Lauren MacCallum is an outdoor lover, TV presenter and general manager of a charity. Combined those take her to some of the best corners of the great wee country that is Scotland.
As a true local, Lauren wrote this guidebook to show you that Scotland is much more than the staged tourism of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. She aims to encourage you to explore beyond the usual hotspots, and to get to know the real Scotland. The addresses, places and tips of Hidden Scotland will help you understand what’s so unique about this small stretch of land and its inhabitants. The book covers an eclectic range of over 60 themes such as:
These hidden gems were photographed by Sam Mellish, Roel Hendrickx and Grant Anderson. They all come from different places – Sam is based in London, Roel in Antwerp and Grant lives in Dundee – but all three are avid Scotland-travellers, with a passion for hiking and the jaw-dropping Scottish outdoors.
About the Brand
The 500 Hidden Secrets city guides are written by real locals who summarise their city in 100 lists of 5 addresses or facts, relating to food and drink, accommodation, shopping and culture.
The authors always try to go off the beaten track, selecting lesser known places, which have yet to be found by the tourist hordes.
In some cases, their suggestions include places and facts many of the cities’ residents have yet to discover, making The 500 Hidden Secrets the guide even locals count on.
To date the 500 Hidden Secrets Team has published over 35 guides that are regularly updated. Their website is also a travel inspiration platform featuring a nice cross-section of each of their guides.
Please note that all the addresses in their guides and on their website have been personally selected by the authors themselves. They do not publish anything in exchange for financial or other compensation.