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VisitScotland Aberdeen City and Shire What to See and Do Guide
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Discover a land where majestic landscapes meet the sea and the flourishing Granite City boasts beautiful architecture and cultural gems. Aberdeen City and Shire is adored by the Royal Family, and is a region with a maritime heritage which offers lively events and a selection of thrilling activities.

Craigievar Castle

Aberdeen City and Shire

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VisitScotland Argyll and The Isles What to See and Do Guide
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Coastal and Highland scenery combine in Argyll & The Isles alongside rich culture and heritage just waiting to be explored. Thrill-seekers can try a range of adventure sports while forest strolls are perfect for those looking for something a little gentler, and you can experience the tranquility of island life. Explore charming towns and villages, look out for wildlife and enjoy clear waters and empty beaches.

A man admires the clear sea view as he sits on a rock ledge above a beach where he has left his kayak, Island of Inch Kenneth

Argyll & The Isles

Experience Argyll & The Isles and explore charming towns and villages, look out for wildlife and enjoy clear waters and empty beaches.

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Ayrshire & Arran ››

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Characterised by striking contrasts, this region offers rolling green hills, a varied coastline, picturesque beaches and island adventures. The perfect rural idyll, whilst easily accessible; this magnificent part of the world offers a feast for the senses, yet serves as the perfect setting for history and heritage, outdoor pursuits and a range of exciting events and festivals.

Looking between trees onto a green on Lamlash Golf Club

Ayrshire & Arran

Characterised by striking contrasts, this region offers rolling green hills, a varied coastline, picturesque beaches and island adventures.

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From streams to summits and forests to shores, the landscape in Dumfries & Galloway is naturally inspiring, influencing the region’s history, culture and everyday life. Discover how this region’s beautiful scenery has filled artists and writers with the passion to create great works, and see how it is the perfect backdrop for exciting activities and an abundance of rare wildlife.

Two people walking in Glentrool

Dumfries & Galloway

From streams to summits and forests to shores, the landscape in Dumfries & Galloway is naturally inspiring, influencing the region’s history, culture and everyday life.

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Discover a place where you can explore majestic glens, pristine beaches and ancient forests. Uncover a captivating history, fantastic golf courses and a wide range of events and festivals.

A couple take in the view of the city below from the top of the Dundee Law

Dundee & Angus

Discover a place where you can explore majestic glens, pristine beaches and ancient forests. Uncover a captivating history, fantastic golf courses and a wide range of events and festivals.

VisitScotland Edinburgh and Lothians What to See and Do Guides
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Welcome to Edinburgh, inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture and fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside in the nearby Lothians. From the world’s festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to world-class visitor attractions and exhilarating outdoor pursuits, Edinburgh & The Lothians is a must-visit on anyone’s list.

The city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Edinburgh & The Lothians

Welcome to Edinburgh, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture and fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside in the nearby Lothians.

VisitScotland Greater Glasgow and The Clyde Valley What to See and Do Guides
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Discover Glasgow, Scotland’s city of style, where you can find world-class attractions, museums and galleries, stunning architecture, works by renowned designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and one of the best city centre shopping experiences in the UK. Beyond the city, you’ll find lush countryside, great family days out and a wealth of fascinating history as you follow the path of the River Clyde.

Looking over the River Clyde where it is crossed by Bell's Footbridge to the Clyde Auditorium

Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

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VisitScotland Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and The Forth Valley Guide
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Welcome to a region steeped in legend, folklore and history. The serene snow-capped peaks, glimmering lochs and sheltered forests of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley have inspired great heroes and artists alike. Today, find animated city life and bustling creative towns and villages nestled alongside the tranquil setting of Scotland’s first National Park.

Loch Katrine, the Trossachs

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

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Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

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Orkney 2014 guide
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Just off the north coast of Scotland, an archipelago of around 70 islands and skerries creates a glittering array of shapes set against clear blue waters. The smaller isles of Orkney offer a world of serenity on sandy white shores while the Mainland houses the majority of the population and many attractions including an arts and crafts trail. Beautiful beaches combine with heritage, culture and wonderful wildlife to make any trip to Orkney distinct and magical.

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney

Orkney

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VisitScotland The Outer Hebrides Guide
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Around 30 miles off the north west coast of Scotland lies the Outer Hebrides, an idyllic island chain that sits on the edge of Europe. Picture a paradise of powder white beaches and Atlantic waves, dark moorland and epic mountains, amazing wildlife and a rich and vibrant culture.

Uno sguardo sul traghetto CalMac presso il molo Tarbert, South Harris

Hebridean hopping

You could spend days just discovering Lewis but you should dedicate time to exploring as much of the Outer Hebrides as possible. The good news is that getting around these islands is relatively easy.

A man wildlife watching at Rubha Ardvule, South Uist

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The Outer Hebrides offer the chance of some thrilling wildlife encounters with an abundance of birdlife and some amazing marine life off the coast. You could see over 370 species of bird, killer whales, basking sharks and dolphins.

The family tree of Mrs Chris Lawson on display at the Seallam! Visitor Centre, Northton, Isle of Harris

Ancestry

A number of Scottish clans have their origins in the Outer Hebrides and while a clan connection is a good starting point, how much more interesting would it be to find the actual history of your family?

VisitScotland Perthshire, Dundee & Angus Guide
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Find out more with our handy brochure on Perthshire

Discover a place where you can explore majestic glens, championship golf courses and ancient forests. Spend an afternoon tumbling down swift currents on a white water raft before enjoying an evening of local cuisine in a first-class restaurant. Find all that and much more in Perthshire with its captivating history, magnificent wildlife and stunning array of events and festivals.

The formal gardens at Kinross House, by Loch Leven, Kinross

Perthshire

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VisitScotland Shetland guide
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Discover a unique blend of Scandinavian and Scottish culture in this stunning archipelago of more than 100 islands, 200 kms off the north coast of Scotland. Uncover ancient history combined with diverse landscapes, incredible geology, fascinating wildlife, world-renowned archaeology and many fantastic events and festivals.

Hams of Roe, Muckle Roe

Shetland

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VisitScotland The Highlands Guide
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Download a brochure for more on the Highlands, Cairngorms National Park, Speyside and the Moray Coast.

The Highlands really is the Scotland of your imagination, a beautiful and inspiring region of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. Witness the amazing wildlife and take part in some thrilling outdoor pursuits. Explore the many mountains and glens, the stunning islands and stretches of coastline and follow the country's only Malt Whisky Trail.

Buachaille Etive Mor

The Highlands

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VisitScotland The Kingdom of Fife and St Andrews Guide
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Find more about Fife with our handy brochure

A surprisingly compact region of remarkable variety. The Kingdom of Fife will greet you with colourful fishing villages that are framed by glorious beaches which sweep the coastline, and miles of peaceful countryside nestled inland. A region perfect for families, Fife fuses a maze of history with a thrill-seekers playground and a treasure trail of hidden delights.

West Wemyss from Blair Point on the Fife Coastal Path

The Kingdom of Fife

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VisitScotland The Scottish Borders Guide
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Fall under the spell of the beauty and enthralling history of the Scottish Borders. Discover a gentler pace of life amid the sweeping valleys, emerald forests and heather-clad moorlands of this outstanding part of the world. With excellent local food and drink, a range of outdoor pursuits and a flourishing cultural scene, the Scottish Borders will captivate you from the moment you arrive.

Looking across rocks to Coldingham Bay

The Scottish Borders

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