Famously friendly, often wet and always lively, Scotland has given the world many things: single malt whisky, Sherlock Holmes and the game of golf to name but a few. Here you'll find impressive fortifications like Stirling Castle and Eilean Donan, awe-inspiring landscapes like Loch Lomond and Glen Coe, stunning religious buildings like Glasgow Cathedral and Melrose Abbey and ancient archaeological sites like Skara Brae. Add to that beautiful, cosmopolitan cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, throw in a pinch of Europe's most spirited nightlife, and you start to see what makes Scotland travel such a compelling experience for so many people.


Language: English
Currency: Pound Sterling
Electricity: 240v
Visas: Click here to see if you need a visa for Scotland.
Dialing Code: +44
Time Zone: (GMT)


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What To Pack?

Mosquito repellent - The Scottish midge is the stuff of legend. It's particularly prevalent in northwestern parts of the country, so don't be caught out without bug spray!

A raincoat and umbrella - The weather in Scotland is notoriously changeable and often dreich (cold and damp) so be prepared for wind, cold and rain no matter what time of year you visit!

An adapter plug and transformer - You'll need an adapter for Scotland's UK-style 3-pin plug sockets. The power here is 240V, so appliances running on 110V will require a step-down transformer if they're to keep from going 'BANG!'

Comfortable walking shoes - Whether you're pounding the streets of Edinburgh, climbing Arthur's Seat or exploring the Cairngorms National Park, sensible footwear is a must here.

Alka Seltzer - From the Glasgow club scene to the Edinburgh bars, opportunities for drinking the local firewater are never far away in Scotland. It's a killer combination, so prepare for a hangover or two.

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