Basically defined as the Scottish Highlands plus Orkney, Shetland and the Hebrides, the Scottish Highland and Islands are a peaceful and tranquil place for caravanners looking for a secluded spot for a caravanning holiday.
Each Island has its own unique personality, whether you want to wake up on a caravan site in the Hebridges to miles of white sandy beaches and a clear blue sea, or engross yourself in the history of Orkney by discovering the remains of the numerous Neolithic, Pictish and Viking constructions among the reminders of the Roman Invasion and the Norwegian rule, these Islands are brilliant for those caravanners looking to escape the everyday busy and bustling lifestyle.
Although some campers may struggle to understand the local dialects, the Shetland Islands also give a great insight into the local way of life, reflecting the joint heritages of the Scotts and the Norse people. Holiday makers can even enjoy a sing song at the Up Helly Sa fire festival which reflects the areas strong musical traditions, while roasting a locally caught fresh mackerel.
Alternatively go Island hopping - Scotland has over 750 islands and visiting them is one of the best things about this region. From the larger groups like the Hebrides to the smaller far away islands like St Kilda, each offers different scenery, culture and history. Transport around the Highlands and Islands can be a bit confusing to begin with, but once you’ve mastered it, is very easy and the majority of islands are accessible by boat or ferry.