• An Autumn Adventure

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    It’s that time of year again when the long nights of summer start to draw back in and a chill returns to the night air. It’s not a time for you to start to hibernate, though, as autumn is a brilliant season in Scotland to enjoy the country’s bountiful wildlife. When the leaves start to turn burning...

  • Historic Locations

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Whether you are beguiled by the romance of the failed Jacobite rebellions, the epic battlefields of the Braveheart days or the glory of Edinburgh during the Scottish Enlightenment, Scotland is a country awash with history. And the good news is that there are a flurry of hostels that give you easy...

  • Foodie Arran

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    If you’re a keen foodie you will no doubt know that this year has been designated the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015. To celebrate this foodie fiesta I grabbed my bike and headed ‘doon the watter’ to the Isle of Arran. You can cycle around this compact island in a day, but I recommend you take...

  • Love is in the air

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    With its stunning landscapes and architecture, Scotland is the perfect place to inspire your inner Romeo or Juliet (but we’re hoping for more “starlit skies” than “star-crossed lovers”!). If you love to get out and about with that special someone in your life then here are our top tips for romantic...