My Scottish Travel blog
Welcome to my Scottish travel blog which I hope you find informative and interesting, but most of all fun. Here I share tales of my travels around Scotland. My aim is to show you what a wonderful visitor destination Scotland is. You’ll find my posts packed with information on great places to eat, sleep and lots of things to see and do in my bonnie homeland. You can read them for a virtual escape, or to help you plan a holiday in Scotland.
I’ll never endorse anything on this blog, simply because I’ve been paid to say nice things. Everything featured on ‘Scotland with the Wee White Dug’ comes fully endorsed by me, regardless of whether I’ve paid for it myself, or received a fee for a review. This is a positive and honest blog, which showcases the best of Scotland through my eyes.
About me and my love of Scotland
So, now you know a little about the blog, here’s some info about me.
I’m Samantha (Sam), a Lowland Scot from Edinburgh. I’m married to Alex (Mr G), a Highlander from Clan Grant territory. We share our home with our Westie, Casper aka the Wee White Dug – he’s the star of this operation.
My blog takes us all over the country, so we’re always on the road. Travelling around Scotland gives us such an incredible buzz. I don’t think we’ll ever tire of exploring our beautiful country.
Our travels have given me a really in-depth knowledge of Scotland as a visitor destination.
I’m a proud history geek who loves 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 adore hiking and have been known to summit a Munro or two. I’m happiest when surrounded by lochs and mountains, or wandering on a remote Scottish beach. Fortunately, Mr G and the Wee White Dug are equally enthralled by outdoor pursuits.
I became a hobby photographer after downloading Instagram in 2011. Scotland quickly became my muse, prompting me to stray further and further to photograph the country’s spectacular landscape. It was my love of photography and my desire to share a more detailed account of Scotland, that prompted me to write this Scottish travel blog.
In 2014, my Instagram feed @bean_nighe featured on Instagram’s suggested user list – the stuff of dreams for Instagrammers.
In 2013 I set up an Instagram feed for Casper – @theweewhitedug. The feed, which shares our Scottish travels from his perspective, took off quickly. Casper now has more followers than I do and gets waaaaaaaay more likes.
Last to join the party and document our Scottish travels on Instagram was Mr G – chauffeur, occasional photographer and part-time itinerary planner at ‘Scotland with the Wee White Dug’. He went from reluctantly indulging my love of photography, to getting hooked on the hobby too. He now gets up at 6am on our road trips for early morning photography hikes. You’ll find him at @a_d_granty.
I appreciate you taking the time to visit my Scottish travel blog. I hope it inspires you to visit Scotland, helps you to plan a trip, or makes you reminisce fondly about a past visit.
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