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  • 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, …

  • January walks to banish the blues

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    January can feel like a long month for us all as we say goodbye to the festivities for another year. But January doesn't need to be so blue, not when Scotland has so much stunning scenery to offer this wintry month. Don't worry, you don't have to be an expert hillwalker with knowledge of winter …

  • Scottish Winter Traditions

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Scotland is one of the only countries in the world where New Year celebrations could be considered more important than those at Christmas. Unlike anywhere else in the world, the Scots call New Year, Hogmanay, a celebration that starts on the 31st of December and carries right through to early …

  • Top 5 Winter Delights in Edinburgh

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    It’s winter so that means that it’s time to hibernate. Just curl up and wait for the distant spring to make an appearance. Right? Wrong! So wrong as this is when Scotland’s capital really steps into top gear with a flurry of festivities, cosy pubs and wintry walks, with an award-winning youth …

  • Edinburgh's Hogmanay

    Posted by Michael at Edinburgh's Festivals on

    The nights are growing longer and darker here in Edinburgh, the sun hangs lower in the sky and mentions of Christmas shift from half-guilty whispers to full-blooded cries of delight - and with it all comes the world's best new year's eve party, Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Image credit: Chris Watt After …