Scotland is a vast swathe of dramatic mountains, rocky valleys running into vast lakes, high windswept fells falling to sheer cliffs and craggy islands on the coast, jaw-droppingly beautiful cities and edgy urban sprawl – it’s ready-made for a photography holiday.

Whether you don’t know you shutter speeds from your apertures, or you’re looking for an off-grid adventure to refresh your expertise, there’s a photography holiday in Scotland to suit you, and with local guides absolutely passionate about the work and their area, you’re sure to come away with treasured memories that are captured forever.

Photography Adventures in Scotland

Photography in Scotland is an activity ready-made for a country that truly rewards you for getting far off the beaten track, and into its stunning wilderness.

There are opportunities everywhere you look, from the incredible beauty and poise of medieval Edinburgh, the gritty charm of Glasgow, the brooding, snow-dusted mountains of the highlands, slashed with deep lochs and rivers, to the jaw-dropping coastline of uninhabited islands and plunging sea cliffs.

A photography expedition in Scotland can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a chance to either hone your skills or capture that ultimate image you’ve been dreaming about. With local guides who know their way around a camera as well as they do around the landscape, you’re in for a trip that will guarantee great results and a fabulous experience.

Where to experience photography trips in Scotland

As has already been mentioned, Scotland is a country with a huge variety of landscapes. Head north of Perth or Stirling and the scenery becomes incredible, or you could go to the west coast of Argyll and Bute, to explore the numerous islands and lochs with your camera.

So whether you want to hike into the emptiness of Scotland’s national parks, hunting down majestic shots of mountainous landscapes and swathes of forest, rivers running with fresh salmon and deer roaming freely on the fells, or you want to capture the romance of Edinburgh as you stroll the characterful streets, with Not In The Guidebooks, we can help you find the very best photography experiences.

Who are our Scottish photography holiday guests?

Experienced photographers, people who are picking up a proper camera for the first time, all our experienced are geared towards your level and are, in fact, tailored exactly to what you want to get out of your trip.

Suitable for those who want to strike out to areas rarely visited by anyone, on an expedition that plunges you deep into the wilderness, as well as those who just want to potter from pub to pub in Edinburgh, visiting corners of the city that provide unique photo opportunities, with us we can guarantee you’ll find exactly the experience you were dreaming of.

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

Our local partners in Scotland know how to show people the very best of their home. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Scotland means you don’t have to choose between a city break or an activity-filled holiday, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.