When it comes to the best places for photography in Scotland, there are the obvious choices, like Edinburgh Castle and Glasgow. However, we’re instead going to focus on relatively lesser known spots for interesting pics to spruce up your Insta feed. Think less touristy and more aesthetically pleasing. Hannah Ahmed is your guide…
Leakey’s Second Hand Bookshop, Inverness
Just like record stores, bookshops and libraries make frequent appearances on the big screen, and with good reason. Nothing is more calming than a spacious bookshop. Leakey’s is renowned not only for its impressive collection of second-hand books, but for its captivating layout. It’s ideal for bookworms everywhere.
Le Freak Records, Dundee
Not really a café, this bar is known for its vintage décor and captivating cocktails. It does actually serve food during the day, not transforming to the allusive bar until the after-hours.
Also, the retro exterior of the building makes for a pretty groovy pic in itself. Located on Perth Road in Dundee’s trendy West End, so you won’t be far from other Insta opportunities.
Botanic Garden Kibble Palace, Glasgow
Another signature choice for the background of plenty of instagrammers is greenery. That makes Glasgow’s botanic gardens, especially Kibble Palace ideal for capturing scenic pics. Kibble Palace is also ideal as you can have a photoshoot no matter what the weather.
DCA ‘The Dreamer’, Dundee
Dundee Contemporary Arts itself offers plenty of Insta opportunities, with its rotating art exhibitions and old timey cinema. But out back, ‘The Dreamer’ by Sofia Site makes for the picture.
Whether as a standalone photo, or as the background for you selfie, it will definitely make for an interesting image.
Okashi is a fairly new Kawaii-inspired café, located in the already super trendy Finnieston. Whilst the décor will make for plenty of cute pics, with its flower wall and plush pastel chairs, the food is Insta worthy in itself. They offer a variety of delightful drinks including ‘floffee’ and cute cakes that taste as good as they look.