SIX destinations across Scotland have been named among the "best British breaks" for 2024 in a new travel list.

Introducing the top staycation spots, the Telegraph said: "This is the year that travel is truly back – predictions are that 2024 will break records for global tourism. So does that mean domestic holidays are dead? Nope. ABTA’s latest report reveals 58 per cent of Brits are planning a UK trip in 2024. Even when the whole world is open to us, we still want to holiday at home.

"The continuing demand for more sustainable, lower-carbon breaks is a contributing factor. But so is the fact that Britain offers so much."

See why these six Scottish destinations were named among the 'best British breaks' for 2024

Here are the destinations across Scotland named among the best staycation spots in the UK, according to The Telegraph.

Live by the links in Ayrshire

"In July 2024, the Open will be played at Royal Troon, the 10th time the venerable South Ayrshire club will have hosted the championship since 1923. The Marine Troon hotel, fresh from a smart revamp last year, is just the place to get in the golfing mood, as it offers unobstructed views of the 1st and 18th fairways, and the Firth of Clyde beyond.

"Enjoy the indoor pool, sauna and steam rooms, book a round of golf or hit Troon’s tremendous beach, perfect for windsurfing, kitesurfing and blustery strolls."

Run wild in Argyll

"Ecologists Katharine and David Lowrie, the owners of Auchgoyle Farm, were the first people in the world to run the length of South America. But don’t worry: their new wild-running weekenders aren’t so extreme.

"Some retreats are mixed, some are women-only, some are aimed at beginners; all include lovely guided runs around their rewilding estate and across the hills, beaches and woodlands of the Argyll coast.

"Gentle yoga, farm walks, tree planting and eco-friendly accommodation are included too."

Be surprised in the Highlands

"Feel like your life is lacking adventure? New for 2024, tour operator McKinlay Kidd has launched Reveal road trips: bespoke Scotland tours designed especially for you, with an air of mystery."

McKinlay Kidd’s Mark Worthington says: "You give us an idea of what you do and don’t like and we’ll put together a tailor-made tour that remains a surprise to you until you decide to see the details – even if it’s on a day-by-day basis whilst you’re travelling."

Drink a dram or two in Argyll & the Isles

"Did you know we’re halfway through Whisky Year Zero (July 2023-June 2024), the 200th anniversary of the 1823 Excise Act, which shaped Scotland’s “Whisky Coast”?

"To celebrate, Tartan Road has devised a new luxe tour. You’ll be driven around the most exciting distilleries in Campbeltown, Islay and beyond, and given VIP tours, tutored tastings and the chance to blend your own bottle. You’ll also explore the dramatic landscapes and spirited communities from which whisky comes."

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Pedal pushers in Southern Scotland

"Opened in 2023, the Kirkpatrick Coast to Coast – a 250-mile route named after the local blacksmith who invented the first pedal-assisted bicycle – is Scotland’s newest cycle route.

"It runs from Stranraer to Eyemouth via sandy beaches, Wigtown (Scotland’s National Book Town), hills and forests, Victorian viaducts, ruined abbeys, the River Tweed and a smidgen of Northumberland. For a bit of support along the way, join Saddle Skedaddle’s new guided ride – the width of a whole country packed into just four diverse cycling days."

Planting ideas in Cairngorms

"When Sir David Attenborough starts extolling the benefits of plant-based diets – as he did on Planet Earth III – nature buffs should take note. So consider signing up for Naturetrek’s new Summer in the Cairngorms Vegetarian/Vegan tour.

"While the focus will be on seeking special species, from rare orchids to dragonflies and crossbills, it will be based at a hotel specialising in vegan cuisine, and includes delicious meat-free breakfasts, picnics and three-course dinners."