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  • VisitScotlandKimVisitScotlandKim Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Welcome @Nessies6912 and @Elaine, great to have you here!
  • VisitScotlandNikkiRVisitScotlandNikkiR Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Very warm welcome to all our new members :) 
  • Local_Her0Local_Her0 Member ✭✭
    Hi everyone, my name is Søren (it's Danish - I'm not). Have just come back from two weeks holiday with the family and dog (Samoyed) on the Isle of Mull and am missing it already. This place is going to be my virtual Scottish air. I love Scotland, so much so as an Englishman I really think I was born in the wrong country! Love the scenery, the isolation, the purity, the music, history and culture of Scotland. I am a photographer so hope to share images and enjoy those taken by others as well. Looking forward to learning more about Scotland
    Born in the wrong country!
  • VisitScotlandKimVisitScotlandKim Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Welcome to the community @Local_Her0, we look forward to seeing some of your photos from your trip to Mull!
  • Local_Her0Local_Her0 Member ✭✭
    VisitScotlandKim - where can I post images?
    Born in the wrong country!
  • VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hello @Local_Her0

    Welcome.

    Once you have been on the community 24 hours after joining and made a few comments, you will automatically be able to post links and photos in your comments. Have a look at the guide at the link below which will explain how to post photos and links. Hope that helps:

    https://community.visitscotland.com/discussion/237/using-the-community-quick-guide/


  • JudesJudes Member
    Hi Everyone my name is Jude My love of Scotland happened many years ago when my Mam and Dad bought their first caravan at Eyemouth and had one there for 30 years. I never really ventured further than there apart from day trips to Edinburgh from Newcastle and a weekend in beautiful Pitlochry until we got our first German Shepherd in 2007. Now we spend our 2 weeks summer holiday in Scotland usually the Highlands and west coast but also try to sneak a week at Inverfarigaig on my favourite Loch Ness. In 2 weeks time we are off to Strontian which is a new area to us. Really looking forward to it and so is the other half as he loves photography
  • VisitScotlandNikkiRVisitScotlandNikkiR Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @Judes please pop into the icentre in Strontian where either myself or another member of staff will be happy to tell you all the must see spots in the area :) 
  • JudesJudes Member
    Hi @Judes please pop into the icentre in Strontian where either myself or another member of staff will be happy to tell you all the must see spots in the area :) 
    Thank you NikkiR We definitely will.....if you see a couple walking up to the centre around 5th Sept with 2 German shepherds one black and tan and one solid black thats me!  :D
  • Kenny53Kenny53 Member
    Hi all,
         My name is Ken and I have just moved to Scotland, close to Dunoon. I'm a keen photographer and am looking forward to discovering and photographing Scotland, it's people and places.
  • VisitScotlandAlisonVisitScotlandAlison Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Kenny53 said:
    Hi all,
         My name is Ken and I have just moved to Scotland, close to Dunoon. I'm a keen photographer and am looking forward to discovering and photographing Scotland, it's people and places.
    Welcome to Scotland Ken! You are in a beautiful part of the country, you will be spoilt for choice of places to photograph.
  • VisitScotlandNikkiRVisitScotlandNikkiR Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    @Judes will look forward to meeting you and your dogs soon :) 
  • laser85laser85 Member
    Hi there! My husband and I live in Italy, in Turin. We are thinking about a long weekend (4 days) in Scotland in the first half of December and we have no idea where to start from! Any suggestion? We have never been to Scotland before.
    We would love to drive along beautiful roads, visit a few castles (open in December?) and take in lots and lots of snowy sceneries. A day in a city with christmas lights might be nice.
    Any suggestion on the region we should consider?
  • LaineyfaefifeLaineyfaefife Member ✭✭
    Hi how about basing yourself in Inverness which is a lovely small city. You are close to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. The Cairngorm National Park is easy to get to. Plenty of snowy mountains around. Visit Blair Castle at Blair Atholl. Aviemore will be a festive winter wonderland.  Enjoy!!
  • LaineyfaefifeLaineyfaefife Member ✭✭
    Hi again laser85, I replied quickly to you during my lunch break, but realised after that I'm not 100% sure that Blair Castle opens in December, and after checking their website it looks like it is only open to visitors March to October - sorry about that.  Urqhuart Castle is definitely open in December and is well worth a visit.
    It's not a castle, but if you do decide on Inverness, then I recommend a visit to Culloden Visitor Centre, it's a National Trust for Scotland property.  In my opinion it is one of the best historic attractions in the area.
  • StewbyStewby Member
    Hello.

    We are Stewby (a mash-up of our names). We live in Aberdeenshire and travel around Scotland in our wee campervan.

    We love taking pictures of our travels and cannot wait to use some of the information on here for a future trip.
    :smile:
  • VisitScotlandKimVisitScotlandKim Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @laser85 and @Stewby - welcome to the Community! 
  • VisitScotlandAlisonVisitScotlandAlison Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    laser85 said:
    Hi there! My husband and I live in Italy, in Turin. We are thinking about a long weekend (4 days) in Scotland in the first half of December and we have no idea where to start from! Any suggestion? We have never been to Scotland before.
    We would love to drive along beautiful roads, visit a few castles (open in December?) and take in lots and lots of snowy sceneries. A day in a city with christmas lights might be nice.
    Any suggestion on the region we should consider?
    The Aviemore area for mountains and snow and then maybe across to Eilean Donan Castle which is open 10.00am - 4.00pm in the winter (last admission 3pm) with a hop over the Skye Bridge for a glimpse of the Cuillins then back down to Edinburgh for the Christmas Market in Princes Street Gardens. 
    If the weather was spectacularly wintry and driving was difficult, maybe our milder east coast, with the beautiful mountains of Angus and Royal Deeside are an option, taking in Crathes Castle at Banchory (open 11.00am-3.45pm in December) and  Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven which is  open all year round, 10.00 am until sunset in the winter.  Accommodation should not be too difficult at this time of year but I would still recommend booking ahead.
  • ChrissyChrissy Member
    Hello everyone!! My name is Christina and I live in Palm Beach Florida. I just joined today. I'm planning a trip to Scotland in June of 2017 to connect with my Fraser and Goodfellow roots. I'm so excited.. (:
  • VisitScotlandKimVisitScotlandKim Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Welcome to the community @Chrissy!
  • pandroppandrop Member

    Hi everybody,

    My name is Fiona. (Eek! I'm 61, can't believe it) I live near Lanark in an old smallholding looking towards Tinto Hill and have great changing views of it. Born in Aberfeldy whilst living in Pitlochry, and moved to Broughty Ferry age 5 where I grew up. Love Scotland and have walked it, climbed it, cycled it and swam in it! Looking for more fun things to do before my hubby and I  get too old...

  • VisitScotlandNikkiRVisitScotlandNikkiR Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    @pandrop welcome to the community :)
  • seawildearthseawildearth Member ✭✭
    edited October 2016
    Joined the Community to find out more about Scotland as it's a place that incessantly tugs at my creative heart strings. I've experienced just a small part of the magic of this land as a young man out hillwalking in the Galloway Forest Park. I've spent most of my last 25 odd years working freelance as a creative media producer in both self produced short films specific to wildlife and nature as well as still landscape photography and time-lapse shooting. My Japanese wife is pushing for a return to my native UK, we're currently based in Tokyo, Japan, so my leaning is towards Scotland. It would offer a perfect base from where to venture out and document the incredible wilderness and natural beauty that Scotland has to offer. 

    If that does transpire then I'll be looking forward to sharing the adventure through imagery via these pages. 

    Cheers,
    Mark.
    "A man is only as big as the dreams he dares to live"
  • VisitScotlandNikkiRVisitScotlandNikkiR Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    @seawildearth welcome to the community and we will look forward to hearing & seeing all your adventures when you visit Scotland.
  • HorizonsHorizons VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    edited October 2016
    Hiya VisitScotland community,

    We are a travel happy couple who have been based in Edinburgh for the last 2 years. We love how beautiful Scotland is & how friendly the locals are. It is truly one of the most breathtakingly beautiful countries in the world.

    We write a travel blog (linked in the signature) that provides public transport advice & tips along with our experiences. We've seen a fair bit of Scotland as a couple but one-half of us took it a step further by taking a month off work & camping around Scotland (using public transport to get around of course). Drop by our blog & say hi. Also feel free to ask us for advice on Scottish destinations, public transport tips and distillery recommendations.

    IG/FB: beyondourhorizons@
    We're a globetrotting travel blogger couple. Find us on Facebook | Instagram

    Best of Scotland in 1 Week

    See Scotland with us (incl: SkyeMullArranOrkneyLoch Lomond, Islay, Oban)
  • VisitScotlandKimVisitScotlandKim Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Welcome to the Community @Horizons!
  • VisitScotlandAldonaVisitScotlandAldona Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi and welcome to the Community @Young_Ones707@Dorreimac , @gerardo , @Paul461 , @robhall , @rmbertola and @MogMJMR - great to have you here! :)

    ‘I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list’ - Susan Sontag

  • JMoffittJMoffitt Member
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm a teacher from San Francisco, California on sabbatical this academic year. I'm currently in Mexico until the end of the calendar year before I head to Europe and excited to say that I'm now planning a UK visit, with a little over a month in Scotland, from the end of April through the end of May. I'm so excited! I haven't yet decided on an itinerary and am enjoying the research part. I know that I need to visit Moffat (as I am a Moffitt--there are many spelling variations in the U.S.), but that's about it. Everything sounds appealing to me! I'll be travelling via bus/train on a budget, looking forward to exploring cities, small villages, and castles, taking hikes in the countryside, sampling good whiskey, and finally trying haggis. Any suggestions for things I can't miss will be appreciated!

    Best,
    Jennifer
  • j2scotlandj2scotland Member ✭✭
    My name is Alison and I'm saying a big hello from Nova Scotia!  

    Anyone who knows me has heard me talk about Scotland a lot.  I love Scotland!!  We live in Canada now but we lived in the Lanark area about thirty years ago ... I am showing my age here. Since that time, I have made several trips back for holidays and it has always been something I look forward to.  I wanted to learn more about Scotland and over the years, I have taken Medieval and Modern Scottish History from the University of Dundee and I also have some travel specialist training.

    I am excited to have a chance to chat with others about Scotland and to help out where I can. I'm also hoping to learn lots more about what Scotland has to offer.  I am planning on returning in 2017.  
    Come by and say hello.  :) 
    Blog:  journeys2scotland.wordpress.com
    Instagram: journeys2scotland
  • VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited October 2016
    Hello, welcome and a big global hug to @JMoffitt and @simplyscotia. I hope you both find a happy home-from-home right here.
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