Scotland’s Best is on sale

The third edition of Scotland’s Best, an annual that celebrates the very best of Scottish travel, is now on sale

Brought to you by the team behind Scotland magazine, this curated collection of the best of Scottish travel draws on the most awe-inspiring landscapes, ancient landmarks and some of the most charming villages you’re ever likely to come upon.


Brodick Castle gardens on Isle of Arran. Credit: Visit Scotland/Paul Tomkins

Inside, there are more than 100 pages, covering each of the main Scottish regions, from the rugged beauty of Inverness and the Highlands, to the gentler allure of Dumfries and Galloway, home to some of the darkest skies in Britain.

We’ve also covered Scotland’s many islands – including editor Sally Coffey’s favourites such as Islay, Iona and the secret corners of Skye – so you can slow down and switch off.

Scotland’s Best

The Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis. Credit: Visit Scotland/Kenny Lam

We’ve also picked the cream of the crop from all the experiences that Scotland has to offer, so that your visit is packed full of only the most authentic. From a visit to one of Scotland’s many magnificent castles, palaces and stately homes, to a variety of different day trip ideas, you’ll be spoilt for ideas to DIY your own Scottish holiday of a lifetime. We’ve even highlighted the lodges, hotels and rentals that will make your stay a memorable one.

If you’d rather hand over the reins to someone with expert knowledge, try one of Scotland’s best tours and cruises, including one Outlander-themed tour that retraces Clarie and Jamie’s love story.

And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the allure of Scotland’s whisky scene; the best distilleries are listed with tasting and tour details.

Also inside the issue

Glen Coe. Credit: Peter Chisholm/Alamy

This year we’ve also taken the folklore trail to unearth some of Scotland’s more enduring myths and legends, and visited some of the most spectacular locations that have provided backdrops to some very well-known films and television series. Plus, we’ve compiled all the dates and details of 2020’s must-see Scottish events, so you don’t have to.

It’s going to be a very good year in Scotland – you won’t want to miss it.

Buy your copy here.



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.