Celebrating Valentines Day In Scotland

Us Scots can be incredibility romantic and February 14th is on most minds, with only over a week to go, here is some inspiration of how we celebrate Valentines day in Scotland for that special gift for someone special.

itison Drive-In Movie. Valentines day in Scotland
itison Drive-In Movie @itison

Scottish Classics For Valentines

We all know that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not surprise him or your significant other with melt-in-the mouth Walkers miniature shortbread.  Presented in an eye catching gold embossed tin, this beautiful gesture is sure to put a smile on your Valentine’s face. Filled to the brim with delicious miniature versions of the world-famous pure butter shortbread shapes including the iconic Walkers Shortbread fingers, rounds, ovals and triangles. Walkers shortbread Ltd has been making the delicious Scottish treat for over 100 years with the finest ingredients and still a family run business today. So, whether you’re looking for an authentic Scottish gift for your significant other, or are hoping to drop a hint to that special someone, Walkers Shortbread ‘I Love You’ tin is the perfect choice this Valentine’s Day!

I ♥ You. Valentines day in Scotland
I ♥ You ©Walkers


Capture that special moment with a padlock of love to be sealed forever at the Forth Road Bridge. You can reach the bridge by train in just 20 minutes from Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket to North Queensferry.  Enjoy a romantic stroll through the small coastal village and up onto the Forth Road Bridge.

My Heart Belongs In Scotland. Valentines day in Scotland
My Heart Belongs In Scotland ©MDHarding

Looking for a modern and unique twist on today’s Valentines day gift card’s? These quirky and fun cards will be sure to bring a giggle or two!

To My Sweetpea. Valentines day in Scotland
To My Sweetpea ©MDHarding

Valentines Day in Scotland Events

Wrap up warm and visit Scotland’s Dark Sky Park. The first Dark Sky Park in the UK, located in the pristine Galloway National Park in Dumfries and Galloway. Pack a hamper with sweet treats and a hot thermos flask, to enjoy together as you enjoy the starry night sky.

Or what about a drive-in movie? This is a fun experience to enjoy with that special someone or a group of friends and Edinburgh Airport runway as a back drop. There are food stands to purchase popcorn, hot dogs and soft drinks before enjoying one of the iconic favourites such as The Notebook, Top Gun or Pretty Women. The films are shown on a state of the art 100 metre square outdoor movie screen, the biggest mobile LED screen in the world!

Dark Sky Park. Valentines day in Scotland
Dark Sky Park ©James Hilder

Romantic Getaway

Nothing says romance than a romantic getaway Castle stay. The Mercure Barony Castle Hotel is set in the idyllic Scottish Borders, a 16th century tower house within 25 acres of rolling countryside. Once home to Sir Alexander ‘The Magnificent’ who used to enjoy lavish house parties. Don’t miss the rediscovered grade B status, Great Polish Map of Scotland built in the gardens between 1974 – 1979. Dine in Thomson at The Castle restaurant for a truly exquisite gastronomical experience with local and freshly prepared traditional Scottish favorites including haggis bon bons.

Barony Castle. Valentines day in Scotland
Mercure Barony Castle Hotel ©Barony Castle

As well as romantic castles there are a number of other great accommodation options in Scotland with island hideaways, city spa hotels and more!

I hope you enjoyed reading about celebrating Valentines day in Scotland, if you did, don’t forget to share.  As always we would love to hear from you. Please leave any comments/questions below. Happy Travels:) x

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 Michelle has a love of travel and photography, which has currently taken her to six continents. Experiencing other cultures/history and food both independently and while working on-board luxury cruise ships. Discover more about Michelle, her enthusiasm for travel and photography via: www.MDHardingTravelPhotography.com

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