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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Portsoy Salmon Bothy Open
Portsoy Salmon Bothy
Expect an authentic experience of Portsoy past at this one-time working Salmon Bothy built in 1834. A four star visit...
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Portsoy Boatshed
A purpose built-facility for traditional skills including boat building located by Portsoy’s picturesque 17th Century...
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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
One of the highlights in Scotland’s summer outdoor events calendar, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival draws 16,0...
Galson Estate Trust
The Galson Estate is a community-owned estate of 56,000 acres of coast, agricultural land and moor in the North West...
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East Haven Together
East Haven is one of the earliest recorded fishing communities in Scotland dating back to 1214. Residents and friends...
Scottish Maritime Museum
We are the Scottish Maritime Museum, a family friendly attraction telling the story of the nation’s maritime past, pr...
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Scottish Maritime Museum, Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, Dumbarton
The Scottish Maritime Museum in Dumbarton is none other than the Denny Tank, the world’s first ship model experiment...
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Cambo Gardens
Cambo’s 2.5 acre walled garden dates from the 1800’s and our visitors keep describing it as ‘stunning’! We endeavour...
Stables Visitor Centre, Cambo Gardens
In our historic Georgian Stables you will discover an extensive heritage exhibition charting the history of the Cambo...
Tack Room Shop
The Tack Room shop showcases work by local craft makers, eco friendly products, garden tools and sundries recommended...
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Cambo Gardens Cafe
Creative cooking from scratch every day… Open daily from 10am. Cambo Gardens café serves vegetarian and vegan friendl...
Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex
Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex is the UK's only charity run ski slope-e are a community run charity ski slope and...
Ettrick and Yarrow Community Development Company
Ettrick and Yarrow Community Development Company was formed which allows us to hold property and raise funding to giv...
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Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire was designated a UNESCO Biosphere in 2012. This title, awarded by the United Nations E...
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Eastgate Theatre
Busy theatre (with cafe), offering live shows, cinema, classes and exhibitions every week in the beautiful Scottish B...
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Eastgate Theatre Cafe
Welcoming everyone – babies and visiting bikers, large walking groups and small groups of friends, regulars, occasion...
Garadh a Bhagh a Tuath - Cafe
Pop into our brand new Garadh café and have a very relaxing lunch. Choose from our Soups of the day, Toasties, Sandwi...
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Garadh a Bhagh a Tuath - Production Garden
Gàradh a’ Bhàgh a’ Tuath is a horticultural-based project offering a range of facilities to the community of the beau...
Harris Community Shop
Harris Community Shop, or Co-Chommun Na Hearadh in Gaelic, was set up In 1979, when the existing village shop in Leve...
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Gartmore Community Shop
Once upon a time, Gartmore had two grocery stores, a baker, a tailor, a blacksmith, a joiner and a shoemaker. The Pos...
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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.