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If you fancy a visit to a place with castles, music, golf, dance, mountains, islands, and a thirst for celebration, Bonnie Scotland is the place to be. Although part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has a unique flavor that sets it apart from its powerful neighbor to the south. Where England is tea and crumpets, Scotland is whisky and haggis. If you're looking for an adventure vacation, look no further. Scotland has skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, canoeing, caving and hiking, although you're better off to visit in summer, as a Scottish winter can be harsh. Of course, this is the land where golf began, and a visit to St. Andrew's, and the many other outstanding golf courses, is still a golf-lover's dream trip. If you're a fan of history, the Scottish lowlands and highlands nearly sing with the tales of everything this country has experienced. From ancient Celtic stone circles to the Loch Ness monster, from Stirling Castle and Hollyrood House to the battlefield of Culloden, you'll be awed by the bold and beautiful story of Scotland. Of course, now that J.K. Rowling has earned world-wide fame for her ingenious Harry Potter series, fans of the films are finding adventure traveling to the various Scottish locations used in the movies. Music brings Scotland alive, especially in the summer, when the festivals are brimming over with the sound of bagpipes, drums, Celtic and jazz bands, and the heels of Scottish dancers. There are many highland and music festivals throughout Scotland in the summer, definitely something not to be missed. Scotland is a land with a rich history, lively culture and breathtaking scenery — who could ask for anything more?


Famous Residents

Famous people that live in or are from UK - Scotland
  • Sean Connery
  • St. Andrew
  • Sir James Barrie
  • King Macbeth
  • Sheena Easton
  • John Paul Jones
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • John Knox
  • Rob Roy MacGregor
  • Greer Garson
  • Jackie Stewart
  • Allan Pinkerton
  • Robert the Bruce
  • Dr. David Livingstone
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Adam Smith
  • Tom Conti
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Annie Lennox
  • David Niven
  • William Wallace
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • Robert Bruce
  • J.K. Rowling


Local Color

What makes UK - Scotland unique
  • Rugby
  • Thistle
  • Tartan
  • Clarsach
  • Bagpipes
  • Highland Games
  • Unicorns
  • Heather
  • Haggis



UK - Scotland's alter egos
  • Caledonia


Major Industries

Most profitable industries in UK - Scotland
  • Shipbuilding
  • Coal Mining
  • Steel
  • Petroleum
  • Whisky
  • Financial Services


Geographic Regions

Regions that extend into UK - Scotland
  • Highlands
  • Lowlands
  • Mountains
  • 790 Islands