How do travellers feel when exploring Scotland’s regions?

Travelling around Scotland by campervan is truly one of the best ways to see everything our country has to offer. If you’ve never been to Scotland before, it’s easy to have preconceptions about what you think the country is like. But before you set off on your adventure, it’s crucial to know that Scotland has one of the most varied landscapes of any country on our planet – meaning no two regions of the country are quite the same!

Scotland truly is like no other: from dramatic mountains and glens to broad lowland areas, the fragmented and island-rich west coastline to the most consistent coastland of the east. To understand how each of Scotland’s regions make tourists feel and to aid future travellers with their itineraries, VisitScotland have created their latest campaign, Scotland is Calling You.

The research pinpoints exactly how tourists feel in each region, uncovering emotions from ‘adventurous’ to ‘inspired’ to ‘happy’ to ‘calm’ and many more.

Take a look at the map below and see if it can help inspire your next Scottish road trip – which region suits your Scotland emotional expectations best? 

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Overall, happiness was the emotion most commonly evoked in Scotland, with almost 1 in 5 (18%) people saying this!

VisitScotland found ‘excited’ to be the next most felt emotion visitors to Scotland have, with most people saying this about Glasgow. Following feelings of excitement were those saying Scotland made them feel ‘inspired’, with most people saying this about Argyll and the Isles.

Interestingly, although perhaps not surprisingly, people were most likely to feel ‘calm’ when visiting ‘the heart of Scotland’ Stirling, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

If you fancy testing out your sea legs and heading off from the mainland to explore Scotland’s islands, the top emotion felt in both Orkney and Shetland was ‘inspired’, with 1 in 5 (19%) Orkney travellers saying this and 1 in 7 (13%) Shetland travellers.


Where to next?

Even if you don’t know how you want to feel on your Scotland trip just yet, we hope this map has helped give you a better understanding of just how much Scotland truly is a place that everyone can enjoy – regardless of taste.

Despite what you might believe, campervanning isn’t just for the warmer months. What’s the fun of waiting around until summer?! If you think a Scotland campervan trip might be the one for you, please get in touch with us today, and we’d be more than happy to share our experiences and recommendations with you for your Counting Sheep Campers trip!

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Counting sheep Campers have wide a range of campervans and motorhomes to hire in Scotland and are conveniently located at the gateway to Scotland. Just a short drive from Edinburgh or Newcastle. If you wish to leave your car with us, no problem we offer free on site secure parking.  We also offer a free local Train station Meet & Greet service, if you wish to travel to us by public transport. We are in the perfect location to start your holiday, exploring Scotland or Northern Britain.

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