• 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...

  • Scottish Winter Traditions

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Scotland is one of the only countries in the world where New Year celebrations could be considered more important than those at Christmas. Unlike anywhere else in the world, the Scots call New Year, Hogmanay, a celebration that starts on the 31st of December and carries right through to early...

  • Top 5 Perth

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Looking for an amazing family escape or a getaway with friends? This is for you! Did you know Perth was a former capital of Scotland? The old city is ideally situated in the central belt with roads connecting the Highlands to the northeast. Perth Youth Hostel offers visitors, adventure seekers and...

  • 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...

  • 6 Things To Do In Scotland In 2016

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    With so many things happening in 2016 we've selected some highlights that are not to be missed. Youth hostels make it affordable to visit events all round the country. Whether you like sport, music or culture, getting out and exploring Scotland couldn't be easier. Highlands and Islands Music and...

  • Milena's Volunteering Diary Part 2

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    One of the great things about volunteering with SYHA Hostelling Scotland is getting out and about to explore the country during our spare time. Recently my family travelled from Germany to visit me and we planned to pack in as many of the sights as possible in one week including the Isle of Skye,...

  • My Summer With SYHA

    Posted by Monika Gopal on

    It has now been three months with SYHA Hostelling Scotland which means my marketing internship is nearly over. Time has passed so quickly yet I remember showing up on my first day to find the marketing team had kitted out my desk with a notebook, pens and a Hamish bear, which was such a nice way to...

  • Get Outdoors Weekend

    Posted by Jeannie Crawford, Ramblers Scotland on

    I’m lucky to live at the foot of the Ochil hills and have spent many happy hours exploring the many paths and enjoying the peaceful surroundings and expansive views. I’m not a particularly fit or fast walker,  I think it’s fair to say I’m a plodder.  But who cares, there’s never any hurry and some...