Staycation in Aberdeenshire

Making the most of vacationing in Aberdeenshire just got easier with the release of a new audio tour app Grampian Escapes Audio Tours app As we start to open up Scotland and we are able to explore a little further, staycationing is likely to remain for many of us this year.  But if you feel […]

Festivals & Events in the North East

Cultural events in Aberdeenshire   In this episode we are speaking with Vivien Rae who has spent years volunteering in groups and on committees providing events in and round the Portsoy area of Aberdeenshire.  We are very lucky to have a wide range of activities and events in the county, and in pre-covid, there was […]

Coastal Villages in Aberdeenshire

Pennan is a tour location on our day trips from Aberdeen

Exploring the coastal route in Aberdeenshire is filled with stops at traditional fishing villages and busy market towns dotted beside the North Sea. We are talking with David McCubbin who is passionate about supporting smaller villages along the North East Coastal Route to become thriving communities for residents and visitors alike. David moved up to […]

Thirsty in Aberdeenshire

A new way to quench your thirst in Aberdeenshire Today we meet with Claire Rennie, founder of and Head of Fizz at Summerhouse drinks.  Claire started her soft drinks company back in 2014 which was followed shortly by Walter Gregor Tonics.  One of the first Scottish made, all natural ingredient tonics. Claire and her team […]

Food & Drink Tourism in the North East of Scotland

Cullen home of the Cullen Skink

Discovering Food & Drink in the North East of Scotland Calum Lockerbie- Owner / Guide Food and drink tourism is a growing activity in Aberdeenshire and the North East of Scotland.  Food is a wonderful way to get under the skin of a place and learn more about an area’s culture and people through the […]

Culinary Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen’s culinary prowess Aberdeen is emerging as a foodie destination in Scotland.  Not only is the region a top producer of high quality food & drink but we also have a select few restaurants which are listed or come recommended by the Michelin Guide!  One restaurant which is recommended by the guide is The Rothesay […]

Agriculture & Food and more

Aberdeenshire’s Agriculture and Food production Alasdair Brodie is a Blue Badge Guide for Scotland with a live long passion for Agriculture, Whisky and Highlands Games.  In this episode of our Visit the North East of Scoltand Podcast, Alasdair talks about how Aberdeenshire was transformed from rough grazing land to a very productive agricultural region producing […]

Heritage – People, Language & Traditions

The Heritage of the North East of Scotland We were delighted to interview Dr. Fiona-Jane Brown for our podcast and she shared her insights into the heritage of the North East of Scotland.  Dr. Brown is a local historian, author and tour guide with Hidden Aberdeen Tours.  Dr. Brown has written several books about local […]

Outdoor Activities in the North East of Scotland

Getting Active and Exploring Aberdeenshire The North East of Scotland with its diverse landscape is a playground for people who love to get outdoors and active.  With a vast number of hills and mountains to climb, forest trails to ride or walk and miles of beaches to discover. The best thing about it, most are […]

Adventure Tourism- getting outdoors in Aberdeenshire

Seaton park is a wonderful place to visit

What is adventure tourism? Adventure tourism is a leisure activity which often takes place in unusual, remote or wilderness locations. It is a type of travel that includes high levels of outdoor activity and adventure and travelers expect to experience excitement and to be personally tested. In particular, they are explorers of unspoiled landscapes and may […]