Rugged and uncompromising, rural Scotland has a mythical quality that goes beyond its undeniable aesthetic appeal. And the people that inhabit Scotland’s wilder more remote regions, are as intriguing and unfathomable as the landscape in which they live.
Split into the Lowlands and the Highlands, and both with their own distinctive appeal, we are nonetheless, with the Scottish poet Robert Burns when we declare that our ‘heart is in the Highlands’. It is no surprise that a procession of poets and writers have taken inspiration from the hills, lochs and glens of Scotland’s most northerly territory. Steppes’ holidays in Scotland celebrate the natural history of the country but at the same time, fully acknowledge that Scotland’s culture and people are an intrinsic part of any rural experience in the Highlands.