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Sailing in and around Scotland

When you dream of sailing, make Scotland part of that dream. A coastline of lochs, mountains, islands and beaches joined by a clear and uncrowded sea. Waters that offer both sheltered sailing and challenging adventures, according to the yachtsman's mood and experience. A natural freshness and unspoilt environment and a haven for sailors. Scotland's renowned boating and watersports environment is one of clear air and clean water, fabulous coastal scenery, wildlife, excellent shore-side facilities and a friendly welcome.

Sailing areas in Scotland cover all levels of facilities and experience. These include the delights and civilisation of the Firth of Clyde, Argyll’s attractive coast and lochs, the drama and delights of the Isle of Skye and North West Highlands of Scotland, the Western Isles, the charms of Orkney and Shetland and the excellent facilities available on the East Coast.

Sail Scotland shows how easily your sailing dreams can be realised. Novices can learn to sail dinghies and a full range of all RYA courses are offered at sailing schools in Scotland's sheltered seas and lochs. Quality boats are available for charter, the local knowledge of experienced skippers taking you on sailing holidays to visit secret places. Or you can find them yourself on your own boat for which top class services are available.

So - set a course for Scotland and experience the freedom of our seas. The comforts of civilisation do not have to be abandoned to do this, Scotland’s facilities and services for water sports, cruisers and boat owners are excellent – first class marinas, pontoons, boatyards, moorings. If you prefer to explore more sheltered waters or to traverse Scotland’s interior quickly, there are there are more delights to be found in the canals and inland lochs.

For authentic sailing at all levels, for spectacular scenery, and for turning sailing dreams into reality, Scotland has few equals.