Bonnie and breathtaking, there’s far more to Scotland than haggis and kilts, though I for one am especially a fan of the later when worn by dashing men on Outlander. I was so fortunate to spend two weeks driving through the majestic landscapes in August. Heading North was the perfect way to get into Autumn. We saw the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made friends with highland cows, dined overlooking Lochs and toured many stately homes and castles. If I wasn’t playing the extra in a period piece, wandering the grounds of Gleneagles Hotel like a Austen heroine, I was suddenly an extra in some great fantasy epic. (Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, either suits). The beauty of Scotland is in its pure ruggedness, carved hills and valleys, the sky that stretches as far as you can see. It is a place where you can feel just how ancient our planet is. It is a place that encourages magic. In a single day we once saw four individual rainbows. Above all it’s the most wonderful place to call home for my final year of University. But why take my word for it? Scroll through this photo diary and come #visitscotland with me.