Argyll & the Isles
Coast, countryside, castles and gardens, a plethora of islands, spectacular seascapes, history, wildlife, lochs, mountains, glens, and rivers. It’s no wonder this area is one of the gems of Scotland. Highly popular and very accessible with a surfeit of attractions, accommodation of all types and world class fresh, local produce. And then there is the culture, born out of Gaeldom and Highland heritage and a style of living prevalent to these shores; crofting. This is the land of Mull, Iona, Jura, Islay, Kintyre and Oban, an area as diverse as one can find.
Loch Lomond, Bute & the Cowal Peninsula
The true value of Loch Lomond was finally recognised in 2002 when it became Scotland’s first National Park. More popular than ever, the loch splendours in scenic beauty and offers boundless activities - it is now a place of learning, understanding and conservation all aimed at preserving its idyllic beauty. More groups have passed Loch Lomond than probably any other location in Scotland - many on their way to Dunoon or Bute, over the “Arrochar Alps” - memories and views to cherish forever!
Stirling and the Trossachs
The City of Stirling, the ancient capital of Scotland is engraved forever in the country’s history as a major logistical prize for any invader. Highly significant battles were fought near here including Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge - battles that were to shape the future of Scotland’s independence as a sovereign state. Stirling’s majestic castle has seen plenty of action over the centuries and still stands proud over the Forth Valley - a symbol of power and strength, designed to send a signal of defiance to any foe.