FROM food bloggers to stunt cyclists, who are Scotland’s most essential Instagrammers? Holly Lennon finds out
@fresheather, 122k followers
Healthy food blogger Heather has attracted the attention of over 120,000 Instagram users with her unique healthy recipes. Using designs of popular emojis, Heather creates food that looks good inside and out.
@hellolovecrumbs, 7,663 followers
Hellolovecrumbs is the Instagram persona of Lovecrumbs, Edinburgh’s cake-only cake shop in West Port. Daily posts of their marvellous creations are likely to give anyone a sweet tooth.
Glasgow Food Geek
@Glasgowfoodgeek, 4,640 followers
Giving her followers a good food guide, Glasgow Food Geek shares her best picks with her followers. From cakes to cocktails, Pam gets her followers’ mouths watering with some of the best food and drink Scotland has to offer.
Scottish ecologist and adventurer David Sutherland captures some of the most scenic places the country has to offer, from Loudoun Hill to Balmaha. His breathtaking pictures have attracted nearly 16,000 followers, but even more remarkable is the fact all his images are taken on an iPhone 4S.
@ellisoconnor, 34k followers
Artist, photographer and traveller Ellis O’Connor has attracted 34,000 followers to her perfect pictures of rolling landscapes and isolated sea stacks. The Scotland born photographer gives you glimpse of some of the most scenic views our country has to offer.
@bean_nighe, 21.1k followers
Instagram enthusiast Sam devotes her feed to travelling the globe, but she also explores “her beautiful Scotland”. Iconic settings from the across the world can regularly be found on her timeline along with snaps of her wonderful westies, Scottish beauty spots and historical buildings.
@calvinharris, 4.1m followers
Superstar DJ Calvin Harris takes poll position as the most popular Scottish Instagram account. Sharing panoramic views from his DJ booth from across the globe, as well as pictures with his famous pop star girlfriend, Taylor Swift, it’s no surprise he’s gained himself such a significant following.
@paolonutini, 84.5k followers
Scotland’s sweetheart Paolo Nutini takes his popularity to new levels on his Instagram feed which shows him popping up for performances all over the world. It seems his fanbase has only gotten bigger following his five year hiatus.
@biffy_clyro, 54.8k followers
Originally hailing from Kilmarnock, Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have come a long way since 2002 debut album, Blackened Sky. The band now have over 50,000 Instagram followers, who get a glimpse into their touring journeys and on-stage antics.
@danny_macaskill, 211k followers
With the array of exciting challenges and stunts performed by Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill, it’s no wonder his Instagram following is so high. Danny shares body cam videos of his trials, giving followers a taste of his adrenaline-filled daily life.
@andy_murray, 506k followers
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray proves to be popular on and off the court with 506,000 followers on Instagram. As a man of few words, Andy gives fans a rare glimpse into his private life, sharing photos of beloved dogs and a behind-the-scenes look at his numerous media engagements.
FASHION AND BEAUTY
Chris John Millington
@chrisjohnmillington, 486k followers
Chris John Millington, model and photographer, has racked up an impressive 486,000 followers on the photo sharing site. Enticing fans with his perfectly groomed facial hair, tattoos and piercing eyes, the Ayrshire-born model has managed to grab the attention of Instagrammers across the world.
@jamiegenevieve, 204k followers
Scottish make-up artist and YouTuber Jamie Genevieve has fans flocking to her Instagram account to try and recreate her flawless make-up routines. Over 204,000 people follow her daily posts to keep up to date with her tips and techniques.
Kate La Vie
@kate.lavie, 140k followers
Self-confessed blogger and interior obsessive Kate La Vie shares photos of her unique interiors and best beauty finds to 140,000 Instagram followers. Her feed is perfect for those looking for DIY inspiration and everything from beauty to fashion tips.