Scotland is famous for its wild camping, as part of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 you can legally camp in most unenclosed areas. However, it’s important to be responsible and check to make sure there aren’t any bylaws that require you to have a permit in the area (Loch Lomond & The Trossachs require a permit!)
Visit Scotland has this fantastic article on wild camping to answer any of your questions:
With that being said wild camping is a fantastic way to access the most remote parts of the Scottish landscape, connect with nature and have the scenery all to yourself! One of our favourite places to Wild Camp in Scotland is the Isle of Skye, a stunning expanse of mountainous scenery, beaches and forests – make the Isle of Skye a wild campers playground.
Here are our top 3 spots to Wild Camp on Skye:
Located on the South-West of the Island, Glenbrittle is located a short distance from Fairy Pools and walking routes to the island’s Southern munros. There actually is a campsite at Glenbrittle with a lovely artisan coffee shop, and plenty of spaces for tents campervans and motorhomes. On the road into Glenbrittle there are also lots of spots to park up and pitch a tent for the night and enjoy the looming mountains behind you!
Glen Sligachan is one of the finest parts of the island for it’s 180 degree view of the Red and Black Cuillin, and if you’re lucky enough on a summers evening you will see the Red Cuillin lit up by the sunset. There are plenty of paths to choose from from the main road, and within just a short walk you can be safely tucked away from the main road and exposed to some of the finest views in the country. Sligachan Hotel is the landmark pub in this area, with over 400 whiskys to choose from you can wander down for a dram before retiring to your tent in the evening.
The North end of Skye offers more fantastic mountains aswell as a stunning coastline with views over to the mainland. Staffin is a short distance from iconic locations such as the Old Man of Storr and the Quirang, and is the perfect spot for a wild camp by the beach. You can also choose to stay at a campsite here which provides facilities for tents and motorhomes.