First things first, you want to feel safe in order to really relax and enjoy your solo trip. As a safe and inclusive nation, solo travel in Scotland is very safe, for women and LGBT+ solo travellers alike. Street harassment and theft are rare, as is the potential for picking up any diseases or infections. And we not only have very friendly and helpful locals, but there’s provision of excellent public services too. Just be sure to apply common sense, such as if you are sampling Scotland’s lively and diverse nightlife.
Some useful information:
- Emergency treatment at NHS hospitals and clinics is free for everyone, regardless of residency status. Read more about health services for visitors.
- Walkhighlands offer great safety advice for the outdoors if you're walking alone rather than in a guided group, as weather in Scotland can be very changeable (all part of Scotland’s unique and photogenic charm of course!).
- You can refer to VisitScotland’s practical information tips for visiting Scotland.