May is whisky month, a fabulous celebration of Scotland's national drink, as world-famous an icon of Scotland as tartan and bagpipes. Whisky is so much a part of Scotlands heritage that the name even comes from the Gaelic 'uisge beatha' meaning 'water of life'. Visiting a distillery gives a wonderful insight into the craft and tradition that goes into ever drop.
This month it's all about whisky - explore the craft, history and taste of the 'water of life'
Explore our coastal landscapes, including the glorious and delicate machair
Follow the Malt Whisky Trail, the only official malt whisky trail in the world
Why not hit the saddle and enjoy one of Scotland's cycle trails?
Our Scotland ambassadors let you in on their favourite places up and down the country.
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