Scotland is a beautiful country well-known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and valleys, rolling hills, green fields and forests, and rugged coastline. While everyone knows the Highlands for this, Scotland is beautiful in the Lowlands, islands and the flat lands of the North-East as well. There are over 700 islands, most in groups to the west (the Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides) and north (Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands).

Scotland has lively and friendly cities specifically Glasgow and Edinburgh, often of great architectural significance, and a rich history and heritage dating back thousands of years with many ancient and historic sites. Aberdeen on the northwest coast is considered the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’ due to its proximity to the North Sea oil Industry. Other characteristics that attract droves of visitors include golf (the game was created in Scotland), whisky (many distilleries can be visited), family history (of those who emigrated from Scotland), hiking, wildlife and winter sports. Then of course there’s Loch Ness in the north of the Highlands, where you can also hunt for the Monster... 

While the sun may not always shine, the warm welcome and wonderful diversity of places, landscapes and experiences mean that Scotland has much to offer any traveller. - Adapted from Wikitravel.

Scottish Touring

Scotland located in the northern reaches of the United Kingdom is a country well-known for its spectacular scenery of highlands, rolling hills, green fields, islands, rugged coastline... Read more >>

Touring the Windswept Orkney Islands

In case you weren’t aware, the Orkney’s is an archipelago comprised of approximately 70 islands, situated off the north coast of Scotland. The closest major Orkney Island (South Ronaldsay) is... Read more >>

Climbing Ben Nevis, the United Kingdoms Highest Mountain

Situated at the western edge of the Grampian Mountains in the Scottish Highlands, Ben Nevis (known locally as Ben) is the highest mountain in the British Isles (1,346m (4,414ft)). It is... Read more >>

Daily Life Offshore on a Drilling Rig

Facts and routines - shifts starting times vary from place to place, but shifts commonly start at 0600 to 1800 (and 1800 to 0600) or 0000 to 1200 (and 1200 to 0000) so basically half the rigs... Read more >>

Working Offshore in the Oil Industry on a Jackup Drilling Rig

The Oil Industry, otherwise known as the Petroleum Industry, includes all the steps and processes involved in getting energy and petroleum products to market. Processes from the initial... Read more >>

Life as a Logging Geologist on an Offshore Drilling Rig

My initial job offshore was as a Logging Geologist, a ‘sample catcher’, but in actual fact it involves more Drilling Engineering and learning about Rig Systems than Geology. Typically we are... Read more >>

Drilling Equipment on an Offshore Jack-up Drilling Rig

When I first arrived offshore I was in awe of where I was and what I was seeing, the scale of operations/ machinery, the logistics involved and disbelief at what they were achieving... Read more >>

Transport to Offshore Drilling Rigs & Platforms

Flights to and from the offshore platforms and drilling rigs is by helicopter with flights lasting anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes depending on distance and weather. Flights... Read more >>

The Inside of an Offshore Jackup Oil Drilling Rig

The accommodation block has been likened it to being in the Navy or being on a container ship, well I don’t know about the Navy part, but it’s certainly very similar to being on a ship seeing... Read more >>