• 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...

  • Foodie Arran

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    If you’re a keen foodie you will no doubt know that this year has been designated the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015. To celebrate this foodie fiesta I grabbed my bike and headed ‘doon the watter’ to the Isle of Arran. You can cycle around this compact island in a day, but I recommend you take...

  • Monika Goes Sightseeing with Stirling Walking Tours

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    Our marketing intern, Monika, is spending 12 weeks working with us here in National Office. No tea-making duties here, instead we sent Monika out of the office for the afternoon to join Stirling Walking Tours on a sightseeing trip around Stirling... Stirling is where I call home during term-time at...

  • 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...

  • Family Fun in Stirling

    Posted by Louise and Fiona - Central Scotland Families Magazine on

    Stirling is a fantastic city to explore with kids. With great attractions like The Wallace Monument , Old Town Jail, Stirling Castle and the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, you can really bring history to life for the kids. Further afield we have The Falkirk Wheel, Callendar House and the...

  • Over the Sea to Skye

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Love the great outdoors and getting active amongst Scotland’s glorious sweep of scenery? Love Scotland’s islands, but just not sure which one out of the 800 or so to visit? Then join me now as I delve into the SYHA hostels on the Isle of Skye, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides. Here the ace...

  • Chloe: My Time in Crianlarich

    Posted by Hostelling Scotland on

    Chloé, is a 20-year-old French student completing her final year of a degree in Foreign Languages and Business. Here she tells us about her time as a youth hostel volunteer... I was required by my university to undertake a 6-week work placement in a foreign country - SYHA gave me the opportunity to...

  • Exploring the City of Perth

    Posted by Monika Gopal on

    Planning a city break to Perth? We sent our Marketing Intern, Monika, off to "The Fair City" to explore the best things to do when staying at Perth Youth Hostel this summer. Earlier this week I had the chance to soak up the sun, history and culture of Perth. Having only passed through when driving...

  • Neil Oliver Steps Back in Time

    Posted by Neil Oliver on

    As an archaeologist, I am often asked which place or period I would visit if I had access to a time machine. I usually start my reply by saying I would be disinclined to go to any place or time before the invention of modern anaesthetics and painkillers. The idea of toothache in a world without...

  • 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...