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  • A year volunteering with SYHA

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Each year SYHA Hostelling Scotland welcomes a group of young volunteers from Germany to spend a year volunteering in our youth hostels. During their time with SYHA, volunteers Klara Kammerer and Katrin Müller have had the opportunity to explore both the cities and countryside of Scotland. We asked …

  • SYHA's Ultimate Bucket List

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Scotland has been named as number two on the list of the Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2017, by Rough Guides, meaning Scotland really should be on your lists of places to visit this year! We want to make sure you get the most out of your trip to this spectacular country so why not make it a year to …

  • 5 Reasons to Visit Glasgow in Spring

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    It’s time to kick off all that lazy winter slumber and start seriously getting into spring. The bulbs are breaking through and the buds are back on the trees so it’s a great time to explore Scotland and the country’s nature as it springs back into life as the frosts ease. You might think spring is …

  • 4 Reasons to Visit Oban Year Round

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Oban is a place many people associate with summer, with enjoying fish and chips while they wait for a CalMac ferry and the seagulls squawk above. I’m a massive fan of Oban, though, and I reckon this Argyll resort town is a real year round charmer too. Many people think of Oban as somewhere you …

  • Cairngorms Winter Top 5

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    The Cairngorms National Park is easily the largest national park in Britain, extending over 1,400 square miles. That is an awful lot of space, a glorious wildscape that really comes into its own in winter as other parts of the country go into hibernation. The Cairngorms are a truly epic landscape, …