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Scottish Traditions, Activities & Things to Do

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:

Amazing Virtual Things to See in Scotland

There are hundreds of cool things to see in Scotland, a lot of which you can experience from your sofa! From virtual tours of some of Scotland's top attractions and an insight into wildlife webcams, to being sucked into amazing videos of Scotland, downloading one of our desktop images, and even tuning into a great podcast, there are many amazing virtual experiences to be had!

Why not challenge yourself to get your daily steps in and bag a virtual Munro? Or if you'd rather kick back and relax with a warm cuppa, there are lots of great Scottish things to listen to.

Head on a virtual museum tour:

Scottish Activities to Entertain the Kids Indoors

If you're stuck at home with the kids, now might be a great time to get stuck into some indoor activities. Explore your creative side and delve into Scottish crafts activities, uncover some fascinating Scottish history, try your hand at learning some Scottish words, or just curling up on the sofa and let your imagination run wild with some great Scottish films!

Why not 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.

Traditional Scottish Things to Enjoy

Scotland has its fair share of unique features, locations and history, so before we get back out to explore all that the country has to offer, why not brush up on Scotland's traditions? From our interesting famous Scots and deep-rooted ancestry, to our iconic landscapes making it to the big screen, there's plenty of all things Scottish to keep you busy until holiday time.

Scottish Food, Drink & Recipes

Are you a budding chef, or just love to get creative with some delicious Scottish food and drink? Well, you're in luck! Since we're all at home, this is a great opportunity to put your skills to the test in the kitchen and whip up some of your favourite Scottish recipes, or even some new ventures you've been wanting to try out. Also check out Scotland's Craft Alcohol that you can order online.

Planning Your Next Trip to Scotland

We know nothing can compare to traveling around Scotland and experiencing the landscapes, culture, history and more in person, but don't worry, everything will still be here for you to enjoy and explore once it's safe to do so again. In the meantime, we hope this will keep you entertained and inspired to plan your trip to Scotland in the future and when you do, we'll be here to welcome you with open arms.