Welcome to Odd Scotland

Odd Scotland is a hidden world beyond Scotland's golf and whisky 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. 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

Scotland and its many grand names - Caledonia, Pictland, Scotia, and Alba - looms SO hugely in world history and mythology, imagination and inspiration. Yet most visitors to Scotland spin 'round and 'round the same tourist circuits, worn into the Scottish landscape like grooves in an old Victrola record.  They 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 Scotland's travel media headlines. But the best of Scotland's geographical diversity and centuries of remarkable oddities can't be squeezed into a package tour. You’ll see…