Scotland offers a unique mix of modern cities and unspoilt rural landscapes.
The culture and high standard of living make Scotland a premier tourist destination and a fantastic place to live.
The friendliness of our people has won Scotland friends around the world.
Exploring Scotland’s regions
All of Scotland’s regions have something special to offer everyone:
Central Scotland - covers Stirling, Scotland’s historic capital and home of the Wallace Monument, Perthshire, with its spectacular countryside, and Fife, home of golf, picturesque fishing villages and unspoilt coast
Edinburgh and the Lothians - Edinburgh, a modern city that has retained much of its historic architecture, is surrounded by the Lothians, three counties boasting beautiful countryside and stunning beaches
Glasgow and Strathclyde - Glasgow, a truly cosmopolitan city offering excellent retail therapy, is in the Strathclyde region with attractions including Loch Lomond National Park and the Gateway to the Highlands
Highlands and Islands - frequently voted one of the most desirable places to live in the UK, the Highlands and Islands include Inverness and some of the world’s most spectacular natural scenery
The North East - Aberdeen, centre of Europe’s gas and oil industry and Dundee, home to life sciences, games and technology, share the north east region with stunning landscapes, tourism and the more traditional industries of fishing and agriculture
South Scotland - From the championship golf courses of Ayrshire to the rugby playing heartlands of the Scottish Borders and Robert Burns’ Dumfries and Galloway, the south of Scotland offers a relaxed pace of life and one of the country’s most diverse economies
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