Wildlife & Habitat Charity of 2024: Supporting Marine Conservation

Dolphin at Aberdeen Harbour

Exploring the Buchan Coastline: Supporting Dolphin Conservation Nestled along Scotland’s pretty Buchan Coastline is a hidden gem dedicated to the protection and study of marine life: the Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit (CRRU) in Gardenstown. They are our chosen Wildlife & Habitat Conservation charity for 2024, and we are thrilled to highlight their invaluable work […]

Our guides tell all… why you should visit Aberdeen

Our meeting place on Rosemount Viaduct

Sometimes it is nice to hear from the experts why planning a visit to Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland is a good idea. So we asked our guides… Alex, where is your favourite place to visit? Aberdeenshire is a very special and somewhat undiscovered area of Scotland, although my favourite place is extremely well […]

Rod, Reel & the River Dee

Fly fishing in the River

The River Dee is the lifeblood of Deeside and runs from high in the Cairngorm mountains to the city of Aberdeen and the North Sea. In the latest episode of the Visit the North East of Scotland podcast,  I am speaking with Debbie Cooper, development and promotions officer for the Dee District Salmon Fishery board […]

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 […]

Hillwalking in Scotland

Walking the mountains and hills in Aberdeenshire

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

Day out with the Family

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

SPECTRA Aberdeen

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 […]