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Cubbie Row's Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk Castles and Stately Homes in Scotland »

Early castle sites in Scotland take the form of ‘mottes’ - grass mounds once topped by wooden fortresses, now long gone. A small rectangular stone tower on the island of Wyre, Orkney, Cubbie Row’s Castle, as it is known today, is probably the earliest surviving stone fortress in Scotland, c. 1145.

Old Course, St Andrews © Copyright VisitScotland Golf in Scotland »

It was on the links, the undulating sandy stretches of rabbit-cropped coastal turf, that the game of golf developed in Scotland and became especially associated with St Andrews, still sometimes described today as ‘The Home of Golf’.

Events in Scotland »

Well known for its Highland Games, Scotland also has many great festivals, shows, galas and sporting events. You'll also enjoy the colourful Highland Games with the stirring music of pipe bands.

© Copyright Doug Bannatyne www.sea-fishing-loch-etive.co.uk Fishing Holidays in Scotland »

Fishing, especially game fish angling, is a very popular leisure activity in Scotland and in places a major contributor to the rural economy.

© Copyright Museum of Scotland Museums and Galleries in Scotland »

Scotland’s oldest public Museum is the Hunterian in Glasgow, though only one of a large number of civic museums in Scotland.

Edinburgh © Copyright RZSS Family Fun in Scotland »

Family days out in Scotland are easy to find with a whole range of attractions, with a variety of themes, catering for the diverse needs of all age groups.

© Copyright Paddle Lochaber Adventure Trips in Scotland »

A real Scotland adventure in stunning scenery can take many forms. It may well involve water – everything from gentle canoeing to the adrenalin rush of white water rafting! The holiday adventure experience afloat also takes in sea kayaking, especially around the spectacular western seaboard of Scotland.

Branklyn Gardens © Copyright NTS Gardens and Nurseries of Scotland »

Scotland has a great tradition of gardening and horticulture – partly through the work of generations of Scottish plant-hunters, such as David Douglas and George Forrest, who went abroad to bring back new species and give their names to many familiar garden plants of today.
 

Eating Out in Scotland »

Famed for the excellence of its local produce, Scotland is becoming increasingly well known for the inspiration of its chefs. Whether you are out in the country or the city you'll soon enthuse about eating out in Scotland.

Entertainment In Scotland »

Cinemas and theatres, concert halls and clubs - experience Scotland's cultural life. Most of the venues listed have websites with details of forthcoming programmes and events.

Shopping in Scotland »

The shopping experience in Scotland is very varied. Though the cities have the ‘High Street’ names, plus some very stylish and exclusive brands, rural areas have plenty of surprises.

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