Grab a Scottish Glen

By Visit Scotland, PRNE
Sunday, August 28, 2011

EDINBURGH, Scotland, August 29, 2011 -

‘Grab a Glen’ with VisitScotland this autumn and experience some of the active adventures, unique walking and spectacular glens that Scotland has to offer.  

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Follow travel writer Robin McKelvie’s inspirational travel diary at as he grabs the glens, hikes the hills and experiences the very best of Active Scotland in 2011.

Robin will post two travel diaries a week, along with his own photos and video content, offering a unique new way of seeing and showcasing Scotland, and inspiring visitors to experience it for themselves.

Travelling around Scotland from August to November, Robin will experience Scotland’s stunning landscapes and take part in many fantastic adventures throughout the country, from kayaking the coastal wilds of Scotland’s islands, and visiting the iconic shores of Loch Ness, to mountain biking some of Europe’s best forest trails and walking the many unique and inspiring glens throughout the country.

Robin said, “I am really excited to be heading off to check out my native land over the next few months.  This is the year of Active Scotland and there is nowhere better to get active with over 700 islands, a myriad of mountains and hills, as well as our mighty rivers and countless lochs.”

“I’ll be doing everything from taking my kids out walking in the great outdoors through to land yachting, whitewater rafting, sampling a few drams amongst the glens, and getting active around Scotland’s gorges, so I hope you can join me as I go.”

Grab a Glen was launched by VisitScotland as part of the year of Active Scotland - a year of celebration showcasing Scotland as a must visit active adventure destination.

Notes to Editors

Choose where Robin goes and what he does next via VisitScotland’s Facebook pages.

Robin’s travel diary will host a whole range of content, from hints, tips, and maps of Scotland, to money saving vouchers for adventure activities throughout the length and breadth of Scotland

Active Scotland

Scotland offers a wealth of outdoor adventure and activity holidays for everyone: from families looking for the next adventure to couples seeking new active outdoor pursuits to singles adventure holidays. And with 2011 dedicated to the year of Active Scotland, we’re celebrating the great outdoors in Scotland with a host of events and activities across the length and breadth of Scotland. From outdoor leisure active pursuits such as kayaking, cycling, quad biking and walking to indoor adventure activities such as indoor climbing and aerial assault courses there’s something for everyone to enjoy either on a day trip or a holiday in Scotland.  Get started, get active in Scotland!


Glen is a typically Scottish name for a valley, encompassing long, deep areas of field and countryside.  Scotland itself has numerous glens all across its stunning scenery, offering fantastic walking, abundant wildlife and unique experiences for all.

For more information/images contact: Andrew Moffat, International PR , VisitScotland, T: +44(0)-131-472-2041, Andrew.moffat at

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