Sunday 19th August is World Photo Day and Scotland has some of the most photogenic spots in the world! We’re celebrating by rounding up our top 10 places to photograph in Scotland – you won’t be able to resist snapping!
Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire
This pink castle south of Alford, Aberdeenshire is every instagrammers dream.
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Barra Airport, Outer Hebrides
You might not expect to find an airport on a list of places to photograph in Scotland but Barra Airport is something a little different. Barra boasts the world’s only beach airport for scheduled flights with planes landing only when the tide is out. It’s a must see!
To fly into Barra Airport, book a flight with LoganAir.
Logan Botanic Garden, near Stranraer
Set on the south western tip of Scotland near Port Logan, Logan Botanic Garden is the country’s most exotic garden. Stroll through plants from Southern Africa, Australia and more and people will think you’ve been somewhere tropical on holiday with your snaps.
Get more info on visiting the garden here.
Achmelvich Beach, Lochinver
Achmelvich Beach lies three miles north of Lochinver on the Assynt Coast. The white sands and green blue water make it a magnet for photographers. Be sure to dip your feet while you are there! See more of the best Scottish beaches here.
Fingals Cave, Staffa
This cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides is a National Nature Reserve. Take a boat trip from surrounding islands or from the mainland at Oban and see the incredible geography of Staffa along with the puffins who call the island home.
Visit the National Trust For Scotland for details on how to visit.
Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, Portmahomack
Located near Portmahomack in the north west, this rather perfect looking white and red striped lighthouse sits on a rugged coastline with views into the Moray Firth. When you’re finished snapping the lighthouse, you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins, minke whale and seals from the shore.
Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland
This fairytale castle reminds us of a French chateau. Dunrobin is one of the largest great houses in the Northern Highlands with an incredible 189 rooms. Tour these grand rooms, the beautiful gardens and even take in a falconry display.
For entry prices to the castle and gardens, click here.
St Kilda, Outer Hebrides
This remote archipelago in the Outer Hebrides was evacuated in the 1930’s and is now inhabited by over one million birds. The World Heritage Site is a bird watchers dream.
Read all about the history of this fascinating island here.
Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis
This impressive stone arrangement on the Isle of Lewis is very Outlander. The stones are free to visit and while they won’t send you back in time, they do look fantastic in photos especially when the sun is low in the sky.
Used as a filming location for Outlander, Culross really does feel like step back in time. Cobbled streets, brightly coloured cottages and a hill top abbey make it one of the most picturesque villages in the country.