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Article published 30/08/2021

This spring and summer, we’ve worked with a series of local ambassadors across the country to help inspire visitors to get out and explore their local areas and support our tourism industry. The latest phase of our successful #HameTownTouirst campaign recently came to an end, with the activity showcasing local attractions, experiences and hospitality in some of Scotland’s cities, towns and regions.

We worked with a total of eight influencers who shared their recommendations and favourite hidden gems for Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Stirling, the Scottish Borders and Glasgow on social media.

The trips also encouraged followers and visitors to #RespectProtectEnjoy and help ensure that we all play a part in helping to maintain our stunning country by being responsible tourists.

Where have we been?



Kate Spiers (@katespiers) shared her insights into spending a weekend in Glasgow, from walks in Pollok Park and Kelvingrove Park, to a visit to Glasgow Cathedral and the Botanic Gardens, and a spot of dinner at Five March.

@katelavie on Twitter


Hidden Scotland (@hiddenscotland) shared their recommendations for unearthing the hidden gems of Aberdeen, from Johnstone Gardens and St Machar Cathedral, to Old Aberdeen and Aberdeen Art Gallery. Alongside suggestions for places to stay, they shared some great places to eat and shop local including Parx Cafe, Figment Coffee, Bandit Bakery, Rosemount Market, Indi + Will, and more.


Calum Maclean (@caldamac) posted on Twitter and Instagram about his visit to Perth, where he embarked on a kayak trip with Willowgate Centre along the River Tay through the city and visited Scone Palace Gardens.

@caldamac on Twitter


Victoria and Scott (@TheAyeLife) enjoyed a trip to Inverness with their two dogs, Callie and Corrie. They visited the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre and enjoyed lunch at the Clachnaharry Inn before staying overnight at The Glenmoriston Townhouse HotelTake a look at their blog – it's a brilliant summary of their time exploring Inverness. Plus, there are dog pictures... and we all love them!

@TheAyeLife on Twitter

Scottish Borders

Diana (@growing_greenfields) took a family day trip to one of their favourite local destinations, Floors Castle in the Scottish Borders.


A family-friendly trip was in order for @thedaydreameruk who enjoyed a walk along Broughty Ferry Beach, as well as a trip to Discovery Point in Dundee, with her two young children. They also enjoyed some tasty refreshments and food at Visocchis and Vandal & Co.

@thedaydreameruk on Twitter


@_gisforgeorgina took us on a weekend trip to Edinburgh as a #HameTownTourist in her blog, taking us off the beaten track with visits to the city’s Stockbridge area and Blackford Hill with an overnight stay at Eden Locke.

@_gisforgeorgina on Twitter


@karen.mcrobbie spent a family day in Stirling with a trip to Stirling Castle, lunch at Allan Park and topped off with a sweet treat from Mint Patisserie

Get involved

Help support Scottish tourism and get involved by using #HameTownTourist and sharing the exciting things to see and do on your doorstep, inviting visitors to discover your local area!

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