May in Scotland: A busy calendar to awaken your senses
May is a wonderful time to take a break from work, day to day stresses and treat your partner to something special. When travelling to Scotland this May, it doesn’t matter if you are interested in music, nature, sport or art. Scotland has hundreds of activities, events and attractions to suit all kinds of visitors. From Scottish moors, glens, lakes and stunning beaches, May is the time to discover them all!
Campervan hire in Scotland an easy and convenient way to explore the country’s landscapes whilst interacting with local communities. Bunk Campers’ depots in Edinburgh or Glasgow are located close to the airports making it easy and convenient to get on the open road. With the independence and flexibility of your home on wheels, read our 5 different activities you could discover in your campervan this May!
Folk it up in the islands!
Island hopping by campervan is a low-cost, comfortable and fun way to explore Scotland. The remote Shetland Islands host the northernmost folk festival in Britain at the beginning of May. With regular ferry crossings and several campsites, there is no excuse to skip a long weekend of traditional music. If travelling at the end of the month, why not drive to the Orkney archipelago, home of the Orkney Folk Festival? From 21st to 24th May, explore the stunning coastline, cook a full Scottish meal on board your camper and relax to the traditional Scottish music… a soundtrack of the best banjo, fiddle and accordion tunes!
Put on your kilt at the Highland Games
Held in small villages from May to September, these “Scottish Olympic Games” offer a unique mix of vibrant culture, traditional music, athletics and local entertainment. Thousands of Scottish pipers, drummers, dancers or heavies gather every year to compete in more than 60 different games set against picturesque scenery. Starting on 10th May at the Gourock Highland Games, drive your camper around the impressive Highlands at your leisure and attend as many Games as you desire!
Toast to the World Whisky Day!
On 16th May, Scotland celebrates the international day of the ‘Water of Life’. Can you imagine a better way to commemorate this milestone date than following the only Malt Whisky Trail in the world? From Bunk Campers’ Edinburgh depot, point your camper north and explore some of the best-known distilleries in the world. After the tour, challenge your senses on board your camper and enjoy a glass of good scotch while admiring the breath-taking Speyside’s glens from the comfort of your home on wheels.
Enjoy a fast-moving trip!
A campervan from Bunk Campers provides enough storage to carry all your favourite sport equipment: from walking sticks, kayaks, fishing rods, golf clubs bicycles, surf boards… Scotland doesn’t only offer the chance to enjoy all kinds of outdoors activities, but also hosts important events throughout the year. Soak up the surf vibes at the Scottish Windsurfing Championships, held in Largs on 16th and 17th May. Just after this, the Tweed Valley is home of the action-packed Enduro World Series. A you a hiking enthusiast? Check out the Countryside Rangers Event Calendar, featuring all-levels walks along Glen Way, Inverness and Skye’s trails.
Get inspired in Dumfries & Galloway
Park up your camper at one of Galloway Forest Park’s campistes and enjoy an open-air adventure while admiring the spectacular views of Britain’s largest forest park. The park offers plenty activities to entertain kids and adults alike but will also host the exciting Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival from 22nd to 31st May. With more than 170 artists performing at 42 venues across the region, you can have music, theatre, dance and literature on hand thanks to your campervan.
So, with this busy calendar, what are you waiting for? Hire a stylish, comfortable campervan in Scotland, take your partner off the beaten track and discover what the region has to offer. Bunk Campers 2 person Aero camper is perfect for couples who want a full equipped van that is compact and economical to drive. Plus, book before 8th May 2015 and save 15%! Find out more here.