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Scotland is renowned, and rightly so, for its beautiful landscapes, but it's our people who add that extra special ingredient: a warm welcome, good sense of humour, fabulous culture and a real appetite for adventure. There's nothing better when planning a trip than getting insider tips from the locals, so we've asked a few of our friends to give you their top recommendations.

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A rock stack formation known as the Old Man of Hoy on the island of Hoy, Orkney

Natural Scotland Insider Tips

Explore islands, majestic peaks, beautiful glens and a huge range of wildlife in Scotland - a real natural playground

Two cyclists on a forest track negotiate a steep slope near Fort William, with mountains visible behind, in the Highlands

Active Scotland Insider Tips

Insider tips all about activites in Scotland including walking, cycling and wild camping

Fresh seafood platter

Food & Drink Insider Tips

Learn from chefs, fishermen and food experts about the finest salmon, the world's only malt whisky trail and much more

Robert Ballantyne

Clans, Culture & History Insider Tips

Discover Highland Games, traditional Gaelic culture and explore impressive castles

Two Highland dancers, wearing kilts, at the Gathering, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Creative Scotland Insider Tips

Get travel tips from the locals all about creativity and the arts in Scotland

Edinburgh Castle and the Ross Fountain, Princes Street Gardens

Scotland's Cities Insider Tips

Find our cities' liveliest cultural events or relax in peaceful parkland havens

Check our seasonal calendar to inspire your Scottish holiday at any time of year

Seasonal Calendar

Check our seasonal calendar to inspire your Scottish holiday at any time of year. Filled with ideas to help you plan your trip, let us help you get the most out of Scotland whenever you intend to visit.

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Homecoming Scotland 2014

Homecoming Scotland 2014

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.