The Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood, in Edinburgh, is a grand home to the nation's devolved government. It is a fitting symbol of a country whose fiercely independent spirit and culture are as strong today as they have ever been. Glasgow is an important center for architecture and design, and the annual Edinburgh International Festival, one of the largest in the world, gets bigger and zanier every year.
Even with all that urban activity, Scotland has plenty of places to get away from it all. In the Highlands, one of Europe's wildest and least spoiled areas, you can walk for hours across misty moors and clamber up and down rocky slopes without seeing a soul. A shaggy Highland cow, a thread of smoke curling from a cottage chimney or a soaring golden eagle may add to the feeling of blissful solitude. And when you're ready for company, you'll find it at friendly pubs and inns, where traditional music—and in the Highlands and islands, Gaelic culture and language—thrive.
A SPOTLIGHT ON OUR FAVOURITE SUPPLIERS
Get to know some of our favourite suppliers + explore the array of exciting opportunities you can enjoy in Scotland
THE SCOTTISH STORY TELLING CENTRE
ANCESTRY, GHOSTS & TRADITION
Live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and workshops are happening all year round.
The John Knox House & the Scottish Storytelling Centre on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Graves in the 18-19th century are caged to prevent robbers
underground city & graveyard walks - most notably - GREYFRIARS GRAVEYARD, Edinburgh - is home to the best documented supernatural case in history - the Mackenzie
With so many resources + information,
Scotland becomes a great genealogical centre
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EXCITING DESTINATIONS IN SCOTLAND
SAMPLE TOURS custom made for Scotland
A Highland Dance Tour that encompasses performance, competition, exploration, and learning, in the place that Highland Dance was born.
A custom sample info guide perfect for small & private friends & family groups exploring Scotland - this tour includes a private driver/guide, castle accommodation, and whisky tours, among many other surprises
Customising your own Tour to Scotland
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