Planning dog-friendly holidays in Scotland can be complicated given the range of destinations and possibilities which the country offers. Here are our top tips for holidays to ensure that both the canine and human members of the family have a break to remember.
Located just north of Edinburgh, Fife is one of the best Scottish destinations for a holiday with your pet. You will enjoy the quaint fishing villages of East Neuk and the University town of St Andrews and your pet will love the ability to run for miles along some of Britain's best beaches. Don't miss the chance to sample fish and chips from the shop in Anstruther, which is regularly voted the country's best.
This area of outstanding natural beauty is just a few miles north of Glasgow but provides plenty of wild terrain for exploring with your dog. Loch Lomond itself has several small islands which can be accessed by boat or if your dog is the energetic type why not climb Ben Lomond? There are miles of paths and trails, including the long distance West Highland Way which is a favourite with dog owners as much as with long-distance hikers.
The scenery of the West Highlands is hard to beat, with the route of the North Coast 500 providing a circular drive round some of the most rugged landscapes. Turn off the main road and it's easy to find your own secluded beach to exercise the dogs.