• Top 5 tips for Walking the West Highland Way

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    As a travel writer I’ve been to over 100 countries and have been lucky enough to get out on hikes on six continents. I honestly reckon that Scotland’s very own West Highland Way is right up there as one of the finest walks in the world. I’ve done the whole route and also lots of sections at...

  • Summer Top 5

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Looking for inspiration for a brilliant break in Scotland this summer, but just confused by how much choice this vast country with its 800 islands and over 10% of Europe’s coastline offers? Don’t despair just yet – book a SYHA youth hostel and you will have a great base for your holiday, as well as...

  • Top 7 Family Friendly Attractions in Glasgow

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Even though I live in Edinburgh I’m not one of those Scots who think that you have to choose between the nation’s two largest cities. To me they are both world-class destinations that are brilliant for families. Join me now as I share with you my favourite seven family friendly attractions in...

  • 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...

  • Robin McKelvie Begins His SYHAdventure

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Hands up if you presume that ‘youth’ hostels are just for young people? Hands up again if you fear you still have to perform chores at Scottish youth hostels? And a last hands up if you think the nation’s hostels are all just about sharing old-style dormitories? Well, I have to confess, until all...