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Scotland is a very open country and warmly welcomes all visitors. Whether you’re searching for accommodation, looking for things to see and do or thinking about getting married in Scotland, you’ll find a wealth of useful information following the links below.

Scotland is a very safe and welcoming country, and violence against LGBT people is extremely rare. Scotland has specific legislation, the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Act 2009, to protect LGBT people against hate crime. Find out more about safety and your rights on the Equality Network’s website.

Gay-friendly accommodation
The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for accommodation providers to discriminate against customers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and it is very rare for LGBT visitors to encounter discrimination when booking accommodation in Scotland. However, if you have any concerns you can find a list of establishments that state that they are LGBT-aware following this link.

Find hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and other great places to stay in our accommodation listings.

ScotsGay magazine
Established in 1994, ScotsGay magazine provides information on all things LGBT in Scotland, from news and events to accommodation listings and info on bars and clubs. Download the magazine in PDF format or pick up a free print copy from various bars and shops around the country. 

Find more events and things to see and do in Scotland.

There is a wide range of tour operators offering tailor-made travel around Scotland, from weekend city breaks to extended tours through the country. Browse our listings to find tour companies and guides that can help you make the most of your time in Scotland, including some specialising in the LGBT market.  

Scottish Government
Scotland became the 17th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage in February 2014, and has offered civil partnerships since 2005. If you’re thinking about getting married or having a civil partnership in Scotland, find more information on the official website of the Scottish Government.

Equality Network
The Equality Network aims to promote and improve the rights of LGBT people in Scotland and abroad. Visit their website to find out more about their work, including information on LGBT travel to Scotland.