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 Amy Robertson

Amy is a content executive at VisitScotland. Hailing from the west coast of Scotland, she's rather fond of music festivals, coastal walks, whisky and coal fires.

 Latest Posts

6 Places to Discover Mary Queen of Scots in the Scottish Borders

You might have already been captivated by her incredible story on the big screen – but have you followed in...

Pedal to your perfect picnic spot

Check out our suggestions for some great cycle routes across Scotland’s islands and mainland, with wonderful spots to picnic at...

9 unusual hostels and bunkhouses in Scotland

Feeling adventurous? Then it’s definitely time to start planning a hostelling trip around Scotland! Amongst the many great hostels and...

16 Unexpected Things to See and Do in South Scotland

When it comes to slightly more unusual attractions, the regions of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway may just...

Why No One Does Winter Like Scotland

It’s perhaps a bold claim to make that there’s nowhere quite like Scotland in winter, but we are sticking to...

Family Days Out in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders

We all know computer games can be loads of fun and take you to places that you’ve only ever dreamed...

Unwrapping Scottish superstitions, traditions and customs

In a country with such a rich heritage as Scotland, it’s not surprising that a number of superstitions derive from...

9 Wellness Holiday Ideas in South Scotland

While we want our holidays to be many things, for many it’s becoming increasingly important that wellness is factored in...

Experience The Scenic South West Coastal 300

Surely by now you’ll know that Scotland is made for road tripping? There’s no shortage of impressive natural beauty to...

43 top ideas for a family day out in Scotland this summer

Summer has arrived in Scotland and that means lots of daylight hours to fill, so you’ll need plenty of ideas...

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