Skip to main content

History, Heritage and Archaeology

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Isles (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Home / Themes / History, Heritage and Archaeology

The dramatic sweep of history merges with the landscape across the Highlands and Islands. It is easy to travel back through time here, journeying from battlefields to brochs, castles to churches.

From the Neolithic pre-history of the Highlands and Islands through the Picts and Vikings to the Clearances and the impact of two World Wars, this region resonates with stories that never fail to capture the imagination. From long Highland glens to small island villages, there is a real sense of how history, and its many colourful characters, both good and bad, have shaped communities past and present – and how those influences still echo down through the years today. 

EXPLORE THE SPIRIT OF HISTORY IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

Kilmartin Glen, Argyll and the Isles (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Scapa Flow, Orkney Isles (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Bealach Na Bà, Wester Ross (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Brodie Castle, Moray (Credit: VisitScotland/Paul Tomkins)
Italian Chapel, Orkney (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Iona Abbey approach from Mull. (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Celtic Cross, Crinan (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Lerwick, Shetland Isles (Credit: Airborne Lens)

Itineraries

Locations

Be inspired