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.

Gardenstown Fishing Village

Gardenstown is a small coastal village. Gardentown’s harbour, once a busy fishing port, is now full of small creel boats and pleasure craft.