This week’s expert interview is with Sonja Thomson. Sonja is originally from New Zealand and lived in Scotland for two years and gives us an insight into visiting Scotland as a solo traveller.

Meeting Other Solos

Sonja suggests International Girls in Edinburgh or a meet up group to meet other women who are there alone. Edinburgh is easy to fit in and has so many festivals happening throughout the year. A traditional Scottish thing to do is to visit a pub, or take a whisky tour in Edinburgh or around the country visiting different distilleries.

Free Tous in Edinburgh

There are free tours from the Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh, as well as ghost tours and literary pub tours – ran by authors who take you around places mentioned in well-known books.

Getting Around Scotland

Edinburgh has train links to all the major cities and bus links. Head north for the most beautiful scenery. You may need a car to visit the islands, or you can just jump aboard a tour to visit the Highlands.

Sonja also covers:

  • The stereotypes of Scotland.
  • The Loch Ness Monster.
  • What to do in Edinburgh in the evenings.
  • The islands of Scotland.
  • Why Scotland is so great for festivals.
  • A two week itinerary for the country.
Scotland with Sonja

Eilean Donan Castle

Sonja’s three words to describe Scotland are – breathtaking, historical, fun.

Find out more about Sonja and her time in Scotland at her blog Migrating Miss where she also has advice for moving to the UK. Follow her on Instagram, like on Facebook and tweet her on Twitter.

 Scotland with Sonja

The Highlands

Recommended Tours in Scotland

Haggis Adventures are a great way to meet others and for getting around Scotland. Click on this Busabout link and scull down to the bottom for Haggis Adventures.

Rabbies Tours are a multi-award winning company which offers small group tours to the Scottish Highlands. Find out more.

* These are affiliate links which are of no extra charge to you and 10% are donated to Save The Children and War Child.

Scotland with Sonja

Edinburgh Castle

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