Rural Scotland – Jan 2021

It means different things to us all, however. one thing we all agree on, it is beautiful!

And whilst many of us are doing the right thing and staying at home, it is nice to have an opportunity, or excuse if you need one, to let your mind wander if you can’t let your body do that just now.

Our country is synonymous with lovely images of wild, unspoilt hills and glens and these pictures can tell so many great tales of places of real beauty and joy which many of us have been able to enjoy previously, and some of us still do today as it is their home.

Many of the communities in the countryside are really great examples of people working together to improve the common good and so many times you go there, the warmth and hospitality that you receive will astonish you and make you want to stay even longer.

In the past year, many of us have re-evaluated things in our life and sought times and places that are that bit more remote where we can have more space to be at one with nature, and given the size of rural Scotland, when it is safe to do so, it represents a great place to explore. If you have been to the isles and lands before, you’ll know exactly what we mean, and if you haven’t then this is the perfect time to discover plenty of absolutely amazing and breathtaking places.

There is so much to explore and see and do in the countryside that we shouldn’t forget that our coastline boasts some stunning sights too – during the hour on Wednesday we may even be spoilt by images from the beaches on Harris and Lewis that can put the Caribbean to shame – just don’t mention the temperature though.

Now whilst Rural Scotland may conjure up thoughts that there is nothing at all there apart for hills, grass and some animals, nothing could be further from the truth as there are a wide number of organisations, associations and networks that are actively making the best even better – there is even a college if you want to improve yourself and your skills!

P.S. Rural Scotland is also quite big, with apparently 98% of the land mass of Scotland deemed to be remote rural or accessible rural, so you have a HUGE canvas to draw on for your answers!

So join us on Wednesday, 27th January, 9-10 pm when we take a trip to Rural Scotland. Questions below and don’t forget to include #ScotlandHour in all your tweets.

9.00 pm – Q1 When we say “rural Scotland” tell us the first thing that comes into your head? And why? #ScotlandHour

9.10 pm – Q2 Where do you go for a trip from home to get out and about? #ScotlandHour

9.20 pm – Q3 When you are out amidst Rural Scotland, where is your favourite place for a coffee / tea / soup / drink ( delete as appropriate)? #ScotlandHour

9.30 pm – Q4 Share your pictures of a favourite season / day and what did the weather contribute to the experience? #ScotlandHour

9.40 pm – Q5 After a day out and about, what sustenance do you look forward to and why? #ScotlandHour

9.50 pm – Q6 Let’s see your great pictures of Rural Scotland and remind everyone of how great it is! #ScotlandHour

Remember to include #ScotlandHour and A1, A2 and so forth in your replies, so everyone can join in and share. Very important that bit! We can all support Scotland and ensure that we are building strong foundations for a positive future. We have a wonderful country, let’s celebrate it on January 27th!

Thanks, and continue to keep safe everyone,
the Scotland Hour Team