Find places throughout Scotland to 'Stay, Eat, Buy, Do, Enjoy' and receive a real community welcome.
Explore our map of Scotland to discover where you can meet proud and passionate locals and be welcomed into our world.

Scotland is a small but diverse country – which is a huge part of its appeal - and Community Tourism enterprises are popping up all across the map from Unst on Shetland, to Newcastleton on the English border, and from Angus on the east coast to virtually every island on the west coast - and everywhere in between.
To inspire conscious travel to each of these amazing places you can search under four regions of Scotland - and six different types of visitor offer. And do come back again as we are adding new places all the time as our network grows and expands.

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Overnight accommodation from hostels, self catering and airbnb to motorhome hook ups and camping

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Cafes, pop-ups, community pubs and distilleries

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Shops, crafts and provisions

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Experiences, activities, heritage and arts centres

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Function spaces, events and festivals

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Services - such as information, toilets, ATMs, bike hire, baggage handling and storage and directions

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Music at Paxton House
Join us in July for the Music at Paxton summer festival of chamber music. With performances from morning until dusk,...
Paxton House Events
Paxton Trust offer a variety of activities from their Easter Extravaganza to river adventures on the river Tweed incl...
Paxton House Accommodation
Paxton Trust offer a variety of accomodation options including the Walled Garden Caravan Park, The Garden Apartment,...
Eskdalemuir Community Hub
Eskdalemuir Community Hub & Old School Café, run and owned by the local community. Fully licensed. Delicious food...
Seaboard Centre
The Seaboard Centre, also known as the Seaboard Memorial Hall, is a community run hall based in the Seaboard Villages...
The Hub CIC
The Hub CIC is the social enterprise arm of the The Hub on the High Street gift shop in Innerleithen in the Scottish...
Carloway Estate Trust
Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh (Carloway Estate Trust) is a community land owner on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. The...
Forres Friends of Woods & Fields
The woodlands in and around Forres are highly valued community assets. Forres Community Woodlands Trust aim to utilis...
Long Beach Camping Knoydart
Wee Hooses - Knoydart Foundation
The Knoydart Foundation manages the former Knoydart Estate. It is a registered charity. We offer self catering accomo...
Deer Stalking On Knoydart
Bike Hire - Knoydart Foundation
Part of our Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service, our mountain bike hire is available 24/7/365. Cycling round Knoydart'...
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Knoydart Foundation
Whether you already enjoy deer stalking or are trying a new experience, you're going to love it on Knoydart. Joining...
Point and Sandwick Trail
The Point and Sandwick Trail is a community organisation (SCIO) which aims to develop a stunning 40 km circular route...
Callander Visitor Info Centre
Callander Visitor Information Centre is run by volunteer advisers, a project supported by Callander Community Develop...
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Callander Hostel
'A visit here makes a lasting difference.' CYP is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving the lives of young...
Tweedsmuir Community Company was set up to improve facilities for the scattered residents of Tweedsmuir in the Upper...
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A’ The Airts Community Cafe
Our café is located on the ground floor serving a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, paninis, salads, baked po...
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A’ The Airts Community Art Centre
Here at A’ The Airts we are providing a platform for local artists and crafters to sell their works either in our sho...
West Beach Motorhome Stopover
Welcome to The Findhorn Village Conservation Company's West Beach Motorhome Stopover, The Findhorn Village Conservati...
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Portsoy Links Caravan park
Enjoy holidays right by the sea at Portsoy Links Caravan Park. Portsoy is a great base to explore Moray and Aberdeens...
Sail Loft Portsoy Self Catering By The Sea
Portsoy Sail Loft Self Catering Accommodation
For luxury self catering on the Aberdeenshire coast look no further than Portsoy Sail Loft. It’s a hostel with 25 bed...
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North & East

The Highlands, Grampian and Northern Isles host some of our oldest community led tourism enterprises linked to celebrating our culture and heritage and providing solutions for retaining much needed services for locals and visitors alike as well as some new award winning enterprises responding to a post covid world.

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With a myriad of islands, remote peninsulas and rocky coastlines, the West Coast is a hive of community led tourism projects and initiatives with visitors as well as locals being proud beneficiaries. Islands typically foster an entrepreneurial mindset and innovative opportunities for visitors to readily give something back either in destination or once back at home.

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Spanning the central belt of Scotland and taking in our largest cities, industrial heartland and agricultural hinterland, this region has been witnessing community empowerment and development over recent decades with more and more recognising the merit of welcoming visitors and providing much needed services which enhance the visitor experience and derive important local benefits.

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Arguably a less well known region but one which is now seriously punching above its weight, the South of Scotland is accessible to over 14 million people in the north of England and the central belt of Scotland and is peppered with innovative and some very ambitious community led tourism enterprises each seeking to retain valuable assets and stimulate the local economy.

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If you would like to know more about SCOTO and how to be part of it as a community enterprise, or have questions as a tourist, we'd love to hear from you.