YOUR GUIDE TO SCOTLAND
Find Your Peace in Scotland's Tranquil Beauty
With its stately castles, glass-like lochs, and voluptuous glens, Scotland has always been a showstopper. The country's magic extends from its quaint small towns in the snow-capped peaks of its romantic, rugged Highlands to its dynamic modern cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh. It is home to some of the best national parks in the U.K. and more than 900 offshore islands with extraordinary wildlife like regal red stags, majestic golden eagles, humpback whales, and massive salmon (not to mention the fabled inhabitant of Loch Ness, too).
Top Attractions & Activities:
Explore the Scottish Highlands
Visit Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland
Celebrate Hogmanay - A Scottish celebration of New Year's Eve, marked by parties, first-footing, fireworks, and the singing of "Auld Lang Syne."
Drink whisky in Islay, a stunning island on the "whisky coast" of west Scotland
Visit Inverness, which is known for its natural landscapes, quaint towns, medieval ruins, and prehistoric sites
Wander around Glasgow
Visit Mesmerizing Cathedrals - St Giles' Cathedral, St Mary's Scottish Episcopal Cathedral and Dunblane Cathedral
Puzzle over Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian, Scotland
Capital and Population:
The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh.
Population of Scotland: 5.454 Million
The official language of Scotland is English. However, there are also regional languages spoken in certain areas of Scotland, such as Scottish Gaelic, Scots, and Scottish Sign Language. English is the most widely spoken language and is used for official and everyday communication throughout the country.
The official currency of Scotland is the Pound Sterling (GBP).
Best Time to Visit and Weather:
June-September for the warmest temperatures.
Scotland is known for its stunning landscapes, including majestic mountains, deep lochs (lakes), rugged coastlines, and picturesque countryside.
Scotland is home to over 2,000 castles, each with its own fascinating history. Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, and Eilean Donan Castle are just a few examples of the impressive castles that dot the Scottish landscape.
Scotland is associated with various tartan patterns. Tartans are traditional woven fabrics often connected to specific clans or families, and are an important symbol of Scottish heritage and pride.
Scotland is renowned for its traditional music and instruments, with the bagpipes being the most iconic.