countries of the UK, Scotland’s … Continue reading “Gaelic and Scots: A Visitor’s Guide to Scotland’s Other Languages”

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