View of Lossie West Beach on Moray Firth

Things to see and do on the Moray Firth / Coast in North East Scotland. Castles, Cliffs, Dolphins and more.

Waterfall at Falls of Shin

The Falls of Shin Waterfall, visitor centre and Salmon leaping in Sutherland. Fantastic restaurant, play park and woodland walks.

View of Linlithgow Palace Outlander filming location

Just a few of the fantastic filming locations I have visited in Scotland from the hit TV show Outlander.

Things to do at Loch Morlich, Aviemore

Here are my top things to do at Loch Morlich in the Highlands just outside Aviemore.

How to photograph the Aurora Borealis in Scotland

My take on where to go and how to photograph one of the most amazing natural phenomena in the northern hemisphere.

Big Burn Walk near Golspie, Sutherland

A fantastic walk along a deep forest gorge surrounded by waterfalls and wildlife, near Golspie.

Speyfest, best music festival in the North East

A fantastic traditional festival based in Fochabers, Moray showcasing the best in contemporary Celtic music.

My favourite castle in Scotland - Duffus Castle

A magical ancient motte and bailey style castle ruin jutting out of the Moray landscape.

Bow Fiddle Rock Portknockie

A unique geological rock arch formation located near Portknockie, Moray. A mecca for photographers.

Live Breathe Scotland Blog

Chris Thornton

Welcome to Live Breathe Scotland, my name is Chris Thornton and this is my online space to blog about all things in my home country of Scotland. You'll find it full of practical information and advice on Scottish travel, places to stay / accommodation suggestions, cost, dog walks, road trip itinerary / travel guide and general things to experience around Scotland. Maybe even a few Scottish recipes!

Scotland Travel Blog

Scotland is one of the worlds premiere destinations with incredible mountains, ancient castles, fresh air and deep cool lochs. There are many fun road trip adventures such as North Coast 500 & Islands, South West Coastal 300, North East 250, The Argyll Coastal Route and The Borders Historic Route. Golfers will be at home on many of our world-class golf courses, especially at the birthplace of golf - St Andrews.

Scottish Highlands is home to the highest mountain in the UK - Ben Nevis, and Loch Ness world famous for the monster legend.

The cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow have a great deal to offer first time travellers with attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Harry Potter tours or Glasgow Science Centre and the Riverside Museum and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Scottish Isle's such as the Isle of Skye and Isle of Lewis & Harris / Outer Hebrides have some of the most rugged scenery and immaculate beaches in Great Britain. Up Helly Aa in Shetland is also a major attraction to experience.

Scotland is famous for its award-winning food and drink industry to rival anywhere in the world. With over 130 distilleries, Scotch Whisky is a major export to the rest of the world. Distillery tours are popular amongst tourists from America, Europe and Japan... and also with our English neighbours.

We also have the best traditional music! Speyfest and Belladrum festivals attract international visitors.

Visit Scotland for your next destination for adventures with friends, your experiences will stay with you for a lifetime. I hope this blog will help you plan your journey.

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