50 Weird Scottish Words for you to Learn

Wild at Art Workshop Vacations in Scotland – Relax, Create, Enjoy!

We organise unique creative art vacations in the most stunning locations in Scotland, led by the most inspiring artists. Wild at Art holiday packages include carefully selected tutors, accommodation, inspiring venues and locations, and much more.

Meet our skilled and talented artists who lead the art, crafts and photography courses we plan for you – chose from painting, photography, stone carving, silver jewellery making and more. Our trips take you to galleries and exhibitions, country homes and cozy pubs, Highlands & Islands, and stunning cities throughout Scotland, packaged with the best in accommodation and cuisine – all to tempt your creativity and make your visit both exciting and relaxing.

Experience the personal Wild at Art touch in small friendly groups or on a bespoke private art experience.

Various locations are available including Stornoway and Tarbert in Lewis & Harris, Crail, Edinburgh, Linlithgow and more.

Whether you’re an experienced artist or keen to improve your creative skills… or if drawing & painting, photography, stone carving or jewellery making is something you’ve always wanted to try.

On our friendly, small group tours we welcome guests from all over the world.

Experience our beautiful country in an enjoyable and authentic way with Wild at Art!


Video: Getting creative in Scotland with Wild at Art

NEW for 2019 – a new art tour and an Outlander Art Experience all wrapped up in one package. The 10-day art experience includes daily artist tuition, a printmaking workshop at Highland Print Studio in Inverness and a herbalist session. It’s very different to our existing tours in that it will appeal to creatives among Outlander fans. The first ever Outlander-themed art tour will help you to connect with the land where Jamie and Claire traveled through centuries and lived their love that knew no time nor borders. With your sketchbook journal in hand, feel the creative flow as we visit Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Culross (Cranesmuir), the Battlefield of Culloden, Jamie’s Printshop in Edinburgh and much, much more.

The Sketchbook journaling tour of Outlander locations in Scotland runs from 30 June – 9 July 2019. Visit the website links to find out more: Outlander Art Experience or read the Outlander Art Experience tour Itinerary.

Let Scotland inspire you!

Visit our website today to find out more about our creative art vacations and holidays. https://wildatartscotland.com/


Steven Sinclair, from Caithness in Scotland, is a young Singer, Keyboard & Accordion player. Steven has played for up to 3 to 4 hour sets which includes a mixture of Country, Scottish, Irish, Pop & light Rock Music.

Steven has performed at and is available to play at Dances, Guest Spots, Concerts, Weddings, Parties, Burns Suppers, Accordion & Fiddle Club, In Hotels, In Community Centres, In Care Homes, At Open Air Events and all General Functions.  Steven started Piano/Keyboard lessons with Kate Bain at the age of 8 and Accordion lessons with Addie Harper Jnr at the age of 11.

Contact Steven today to make a booking enquiry and check availability for your special occasion, music festival or music event.

Telephone: 01593 731425 or Email: stevensinclairmusic@gmail.com

To find out more about Steven – Check out Steven’s website at www.stevensinclair.co.uk

If you contact this musician / artist please mention that you found them in the Scotlist, Thank you!

solo shows:

Glen Moray
Distillery, April/May 2018

Library, June 2018

The Good
Spirits Company, Glasgow, August/September 2018


2018 The
Good Spirits Company, Glasgow,

Room (solo show)

Moray Art Centre, Part of group show

2017 Ar
Cala, 15 Marine Place, Buckie

(solo show)

Exploration Of Light, Glenfiddich Gallery, Dufftown

(solo show)

2016 Solo
show at Footprints Gallery, Hopeman


June-Press & Journal, p. 5 half page feature relating to my

solo show in

2017 April –
Press & Journal, p. 5, half page feature

relating to

Exhibition and my recent change of career

2017 April-
STV interview, at my Glenfiddich Exhibition

Broadcast on
6pm news slot


Glen Moray


Works held
in Japan, United States, Sweden, England, Scotland


We’re passionate about food: it should nurture, it should excite, it should delight. In short, we care about what you eat, and nothing less than exceptional will do.
In our 27 years of service we’ve built up strong relationships with high quality, ethical producers and, as you’d expect from Scottish caterers, we make use of the amazing local produce that’s available on our doorstep. Wherever possible, our fish and seafood is sourced locally, we buy game from local estates, and we source all other produce from local farms and suppliers.
But, great plates of food are not created from great produce alone. That’s why we have chefs who are also of the highest quality, but don’t take our word for it. Take it from those we’ve catered for, and who’ve crowned us VOWS Best Independent Caterer 2009.
From weddings in Perthshire to corporate events in Aberdeen, we cater for your every need. Whether your taste is for classic or contemporary, all of our menus are unique, because they’re designed specifically for your event. That being said. we do have a small confession to make around your event being entirely unique, because without exception, for every event, our food will be, prepared from the finest ingredients, cooked to perfection, creatively presented, and delicious. We hope you can live with that common ground and let us give you a taste of what we can do.
Get in touch to see some of the sample menus.



Professional photographer trained at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Montana, specialising in Portraits, Headshots, Commercial, Food and Events photography.

Based in West Linton, Peeblesshire in the Scottish Borders, services provided throughout Scotland and beyond.


Professional Photography Service in Scotland
Offering a wide variety of photographic services to trade and public.

Will photograph just about anything!
Experience and services coverage includes the following…

Property Photography, Accommodation Photography,  External Photography, Commercial Photography, Corporate Photography, Elevated Photography, Product photography, Interior photography for magazine or web design, Event coverage (all types), Architectural photography, Science, technology and innovation, Portraits inc various styles like Pinup / Fashion & glamour modelling portfolios, Fine art photography, Photojournalistic assignments, Commercial travel photography, Outdoors Action, Outdoor documentary, Agriculture, Sports, Field sports, Nature wildlife and the environment, Subject specific photography of any type for your needs.

Photography – Limited Edition Prints, Open Edition Prints, Rights Managed Photography (stock) and Free Photos. Photos of animals, wildlife, nature, birds, flowers, people, landscapes, environmental landscape, natural habitat, abstract, travel, closeup macros of insects flowers and plants from the UK, Europe and the USA. Some of the subjects photographed have been digitally developed into digital artworks by John Kelly photographer/artist.

Find my open edition photographic art works easy to purchase here…

Thank you for reading about the photography I can do, if you wish to find out more you can visit my website here: John Kelly Photography (UK)

fiadh textiles are created around textural prints and fabrics. Christine prints a silver birch ‘fiadh’ (deer) onto smooth Scottish linen before mixing it with wools and tweeds. She photographs the landscape as part of her conceptual process, and as the seasons change so does her limited edition collection. Christine also creates bespoke home textiles as well as wedding favours and corporate gifts.

You can fiadh at many events around Scotland, in selected stockists and exhibiting through Angus Open Studios. Visit www.fiadh.co.uk for more information.


At Borders Journeys we specialise in providing exclusive private and small group guided tours of the Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Northumberland. Our range of luxury tours is a wonderful way to experience the beauty, history and culture of these unspoilt areas. Our tours are led by our knowledgeable and experienced local tour guide Ian; together you will explore historic towns, fairytale castles, spectacular scenery, woolen and cashmere products, beautiful local crafts and charming tea rooms. We go off the beaten track and provide real local knowledge. We have negotiated access to exclusive products and services that are not normally available.

As well as visiting the Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Northumberland, we provide tours throughout Scotland. Rosslyn Chapel, Glenkinchie Distillery, Dumfries House and Samyé Ling Tibetan Centre are firm favourites with our visitors.

We give advice about researching your Scottish ancestry and will undertake research on your behalf. Our individually designed ancestral tours will take you on a journey of discovery. On your tour you will walk in the footsteps of your ancestors and discover the places connected with them.

We organise transport and accommodation for golf tours throughout Scotland. A firm favourite is the Freedom of the Fairways golf pass which operates in the Scottish Borders from April until the end of October and is Scotland’s Best Selling Golf Pass.

We can collect you from your cruise ship, provide you with a day tour then return you back to your ship. Airport collection and transfers are also available.

Borders Journeys wants you to have a tour to remember and will guarantee that your expectations are met. Please contact us and we will start designing a tour especially for you.


I have lived in Wester Ross for 48 years and have worked on Beinn Eighe National Reserve for the past 26 years. In that time I’ve had the opportunity to see the wildlife and landscapes of the area through all seasons, and record this with my camera. I hope you enjoy my photographs.




The Sutherland Knitting Company, Caithness, Scotland.

Producing bespoke Tartan Hose has been the specialty of the Sutherland family for over four decades. Dedication and commitment to customer care and product quality has resulted in their kilt hose being exported all over the world to exotic destinations such as the Coco Islands.

Our Tartan Hose are unique for the following reasons…

Specially trained staff knit the hose by means of a hand operated circular machine ensuring no unsightly back seam.

Tartan or Diced stockings, diced or tartan hose tops can be matched to any traditional Scottish clan tartan or military diamond pattern by using specially dyed wool to achieve a perfect match for you.

Each pair to leave our premises has been through our strict quality controls ensuring the finest possible fit and finish to enhance the wearers pleasure for many years to come.

Visit our website to find out more…


The Rumblie is a small 3 guest bedroom guest house in the small highland village of Laggan with in the Cairngorms National Park.

We are ideally suited for East Highland Way walkers, Munro baggers, Mountain Bikers, those that love nature and the natural surrounding of the Highlands. There are Whisky Distillers and lots of other attractions close by, golf courses in local villages and plenty of local walkers for the not so serious hiker. Natural wild Scotland is on our doorstep – red deer, red squirrels, eagles, osprey, pine martins…if you are lucky you can see them all.

We have 2 double rooms with king size beds and a ground floor twin room, all en-suite shower rooms, the bedrooms have TV/DVD, Tea/Coffee facilities, lots of books to read, comfy chairs to relax in and offer views of our garden and the mountains beyond. There is a guest lounge with a log burner and lots of maps and books to read, drying room for those wet boots and coats and a cycle shed.

We are a Visit Scotland 4 Star Gold Star and GTBS Gold establishment – so we offer you good service and care about the environment along the way.

Our Breakfasts are 70% organic or fair trade with local meat, and our Evening meals are sometimes 100% organic supplemented by our own produce.

The Croft is a small B&B situated in a secluded area of Selkirk just beside the Common.  You can use our private entrance to the common to take your dog for a walk, visit the Pot Loch to see the ducks and swans or just enjoy the views of the nearby hills.

There are two bedrooms which are each available as single, double, twin or family rooms. Both rooms have central heating, radio, hairdryer, TV/DVD and tea and coffee-making facilities.

The breakfast/sitting room has patio doors leading to an outdoor seating area with a natural waterfall, pond and garden furniture.

In the morning breakfast is served in this room and in the evening it can be used as a cosy sitting room with a log fire, TV, books and games.

Selkirk is situated in the centre of the Scottish Borders, just off the A7.  It stands high above the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys, which contain some of the most glorious scenery in the Scottish Borders, including St. Mary’s Loch, southern Scotland’s largest stretch of water.

The Croft is ideally suited for walkers and is on the route of the Borders, Abbeys Way, the Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert’s Way.

It is within easy reach of the Border towns of Melrose, Galashiels, Jedburgh, Hawick, Kelso, St Boswells and Peebles. Edinburgh is an hour away by car and is served by a regular bus service from Selkirk.

The house enjoys uninterrupted views of the Ochil Hills and Strathearn Valley. The town centre is only a few minutes’ walk away and has an interesting selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Built in 1894 and restored in 1992, Galvelbeg House has a warm and friendly atmosphere which puts guests at ease with the surroundings and makes for a comfortable stay. Whether your stay is overnight or longer, you are sure to enjoy this beautiful house in Crieff.

Visitors to Galvelbeg House will enjoy:

  • A high standard of guest accommodation in a beautiful house
  • Wonderful views of the Ochil Hills and Strathearn Valley
  • Convenient location only a few minutes walk from Crieff town centre
  • Choice of a cooked traditional Perthshire breakfast or lighter options
  • Excellent guest facilities including TV in all rooms and free Wireless Broadband (Wi-Fi)
  • Dog-friendly accommodation
  • Good selection of local pubs and restaurants
  • If you are attending a wedding reception or a conference we are only ½mile/10 minute walk from Crieff Hydro



Stunning views of Edinburgh Castle are the backdrop to this stylish 4 star hotel. The Apex International has 169 comfortable rooms, the 2 AA rosette awarded Heights rooftop restaurant with castle views, Metro Bar, business facilities and Yu Time leisure swimming pool, sauna and fully equipped gym. In the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, it is the ideal location to experience Scotland’s historical sites, with the Grassmarket, Royal Mile and the magnificent Castle all on your doorstep.

Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS, Scotland, UK

Apex Hotels is one of the UK’s leading operators of 4 star contemporary hotels with luxury properties based in London, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Please visit our website for more information or to make a booking.


Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa, Dundee

Perfectly placed in Dundee’s picturesque City Quay area, close to Dundee Airport and Railway Station, the Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa has 151 stylish rooms, Metro Bar and Brasserie, conference facilities and a luxurious Yu Spa leisure center with gym,  swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tubs and relaxing spa treatment rooms. With stunning views over the Quay and River Tay, the hotel is within easy reach of the city center shops and attractions.

Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3JP, Scotland, UK

Apex Hotels is one of the UK’s leading operators of 4 star contemporary hotels with luxury properties based in London, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Please visit our website to find out more about our hotels.


Seafield Farm has been a holiday destination for almost one hundred years and now provides excellent self catering accommodation for couples and families looking for a peaceful holiday in an area offering great walking, ancient history and wildlife in abundance.  Close the the village of Achnamara, this area is known as Knapdale and has become known for its trial reintroduction of beavers, just a mile from the cottages.

Byre and Stable Cottages, situated amongst fields and woodland at the head of Loch Sween have been converted from the farm steading and each sleeps 4 plus a cot. The cottages are equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday and more.  We are next door if you need us, unobtrusive if you don’t.

Kirkland Lodge, a detached holiday home one and a half miles from Seafield, sleeps 3 – 4 in one double and one small double.   The Lodge is set in a woodland garden and has a woodburning stove and uninterrupted views of Loch Sween.  One pet may be permitted at Kirkland.

All accommodation is run in an eco friendly manner with woodfired heating, photovoltaic panels, recycling facilities and storage space for bikes and canoes.  Eggs are available from our hens (when laying) and there may be surplus vegetables from our garden.  There will be home baked cake to welcome you and more available to buy when you are here.

The cottages and lodge all have free wi-fi.

Kate Bain has a unique and distinctive vocal as displayed in the various diverse vocal styles from country to current chart music and from rock / pop to Scottish music. Kate and her band have large repertoire, provide extremely varied popular programme of music suitable for any event.
Please visit our website to find out more.



Family run bed and breakfast with the personal touch that guarantees a warm and friendly welcome. Focusing on luxury accommodation, comfort, good food and full of Scottish charm. Luxury Bed and Breakfast located in Caithness, North of Scotland, UK

We provide the following in all rooms…

Flat screen television
Generously stocked hospitality tray
Fluffy bathrobes
Complimentary toiletries
Alarm clock
Luxury cotton towels
Use of iron and ironing board on request
Local information and guide leaflet
All rooms are fitted out with luxury mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets for your comfort.

Please visit our website to find out more about our B&B and more about Caithness in Scotland





Two beautiful stone counrty cottages situated at Scotland’s most southerly point – Mull of Galloway.  Both pet friendly.  Also Bed & Breakfast at East Muntloch Croft – two ensuite bedrooms.  Beautiful views to the sea, open countryside, Mull of Galloway and Isle of Man on clear day.

Auld Smiddy Cottage is on 3 levels.  Well equipped kitchen.  Beautiful conservatory.  Sittingroom and up steps to open plan bedroom.  Log Fire.  King size bed sleeps 2.

Glen Auchie Cottage has two bedrooms all on the flat.  Well equipped kitchen, beautiful conservatory.

Plenty of parking at both cottages.  Both set in their own garden ground.

Walking distance to the beaches.  Many gardens to explore in the area.

Visit lovely village of Portpatrick or sail on a day trip to Ireland.