Queen’s Jubilee weekend at Balmoral

Balmoral Castle

This year we celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with additional tours to Balmoral and special Jubilee Celebration Tours! Celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee in Royal Deeside Balmoral, has been a home for the Royal family since Prince Albert and Queen Victoria purchased the land and castle in 1852.  Generations of Royals have lived and loved this part […]

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Fund

As a tour operator there is no getting away from the fact that our tours have an impact on the local environment. But we are proud to introduce a new initiative – our Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Fund. Introducing our new conservation fund In the last few years, Grampian Escapes and Tours have made donations […]

Scottish Christmas and Hogmanay Celebrations

Getting together with friends at Hogmanay

Scottish Christmas traditions are, maybe surprisingly, not so traditional. Curious to find out why? In this episode of the podcast we are having a slightly different vibe as we are talking all things Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland.  I share some of the traditions around this time of year, we hear from a good friend […]

Photography in the Aberdeenshire Landscape

Landscape Photography

Taking pictures is something most of us like to do. The cameras on our mobile phones make it easy and accessible, but what makes a good image? In today’s episode of the Visit the North East of Scotland Podcast, I’m speaking with Martin Bennie an Aberdeenshire based Photographer who has a passion for landscape photography.  […]

Hillwalking in Scotland

Getting into the hills of Aberdeenshire now is easier than you might think when you have the right guide. A conversation with Garry Cormack from Hillgoers Garry Cormack-owner & mountain guide Adventuring out into the hills of Scotland is much more than gaining altitude. Our landscape has a lot of stories to tell and by […]

Cycling trails in the North East of Scotland

Mountain bike on the hills

If you only cycled in Scotland when the weather is good, you wouldn’t be cycling but a few months of the year.  But that doesn’t stop this intrepid bunch in Aberdeenshire. Taking to the road, and off-road in the Northeast In the latest podcast episode we are staying on the adventure sports topic and we […]

Adventures on a Paddle Board

Stand Up Paddle boarding in Scotland

For many people getting onto the water in the peace and quiet of the Scottish countryside is the closest thing to Heaven.  The growth in paddle boarding experiences means there really is something for everyone. Seeing Scotland on a board   In this episode of the podcast we are speaking with James Wight from Sup2Summit […]

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 […]