10 things to do during lockdown (Scotland Edition)

Looking for things to do during lockdown? We have gathered 10 ideas to keep you occupied during the corona virus crisis whether you’re in in the UK or elsewhere in the world. And of course, the common theme is… Scotland!


1.Plan your next trip around Scotland

While we don’t really know when we’ll be able to explore this beautiful country again, we are still able to plan our next itinerary.

Here’s a selection of our favourite blogs and websites to help you plan your trip:

And if you’re planning to visit Glasgow, don’t forget to check out our article about the 10 things you need to know before visiting Glasgow.

2.Watch a film set in Scotland 

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Did you know that the Harry Potter saga, Mary Queen of Scots and Outlaw King are all set in Scotland?


3.Visit the National Museum of Scotland

Discover the galleries of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh without leaving your house thanks to Google street view.

4. Listen to a podcast about Scotland

In the History Scotland – Hidden Histories Podcast, Neil McLennan explores lesser-known visitor attractions in Scotland revealing the history, stories and people of each region.

5. Cook a Scottish recipe

Now that you have plenty of time on your hands, you might want to try something different in the kitchen.

Our personal favourites:

Traditional Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Traditional Scottish Cullen Skink 

6. Join a bird watch

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, you can join a bird watch today and help research into garden wildlife!

British Trust for Ornithology has run the year-round Garden BirdWatch scheme since 1995, and thousands of people across the UK contribute their sightings each week.

7. Observe the Shetland seabirds

Thanks to this cliff cam, you can observe the seabirds colonies of the Shetland Islands in real time. Try to connect to the webcam at night, you might be able to spot the Nothern Lights!

8. Shop Scottish products

The National Trust of Scotland’s online shop has something for everyone and 100% of the profits go towards protecting Scotland’s heritage : from coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness…

9. Explore Scotland with Youtube

To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coast and Waters 2020, Airborne Lens spent 12 weeks filming and photographing the islands and coastline of Scotland. Watch the result in 4K here.

10. Get familiar with Scottish dialects

While Scotland’s official language is English, the nation has at least four main dialect regions scattered across the country: get familiar with them with this Quick guide to Scottish Dialects.

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