There is something truly special about going for a wild swim. Whether it’s to escape the midges, to cool down after a long day hillwalking or to explore some remote or curious locations then the Highlands are blessed with some of the finest locations for a quick dip, an epic swim or a wee paddle. Part of the attraction is not just the act of swimming, it is the places that this can take you and the things you can see. Here is our selection of rivers, waterfalls, lochs, pools and bays that can demonstrate why the highlands is the most exciting swimming destination in the world. Sculptures, castles, wildlife, and mythology, all you have to do is get wet.
You could tell the history of a nation, through songs, paintings, books or monuments, but the Highlands are blessed with some of the finest and unusual museums you can find anywhere. So here are our suggestions for 14 objects to see that tell a part of our story. It’s not a definitive list, more a chance to highlight the more curious and out of the ordinary things, that can be found in almost every corner of the Highlands.
The stones and rocks that form our landscape us tell us more than just geological tales. Some are like living memorials to a strange part of our history. They tell of myths, legends and ancient traditions, unexplained mysteries and superstition. Here are just a few Scottish stones with stories to tell.