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Ancient architecture with deep history and myths, spectacular wildlife as the largest wilderness in Western Europe, Rich in culture as bagpipes and lively music accompanies travellers, superb gastronomy like its national dish Haggis, and its down-to-earth people, Scotland is a place with many treasures.

Destination in a Nutshell

77,900 km2


5.454 million




Quick Facts

  • Scotland is home to the tallest waterfall in Britain, named Eas a’ Chual Aluinn. It is 658 feet, which is 3 times the height of Niagara Falls.

  • Scotland has approximately 790 islands.

  • There are over 600 square miles of freshwater lakes.

  • Between 70 and 80% of the UK’s gin is produced in Scotland.

  • Currency: Pound Sterling

  • Language: Scots, Scottish Gaelic and English

  • Time zone GMT +1

Best Time to Visit:

Shoulder Season: May to June and September
  • This time statistically provides the best chance of dry weather, minus midges. However, rain is always to be expected.

  • Wildflowers and rhododendrons bloom in May and June. June evenings have daylight till 11pm giving you endless time to explore.

High Season: June to August
  • Summer is the best time for festivals. Although it's the warmest time of the year, often it’ll be wet.

  • Prices for accommodation are 10% to 20% higher, so book ahead if possible.

Low Season: October to April
  • From November to March the weather can be very cold and wet. These months are best for cozying up in pubs.

  • Best time to avoid the crowds, however some rural attractions and accommodation are often closed.


All of our programs can also be tailored to match your needs and preferences.

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