Scotland (from the Latin word Scotia – meaning the land of Scots) covers one third of the territory of Great Britain, but only accounts for 8.3% (2012) of its population. The West and North are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the East by the Northern Sea. Despite its extreme weather and austere appearance, the country is often remembered for its natural beauty. The land is characterized by many sea lochs and fjords and is home to numerous cliffs and pinnacles. Britain´s highest mountain – Ben Navis (1343 m) – can be found in Scotland as well. Furthermore this country contains more than 790 islands.

We only stayed in Scotland for a week, most of which was spent in Edinburgh and its surroundings. We booked a 3 day trip up north to see Loch Ness as well as the Isle of Skye, but only scratched the surface of what Scotland has to offer and would love to return one day!

Scotland FAQs

Planning your trip to Scotland and don’t know where to start?


The best time to travel to Scotland is generally during the summer months, from May until September. That’s when you can expect the best weather and the most sunshine.

The currency used in Scotland is the British pound (£).

The power plug sockets used are the same as for the rest of the British Isles (Type G). The main voltage is 230 V.

The main languages spoken are English, Gaelic and Scots.

What to see and do while in Scotland!


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