The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony. There are also thousands of kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills here, along with several other species, including puffins.

As voted by National Geographic Top Rated Places to Visit – “A wonderful region of Scotland. Beaches are fantastic, and the area welcomes visitors as one of their own. Largely rural. People work together for the greater good–fishermen tolerate canoeists; farmers allow walkers to pass over their land on footpaths, etc.”

Aurora Borealis | Northern Lights

The aurora can be seen anywhere in Scotland when the right conditions are met and where light pollution is at a minimum. You are more likely to see the northern lights in Scotland between August and May. The reason is that you can better distinguish the colours of the aurora when the night sky is dark.

Sandend Fishing Village

Sandend is a small fishing village near Banff and Portsoy. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was an active fishing village.

Sandend is a quaint fishing village on the Moray and Aberdeenshire Coast and enjoys a lovely position at the end of a broad sandy bay which is most popular for visitors and especially surfers.