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Scotland. Pop - 5,116,900. Area - 78,772 km². Capital - Edinburgh. Largest City – Glasgow. Currency – Euro. Language – English and Gaelic (North West Scotland). Main Religion – Protestant. Time Zone – GMT + 0 hours. Main Airports – Glasgow GLA, Edinburgh EDI, Prestwick PIK, Aberdeen ABZ. Climate – Temperate and Oceanic, and tends to be very changeable.. Voltage guide 240V. Dialing code 44. Scotland is situated north of England and is surrounded by the Atlantic on its western coast and the North Sea on it’s eastern coastline. It is a diverse land with rolling hills in southern Scotland, a highly populated and industrial central belt, and a magical Highlands in the north with an abundance of mountains, moors, and lochs (lakes). Scotland is broadly divided into the following areas - The Borders, The South West, The Central, The Highlands, North East, The Hebrides, The Orkney Islands, and The Shetland Islands. At local level there are 32 authorities structured largely around the old county system, often using the name of the largest city or town. Historically, Scotland for many years was an independent country until the Union of Crowns in 1603, which was followed in 1707, by the Union of Parliaments of Scotland and England which created Great Britain. In 1997 Scotland was granted a limited form of self-government although many of the most important roles were retained by the UK government. On May 16th 2007 the Scottish National Party (SNP), under their charismatic leader, Alex Salmond, won a sensational election and are currently running the Scottish Government. Over the years Scotland has developed a reputation for producing engineers, scientists, and inventors including: John Logie Baird (Television); Alexander Graham Bell (Telephone); James Watt (Steam Power); John Boyd Dunlop (Car Tyres); Kirkpatrick MacMillan (Bicycle); Thomas Telford (Bridge and Road Builder); Sir Alexander Fleming (Penicillin); and John Loudon McAdam (Road Construction). However, there are many other famous Scots from other walks of life including: Robert the Bruce; Sean Connery; Andy Murray; Jock Stein; Sir Alex Ferguson; Sir Jackie Stewart; Rod Stewart; Andrew Carnegie; Walter Scott; Sir Tom Hunter; Chic Murray; Billy Connolly; Tam the Bam Flannigan; and Adam Smith. However, many Scots would regard the following 2 people as being arguably the most famous – William Wallace and Robert Burns. For visitors, Scotland has much to offer, from the cultural sights of the capital Edinburgh and the old firm football teams of Glasgow to the single malt whisky of the island of Islay and the spectacular Cuillin mountains on the island of Skye.

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Glasgow Hotel Reservations

Glasgow Hotels Reservation including – Hilton William Street Hotel, Marriott Hotel, Thistle Hotel, Jurys Inn Hotel, Glasgow Moat House Hotel, Carlton George Hotel, Corus Hotel, Strathclyde Hotels and George Square Hotels.

George Square in the city of Glasgow is near Queen Street Station and the City Chambers.

Old Course Hotel - Kingdom of Fife St. Andrews

A 5 star property with 134 rooms. Stately Golf Hotel adjacent to "Old Course" & overlooking the infamous "17th Road Hole". Guests should sample the Scottish Breakfast in the Road Hole Grill. The hotel will also help in making all the necessary golf tee times for all the surrounding courses. Golfing guests will no doubt be teeing off at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. The Old Course at St Andrews is the oldest golf course in the world.

Old Course Hotel - Kingdom of Fife St. Andrews

Famous Tartan Army Magazine - Scotland & Scottish Football Fans

A PUBlication dedicated to The Famous Tartan Army written by Scotland football fans featuring stories, photos and travel to World Cup and Euro Championship games.

Bonawe House Cottages

Bonawe House is a collection of beatiful holiday cottages in Oban, perfect for a holiday in Scotland.

The Official Online Gateway to Scotland

The official gateway to Scotland provides information on living, working, studying, visiting, and doing business in Scotland and includes links to other official Scottish sites. Information on the community of Scotland.

Rental in Scotland

Holiday rental accommodation in Scotland - direct from the owner

Scotland - wikipedia

Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a nation in northwest Europe and one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom. It occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain and shares a land border to the south with England. It is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. Apart from the mainland, Scotland consists of over 790 islands.

Scotland - wikitravel

Scotland is not part of England. This is a common mistake among tourists, and one which can be almost guaranteed to grossly offend any native Scot you may be talking to. The country's capital is Edinburgh and its largest city is Glasgow. Apart from these and several other cities, the popular image of Scotland for most travellers, of course, centres on the "Highlands and Islands" - a wonderfully diverse land, Scotland has much to offer virtually any traveller.

Scottish Executive and Government

Scottish government. Scottish Office news and information covering government publications, reports and Executive consultations from the Scottish Executive, the devolved government for Scotland. Political news from the Scottish government. See the latest government publications and government consultations from the Scottish Office.

Self Catering Accommodation in Scotland

Find a castle or a cottage in Scotland for your perfect vacation.

Visit Scotland

The Visit Scotland guide to Scottish hospitality. The official site of the Scottish Tourist Board provides information on Scotland travel, vacations, tours, holidays and accommodation.

Your Tour of Scotland - Personal Scottish Tourist Guide

Your Tour of Scotland, a Private driver guide and historic city walking tours of Scotland, tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow, be-spoke tailor made tours of Scotland and hop on Scottish Tourist Guide.

Airport Transfer Service Scotland

Tours of Scotland, Airport Transfers and Chauffeur Service in the area of St.Andrews and Dundee, Scotland. Journeys of relaxation and delight with a competitively priced door to door service.

Arkon Scotland Travel - customized holidays and golf tours

Arkon for Scottish golf, scenic, historic and ancestral tours and vacations customized to your needs. Travel Scotland safely with all arrangements made.

Ayr Hotel Scotland - Ayr Hotels in Scotland

Ayr Hotels in Scotland - Ayr Hotel Scotland has a comprehensive list of accommodation, bed and breakfast, guest house etc.

Burnside Cottage Furnace Argyll Scotland

Holiday Cottage located near Inveraray, Argyll. Lovely views down Loch Fyne. Woodburning stove. Two minute walk to local village pub and shop. Sleeps 5.

City of Stirling - business tourism guide and directory

Visitor guide, business directory, special promotions and sightseeing info on the City of Stirling, Scotland.

CUPA COFAIDH - coffee and craft shop, Muthill, near Crieff

Cupa Cofaidh is a coffee/craft shop with home baking and handmade Scottish crafts including swarovski crystal and silver jewellery and knitted goods. We are in Muthill PH5 2AN nr Crieff, Perthshire.

Dundee Hotel Scotland - Dundee Hotels in Scotland

Dundee Hotels in Scotland - Dundee Hotel Scotland has a comprehensive list of accommodation, bed and breakfast, guest house etc.

East Toll Holiday Cottage Aboyne

Visit Aboyne in the North East of Scotland. Holiday in East Toll Cottage, which is a truly unique environment owned by present owners for over 100 years


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