Beautiful, magical, mystical, mythical and breathtaking
Scotland. Our land. A land like no other.
It’s regularly named the most beautiful country in the world or the top destination to visit by the world’s top travel journalists and no wonder. Affectionately deemed by natives as ‘God’s Country’ it’s easy to see why. A breath-taking landscape that is equal parts awe-inspiring, ethereal, rugged, haunting, tranquil, mythical and mystical, arguably no country in the world can match Scotland for her natural beauty.
From South to North and East to West, Scotland is blessed.
The fertile lowlands, bordering England, are home to Scotland’s main cities, the picturesque and historic capital of Edinburgh and the more industrial, gallus* but no less stylish and welcoming Glasgow. The Highlands and Islands, meanwhile, possess Scotland at her most breathtakingly beautiful and inspirational, abundant with lochs, glens, mountains, castles and more. (*gallus: Scots for bold, cheeky or flashy).
Yes, it can be cold and wet, but it can also be beautifully sunny and comfortably warm, with our sunsets and sunrises unrivalled throughout the world thanks to our landscape. Yes, Scotland has a reputation for featuring all four seasons in one day but for all that’s a tongue-in-cheek observation, it’s that climate which allows Scotland to be so uniquely, breathtakingly beautiful.
And in any case, as our very own icon of comedy and modern-day philosopher Sir Billy Connolly accurately stated “in Scotland there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes”….and we’ve got you covered in that event.
But it’s not just her landscape that defines her. Scotland has a history unlike any other, unique in its violence, it’s romance, it’s tragedy and its hope, and a legacy of thinking and inventing which changed the world we live in. And she has a culture so rich that a land so small and of so few has had a profound influence on a world so large and of so many.