• 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...

  • 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!...

  • 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...

  • Happy 70th Birthday Braemar

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    This month our Braemar Youth Hostel, set in the heart of the Cairngorm Nation Park, celebrates its 70th anniversary. Braemar Youth Hostel was originally built within its extensive grounds in 1870 as a shooting lodge by the Earl of Cavan. However, soon after the end of WWII in 1946 it was announced...

  • 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...

  • Cairngorms

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    It is hard not to get the urge to hike up a hill, swing yourself around on a mountain bike or throw yourself into a frothing river rapid at the SYHA’s Cairngorm Lodge. It is an infectious urge when everyone else at breakfast is getting geared up for a big day exploring the Cairngorms National Park,...

  • Celebrating Nature in the Cairngorms

    Posted by Charlotte from Cairngorms National Park on

    About Cairngorms Nature The words National Park are not dished out lightly – they signify a country’s best bits of the landscape and are recognised the world over. The Cairngorms National Park is one of the last wildernesses we have left in the UK. It is a place of sheer abundance having more high...