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Although we may not be able to get outdoors and explore all the fantastic locations, attractions and scenery that Scotland has to offer in person, it doesn't mean we can't enjoy them from the comfort of our home.

This page is dedicated to bringing Scotland to you through creative ideas, delicious traditional recipes, fascinating history trips back in time, interactive eBooks, inspiring videos and lots more to keep you entertained! If you have visited Scotland before, we hope this page will bring back good memories. And if you have always wanted to visit, then read on for more ways to get involved with our beautiful country!

Here are just a few ideas we think you'll love:

Stay busy indoors with activities inspired by Scotland

It might be time to take on a new project or embrace a little creativity. Here are some uniquely Scottish ideas to keep you entertained.

  • Do some colouring! A relaxing, mindful task for all age groups, we've brought together a few of our favourite Scottish characters and icons, and they're ready to be brought to life with colour. Download our colouring sheet and get creative!
  • Or, get involved in NorthLink's Facebook colouring competition which encompasses the traditional Orkney folk tale of the Selkies from storyteller Tom Muir. Download the colouring sheet.
  • Indulge in the art of paper folding with these Scottish origami ideas - make your favourite characters from Nessie to a unicorn (Scotland's National Animal).
  • Now is a great time to get stuck into a good book. The Storybook Trail has lots of Scottish inspired books to read, as does our trusty Scottish reading list. Maybe it'll inspire you to write your own Scottish adventure story?
  • Or, why not discover Scotland on Screen with some amazing films and TV shows shot in Scotland?
  • Learn something new by taking a tour of a museum virtually, by visiting National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo and Glasgow Women's Library.
  • What better time than now to finesse your cooking skills and try some traditional Scottish recipes? Aside from our delicious haggis, neeps and tatties, Scotland is famed for a fair few other dishes and delicacies which you can make from the comfort of your own home.

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