Mobile apps - the very best of Scotland at your fingertips

Whether you're looking for ideas on where to find the best experiences around Scotland or just the easiest and cheapest ways to explore, there's an app for that and lots more besides! We've pulled together a selection of the best Scottish travel apps for iPhone or Android phones and tablets that'll help you get the most from your next trip here.

Don’t leave home without downloading these essential add-ons to bring the very best of Scotland right to your smartphone.

iPhone and iPad Apps

Homecoming Scotland 2014

Check out the packed 12-month programme of events across the country which celebrate the very best of Scotland, during the Year of Homecoming 2014.

VisitScotland Explore

Search attractions, activities, accommodation, events and places to eat and drink across Scotland. Use the journey planner to find the best way to get around, save your favourites in your very own ‘my trip’ itinerary, and even check the weather.

Welcome to Scotland

This app is packed with quality information on accommodation, things to do, restaurants and events, detailed maps, with many exclusive discounts and offers.

Scotland's Pubs and Bars

Uncover the countless great tales of Scotland's many bars and pubs - each with their own unique story to tell.

Traveline Scotland

The award-winning FREE Traveline Scotland app provides comprehensive bus, coach, rail and ferry information to help plan your journey in Scotland.

Scotrail

The ScotRail app gives you live real time train-running information, help you plan your journey and let you buy your tickets for any train in the UK.

Scotland Travel Guide

Follow the recommendations of the tripwolf community and get tips from experienced travel writers. The app includes maps, an augmented reality viewer and free updates.

Calmac

The official app from Caledonian MacBrayne, the ferry operator serving the Clyde and Hebridean islands, allows you to keep up-to-date with the latest CalMac service information.

Tour Scotland

Browse the beautiful, stunning photographs of @TourScotland, try one of the new history quizzes and find out how well you know Scottish Gaelic and Scottish phrases.

Scottish Midge Forecast

Get daily and 7-day midge forecasts using Google Maps to tell you where midges are at their worst. It also lets you add your own readings via Twitter.

mi perthshire

The mi perthshire app makes it easy to find the latest eating, leisure, entertainment and retail promotions in Perthshire

Lothian Buses

Get real-time information about the Lothian Buses service in Edinburgh, including bus times, routes and a mobile ticket option.

Global Treasure Apps

This free app provides treasure hunts as a way to explore tourist attractions across Scotland, including Glasgow's Riverside Museum and NTS properties, to name a few. Great for families.

Cairngorms National Park

The Visit Cairngorms app will give you up-to-date information on where to stay, what to do, where to eat and drink, local offers and events in the UK's largest National Park.

Historic Scotland

Find useful tips and information about Scotland's historic attractions and enjoy beautiful imagery of the iconic places to visit.

View from the Train

Enjoy free commentary and information on the countryside beyond the train window. The app covers a wide range of topics, and includes fascinating stories, interviews, soundtracks and images.

Scottish Battles & Castles

Listing over 220 historical locations, this Spot On Locations app features castles, battlefields, abbeys and palaces, including a wealth of images, links, historical information and GPS co-ordinates.

Discover Scotland by Rail

This iPad-only app showcases Scotland’s scenery as well as recommending spots to visit. It includes interactive maps, fun facts, breathtaking photos and celtic music.

First Buses

Plan your journey and get timetable information for bus routes in Aberdeen, Glasgow and the Scottish Borders.

Android apps

Homecoming Scotland 2014

Download this app for the very latest Homecoming event information, offers and more.

VisitScotland Explore

Plan a trip to remember with information on attractions, activities, accommodation, events and places to eat and drink across Scotland. Create and save your favourite itineraries, check the weather, and discover exciting new places to explore.

Scotrail

The free, easy to use ScotRail app gives you live real time train running information, and you can buy tickets for any train in the UK.

Welcome to Scotland

The Welcome to Scotland app is packed with quality information on accommodation, things to do, restaurants and events, with many exclusive discounts and offers.

Calmac

Keep up-to-date with the latest CalMac service information while travelling or away from home. Accurate and up-to-the-minute service status for all CalMac sailings.

Scotland Tourist Guide

Explore Scotland with the aid of these 73 tourist guide videos covering almost everything you wanted to know and experience in Scotland.

Glasgow - Scotland with Style

With the Glasgow: Scotland with style app you have a real-time ‘guidebook’ of events, restaurants, cafes, bars, attractions and more available at the touch of a button.

Scotland's Pubs and Bars

Uncover the countless great tales of Scotland's many bars and pubs - each with their own unique story to tell.

Scotch whisky

A guide to the single malt Scotch whisky distilleries in Scotland on your phone or tablet, with tasting notes of the flavors/taste of each whisky bottle from that distillery, listed by region.

View from the Train

Enjoy free commentary and information on the countryside beyond the train window. The app covers a wide range of topics, and includes fascinating stories, interviews, soundtracks and images.

mi perthshire

The mi perthshire app makes it easy to find the latest eating, leisure, entertainment and retail promotions in Perthshire

Global Treasure Apps

This free app provides treasure hunts as a way to explore tourist attractions across Scotland, including Glasgow's Riverside Museum and NTS properties, to name a few. Great for families.

Lothian Buses

Get real-time information about the Lothian Buses service in Edinburgh, including bus times, routes and a mobile ticket option.

First Buses

Plan your journey and get timetable information for bus routes in Aberdeen, Glasgow and the Scottish Borders.

Scottish Battles & Castles

Listing over 220 historical locations, this Spot On Locations app features castles, battlefields, abbeys and palaces, including a wealth of images, links, historical information and GPS co-ordinates.

VisitScotland is not responsible for the content on, or the operation of, apps by 3rd parties

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