More than breathtaking scenery
With nearly 800 islands, numerous magnificent castles and sprawling coastline, there’s a lot to explore. In fact, no mater where you live, you’re never more than 40 miles (65 km) from the sea. But we’re more the merely breathtaking scenery.
Whether you’re looking for an exciting social life in our multicultural cities or for the tranquillity of relaxing towns, Scotland is perfect for adults, children, singles and families alike.
Whatever the weather
Our weather is the subject of much debate but is typically temperate, changeable but rarely extreme. Generally we have milder winters but cooler wetter summers than other areas on similar latitudes like Labrador in Canada, Moscow or southern Scandinavia. The east coast of Scotland is cooler and drier than the west, which is milder and wetter.
And while certain areas of the country do get their share of rain - as the inventor of the ‘Mac’ raincoat, we’ve got you covered. Besides, in mid-summer the Northern parts of Scotland benefit from four more hours of daylight than London.