Links & Resources

Here are some links to selected websites and resources you may find interesting or useful. If you run a company or service you think should be included here, please let us know. Likewise, if you think your website visitors might want to find out about creative holidays in Scotland – please do include a link to our site.

Travelling to Scotland

Edinburgh and Glasgow are the main airports and there are direct air links from many destinations around the world.

Click here for an overview of direct air links to and from Edinburgh.

Click here for an overview of direct air links to and from Glasgow.

To compare and book flights you can use Skyscanner.

For planning your travel within Scotland we recommend Traveline Scotland

To plan your rail journey check out The Trainline

Destination guides & tours

VisitScotland – Scotland’s national tourist organisation

Visit Outer Hebrides shows you what these amazing islands have to offer

Wild About Argyll – an area guide all about Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland

Mary’s Meanders – experts in historic walking tours of Linlithgow (near Edinburgh) and all things Outlander

To find out more about Linlithgow and what’s going on there check out

Books, magazines, podcasts & other resources

Schottland – best German language magazine about Scotland

Scottish Islands Explorer – UK’s only magazine devoted to exploring the islands of Scotland. Wild at Art featured in Oct/Nov 2018 issue.

To get a sense of what life in the Outer Hebrides is and was like, we recommend reading Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy: Blackhouse / Lewis Man / Chessmen. There’s also this little video entitled The Blackhouse  (click on link to view)

Another book about the Outer Hebrides we can recommend is Madeleine Bunting’s Love of Country. You can find a review here.

Mackintosh at the Willow – for Mackintosh fans Willow Tea Rooms have published a series of blogposts telling some of the history around the life and art of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and Charles Rennie Mackintosh:

TMSA Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland – Wild at Art is an affiliate member of TMSA.

Scottish Storytelling Centre – listen to some ancient tales. The page also includes a link to their YouTube channel:

CeltScot Videos – a YouTube channel where you can find music, storytelling , lectures and more related to Celtic and Scottish Studies:

Scottish Gaelic language explained:

How to wear an 18th century plaid properly 🙂

Creative tourism

Creative Tourism Network – promotes creative tourism around the world

Art galleries & museums

If someone was to calculate a gallery to people ratio for all countries I’m pretty sure Scotland would be top of the list. Our country has countless amazing gallery spaces and studios of all sizes, some of them in unexpected places. Here’s just a small selection – join us on an art experience to discover more!

National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh) – If you have some time in Edinburgh, make sure you visit at least one of the national galleries: the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art or the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. They are open daily and admission is free (as in all Scottish galleries and museums, unless it’s a special exhibition).

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (Glasgow) – Even if you only have one day in Glasgow, the Kelvingrove is a must see! Stunning architecture and 22 galleries.

National Museums Scotland -Experience the treasures of four National Museums Scotland from your own home via the Google Arts and Culture programme, which offers you the chance to see more than 20,000 historic objects at National Museum of Scotland, National Museum of Flight, National War Museum and the National Museum of Rural Life:

Dovecot studio – you can take a virtual tour of this world-renowned tapestry studio in Edinburgh:

The Line Gallery (Linlithgow, by Edinburgh) –


Studio on the Shore in Innellan, Argyll – a self-catering artist studio with accommodation, created by an artist for visiting artists – Studio on the Shore

Ten Hill Place Hotel – 4-star hotel in Edinburgh owned the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. All profits go towards training surgeons worldwide.

Cala Hotels – run the hotels we’re using in Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides

Champany Inn – a small family-run hotel with award winning restaurant in Linlithgow

Court Residence – luxury accommodation in the historic former court building in the heart of Linlithgow