Welcome to Odd Scotland

Scotland and its many grand names - Caledonia, Pictland, Scotia, and Alba - looms hugely in history imagination and inspiration. Yet most visitors spin 'round and 'round the same tourist circuits, worn into the Scottish landscape like grooves in an old Victrola record. Flee Caledonia’s beaten-up Tartanized Tourist Trail for a tour of Scotland’s oddinary places, events, history and characters.



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

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, travel stories, interviews, videos, traditional Scottish music 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


 
Geordie Syme - a famous piper in his time.

Geordie Syme - a famous piper in his time.

READ: WHO SAID WHAT ABOUT SCOTLAND?

READ: WHO SAID WHAT ABOUT SCOTLAND?