• January Walks to Banish the Blues

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    January can feel like a long month for us all as we say goodbye to the festivities for another year. But January doesn't need to be so blue, not when Scotland has so much stunning scenery to offer this wintry month. Don't worry, you don't have to be an expert hillwalker with knowledge of winter...

  • Milena's Volunteering Diary Part 1

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Hello! My name is Milena and I'm from Germany. Together with 8 other volunteers, I’m living and working in different youth hostels across the SYHA network for one year. This is the first of my Volunteering Diary entries, I'll be sharing more stories from my Scottish adventures so be sure to keep an...

  • 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...

  • Top 5 Perth

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    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...

  • 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...

  • Things to do near Portree – Exploring the Trotternish Peninsula

    Posted by Neil Robertson on

    Taking a wander around Portree, immersing yourself in the constant bustling energy of the place as travellers come and go, it is impossible not to relish the mouth-watering prospect of imminently taking in Scotland at its naturally dramatic best.   Portree Visitors are either brimming with...

  • Let's Go Walking

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    With so many of us leading an inactive lifestyle, sitting at a desk or in front of the TV, it's more important than ever to get moving. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking, 5 times a week helps to maintain good health and well-being. Best of all it's free! Ramblers Scotland Medal Routes were designed...

  • A Circular Walk from Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

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    This month we're inspiring you to take up a new hobby or activity and what could be easier than walking? It's a great way to stay fit, healthy and happy. Best of all it's free. Our youth hostels make a great base for walkers with toasty boot and drying rooms for wet weather gear and friendly,...

  • Outdoor Capital in Winter

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Love mountains? Love winter? Love getting active swathed in epic scenery? Well, you’ll love Fort William and the Lochaber region in winter. I’ve travelled to over 100 countries as a travel writer and, for me, the Outdoor Capital of the UK is hard to beat for a snow-laced adventure, whether you want...

  • Yannik's Oban Adventure

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    Hey there! My name is Yannik, I’m one of the German volunteers at SYHA Hostelling. Right now, I’m staying and working in Oban, a lovely town on the west coast of Scotland. A lot of travellers use Oban to start their tours to the Inner and Outer Hebrides and many of these individuals or groups also...