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Planning is all part of the fun of your trip to Scotland and our helpful information will make it easy for you to begin. From the essentials such as getting your passport updated to helpful tips for receiving discounts during your vacation, you will find all you need to know right here.

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Find your local Scotland travel expert

Booking flights couldn't be easier using our simple service to find a travel agent within your area.

A passenger jet taxies on a runway at dusk

Travelling to Scotland

Fly direct to one of Scotland's international airports or via a British or European hub airport.

Eilean Donan Castle surrounded by lochs and mountains

Inspiring itineraries

Scotland is easy to navigate on a touring adventure and our itineraries will provide inspiration for your Scotland vacation.

A sightseeing bus crosses the Cyde Arc (also known as the Squinty Bridge), to the west of the city centre of Glasgow.

Travel deals

Find special offers on flights, tours and much more with great ideas for touring Scotland.

The Atholl Highlanders Parade held annually in May at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire

Homecoming 2014

In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming. As well as the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there is a year-long programme of events and activities to showcase all that is great about Scotland.

A train sits by the platform which has a row of ornate columns on it at a redbrick station

Travelling in Scotland

Exploring Scotland couldn't be easier with a variety of reliable options so you can travel effortlessly around the country.

Diners enjoy an evening meal in the ambience of the 'Aberdeen Mal', or Malmaison Brasserie.

Search and book accommodation

Booking your accommodation in Scotland is easy using our online search facility.

Loch Trool, near Newton Stewart, in the Galloway Forest Park

Green Tourism Business Scheme

Under the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) providers are encouraged to be environmentally friendly in everything they do.

A US passport and credit cards (image © Vera Berard via SXC)

Practical information

Whether you are looking for information before you travel, or for once you have arrived, you will find all the details you need.

Two walkers on the West Highland Way near Loch Lomond

Welcome schemes

VisitScotland Welcome Schemes help you find the best accommodation in Scotland to accommodate your chosen leisure pursuits.

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VisitScotland Information Centres

Friendly experts are never far away with over 100 dedicated VisitScotland Information Centres around the country.