Win a trip to the Scottish Highlands

A highland fling

The Hebrides are wildly beautiful – and, thanks to excellent rail and ferry links, they’re not as remote as you might think. With over 130 islands to choose from, you just need to decide where to go.

Best for families

Dunvegan Castle

The Isle of Skye

Skye is known as Scotland’s Jurassic Park thanks to the discovery of dinosaur tracks on the island’s shores at Trotternish. For a fun history lesson, visit Dunvegan Castle. Parents will appreciate the island’s two distilleries (Talisker and Torabhaig) and the fantastic Three Chimneys restaurant.

Getting there

Train to Stansted • Flight to Glasgow • West Highland Line to Mallaig • Ferry to Skye

Best for beach bunnies

Tobermory Harbour

The Isle of Mull

Mull is the gourmet jewel in the Hebridean crown thanks to its wealth of local produce. Award-winning restaurants include Ninth Wave near Fionnphort and Café Fish in Tobermory. Finish off at Isle of Mull Ice Cream.

Getting there

Train to Stansted • Flight to Glasgow • West Highland Line to Oban • Ferry to Mull

Best for nature lovers

Eigg shoreline

The Small Isles aka Eigg, Muck, Canna and Rum

The Small Isles are a haven for wildlife. From golden eagles in the high cliffs of Eigg to the red deer populating Rum, the diversity is astonishing. Take a Wildlife Cruise around the islands and keep your camera poised for minke whales, basking sharks, bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, porpoises, otters and seals.

Getting there

Train to Stansted • Flight to Glasgow • West Highland Line to Mallaig • Ferry to the Small Isles

Best for adventurers

Isle of Tiree shoreline

The Isle of Barra

​Barra is one of the remotest areas in Europe, and ripe for exploring. Walkers and cyclists will want to head for the craggy hills and the white beaches, while seafarers will love Barra Surf Adventures, which offers kayaking and snorkelling with seals.

Getting there

Train to Stansted • Flight to Glasgow • West Highland Line to Oban • Ferry to Barra

​Planning your journey

Plane

Take the Stansted Express (stanstedexpress.com) to Stansted airport, where 40 flights a week depart for Glasgow. You can also fly from Southend Airport, London City Airport and Norwich Airport.

Train

From Glasgow, buy a ScotRail train ticket to your destination, or the Spirit of Scotland ticket for unlimited travel. Go to scotrail.co.uk for more.

Ferry

Reach your final destination aboard a CalMac ferry. Running 475 sailings per day in the summer, these ferries operate throughout the Hebridean and Clyde islands. Purchase a Rail & Sail ticket for a steamlined journey with ScotRail and CalMac. Visit calmac.co.uk for more details.

Win!

The Taynuilt Hotel, Argyll

Greater Anglia has teamed up with ScotRail to offer you a chance to win a scenic trip for two to Scotland in our #GAvisitscotland competition. This amazing prize includes train travel to Stansted airport and across the West Highlands, flights and a two-night stay at the luxurious Taynuilt Etive in Argyll, a historical coaching inn with unique charm and character that has been providing travellers with accommodation for over 400 years.

​Terms and conditions apply. See below for details.

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Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Greater Anglia or 3rd party prize suppliers and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • By entering the competition entrants acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries per day from the same person will be disqualified.
  • The prize comprises of the following:
    • Two first class return tickets on any weekday or weekend to Stansted Airport via any permitted Greater Anglia route (subject to availability)
    • Return fights from Stansted Airport to Glasgow for two people (subject to availability)
    • Two open tickets from ScotRail, valid for travel across the West Highlands Line for three consecutive days (subject to availability)
    • A £50 voucher from Calmac Ferries to purchase day trips across the network (subject to availability) or to spend on board
    • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for two in a standard room at The Taynuilt Etive. Please note The Taynuilt: Etive Restaurant with Rooms will be closed throughout November & December 2017 (subject to availability)
  • Closing date for entry is 23rd November 2017 at 23.59. After this date the no further entries for the day’s particular prize will be permitted.
  • Cannot be taken on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter weekend.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • Preferred dates for travel need to be supplied at the time of claiming your prize and must be agreed at least one month before travel.
  • Prize must be redeemed by the end of September 2018.
  • All tickets and booking are subject to availability and alternative dates may need to be supplied.
  • Entrants must enter by posting a picture of themselves at their local Greater Anglia station to their personal Twitter or Instagram account with the hashtag #GAvisitScotland - entries may not be seen if the account is set to private.
  • The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. The promoter will notify any changes to the competition to entrants as soon as possible.
  • The winner will be chosen at random by the promoter soon after 23rd November 2017.
  • The winner will be notified by the Greater Anglia social media team via the social media channel by which the entrant entered within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, the promoter reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  • The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.