• A Winter's Tale - Volunteering in Crianlarich

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

     Volunteer, Julie, tells us about her time at Crianlarich Youth Hostel... "Over the last 2 months I have been volunteering at Crianlarich Youth Hostel, in the beautiful Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It was really easy to apply and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  "I decided...

  • Top 7 Family Friendly Attractions in Glasgow

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Even though I live in Edinburgh I’m not one of those Scots who think that you have to choose between the nation’s two largest cities. To me they are both world-class destinations that are brilliant for families. Join me now as I share with you my favourite seven family friendly attractions in...

  • 85 Years of Hostelling in Scotland

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    On the 13th February 1931 a conference was held to form a Scottish Youth Hostels Association. Early in SYHA history a typical hosteller was a hardy individual or part of a small group of friends looking to discover Scotland from one youth hostel to the next. After the war many of the properties had...

  • A Circular Walk from Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    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...

  • Milena's Volunteering Diary Part 2

    Posted by 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,...

  • Yannik's Oban Adventure

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    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...

  • Winter Festivals

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Well Winter is officially here, but no it’s not time to hibernate quite yet. Not when a flurry of festive festivals are rampaging their fun filled way through Scotland. Join me now as I take you on a six stop tour of belly-and-heart-warming festivals guaranteed to lift your mood, get you in the...

  • Historic Locations

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Whether you are beguiled by the romance of the failed Jacobite rebellions, the epic battlefields of the Braveheart days or the glory of Edinburgh during the Scottish Enlightenment, Scotland is a country awash with history. And the good news is that there are a flurry of hostels that give you easy...

  • Three Easy But Rewarding Walks In Glencoe

    Posted by Susanne from Adventures Around Scotland on

    As a Scottish travel blogger I often get asked for advice when people are making plans to visit Scotland and this usually inspires me to write a blog post on a place or experience that will help to answer some of those queries. However there is one place that I get asked about more than any other...