Holyrood Park

Edinburgh city centre and peace and quiet don’t usually go hand in hand. However, in Holyrood Park,visitors can be guaranteed stunning views, fresh air and peace and quiet in the heart of the city. Harness the wind this February and head to Holyrood park to test your kite-flying skills.

St Andrews

With plenty of open space and a lot of wind, St Andrews is one of the most popular places in Scotland to fly kites. At the far end of the beach there is even a dedicated kite zone, marked by two yellow flags, making it a safe, enjoyable place to fly. With multiple long-stretching sand beaches, there’s plenty of room to get air time and take in the views of the town and beyond while you do so.

Gott Bay, Tiree

When you arrive on the ferry, Gott Bay is the first beach you’ll see and, with that, a breathtakingly beautiful stretch of nearly two miles of golden sand. Although the beach is surrounded by spectacular scenery, which can sometimes distract even the most experienced kite-flyers, don’t be put off as this beach is perfect for any kite-related capers.

Pettycur Bay, Fife

The Pettycur Bay in Fife is the perfect place to learn to kite fly. When the tide is out, there’s a mile and a half of solid beach. Although kite surfers also use the beach, you can easily kite-fly alongside. However be careful as when the tide is in there is no beach, so probably best not to fly on those days.

Troon, Ayrshire

Troon has two beaches, the prosaically named Northern and the Southern, both of which are the same length although the Northern has fewer obstacles. Being by the sea, you can be guaranteed wind almost every day of the year, and when the weather it co-operating it’s the perfect place to fly a kite.