• Edinburgh Central Turns 10!

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    This week our Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel celebrated it's 10th anniversary, how time flies when you're having fun! Hamish MacBear popped along to join in the celebrations with the youth hostel staff and of course dig in to some of that delicious cake.  Amidst the party, balloons and cake, we...

  • The Cairngorm 'Girls' & Boys - September Update

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    Lost and Found Betty Blue went missing on July 6th. Having searched high and low we could not find her anywhere. However, a couple of days later Dave found her wedged into a tiny gap between the fence and the coop! Betty was in quite a state, she had even laid a pile of eggs whilst she was stuck!...

  • First Hostelling Experience and Oban Trip

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    Our marketing intern, Jide, who has been with us at the National Office for the past few months, spent some time sightseeing in Oban and shares his experience on his very first stay at a youth hostel... Having visited many of the cities and towns along the central belt of Scotland, usually as part...

  • Top 5 Winter Delights in Edinburgh

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    It’s winter so that means that it’s time to hibernate. Just curl up and wait for the distant spring to make an appearance. Right? Wrong! So wrong as this is when Scotland’s capital really steps into top gear with a flurry of festivities, cosy pubs and wintry walks, with an award-winning youth hostel...

  • An Autumn Adventure

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    It’s that time of year again when the long nights of summer start to draw back in and a chill returns to the night air. It’s not a time for you to start to hibernate, though, as autumn is a brilliant season in Scotland to enjoy the country’s bountiful wildlife. When the leaves start to turn burning...

  • Stirling Highland Games

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    Having spent the past two years studying and living in central Scotland, It had always been a desire of mine to explore and experience a variety of Scottish culture and traditions. After all there’s more to Scottish culture than Irn-bru and Haggis! Last weekend, I visited one of Scotland’s most...

  • Dive into Scotland's new Snorkel Trail

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    Now get even closer to the riches hidden beneath the waves with the launch of the North West Highlands Snorkel Trail - the first of its kind in Scotland. Scotland’s North West coast is home to a diverse array of marine habitats and species. Visitors and locals are being encouraged and inspired to...

  • Top 5 Arran Hikes

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    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

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    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...