Odd indeed…

that Scotland and its many grand names - Caledonia, Pictland, Scotia, and Alba - looms SO hugely in world history and  mythology, imagination and inspiration. Yet in these fast-food travel days, visitors to Scotland spin 'round and 'round  the same tired tourist circuits, worn into the Scottish landscape like grooves in an old Victrola record.  
TOURISTS follow the scratchy needle to the same old tunes -the  Edinburgh Festival Stomp and Over the Sea to Skye.  This gives  even more air play to the well known Scottish "tourist  products"  that steal most of Scotland's travel media headlines. But Scotland's geographical diversity and centuries of traditions - along with its wonderful oddities - can't be squeezed into a package tour.

Geography Bewitched

Who Said what about Scotland?

 

W E L C O M E T O O D D S C O T L A N D

Odd Scotland is a hidden wacky world beyond Scotland's golf and whiskey trails and shortbread tin scenery. Forget that same old tourist kilt waggle from St. Andrews - to Edinburgh Castle - to Loch Ness - to the Isle of Skye. Discover some remarkable places off the beaten-up Visit Scotland tourist circuit, as well as Oddish Scottish things in familiar places… 

JOIN travel journalist Nancy Lyon - "the Outlander" - and  Gordon Mooney - true Scot, Scottish bellows piper and musicologist - on a tour of Caledonia's quirkiest - from the renegade Scottish Borders, the Gaelic Western Isles, to Viking Caithness, Orkney and the Shetland Isles.

CELEBRATE the eccentric heart and inventive mind of a small nation whose craze for plaids and pipes covers the world. Explore Odd Scotland past and present in photos and travel stories,  interviews, articles, and short fiction. We hope that our portal to Odd Scotland will inspire you to plan your own unique itinerary, lodgings and locomotion. AYE! —-— Yer Odd Scotland hosts - Gordon Mooney and Nancy Lyon