My Scottish Travel blog
Welcome to my Scottish travel blog which I hope you’ll find informative and interesting, but most of all fun. Here you’ll find tales of my travels around Scotland (mostly with my four-legged friend, but occasionally without). They’ll be packed with information on great places to eat, sleep and lots of things to see and do. You can read them for pleasure, or to help you plan a day trip, short break or holiday in Scotland.
What you won’t find here are those lists travel bloggers love ‘100 things you MUST do in Achiltibuie’ – you known the ones. My aim is to promote Scotland as a fantastic place to visit, not order you around the country like you’re at boot camp.
You’ll never find me endorsing anything on this blog because I’ve been paid to say nice things. Nor will you find affiliated links that earn me commission, advertisements that clutter up your screen or annoying pop up subscription boxes. Everything featured on this website comes fully endorsed by me, regardless of whether I’ve paid for it myself or been invited to review it. If I don’t like something, you won’t read about it here. This is a positive and honest blog which aims to showcase the best of Scotland through my eyes.
About me and my love of Scotland
Now you know a little about the type of blog I write, here’s some info about me.
I’m Samantha, but I usually go by the name of Sam, Mrs G or Mum. I’m married to Alex (Mr G) and we live in Edinburgh with The Wee White Dug aka Casper the Westie. We also share our home with the the dug’s sloth like and gadget obsessed (human) big sister.
I’m frequently on the road and my blog takes me all over the country. Travelling around Scotland gives me such a buzz. I’ll never tire of the jaw-dropping beauty I witness on my Scottish road trips.
My travels have given me an in-depth knowledge of Scotland as a visitor destination.
I love the history, language, literature, customs and myths of Scotland. I studied Scottish History and Literature at Edinburgh University and my interest in those subjects has never waned.
The great outdoors is my happy place. I love hiking and have been known to summit a Munro or two. I’m happiest when I’m surrounded by lochs and mountains, or wandering on a remote Scottish beach.
I’ve been an avid hobby photographer since downloading Instagram in 2012. It was photographing Scotland that prompted me to start writing my Scottish travel blog.
My @bean_nighe Instagram feed has been featured on Instagram’s Suggested User list – the stuff of dreams for Instagrammers.
The Wee White Dug is on Instagram too @theweewhitedug. His feed is also dedicated to our Scottish travels. He gets waaaaaaaay more likes than I do.
Last to join the party and document our travels on Instagram was Mr G – chauffeur and part-time itinerary planner at ‘Scotland with The Wee White Dug’. He’s gone from reluctantly indulging my love of photography to getting up at 6am on our trips for early morning photography hikes. You’ll find him at @a_d_granty.
My photos appear regularly on popular social media channels including those of Canon UK, BBC, Skyscanners, Historic Scotland, Visit Scotland, Visit Britain and The Guardian.
I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my Scottish travel blog. Do stick around and join me on my travels. I hope ‘Scotland with The Wee White Dug’ inspires you to visit Scotland, helps you to plan a trip, or makes you reminisce fondly about a past visit.
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