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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’.

© Copyright Doug Bannatyne 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 Mull Pony Trekking Horse Riding »

Horse riding has an enthusiastic following in Scotland and facilities are very good. A good range of hacking options and riding trails – in some cases signposted – are available.

© Copyright Galloway Activity Centre, Watersports in Scotland »

Scotland is a great setting for sailing and watersports of all kinds and has well-developed watersports facilities with centres in many parts of the country – from sea kayaking around Barra in the Outer Hebrides to wind-surfing on Loch Ken in Galloway.

© 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.

© Copyright Edinburgh Boat Charters Ltd, Sailing in 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.

© Copyright Glentrek Cycling Holidays in Scotland »

Cycling in Scotland has seen a great upsurge in recent years, with a large number of waymarked routes opened. For example, Fife alone claims over 300 miles (480km) of dedicated cycleways as well as the 105 mile (168km) Kingdom Route for dedicated tourers.

Diving »

Scuba diving in Scotland is a very popular sport and there are many active local clubs – so that local knowledge of tides and conditions is usually easy to find if considering shore diving.

© Glencoe Mountain Resort Scottish Skiing & Snowsports »

The sport of skiing began in Scotland before the end of the 19th century - but was a far cry from today’s ski and snowboarding holidays. Today, Scotland has five ski centres, all within easy reach of winter holiday accommodation or resorts.

© Experience 4x4 Off-Road »

If you are serious about off-road driving, then Scotland offers plenty of choice, with many opportunities to go off-road, under supervision, on testing trails.