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Scotland for yourself………
a wonderful place to visit for a holiday. It has great places
to stay, and has warm friendly people, superb food and drink
there is inspiring scenery that helps illustrate its history
have a choice of cities – Edinburgh
– Aberdeen – Inverness – Glasgow (all with their own airports)
or the tranquility of an unspoilt beach.
You also have a choice of beautiful and interesting
is a golfers paradise and there is plenty to do if you just
want to walk, cycle or fish.
majority of the population is based in the central lowlands
- the capital city and home of the
Scottish Parliament and Glasgow the
second major city. Both cities
are lively cosmopolitan cultural centres offering a vast
range of employment, housing and leisure and lifestyle options.
and Letting in Scotland what could happen next? - August
general information about Scotland here
standard electrical voltage in Scotland / Britain is 240 v
AC, 50HZ. A three square pronged adapter plug and/or electric
converter for appliances is required
. (As used in Ireland,
Cyprus, Malta, Singapore and Malaysia)
Telephone number: pan-EU Emergency 112 Can
be used in all EU Countries and it can be dialled from
a locked mobile or a mobile with no sim card.
Ambulance - Coast guard - Fire Police
[United Kingdom Pound] (£)
5,078,400 Land Area:
Drive on the LEFT
Driving Tips (information supplied by Holiday Autos)
areas: 30 mph single carriage ways: 60 mph dual carriage ways:
70 mph motorways: 70 mph.
and driving: Blood alcohol limit
is 80 mg.
on the left and only overtake
vehicles on the right.
roundabouts, traffic coming from the right has priority.
sure you understand about double and single yellow line. parking.
is illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving.
long as you hold a full licence in your own country and have
done so for at least a year, you can drive on British roads.
are shown by 'M' plus a number on signs. There are no toll
charges to pay on British motorways except the M4 Severn Bridge
into Wales, the Humber Bridge near Hull, the M25 Dartford
Tunnel and part of the M6 (north of Birmingham).
and avoid the M25 'London Orbital ' and the M5/M6 in Birmingham
England during rush hour times (0800-0930 and 1630-1800) as
these can be extremely busy
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forms the top part of the Island
of Britain and the country is also made up of some 186 islands
including the Orkneys, Hebrides, Shetlands and Arran. The
mainland is predominantly mountainous. The Highlands are well
known for their scenic grandeur. There are plenty of picturesque
Lochs (lakes). The main mountain ranges are the Grampians
and they have the highest peak in Scotland (Britain) - Ben
Nevis.The country has some of Britain's most spectacular scenery
including the deepest lake, largest lake, most remote areas
of wilderness and highest mountain Ben Nevis.
The capital is Edinburgh
and other major cities are
Glasgow, Aberdeen and
Dundee on the east coast and
Inverness in the north. Temperatures
are generally colder than in southern England - Edinburgh
from 3.5 degrees in January to 14.5 degrees C in July. In
winter there are the ski resorts and fishing is very popular
as well as the country having many golf courses including
the famous St Andrews.
is Scotland's third largest city
located on the north east coast. It has elegant granite buildings
and has a very sphisticated and vibrant character. It has
been the home of the UK's oil and gas industry for well over
25 years. Smaller centres of Perth, Stirling
and St Andrews
are all extreemly attractive places.
English is generally spoken, but a percentage of Scots speak
the Scottish form of Gaelic. This is mainly in the Highlands
and islands. Cuisine is very good and remember when you are
in Scotland, you are in the home of Scotch whisky.
and Regions: There are 95 inhabited
islands in Scotland with a total population of just under
The Outer Islands
- Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles
islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides lie at the very edge
of Europe and
have a rugged natural beauty, with unspoilt
beaches, plentiful wildlife and a unique culture and traditions.
Orkney and Shetland share many of these qualities together
with archaeological sites, burial mounds, stones circles and
settlements of the earliest peoples. The islands have a Norse
heritage that is evident everywhere . There are also thousands
of birds and other wildlife that make their home in these
are looking for spectacular mountains, majestic glens and
mirror-like lochs form the perfect backdrop to picturesque
towns, isolated crofts, towering castles and pagoda-topped
distilleries the Scottish Highlands have so much to offer.
A startling variety of wildlife also makes its home in the
sea-lochs and glens where an unbroken thread of human history
reaches back into the mists of time.
great outdoors combine History, legend, romance to guarantee
visitors a warm Highland welcome and a truly memorable holiday.
Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure, a
taste of the local culture and history, or just complete peace
and quiet, the Highlands of Scotland is a place well worth
the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling & the Trossachs
you want to savour the atmosphere of Hebridean islands, the
charm of rural villages and the natural frontier which separates
the rugged grandeur of the West Highlands from the gentler
beauty of the Lowlands this is the place to visit. You can
trace the footsteps of heroes like St Columba, Sir William
Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary, Queen of Scots and villains
like the notorious outlaw Rob Roy.
is an area where you may see an eagle, an osprey, a wildcat,
a fine antlered stag or even whales and dolphins. And if the
fancy takes you, you can enjoy the spectacle of a Highland
Games, the warmth of a traditional folk night or the flavour
of a local food festival. Scotland's first great travel writer,
Sir Walter Scott wrote of the landscapes around Loch Katrine
in his best-selling poem, the Lady of the Lake.
& the Lothians
Louis Stevenson said that Edinburgh
is what Paris ought to be. The capital
city has magnificent architecture shifts from the lofty tenements
and narrow streets of its medieval Old Town as they tumble
down the spine of the Royal Mile, to the grace and geometric
precision of the Georgian New Town. Above it all, in its towering
splendour, stands the Castle. An enchanting walk around the
city will reveal an alleyway leading to an ancient courtyard.
the city, the Lothian countryside provides a beautiful setting
for the rich gems of the capital. This is an area steeped
in history, filled with castles, great houses and battle sites.
It's also the ancient home of the game of golf and you can
find some of the great golf links and parkland courses of
the world here. In fact, the trails and parkland and
miles of glorious coastline in the Lothians open up the countryside
for everyone - from the fine golden beaches, to ramblers high
in the Pentland Hills.
Glasgow & the Clyde Valley
Vibrant and energetic,
Glasgow enjoys a year-round
buzz that visitors just love. This is particularly true of
the city's arts scene. Over 200 arts organisations, including
Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, are based there, creating
the cutting-edge productions and attracting high-profile exhibitions
that led to the city being crowned as a European City of Culture.
1999 Glasgow was the UK's City of Architecture and Design
and its architecture is certainly an attraction in itself.
Central Glasgow's Manhattan-style town planning affords many
sweeping vistas of the city's impressive Victorian buildings,
dotted with little gems from the medieval to the present day.
But it's the Art Nouveau 'Glasgow Style' for which the city
has become famous and no one should miss the work of Glasgow's
most celebrated sons, architect and designer Charles Rennie
the city is some of the best of Scotland's scenery, from the
rolling hills of the Clyde Valley to the beautiful walking
country of East Dunbartonshire that borders the south-west
Highlands. Exploring further, you'll find that many of the
towns and villages in the area such as Paisley, Hamilton,
Biggar, Greenock, Gourock and of course the breathtaking New
Lanark World Heritage Site make great day excursions from
the city and offer a range of attractions that make discoverng
their rich history a real joy.
Angus & Dundee and the Kingdom of Fife
the rolling heather moorland of Rannoch in the west, all the
way to the well-manicured golf courses and path network of
coastal Fife, you'll soon discover that Scotland's heartlands
are an area with an astonishingly diverse terrain, with plenty
to attract and entertain visitors. And in between, the Angus
Glens with their unspoilt wildness and sense of space make
for the perfect escape.
area also boasts some of Scotland's most attractive towns
Perth, with its upbeat air,
busy shops and relaxing pubs and wine bars; Dundee,
dynamic and ideal for a cultural fix; Pitlochry and Aberfeldy,
friendly,small-scale and welcoming, while not forgetting the
pantile houses and colourful harbours of Fife's East Neuk
- that is a photographer's paradise. Moving away from habitation,
the region offers plenty of active opportunities, from fabulous
golf on some of the world's most famous courses to more adventurous
alternatives, all set against countryside and coastlines rich
with abundant wildlife.
you will find rich, rolling farmland, rugged sea coasts and
Clyde coast islands characterize the south of Scotland. It's
a land of ancient abbeys, castles and historic houses and
also boasts strong literary connections, with both Robert
Burns and Sir Walter Scott having lived here.
Scotland really starts right
at the border with England. You will immediately find different
accents in the shops and different names for beer in pubs
are just two of the ways in which Scotland stamps its own
personality straight away. Even some of the money is different
with many of the Scottish banks issuing their own bank notes.
The scenery changes and the hazy blue peaks of the Cheviot
and Eildon Hills running out to a wide horizon have lifted
the hearts of generations of travellers at Carter Bar on the
are then the forests and wild moors of upland Galloway and
the vivid greens of Ayrshire's rich pastures, with the steep
mountainous profile of the island of Arran as a backdrop.
Wherever you travel here, you can be sure of a real Scottish
Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway,
Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian,
East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland
Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire,
Orkney Islands ,Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish
Borders, Shetland Islands ,South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire,
Stirling, West Dunbartonshire ,West Lothian, Western Isles.....The
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