Travel around Scotland

Traveling around Scotland with Sporting Scotland

Sporting Scotland is an established travel consultant. We can assist you in all aspects of your bespoke package including exclusive accommodation, catering, activities and transport both here on Speyside as well as travelling throughout the Highlands and Islands.

Our destinations

The Highlands and the North East

The North East of Scotland offers great variety in scenic landscape and cultural interest. The Cairngorm, Monadhliath and Grampian Mountains, Lochs Tummel, Rannoch, Earn and Tay are its most spectacular landmarks. The region’s straths and glens are watered by some of the country’s finest salmon fishing rivers, including the Spey, the Don, the Tay and the Dee. The unique water quality of these rivers and burns, provide the basis of some of Scotland’s most well known brands of whisky. The distilleries of the Spey Valley form the Malt Whisky Trail and Speyside Malts are one of the great classifications of Scotch Whisky. This region also holds the Castle Trail and many superb examples of unique Scottish architecture such as Cawdor, Craigievar, and Braemar Castles. The North East is accessed by Aberdeen and Inverness Airports.

The Highlands and the North West

The North West highlands cover Scotland’s wildest and most spectacular area of  mountains, moors, inland lochs and dramatic coastline of golden beaches. Although this area is Scotland’s most sparsely populated region, history has made its mark with many highland forts and castles such as Eilean Donan and Urquhart Castles attesting to the rule of the clans they belonged to. It is divided from the North East by the Great Glen, the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness with the highland city of Inverness acting as a gateway to the region. The North West is accessed by Inverness and Glasgow Airports.

The Islands

The islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean along the west coast and above the north coast of Scotland, and fall into 5 groups the Inner Hebrides (Skye, Iona, Mull), the Outer Hebrides (Uist, Barra, Harris), Arran and Bute, St Kilda, Shetland and Orkney. Skye is linked by a bridge to the mainland. The other islands are connected by ferry or air services. The remoteness of the islands has given them a rich and often unique wildlife and fauna. Migrating and nesting birds, Shetland ponies, seals, whales and dolphins, spectacular scenery and beaches are the main attractions. Many of the islands have famous prehistoric sites such as the standing stones of Callanish, equalled only by Stonehenge in Britain. The Islands are accessed by Glasgow and Inverness Airports.


We personally visit the accommodation we recommend to our clients.  In addition to private properties, the following is a selection of  luxury hotels, castles and lodges used by Sporting Scotland renowned for comfort, quality of service and unique Scottish character and hospitality.

Hotels & Castles – Highlands and North East Scotland

Craigellachie Hotel, Craigellachie

Dowans Hotel, Aberlour

Archiestown Hotel, Archistown

Cardhu Country House Hotel, Knockando

Balllindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch

The Boath House, Nairn

Knockhomie Hotel, Forres

Tulchan Lodge, Speyside

Gordon Castle, Fochabers

Hotels & Castles – Highland and North West Scotland

Culloden House Hotel, Inverness

Rockpool Reserve Hotel, Inverness
Ardanaiseig Hotel, Loch Awe
Inverlochy Castle, Fort William
Dochfour House, Loch Ness
Aldourie Castle, Loch Ness
Ackergill Tower, Wick

Hotels – Edinburgh

The Howard
Balmoral Hotel

Hotels & Castles – Islands

Three Chimneys Hotel, Skye
Islay House, Islay
Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, Harris