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Castle, cliffs and the Cairngorms – why Aberdeenshire is Scotland’s next big thing

July 19, 2019

By Steph Marinkovic

“You’ll soon see why Robert Louis Stevenson was a huge disappointment to his father,” our guide teases. We’re at Kinnaird Head Lighthouse, the oldest on Scotland’s mainland, for the morning. It’s one of many in the country that has the Stevenson touch: designing lighthouses was a multi-generational affair for the family. Meanwhile, all that writing and adventuring that gave Robert his fame? Well, it didn’t quite measure up to family expectations.

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