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The Scandinavian origins of place names in Britain
Find the original meanings of British place names that use Scandinavian source words with this extensive list of terms, along with pronunciation.
The Gaelic origins of place names in Britain
If you have ever wondered how many of the places in Scotland got their names, this extensive list of terms, along with pronunciation, is here to help.
The Scots origins of place names in Britain
Find the original meanings of British place names that use Scots source words with this extensive list of terms, along with pronunciation.
Join #GetOutside Champion, James Forrest, on his Scottish Munro challenge!
Summer Cycle Touring
There are many tales of cycle touring far off lands, whole continents and even the world, but a great tour can be as simple as an adventure from your front door. Follow Mel Nicholls on her summer cycle tour from Edinburgh to Lincolnshire.
Scotland Trek & Sail adventure
This summer James Forrest (aka Mountain Man) headed on a hiking and sailing trip where he explored the remote, wild and seldom-visited islands of the Inner Hebrides. We discovered what he got up to...
5 classic Scottish ridge walks
The long days of summer are the perfect time to get outside and explore some of the finest ridge walks that Scotland has to offer. Here, #GetOutside Champion Cat Webster picks her top five classic days out to savour in the sun.
Operation: Isle of Skye
Discover how GetOutside Champion, Eli Bishop, visited the Isle of Skye while being mindful of the negative effects of tourism.
Give your kids more time
Our lifestyle today means that for the first time ever, our children could have a lower life expectancy than us. Their physical and mental wellbeing is directly related to the amount of time they spend outside.
Skiing in Scotland
When considering skiing, you most likely think of Chamonix, powder, St Anton, après ski, Whistler, and unaffordable/post-holiday credit card sadness. But what about Glen Coe, Cairngorm, or Scotland’s very own trois vallees: Glenshee? Ptarmigan anyone?