Scotland

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel andIrish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland is made up of more than 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Edinburgh, the country’s capital and second largest city, is one of Europe’s largest financial centres. Edinburgh was the hub of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, which transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe. Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, was once one of the world’s leading industrial cities and now lies at the centre of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland, the title of Europe’s oil capital.

We would like to give you 10 good reasons why you should visit Scotland:

1. The Coastline: The coastline of Scotland, not even counting the numerous islands that surround it, is larger than that of England, France or Spain so there is an awful lot to explore. From gorgeous white sandy beaches to craggy coves Scotland’s coast has something to offer to any beach lover.
2. The Sport: Scotland was the birthplace of golf, so it stands to reason that some of the finest golf courses in the world are located within her borders.
3. The Whisky: There is no doubt that the best whisky in the world is distilled in Scotland and many of the hundreds of distilleries located in Scotland are open to the public and offer daily tours and tastings.
4. The Food: Forget what you might have heard about British food. Scotland is a culinary paradise filled with fine restaurants, quaint cafes and friendly bed and breakfast lodges that serve everything from the best in Scottish game dishes to the very best in international fusion dining.
5. The World Heritage: Scotland is the proud home of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
6. The Wildlife: Scotland is home to more than just lots of cows, sheep and deer. At various points in the country when you visit Scotland you might see eagles, basking killer whales, leaping dolphins and even sharks!
7. Monster Hunting: Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, is famous throughout the world and a great many tourists head to Loch Ness to try to catch a glimpse of her every year. But did you know that she has a sister? .
8. The Music: The number of talented musicians that call Scotland home is almost to great to count.
9. The West Highland Line: The West Highland Line, a railway that runs between Oban on the West Coast to Glasgow , offers one of the most scenic and spectacular rail trips to be taken anywhere in the world.
10. The Edinburgh Festivals: There is not just one festival held in Edinburgh every year there are dozens that carry on throughout the seasons. From the amazing celebrations at Hogmany to the sophistication of the Film Festival and plenty more offerings in between there really is something for everyone.