• 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,...

  • The Cairngorm 'Girls' & Boys - September Update

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Lost and Found Betty Blue went missing on July 6th. Having searched high and low we could not find her anywhere. However, a couple of days later Dave found her wedged into a tiny gap between the fence and the coop! Betty was in quite a state, she had even laid a pile of eggs whilst she was stuck!...

  • Loch an Eilein Ride

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    This month we're inspiring you to get active by getting out there and exploring Scotland! There's a variety of fantastic routes in locations across the country whether you are looking for a heart-thumping, exhilarating experience, a challenging route with lots of mud and dirt, or an easier lower...

  • The Cairngorm 'Girls'...and 'Boys' - March 2016 Update

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    In January we unveiled a new chicken coop for The Girls. It was built for us by a close neighbour and local business – The Glenmore Shop & Pinemarten Bar. The new coop was quite a bit bigger than the old one so we made the decision to get a few new girlies to join the team! On February 6th a...

  • A Circular Walk from Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    This month we're inspiring you to take up a new hobby or activity and what could be easier than walking? It's a great way to stay fit, healthy and happy. Best of all it's free. Our youth hostels make a great base for walkers with toasty boot and drying rooms for wet weather gear and friendly,...

  • Winter Festivals

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Well Winter is officially here, but no it’s not time to hibernate quite yet. Not when a flurry of festive festivals are rampaging their fun filled way through Scotland. Join me now as I take you on a six stop tour of belly-and-heart-warming festivals guaranteed to lift your mood, get you in the...

  • The Cairngorm ‘Girls’ – September 2015 Update

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Well it’s been an eventful summer for The Cairngorm 'Girls'… Daftie White became unwell due to reasons unknown.  She managed to hang in there over the summer but a local cat started terrorising the girls, which didn’t do her nerves any good.  A few days later a dog off a lead grabbed our lovely...

  • Outlander

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Call it Scotland’s Game of Thrones or the biggest thing since Braveheart. Call it what you will, but there is no doubting that Outlander is a major TV phenomenon that has already swept across North America and has just enjoyed a massively successful first series in the UK on Amazon Prime. Join us...

  • Cairngorm Girls One Year On

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Some of you may remember our Here Come the Girls blog post from last year when a group of rescued battery hens arrived at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel looking a little worse for wear. Youth hostel manager, Caroline, gives us an update on the Cairngorm Girls one year on...“The Girls are doing great!...

  • SYHAdventure Winter Break

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Beat those January blues with a winter break in some of Scotland’s most stunning locations. The mountainous terrain that makes Scotland such a great hillwalking destination is precisely what makes it the go to ski destination this season. The fantastic ski conditions coupled with the breath-taking...