Ditch the check-list of places to see and things to do on your next visit to Scotland and discover the pleasures of slow travel.

Slow travel is best described as an outlook that inspires travellers to take the time to really immerse themselves in a destination.

You can do this in a variety of ways, but the main idea is to slow down and allow yourself the space and time to properly rejuvenate - to fully experience the journey, rather than simply getting from A to B.

In short, it's about getting to know a corner of the country and making a connection with its people, food, culture and natural environment.

Here are nine ideas for slow and - and sustainable - adventures you can take in Scotland at a relaxed pace.