Activities in Scotland

Enjoy exciting activities in Scotland on land, in the water and in the air. With a beautiful landscape filled with mountains, hills, lochs and rivers, Scotland is the perfect destination for a range of activities. From white water rafting to kayaking, archery to 4x4 driving, fishing to golf, there are a range of activities to suit everyone, whatever your skill or taste.

As Scotland is The Home of Golf, it wouldn’t be right to come here and not experience some of the phenomenal golf courses such as the Old Course at St Andrews, or some of the newer courses such as the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.

Take to the water for a gentle paddle around the coast in a sea kayak, or get the adrenaline pumping in a fast-paced ride along a river with a variety of adventure activities in Scotland.

Whether you fancy teaching the kids to fish, hitting the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding, or enjoying the passion and spirit at a rugby match, there a range of sports and activities in Scotland.

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Download your copy of the Active in Scotland 2014 - 2015 brochure.
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View the official guide to adventure activities in Scotland

Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 ››

Discover the talent across Scotland this year with YIAD 2016.

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UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Get a taste of the annual UCI Mountain Bike World Cup which takes place in Fort William

A boy tackles an aerial assault course at one of the Go Ape! centres in Scotland

Active and adventure

Bring your sense of adventure to Scotland and discover our range of thrilling activities.

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Driving experiences

Whether it’s on a tarmac race course or off road, you’ll find that there are great driving experiences in Scotland.

Three horse riders on the beach at Irvine in Ayrshire

Horse riding

Find out about horse riding in Scotland, from scenic treks and trails to top riding stables and equestrian centres.

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Country sports

Come and experience Scotland’s world-renowned hunting, shooting and fishing amongst the stunning landscape and scenery.

A glider soaring above countryside around Portmahomack in Ross & Cromary, Highlands.

Flying in Scotland

Find out how you can explore Scotland’s beautiful landscapes from the air.

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Spectator sports

Find information on some of the many exciting spectator sports which take place in Scotland.

A boy tackles an aerial assault course at one of the Go Ape! centres in Scotland
Aerial assault courses

Discover our forests from a height on tree top adventures and aerial assault courses.

A man clings to a rock face on a coasteering trip near Oban, Argyll © Stramash Social Enterprise
Get active this summer!

Discover 15 exciting ways to explore the great outdoors.

An archer takes his aim at Eask Neuk Outdoors at Cellardyke Park, Anstruther, in Fife.

Find out more about the ancient sport of archery and where you can try it in Scotland.

Three participants try paintballing at Nae Limits in Perthshire
Paintball & laser tag

Discover great locations where you can try paintballing and laser tag activities across Scotland.

Lan yachting on West Sands beach, St Andrews in Fife.
Land yachting

Read about land yachting, an exhilarating coastal activity which you can try in Scotland.

Competitors running on the loch-side during the Loch Ness Marathon
Marathons & adventure challenges

Scotland offers a superb range of running and challenge events where you can test your abilities. Sign up for an event today!

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