• Go on a Green Getaway

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Sustainability and eco-friendly travel are not always at the top of everyone’s holiday to-do lists. But you don’t need to sacrifice home comforts in favour of travelling responsibly. Here’s how you can do your bit… Hostelling is a great way to get out there and explore Scotland guilt-free. Our...

  • 48 Hours in Lochranza

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    If you’ve ever been to Arran you will already know that there is plenty to see and do on a glorious island that is understandably dubbed ‘Scotland in Miniature’. What you may not have realised if you have just swished through the northern charmer of Lochranza is that there is plenty to keep you...

  • Top 5 Arran Hikes

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Scotland is a world-class destination for hiking, whether you’re into climbing up small hills or massive mountains, or even just enjoying a coastal stroll. This vast country boasts myriad choices for those with the right clothing, a map and a compass, which can make it hard to choose where to go and...

  • 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...

  • Exploring Lochranza, Arran on a SYHAdventure

    Posted by Susanne from Adventures Around Scotland on

    If Arran is Scotland in miniature then Lochranza must be one of the prettiest Highland villages you could ever visit and Lochranza Youth Hostel is located in a prime setting to take advantage of the breathtaking surroundings. I was staying for my second #SYHAdventure and if I thought the view from...

  • 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...