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Welcome to Island-Hopping July!

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  • Welcome to Island-Hopping July!

    Welcome to Island-Hopping July!

    See a different side of Scotland exploring our many islands. Enjoy the stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture.

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  • What else to do in July

    What else to do in July?

    In July, Highland Games across the country are in full swing. Enjoy traditional music, dance and watch feats of strength at these inherently Scottish events. Read More...

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Scotland by Month

January

Glasgow buzzes with Celtic Connections, Scotland’s premier celebration of Celtic Music. Over 300 events and 2000 artists will banish winter blues.

February

In February, cuddle up in a castle, stroll along a lonely beach, share freshly caught seafood and languish by a log fire.

March

Visit the castles and monuments that serve as a reminder of Scotland’s dramatic past.

April

Enjoy authentic, artisan food from Scotland’s delicious natural larder, and freshly caught seafood from our shores.

May

Whisky May celebrates “the water of life”, Scotland’s national drink. Discover Scotland’s whisky heritage and our hospitality at Whisky festivals across the country.

June

Summer is a great time to explore Scotland by foot, on wheels or on water. You will also see some amazing wildlife on your way!

July

See a different side of Scotland exploring our many islands. Enjoy the stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture.

August

For a whole month Edinburgh hosts the largest art festival in the world. Choose from thousands of performances. Don’t miss the Edinburgh Tattoo.

September

Experience Scotland’s music and dance at traditional music festivals across the country, as well as ceilidhs with the locals!

October

Keep a close eye on the loch waters, moors and mysterious castles during autumn. Sightings of beasties can’t be guaranteed - but it’s worth taking a look.

November

Cosy up in a snug wee guesthouse with fabulous views of the autumn landscape or find a traditional pub and chat to the friendly locals.

December

Enjoy romantic winter festivals and then dance in the New Year at our world famous Hogmanay celebrations. No-one does New Year’s Eve like the Scots!

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Year of Food and Drink 2015

Year of Food and Drink 2015

Packed with brilliant moments, the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 is a chance to celebrate Scotland’s fantastic natural larder and exceptional natural produce, as well as the landscapes, people and culture that make our food heritage so unique.

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Highland Dancers

What else to do in July?

In July, Highland Games across the country are in full swing. Enjoy traditional music, dance and watch feats of strength at these inherently Scottish events.

Mountain Bike World Cup

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Every year, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup takes place in Fort William, in the Scottish Highlands. Watch our video to see the highlights of this exciting event.

Mountain biking

Things to do

Fancy a day white water rafting, kayaking around the coast, or trying a spot of fishing? Scotland has a range of exciting activities and gentle sports from golf to fishing, sailing to rugby, so you can enjoy the perfect day in the great outdoors.

Scotland's Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Scotland is renowned for its unrivalled produce. Its unspoilt habitats and varied weather are perfect for producing a wide variety of high quality fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and meat and much more.

Donald-John's Tips

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Donald John Mackay - Harris Tweed weaver

I'm Donald-John, a Harris Twees weaver. My principal is the excellent quality of the wool and I draw inspiration from the play of colors of pristine landscapes. Even though I've been living on one of the north-western outpost of Europe from birth, I am a true cosmopolitan. I've been in New York and have been received by the Queen. But even Buckingham Palace couldn't change my love for my little island Harris: I love the beach, the ocean, the air - I would not want to trade with Her Majesty.

Donald John Mackay

Donald John Mackay - Harris Tweed weaver

I'm Donald-John, a Harris Twees weaver. My principal is the excellent quality o…

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  • Luskentyre Beach

    I admit that there are many beautiful beaches on the island of Harris, but I have to say that I live near the most beautiful one: Luskentyre! This la…

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  • Berneray - a piece of paradise

    The island of Berneray, one of the Outer Hebrides, is a little paradise with a friendly community that consists of small farmers and fishermen and at…

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  • The Isle of Harris and Harris Tweed

    You can't leave without visiting my home island, the Isle of Harris. Harris is unique, the island inspires me and that reflects back in my material. …

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    Read on to find out more of my insider tips for Scotland!

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