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We’re all going on a summer holiday

The three covers of the summer pocket guides

Pack your bags and set off for an amazing Scottish holiday this summer, with a little help from these handy pocket guides to summer in Scotland.

Family activities

Beat the boredom with an action-packed holiday that will ensure that everyone will be entertained and burn plenty of energy during the day. From beach fun and wildlife spotting to rainy day options and spectacular children’s events, you’ll find great suggestions in this family activities pocket guide.

A girl picks strawberries in a polytunnel.

Craigie’s Farm, Deli and Cafe. Image © Kenny Lam

Discovering where the food on your plate comes from is great fun for kids, so why not go soft fruit picking at Craigie’s Farm, Deli and Cafe near South Queensferry?

Two girls watch a gig from high up on shoulders.

Hebridean Celtic Festival, the Outer Hebrides. Image © Leila Angus/BrighterStill

Fun for all the family can be found at many of Scotland’s summer festivals, with many including a dedicated children’s programme.Download the Family Activities guide

Outdoor activities

Scotland’s mountains, parks, islands and coastlines make the perfect backdrop for both high impact sports and more gentle activities. Find tips on cycling, hill walking, jogging, golf, watersports and more by downloading this handy outdoor activity pocket guide.

A kite surfer in the waves on a windy day.

Kite surfing on Findhorn Beach, Moray.

Discover 10 of the watersports that you can have a go at this summer, and make sure you know your funyakking from your river bugging!

A couple walking on the old drovers road in Glen Coe with the famous 'three sisters' of Glen Coe in the background.

Glen Coe, Lochaber, The Highlands.

From hikes in the mountains to strolls on the coast, there are great walks to enjoy, including up some of Scotland’s ancient (and now extinct) volcanoes!
Download the outdoor activities guide


Fancy pitching your tent in front of a great view, or even in the shadow of a Scottish castle? Think glamping in comfort might be more your style? Want to create the ultimate picnic spread? Then this handy camping pocket guide is for you.

A tent is pitched in a bay by turquoise seas

Camping on the coast near Horgabost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

Plan the perfect getaway by pitching a tent on one of Scotland’s islands. Many have free, or low cost sites where you can sit back and admire the view.

The interior of a yurt, with cushions on the floor and a log fire in the centre.

A traditional Mongolian yurt at Loch Tay Highland Lodges Milton Morenish Estate by Killin, Perthshire.

If you’re looking for a countryside experience that’s a bit different, then glamping is a good option. Basic bothies create fine shelters, whilst some yurts and wigwams even have outdoor hot tubs!Download the camping guideHaving a great Scottish summerLet us know all about it and share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, or one of our other social media channels.


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