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 ‘999 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 this 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. We used to share our home with Not The Teen, but she grew up and flew the nest.
All of my free time is spent road tripping around Scotland. I travel extensively in the country and never tire of its jawdropping and diverse beauty.
My Scottish travels have hugely expanded my knowledge of the country as a visitor destination. As I travel with my four-legged friend in tow, I’ve also discovered lots of great, pet-friendly places in Scotland.
I love the history, language, literature, customs and myths of Scotland. In my fresh-faced student days I studied Scottish History and Literature at Edinburgh University. My interest in those subjects has never waned.
The great outdoors is my happy place. I enjoy 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.
My passion for sharing Scotland with my social media followers earned me a Community Ambassador role with Visit Scotland. It’s a role I’m hugely proud of, and I really enjoy sharing my Scottish travel tips with their online Community.
I’ve been an avid hobby photographer since joining Instagram back in the early days of the app. 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 set up this Scottish travel blog.
My Instagram feed @bean_nighe has featured on Instagram’s Suggested User list. The Wee White Dug is an Instagrammer too @theweewhitedug! His feed is also dedicated to our Scottish travels. Embarrassingly he gets waaaaay 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 stop by my wee Scottish travel blog. Do stick around and join me on my travels. I really 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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