Have you ever had that yearning to visit far-flung St Kilda? Edinburgh Festival? See the glory of the Highlands? Immerse yourself in the very specific fascinating culture of the Scottish islands? Ergo, are you looking for a site with an expert insight into all your travel requirements? Well, look no further than specialist tour operator McKinlay Kidd's See Scotland Differently
website - for ideas and holiday planning that goes way beyond the call of duty.
WHAT’S ON OFFER?
All manner of travel tips that will aid and abet you in planning (and booking) the perfect trip. There are wildlife holidays
, 'special experiences', tailor-made services
, short breaks or car free holidays. The range is endless. We were particularly taken with the idea of classic, sports and prestige car touring - now there's a novel idea. Or perhaps you're more interested in a romantic break specially tailored around your specific needs? Whether it's a honeymoon, or a break with the family, the expertise of founders Heather McKinlay and Robert Kidd and their small team is unrivalled. In fact they've been immersed in Scottish travel for well over ten years making them remarkably well placed to advise and organise.
McKinlay Kidd has been awarded the prestigious Best Small Tour Operator Award for three years running in The Guardian and Observer Travel Awards. As if that wasn't enough - Robert is also well placed to offer guidance on the Emerald Isle, as a native of Belfast. The team won't send you anywhere they haven't seen with their own eyes, and are masters at thinking outside of the proverbial box with their unusual holiday combinations.
Are incredibly diverse; whether you've got your heart set on visiting the Isle of Skye or the Outer Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland or the Isle of Arran, there's just an incredible level of diversity and expertise on offer when you put your holiday in their hands.
Is another area where the pair excel; whale watching from Mull (or even in Ireland), a mini wildlife safari, days spent with your own private wildlife guide - it's all on offer, with a level of customer satisfaction that's pretty hard to beat, at a staggering 99.5%. There's even a guarantee, and don't forget the company is a member of the prestigious Association of Independent Tour Operators.
JUST FOR AN ADDED BONUS
The site is replete with extras, such as a photography and travel story competition (view the current one here
) and you can even buy gift certificates if you're seriously stuck for that all important gift.
ALL IN ALL
See Scotland Differently
really does cover all the angles and eventualities. If Scotland is on your agenda – this is the one site to bookmark.