ScotlandSights, Sounds, and Rich Heritage.
Spoken LanguageEnglish (99.0%)
Largest CityGlasgow (590,000)
Largest BorderEngland (154km)
A Spirit of Its Own!
Awake to the captivating tones of a bagpiper heralding the morn from atop the misty rolling carpeted hills. Bonnie Scotland beckons your senses with all the colors of tartan intertwined with the sights, sounds, and rich heritage that occupy one third of Great Britain. Having three major cities, Edinburgh boasts being Scotland’s capital, and Glasgow and Aberdeen are bursting with historical and cultural significance! Don’t miss Edinburgh Castle, St. Andrew’s Church, world-famous golf links, Hadrian’s Wall, the Falkirk Wheel, Glasgow University, and a teeming host of beguiling islands to visit by ferry. So bravely don your kilt and sporran, tuck into a haggis, raise your glass of Scotland’s finest malt whisky, and have your camera ready as you stand on the shoreline of Loch Ness – you could be the first to snap a shot of ‘Nessie’, the famed Loch Ness Monster!
Jacobite Steam Train
Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital city is the proud home and center of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an annual series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands, and artistic performance teams. This most prestigious entry in Scotland’s calendar is centered in and around the esplanade of the magnificent hilltop Edinburgh Castle and takes place each August as part of the annual Edinburgh Festival.
If you love the sound of bagpipes, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo features Massed Pipes and Drums, the Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, and the lone piper playing his haunting melody high above the castle parapets.
Orkney – See a 5,000 Year Old Village
A remote archipelago off the northeastern coastline of Scotland draws many parallels to the ancient civilization of Pompeii in Italy, in the sense that both have been revealed after having risen from the ashes, or more accurately in the case of Skara Brae on Orkney, rising out of the sand!
This well preserved hidden village was literally ‘blown’ back into existence following a heavy windstorm in 1850. A reconstructed 5,000 year old house, along with an authentic chambered burial tomb incorporating 12th century Viking carvings called a “Maeshowe” can now be visited at Skara Brae, the rediscovered village set in the heart of the Neolithic Orkney islands.