Scotland

Scotland Overview

Scotland is a beautiful country well-known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and valleys, rolling hills, green fields and forests, and rugged coastline. While everyone knows the Highlands for this, Scotland is beautiful in the Lowlands, islands and the flat lands of the North-East as well. It also has lively and friendly cities, often of great architectural significance, and a rich history and heritage dating back thousands of years with many ancient and historic sites.

Other characteristics that attract droves of visitors include golf (the game was created in Scotland and it has some of the world’s best and most famous courses), whisky, hiking, wildlife and winter sports. Around Loch Ness in the north of the Highlands, you can also hunt for the Monster… or at least try.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Edinburgh
POPULATION: 5.3 million
LANGUAGE: English and Gaelic
CURRENCY: Pound Sterling
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
Country Dialling Code: +44
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC 0