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. They’ll be 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 pleasure, or to help you plan a day trip, short break or longer 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 like you’re at boot camp.
You’ll never find me endorsing anything on this blog simply because I’ve been paid to say nice things. Nor will you find advertisements or affiliate links that earn me commission. 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. 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, a Lowland Scot from Edinburgh. I usually go by the name of Sam, Mrs G or Mum. I’m married to Alex aka Mr G. He’s a Highlander who hails from Clan Grant territory. We live in Edinburgh with Casper The Wee White Dug, a West Highland White Terrier who was born in Ayrshire – just like Rabbie Burns. Casper has two human big sisters, one who still lives at home and another who’s flown the nest.
My blog takes us all over the country, so we’re frequently on the road. Travelling around Scotland gives us such a buzz. We’ll never tire of the jaw-dropping beauty we see on our Scottish road trips.
Our 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. Fortunately, Mr G and The Wee White Dug share my passion too.
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 road 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 appreciate you taking the time to visit my wee Scottish travel blog. Do stick around for a virtual tour. 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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