• 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...

  • Family Trip to Edinburgh

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    As a travel writer I’ve visited over 100 countries and many more cities. I’m proud as a Scot to say that Edinburgh stacks up against any of them. What many people don’t realise is that as well as being great for a romantic escape for two or as a party place, it’s also ideal for families. So join me...

  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Volunteers

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    2017 UPDATE: We no longer offer placements for solo Duke of Edinburgh volunteers. We may run courses in 2018 for those wishing to complete their Gold Residential Section. These will be updated on our volunteer page. As part of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award programme two high school students,...

  • 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...

  • Love is in the air

    Posted by 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...