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5 Essential Scottish Experiences

Posted on Jun 01, 2015 by Rupert Shanks

Irn-Bru, Whisky and battered Mars bars?

There’s a bit more to this wee country than these infamous exports! But how do you taste the real essence of Scotland?

We spend a while explaining to people what we love about Scotland. But this time we’ve filtered it down to just 5 quintessential experiences. These seem to sum it up for us. Here’s Our Top 5 Classic Scottish Experiences.

1. Find some space


Our time table for sea kayaking in The summer Isles – many beautiful islands dot the coastline.


2. Eat Fresh

Taste Scotland - Our Top 5 Classic Scottish Experiences

Scottish cuisine has a rich and diverse heritage. Get a taste of Scotland’s natural larder, the fresher the better.

3. Start an adventure



Adventure is a state of mind. Find your own sense of adventure by trying something new this year. Whether you’re scaling new peaks, paddling, pedalling or just rambling. Scotland makes a great place to play.

4. Meet the locals

Taste Scotland - Our Top 5 Classic Scottish Experiences

Scottish Puffin – see one on our Outer Hebrides & St Kilda wildlife adventure. 


Say hello to our neighbours. A Scottish wildlife experience is one to remember. The two-legged locals aren’t too bad either! Go for a pint and a chat.

5. Experience history

Taste Scotland - Our Top 5 Classic Scottish Experiences

Paddle up to Eilean Donan castle on our West Coast Explorer trip.


You don’t have to move much to meet some of Scotland’s ancient history. It’s a part of the fabric that makes Scotland great. Get amongst it.

What would you add to the list?

About the author

Rupert Shanks

After a spell in the corporate world in London Rupert decided to find a more rewarding way of life involving a closer connection to the outdoors and to his camera! Rupert produces a lot of the photography and video for Wilderness Scotland and works within the Marketing team.

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