Now summer is well and truly here, make the most of the long days and embark on a real Scottish adventure! Consult your map, pull on your walking boots or wheel out the bikes. Stevie Christie, Owner of natural adventures organisation Wilderness Scotland, tells us "July is the ideal month to explore: walks along the coast, cycling routes through the countryside, go canoeing on the river Spey or view the Scottish islands by kayak."
Many fascinating species of bird call Scotland home, including numerous birds of prey
The Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow in 2014 - find out more
Indulge in Scotland's summer produce and regional specialities
Use long summer days to explore Scotalnd's islands - and catch some local culture while you're there
Our Scotland ambassadors let you in on their favourite places up and down the country.
The year of Homecoming Scotland is the perfect time to visit Scotland. We'll be celebrating everything that's great about Scotland, with hundreds of events throughout the year and across the whole country, including Highland Homecoming and the Ryder Cup.