• 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...

  • 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...

  • Bagging Munros with SYHA

    Posted by Don Currie on

    A guided walking break is a great way to explore our more challenging hills, finds Don Currie. There’s really no such thing as the typical hillwalker – but if there were, it might be me. Reasonably fit, but no fanatic… able to use a map and compass, though liable to make the odd mistake… in...

  • Springtime Family Fun

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Hostelling offers families a great way to explore Scotland without blowing the budget, whether you’re looking for a low-cost city break or a more traditional beach holiday. But you don’t need to compromise on location; SYHA youth hostels are situated in some of the most spectacular parts of...

  • Celebrating Nature in the Cairngorms

    Posted by Charlotte from Cairngorms National Park on

    About Cairngorms Nature The words National Park are not dished out lightly – they signify a country’s best bits of the landscape and are recognised the world over. The Cairngorms National Park is one of the last wildernesses we have left in the UK. It is a place of sheer abundance having more high...

  • 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...

  • Dig It 2015

    Posted by DigIt! 2015 on

    Guest post by Julianne McGraw. Dig It! 2015 has begun and you’re invited to join in with the year-long celebration of Scottish archaeology! After all, archaeology is about you, me and all the people who’ve gone before us. It’s about identities and a sense of belonging. It’s about getting muddy –...

  • A Sunny SYHAdventure

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    This month we are inspiring you to Be SYHActive! Steffen our volunteer from Germany currently helping at the SYHA National Office tells us how he uses youth hostels as a great base for getting out and about to explore Scotland's more remote areas... It was our first summer-like weekend in Scotland...

  • Cairngorm Girls One Year On

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Some of you may remember our Here Come the Girls blog post from last year when a group of rescued battery hens arrived at Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel looking a little worse for wear. Youth hostel manager, Caroline, gives us an update on the Cairngorm Girls one year on...“The Girls are doing great!...

  • Donna's SYHAdventure in Inverness

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to make a rare trip up to Inverness in order to catch up with a friend. Although an essential hub for the Highlands of Scotland, this northern city has always been more of a thoroughfare for me as I headed towards the Kessock Bridge and across to Ullapool,...