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 lighthearted stories about my travels around Scotland – 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 military boot camp.
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, 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 Teen, the dug’s sloth like and gadget obsessed big sister.
I’m often on the road as my blog takes me all over the country. Travelling around Scotland gives me such a buzz – I’ll never tire of the jaw-dropping and diverse beauty.
My travels have give me an in-depth knowledge of Scotland as a visitor destination. As I travel with my four-legged friend in tow, I’ve discovered lots of great, pet-friendly places too.
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 joining Instagram in 2012. I’m part of a diverse group of Scottish Instagrammers who like nothing better than sharing Scotland with the World. It was photographing Scotland that prompted me to start writing this 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 (@theweewhitedug) is on Instagram too. His feed is also dedicated to our Scottish travels, but he gets waaaaaaaay more likes than I do.
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 and follow 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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