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You’ll take the high road, and I’ll take the low road, but either way, we’ll both see the best of Scotland. In the lowlands, you can sample the laid back bohemian culture of cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, known internationally for its annual Fringefest, the world’s largest art festival.

Scotland’s majestic Highlands, however, are the scene-stealers. In the past, their misty cliffs and blue lochs have provided inspiration to everyone from novelist and playwright Sir Walter Scott to Danish auteur Lars Von Trier, who used this otherworldly landscape as a set for his 1996 masterpiece Breaking the Waves. The Highlands are often considered the most romantic part of Scotland, conjuring to mind the beauty of Inverness, a magical place full of medieval castles and untouched glens, and the vast majesty of Cairngorm's National Park, where red deer graze in the hills and eagles roam the skies.

There is also incredible biodiversity throughout the country, from dolphins who frolic off the Moray Coast up in the bays of Sutherland, or the clear lochs and isolation of the glens of Wester-Ross and Isle of Skye.  Drive the famous hairpin bends of North Coast 500 to reach the UK’s most remote peninsula: Belach na Ba.

Perthshire is home to beautiful soft glens, scented moors, snow-capped mountains, scenic lochs, noble palaces, heritage from the Romans, Pics and Celts, dense ancient woodlands and Royalist history from Mary Queen of Scots to King James 1. Perthshire is indeed Scotland’s handsome Highland county with an eight-thousand-year history – no wonder Sir Walter Scott described this wilderness as "The fairest portion of the northern kingdom." 

Of course, no trip to Scotland would be complete without a shot of Scotch, which should be easy to find with 98 active malt distilleries. But don’t forget to eat first: proving there’s more to Scottish cooking than haggis, make it a point to dine on local favourites like poached duck eggs, Shetland salmon, Angus beef, and wild partridge with pear sauce.

Explore wonderful Scotland.

Lundies House Tongue Sutherland
- Sutherland, Scotland

Lundies House

This reclusive stopover will give you reason to pause and take in the stillness of your environment while revelling in the perfectly blended alchemy of Scottish and Scandinavian style.

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Kyle House Sutherland - a design retreat in the Scottish highlands
- Sutherland, Scotland

Kyle House

In a toned-down material palette of stone, timber, metal and glass, the brutal stone exteriors are hushed by Danish functionality: each piece of furniture carefully considered so as to embellish nothing but the raw landscapes, framed in oak.

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Killiehuntly, farmhouse, hotel, design, Scottish, Highlands, interiors, boutique
- Kingussie, Scotland

Killiehuntly Farmhouse

A tiny weathered Scottish farmhouse plays host to Scandinavian contemporary design and Scottish crafted pieces from the Highlands - an irresistible combo of old and new, heritage meets the design - affectionately known as the 'Scandi-Scot'.

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Kinloch Lodge in Sutherland Scotland is a boutique guesthouse and B&B
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Kinloch Lodge

Once a remote shooting lodge home to the Duke of Sutherland, Kinloch
Lodge now provides a remote and inviting retreat into the vastness of
nature. Boutique, urban touches meet a rustic, countryside canvas so
striking and so open, it is as if you are in floating in an earthy infinity
pool. Embrace the mountains and the sky with family, friends, the clan, or
just yourself.

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Martin Parr 2004 GB. Scotland. Renfrewshire. Gourock Lido.

Martin Parr’s quirky take on Scotland

Think of Scotland - When it comes to Scotland, the collective imagination usually is stuck in some clichéd notion filled with kilts, castles and tartan. Not here. Iconic British photographer Martin Parr reveals his somewhat raw, very human, cultural viewpoints.

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57 Nord

Imagine the romance of a remote crofter's house in a modern architectural design overlooking the infinity of the Scottish Highlands. This is your stylish den of Norse interiors with the traditional soul of the Gaels - a snug holiday retreat for two close to Isle of Skye in Wester Ross.

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kilt, Hand crafted in Scotland, made from 100% British wool & black shearling.

Le Kilt updates a symbolic Scottish garment for everyday wear

Samantha McCoach remembers her grandmother, a kilt maker in Scotland with 40-years’ experience, hand-making her a kilt not too long ago, and wearing it out and about in London.

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Scottish Highlands, Sutherland, mountain, nature, wilderness

Wildland: Conservation of the Scottish Highlands

Looking 200 years into the future. Wildland is one of Scotland's largest conservation projects, returning the Highlands back to nature and re-growing the pine forests.

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Scandi-Scott Design | Hotel Interiors | The Aficionados

Scandi-Scot Design

Located within the breathtaking Cairngorms National Park this creatively unique designer pad in the Scottish highlands is the new place to bed down for the night. Expect a wondrous, comforting blend of classic Scottish aesthetic and smooth, muted Scandi design.

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