Planning a Scottish staycation this summer, or a once-in-a-lifetime trip for 2022 or beyond? This annual curated collection of inspiration and insider information is the definitive guide to travel in Scotland
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It’s no secret that 2020 was a shocking year for tourism and travel – for the whole world, not just here in Scotland. And much of 2021 has suffered a similar fate, but Scotland is now welcoming domestic visitors back and soon international visitors will be able to start planning their next trip, too.
Scotland 2021, brought to you by the makers of Scotland magazine, is full of inspiring features covering every corner of Scotland, from the Borders to the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides, that will surprise and inspire first-time tourists and life-long residents alike.
You can whet your appetite by reading about an adventure within each of the main regions in Scotland. Plus, for each region’s ‘essentials’ guide, we’ve handpicked some of the top attractions, events and places to stay, eat and drink, and provided details on how to get there. Its array of recommendations, ranging from Edinburgh’s established festival scene to off-the-beaten-track fish shacks, makes holiday planning easy!
Scotland is a destination that can be enjoyed year-round, with each season exuding unique temptations. Whether you want to visit in spring, when much of its wildlife is waking from its slumber; summer, when the days are long and the weather warmer; autumn, when nature’s fiery colours set the landscape ablaze; or winter, when you can relax by the fire with a whisky in hand and watch the waves slash the shore from your window: just come. Scotland will be waiting to welcome you.
Cover credit: Castle Stalker on Loch Linnhe near Port Appin, Argyll – listed as one of Argyll & Lomond’s highlights. © Olimpio Fantuz/4Corners Images
Published six times a year, every issue of Scotland showcases its stunning landscapes and natural beauty, and delves deep into Scottish history. From mysterious clans and famous Scots (both past and present), to the hidden histories of the country’s greatest castles and houses, Scotland‘s pages brim with the soul and secrets of the country.
Scotland magazine captures the spirit of this wild and wonderful nation, explores its history and heritage and recommends great places to visit, so you feel at home here, wherever you are in the world.