14 Scottish Instagram accounts you should follow

Andy Murray has more than 500,000 Instagram followers - but he's not the most popular Scot in our list. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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FROM food bloggers to stunt cyclists, who are Scotland’s most essential Instagrammers? Holly Lennon finds out


Picture: Ellis O'Connor Instagram

Heather Adamson

@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.

Love Crumbs

@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.


David Sutherland

@_dsutherland_,15.8k followers

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.

Ellis O’Connor

@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

@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.


Calvin Harris

@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.

Paolo Nutini

@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

@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

@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

@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.


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.

Jamie Genevieve

@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.

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