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Off The Beaten Track in Scotland?

mustseescotlandmustseescotland VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
edited November 2018 in Touring and Road Trips

Off The Beaten Track in Scotland?

I thought I should do a page on off the beaten track places in Scotland. Then I realised that what I consider to be off the beaten track might not be the same as your view. I mean, where I live in Scotland (Portgordon on the Moray Firth - see pic below) is, to me, pretty much the centre of the known universe, but to you might be the middle of nowhere.  You see, it all comes down to perspective. On the one hand, most of Scotland could be considered off the beaten track - except for those heavily promoted areas - for example, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Inverness and Loch Ness, and the Isle of Skye.....
Read more here about the Angus Glens, Galloway, Moray, Buchan and  Ardnamurchan.
Read more here about the smaller cities of Scotland

The countryside, especially the coast east of Inverness, by way of Moray and Aberdeenshire, can be quiet enough so that visitors are allocated a beach each on an individual basis. My friend here was lucky to get a last-minute cancellation, though he did find the big stones a bit uncomfortable.

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  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    @mustseescotland what a great blog post, thanks for sharing! I'm glad you brought up Galloway as I also think it can get overlooked, but I have the loveliest time when I'm there. This year we went on an Alpaca Trek which was fantastic, and I enjoyed driving around the roads surrounded by farm land and seeing deer and squirrels etc. 
    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
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