There are so many things to do when you are on holiday, that it is almost impossible to cover them in a small section like this, but I’ll give it a go anyway.

For more or less anything that makes your muscles work, try:

Hill Watching in Scotland

My way of taking in the delights of Scotland. Drive through the glens, park up near a loch (pronounced lock with a bit of phlegm attached), and take in the wonderful sights all around. You can travel for miles in the West and up North without seeing another person.

The beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (again with a bit of phlegm), to the Highlands and Islands, all offer areas of outstanding natural beauty. Want to see some of the scenery available?

Hill Walking/Rambling in Scotland

If you are slightly more adventurous, get up into the hills, and look down on all the hill watchers. There are 284 Munros (all above 3,000 feet) to choose from, with hundreds more below this height. Try some of these sites for a flavour:

Golf in Scotland

Played in Scotland since goodness knows when (some say prior to 1400AD). Part of the national heritage with some of the worlds finest courses (St.Andrews, Troon, Loch Lomond, Largs, and the whole of Fife). Pay over £100 for a round or just a few pounds at some of the lesser known ones. Try some of these links:

Fishing in Scotland

Some of the best fishing waters in the world. Fish for salmon or trout on one of the great rivers, or go out to sea for a variety of sport. Try these:

Cycling in Scotland

Get out of the motorhome and get a bit of exercise. Go places that the MH can’t get to. Get a padded saddle as you’ll be in for a bumpy ride.

Ballooning - Sky-Diving - Paragliding - Gliding in Scotland

Why not see Scotland from a different perspective – the air. Go up in a balloon or fall from a plane. Go on be a bit of a daredevil or be a full on daredevil the choice is indeed yours:

Skiing in Scotland

At some times of the year, Scotland offers great value for skiing enthusiasts (especially if they use a MH for their accommodation and travel…). From Glenshee to the Cairngorms, there are some great places available to ski – or just use the ski lifts to get you up to the heights for fantastic views especially in summer. Always check to see if the sites are A: Open, B: Have snow. This is particularly important for skiers. Have a look at these:

Hunting and Shooting in Scotland

If you would rather shoot something that watch it pass by, then try these links:

White Water and normal Rafting in Scotland

Get out on a canoe and gently paddle up a loch (remember the phlegm) or river, or go for something a little more adventurous like a river in full spate. Have a look at these:

Scuba in Scotland

Try another unusual perspective from below the waves this time. Scottish waters are a bit colder and most clubs supply dry-suits, but you may need a special dry-suit dive to inform you of the difference between this type of diving and wet-suit diving. One of my favourite dive centres is Puffin Divers, just outside Oban. They have off shore dives and boat dives to great sites and at reasonable prices. Try these:

Scottish Whiskey

Not the most energetic of pursuits, but certainly one of our most enjoyable activities. Scotland and drinking, a bit like salt and pepper, they go together beautifully. Try these:

Food in Scotland

The food in Scotland is as good as anywhere else in the world, only better. Naturally I’m a bit biased, but there are truly great Scottish fare available from a chicken vindaloo to Turkish kebabs. I jest but our foreign food is to a very high standard and a bit different to the rest of the UK. Try some uniquely Scottish delights such as haggis n neeps, stovies, scoth broth and real cockaleekie soups, prime Aberdeen Angus steaks, porridge oats and fresh seafood a plenty. There is a range of top quality eateries everywhere and start looking (and drooling) at these sites:

Island Hopping in Scotland

There are reported to be over 790 islands scattered around the coast of Scotland. Pop over on a ferry and visit a few of them during your trip. They are like Scotland only a wee bit different – sometimes a big bit different. You will understand this after a visit or two. Try these for size:

Football and Shinty in Scotland

If you’re a footie fan then why not take in a game on your travels, or it’s gaelic cousin Shinty. Try a SPL game, or one of the smaller clubs. See what the standard is like instead of hearing “Scottish footballs not that good” all the time. Try the Old Firm on a Saturday or Sunday. They go to Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee for their away games. Try these:

Scottish Culture and Heritage

An easy one for everyone to get into. Go from very old castles to very old houses. Visit a myriad of museums and exhibitions. Something for everyone. Try some of these:


Scotland has many faiths and cultures. Try a visit to a small church, great cathedral or heritage site. Iona just off the Island of Mull is my special place with a special feeling of peace, tranquillity and Christianity. Try these sites:

Ceilidhs, Highland Games and Festivals in Scotland

There is nothing like a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lay with no phlegm whatsoever). A Scottish barn dance but better. Dashing White Sergeants roll into reels and skirls. Even if you dislike bagpipe music, you will still love dancing to it. It’s a communal thing. Try for size:

Getting About in Scotland

Maps to everywhere in Scotland and a bit more. Try for size again:

That’s about it. I’ve covered a lot of activities that you can get up to in Scotland. There is a lot to do if you want, don’t you think? There’s a lot to do if you don’t want to do too much. I promise that you will do one or more of the activities listed here – scenery viewing and drinking spring to mind.

Go on, do something different. It’s a great wee country for doing something different in.