The heather in Scotland is breathtaking. Blanketing the landscape in the prettiest of purples, it’s a magical sight. So much so that I’ve spent much of the past week on the moors taking it in. Today I want to share its beauty with you, and if you’re wondering where to see heather in Scotland for yourself, read on.

Where to See Heather in Scotland

Where to See Heather in Scotland

Heather is fleeting. It blooms for a few weeks every August, then fades away as autumn sets in. I’ve seen it in the Lammermuir Hills in the Scottish Borders, particularly around The Southern Upland Way. It covers moorland throughout Scotland and northern England, too. If you get a chance, I recommend seeing the heather in Scotland up close. I’ve never experienced anything like it in all my travels, and I’m sure you’ll be as enchanted by it as I am. These 11 photos will show you why…

Trees in Heather

Tree in Heather

Scottish Heather

Heather in the Lammermuir Hills

Heather in the Lammermuirs

Heather in Scotland

Heather on a Moor in Scotland

Heather in the Scottish Borders

Dog in Heather

Trees in Heather

Heather in Scotland

Do you have recommendations for where to see heather in Scotland? Please share!

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Where to See Heather in Scotland

16 Comments on Lady’s 11 Photos that Will Make You Want to See Scotland’s Heather

  1. Oh my gosh that is absolutely beautiful, Julie!! Of course I also like the photo that included the dog! 🙂 Have a great week! 🙂

  2. Oh wow, that looks amazing! Didn’t even know this existed in the UK 🙂 Definitely need to see more of Scotland! Hope you’re settling in well, with this nature around you, I’m sure you are!

  3. Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing. I live on the Isle of Skye and our heather is just fading, it blooms a bit later this further north and west to the Borders. We’ve had some amazing different shades of purple this year which I have gathered and dried to enjoy throughout the winter.

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