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Why Visit Scotland:

Scotland's colourful and compelling history is peppered with tragic yet romantic heroes, notable fighters, innovators and politicians. Often the nation's history has been defined either by fierce internecine conflict or epic struggles with its more populous and richer neighbour, England. Yet from earliest times the influences of Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe have been as important, particularly in aspects of Scotland's creative and cultural development. The result has been a sophistication and ambition few associate with the land of warring clans and burning castles.

The majority of Scots live in the central belt, which spreads from Glasgow in the west to Edinburgh, virtually on the east coast. Public transport here is efficient and most places are easily accessible by train and bus. To the south and north it can be a different story: off the main routes, public transport services are more scarce, particularly in more remote parts of the Highlands and Islands.

Scotland's rail network is at its most dense in the central belt, reducing to a few main lines in the Highlands; these however do link with most of the major ferry ports to the west coast islands. FirstScotRail runs the majority of train services, reaching all the major towns, sometimes on lines rated as among the great scenic routes of the world.

Scotland has over sixty inhabited islands, and nearly fifty of them have scheduled ferry links. Most ferries carry cars and vans, and the vast majority can - and should - be booked as far in advance as possible.

Popular Destinations in Scotland:

Isle of Iona - The Isle of Iona, just off the Isle of Mull, is home to Iona Abbey and cemetery, where many of Scotland's early Kings are buried. Islay is famous for its whisky, with no fewer than eight distilleries on the island, and Jura, apart from being home to thousands of deer, is the place where George Orwell retreated (to Barnhill) to write his masterpiece, 1984. You can still visit the house today.

Shetland - An entrancing blend of Scotland and Norway, Shetland's scenery is surprisingly varied for such a small area and is often truly spectacular. The islands offer everything from rocky crags to fertile farmland, pebble beaches to stupendous cliffs.

Orkney - Orkney is a truly unique destination. A deep sense of history can be felt everywhere in the 70 or so scattered islands that make up the archipelago, islands where life is defined by the past and sculpted by the sea.

Highlands & Moray - For many people, the Highlands 'are' Scotland, living up to their picture-postcard images with majestic scenery, awesome wild places, towering mountains, and broad expanses of shimmering loch. They are all this, of course, and much more besides.

Aberdeen - With its castles, whisky distilleries, dramatic coastlines and long-standing royal connections, Scotland's north east is a firm favourite with visitors from all over the world.

Perthsire - Situated in the very heart of Scotland, Perthshire is a mecca for lovers of the great outdoors and adventure sports, boasting some of the finest and most accessible scenery anywhere in the Highlands.

Edinburgh - The vibrant, historic city of Edinburgh is often the gateway to Scotland for many visitors. Explore its surrounding countryside to discover an area steeped in history, filled with castles, great houses and battle sites.

Haggis Adventures - Skye High Experience the magic of the Scottish Highlands on this fantastic action-packed 3 day adventure. Offering an unbeatable introduction to Scotland discover the legendary Highlands and Isle of Skye and explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the wild West Coast.

Getting Around in Scotland:

By Land:

Scotland Motorhome Rental
Hire a motorhome and tour the Scotland. Excellent campsites are available for tourers throughout Scotland. This is a perfect solution to family road holidays in Scotland, with Perth Motorhome Hire ranging in model from 2 to 6 berths motorhomes.

Scotland Car Leasing
If you wish to travel by car, we have the following Car leasing in the Scotland suppliers to choose from, Renault Leasing, Peugeot Car Leasing, Citroen Car Leasing

Scotland Rail Passes
Travelling by Train is your preference, we help you with your BritRail passes, check our UK BritRail Pass Information here.

By Water:
Scotland Canalboat Rental
If your desire is to explore Scotland Canals , We have 2 Canalboat rental suppliers. Black Prince Narrowboat Hire and Le Boat Canal Boat Hire. We can help taylor your holiday that will suit your needs.You can choose your bases from: Acton Bridge, Chirk, Falkirk Wheel and Laggan.

River Cruising in Scotland
Would you like to try River Cruising in the Scotland ?, We can help you with that too. Our European Waterways suppliers for you to choose from.Each individual company is cruising from :Banavie, Dochgarroch, Gairlochy, Inverness and Caledonian Canal

Scotland Climate:
The climate of Scotland is temperate , and tends to be very changeable, but rarely extreme. It is warmed by the Gulf Stream from the Atlantic, and given its northerly latitude it is much warmer than areas on similar latitudes, for example Labrador in Canada where the sea freezes over in winter and icebergs are a common feature in spring and early summer.

Scotish Cuisine:
Scottish cuisine is the specific set of cooking traditions and practices associated with Scotland. It shares much with wider British cuisine but has distinctive attributes and recipes of its own, as a result of foreign and local influences both ancient and modern. Traditional Scottish dishes exist alongside international foodstuffs brought about by migration.

Scotland's natural larder of game, dairy, fish, fruit, and vegetables is the integral factor in traditional Scots cooking, with a high reliance on simplicity and a lack of spices from abroad, which were often very expensive. While many inveterate dishes such as Scotch broth are considered healthy, many common dishes are rich in fat, and may contribute to the high rates of heart disease and obesity in the country.


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