Scotland

Europe

Overview

Known for its great history and heritage, its cutting edge art and amazing culture, Scotland is a whimsical mix of stunning landscapes and wildlife coupled with a flourishing arts and culture scene, and topped off with a colorful history of epic battles and historic castles. 

Need a vacation soon? Plan a visit to Scotland and be a part of its vivacious culture and remarkable heritage. Take a day or two to head out to the great outdoors and enjoy a variety of activities such as golf, sailing and fishing. Stopover in Edinburgh and uncover its hidden gems. Take a night out to delight your taste buds with exceptional food and drink. And be sure to mark your calendar for a few trips to the museums and galleries that are home to some of the most coveted art and artifacts in the world. 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Melrose Abbey, Palace of Holyrood, Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Culture Norms: Shake hands with everyone present -- men, women, and children -- at business and social meetings. Shake hands again when leaving. Handshakes are light -- not firm. Women should extend their hand to men first.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 1.5 $, coffee – 3.8 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 72 $

Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112 or 999

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Influenza vaccination recommended for all travellers from November through April. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. 

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Currency

Name: British Pound Sterling

Symbol: £

1 GBP = 1.12 EUR

1 EUR= 0.89 GBP

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Weather conditions

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