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Awesome Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want to Visit Scotland

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Updated: 6 March 2017
Scotland, with its moody mystical landscapes and striking scenery, is a magnet for those overcome with wanderlust. Here are the top Scotland Instagram accounts every Culture Tripper needs to follow. Go on — embrace those #travelgoals.

The Highland Collective @thehighlandcollective

Otherworldly and magnetic, follow @thehighlandcollective for a true dose of adventure porn. A tribe of deftly talented outdoor photographers with a hankering for the rugged and raw, there’s no better way to experience the more remote nature-filled pockets of Scotland.

Kieran Duncan @kieranjduncan

A moving meditation on nature, photographer, film maker and climber @kieranjduncan is a true adrenaline junkie dedicated to the pursuit of defying gravity. Looking at this Instagram may be vertigo-inducing, but wow is it hypnotic.

George Turner @georgetheexplorer

Follow in the footsteps of landscape and wildlife photographer @georgetheexplorer and open up a whole new world of possibilities. Wanderlust doesn’t even cut it with this account, which features a seemingly infinite array of picture-perfect fairytale snaps. Doing Scotland justice and nailing it with every shot!

The magical, beautiful Fairy Pools on Skye. One of my favourite places!

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Kathi Kamleitner @watchmesee

Travel writer and photographer @watchmesee is a stickler for adventure. Based in Glasgow, her Instagram and blog are bursting with countless adventures all across Scotland and beyond. The beautiful layout, colour palette, enticing variety and stunning shots are guaranteed to make you green with envy.

Ellis O’Connor @ellisoconnor

Gazing at the Instagram account of Scottish artist, photographer and hiker @ellisoconnor is like diving deep into a portal to an alternate universe. Her account, which is inundated with impeccably shot Munros, swirling seas, her hauntingly beautiful artwork and precariously placed cliffs, captures Scotland in its purest form.

Possibly one of my favourite things to do; setting up a studio in the landscape. Just me, my art and the beauty of the nature around me. Definitely when I feel at my most inspired.🌿If you would like to see more of my art work please head on over to my website at I'll be posting more of it from now on! ___ This was my view from atop Heaval, the highest point on the Isle of Barra. Where are your favourite places to go to for inspiration? Would love to hear them all! 😄 . . . . #bestofvsco #discoverearth #cabinporn #explorescotland #scotspirit #getoutstayout #scotland #visitscotland #vscocam #vsco #vsco_hub #igmasters #instagood #instadaily #liveauthentic #landscape #livefolk #mobilemag #mountains #lifeofadventure #folkgood #exklusive_shot #exks_nature #stayandwander #travelstoke #visualsoflife #isleofbarra #outerhebrides

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James Irvine @jamesirvine_

Shetland has never looked so tempting. Wild and daring, @jamesirvine_ is never far from some sort of epic adventure. Whether extreme surfing, climbing, hiking, sailing, fishing or mountain biking, with each new day comes a fresh chance for exploring. Those with a fear of heights — be warned!

Steve Oates @wilde_oates

For a hefty dose of all things Edinburgh, look no further than @wilde_oates. A discerning eye for design, every shot tells a story set in the resplendent backdrop of Scotland’s darling seat — and anywhere else that beckons exploration.

🚴🏼🚴🏽‍♀️💨 #edinburgh

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Jason Turner @jasonjpturner and Kirsty Turner @kirstyaturner

Serious #couplegoals! Expect to find breathtaking snaps of mountains galore and other jewels across Scotland from both @jasonjpturner and @kirstyaturner. Perfect for those looking for that next hiking or exploring spot.

Kirsty at a very wild and windy Strathy point, north west highlands of Scotland.

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Katrina Stewart @katstewart01

Photographer @katstewart01 has a penchant for pretty and bold shots. From Highland coos and Scottish vernacular architecture to dramatic rolling landscapes, expect to be scrolling through this one all day.

Aberdeen architecture

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Berriestagram @berriestagram

What’s life without a little adventure? Consult @berriestagram and start conjuring up that travel itinerary! Each image is as exquisite as the next. A dreamy Instagram tour of bonnie Scotland.

The magical pineapple…

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Marc Pickering @lochgmarcp

Scotland ambassador @lochgmarcp is a dab hand at portraying perfection in a photo. Each new featured landscape is overflowing with Scottish personality, raw drama and bold skies. Oh, the places you’ll go.

Jamie Wright @jamwrights

There’s no joking around with @jamwrights, who with every click of a camera, captures an ounce of magic. Each shot is a snippet of travelling goals. The perfect fix for those seeking solo serenity in Scotland.

Lucy Hamilton @loosemooose

When life throws a curveball, don’t cry — follow @loosemooose and let the enchanting images of Oban and the West Coast do the consoling. Then, book a flight to Scotland and all will be well! And yes, it’s all real.

Proper Adventure @properadventure

A magnificent collage of Scotland’s noble mountains, vast sweeping skies, brooding clouds and Star Wars-like landscapes, @properadventure could not be more appropriately named. This Scotland mountain photographer makes hiking and climbing to the top of the world look easy!

Buachaille Etive Mor, Scotland #temperatureinversion with #mysummit

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Jef In Uist @jefinuist

Originally from France, @jefinuist is one of many to fall in love with the Hebrides. A master at nailing that perfect animal action shot, this account is a mecca for wildlife photography enthusiasts. Don’t be surprised with transformative Scottish starry skies and dramatic sunsets. Bliss.