My love affair with Scotland began way before I set foot on its beautiful lands. But a year ago I was finally able to see in person the country that enchanted me in stories and pictures. And let me tell you it is more beautiful and magical than I could ever describe in words. I will leave you to discover its many castles, lakes, mountains, cities, and ever changing weather, through the eyes of some of the best Scotland Instagram accounts.
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Since I live closer to beaches than mountains and Scotland is about 4, 170 miles from my home, Instagram is where I get my daily fix of a country that stole my heart.
As a bonus I have built relationships with amazing individuals that I treasure. I enjoy reading the stories behind the pictures and having talks with people that although are miles away make me smile daily with their stories, wit and kindness. They make me feel at home and part of a community where Scotland is simply a swipe away.
Some of them have small Instagram accounts, some of them have large Instagram accounts. Some I have been following since I started my journey on Instagram and I can proudly call friends. Others are more recent discoveries and acquaintances. But what they all have in common is a love of Scotland which shines through in their photos.
I have been known to share a picture or two of Scotland (like the one below) on Instagram, but it those who feature Scotland daily that I wish to highlight in this post.
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So if you want to have a major case of Scotland wanderlust then these are 10 Instagram accounts you must follow (listed in alphabetical order on account name). I hope you enjoy seeing Scotland through their eyes as much as I do.
Based in Edinburgh, Alayne has an Instagram account with Scotland pictures from near and far. Castles, flowers, landscapes and nature are predominant.
2.Christine Jackson @christinejacksonphotography
Christine is an American living in Aberdeenshire. She shows us the beauty of her surroundings with incredible nature and animal photos. Colors are always crisp and you will start believing there is no such thing as bad weather in Scotland.
3.Jamie Howden @howden_j
Jamie is a master of capturing sunrises, sunsets and reflections. His pictures will make you want to get up at 3 am to witness the kaleidoscope of colors that paint the skies.
4.Ian G Black @iangblack
Ian is based in Dundee and his style is moody and mysterious. He has a great mix of urban and nature photography that will convince you that a rainy day is just as beautiful as a sunny one.
5.Ilaria Battaini @ilariabattaini
Born in Italy Ilaria has her heart in Scotland. She tells us that the first time she set foot in Scotland the passion exploded within her and everything changed. Scotland dominates her Instagram and her pictures will leave you wanting for a road trip.
6.Jason Turner @jasonjpturner
Although Jason is from Edinburgh his Instagram account is filled with the many hills and mountains that he and his wife Kirsty Turner climb together. His pictures will make you want to pull out your hiking shoes and see the country from the top.
7.Kristy Ashton @kristyashton
Originally from Australia Kristy has a whimsical way of showing us the beauty of Scotland. She is always chasing the sun and uses light to her advantage. Her portraits and landscapes are simply magical.
8.Lisa Paris @lisajparis
Lisa shows us daily life in Edinburgh as well as the places she explores on instameets or on her travels. Many of her pictures are taken with a phone which goes to show that all you need is a good eye to get the right picture.
Nature and architecture are predominant is Nicole’s Instagram Account. She shows us the many faces of Scotland near and far. Many of the well known places are displayed as well as some hidden ones that might surprise you.
10.Victoria Redpath @Victoriaredpath
Based in Glasgow Victoria fills her Instagram account with beautiful landscapes, an occasional selfie and her funny remarks. So if you like beauty with a side of laughter this is the account for you.