Scotland has a rich and diverse landscape with many opportunities for shooting, stalking and fishing and a host of other activities from horse riding to golf and theatre to mountain biking.
Visiting Scotland is an ‘experience’ never forgotten; there is something for everyone and to suit all budgets whether you are on a family holiday, business trip or a romantic getaway.
Enjoy historic cities none of which are far away from dramatic and beautiful scenery.
The country is also steeped in colourful history, tradition and culture which provide the sporting visitor with what many across the world regard as an unrivalled overall experience.
Enjoy Scotland’s hospitality, its beautiful scenery and the nature and wildlife of one of Europe’s remaining wild places.
Find out more about the regions of Scotland:
Aberdeen City and Shire
Aberdeen City and Shire is home to the Granite City of Aberdeen, a prosperous city on the north east coast, and a beautiful natural countryside with coastal towns and inland forests and villages. This region offers a fantastic window into the country’s history with Scotland’s Castle Trail, a route you can follow to explore 17 of the region’s 300 castles. Find out more about the history of golf in Aberdeenshire by playing a round at the sixth and seventh oldest courses in the world, enjoy city centre shopping in Aberdeen, or discover the region’s royal connections in Royal Deeside.
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Argyll & The Isles
Argyll & The Isles is made up of beautiful west coast mainland peninsulas and several small islands sitting in the Atlantic. Discover the benefits of the west coast by following one of the food and drink trails: taste delicious dishes on the Seafood Trail or enjoy the flavours of local whisky at one of the many distilleries of the Whisky Coast. Delve back into the history of Argyll & The Isles at museums and historic sites and discover stories from the ‘cradle of Christianity’ through to the crowning of kings and Oban’s involvement in World War II.
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Ayrshire & Arran
Ayrshire & Arran has a coastline of sandy beaches backed by rolling green hills and the beautiful islands of Arran and Cumbrae. Discover a region of historic figures from William Wallace and Robert the Bruce to the much-celebrated National Bard, Robert Burns. Visit the museums to learn more about the history of Ayrshire & Arran or find out about the beginnings of the Open Championship at local golf courses. Enjoy a selection of great events and festivals from folk music and poetry to golf, walking and Vikings.
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Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries & Galloway sits in the south west with a long coastline of beaches offering great views to the south and green forests to the north. Discover the art and culture of the region in the Artists’ Town of Kirkcudbright and the Book Town of Wigtown. Trace the final steps of Robert Burns, who lived in this region for the last years’ of his life, and explore the stories of other historic figures from St Ninian to Robert the Bruce. Enjoy a number of great activities from mountain biking to golf, with a selection of golf trails and courses to discover.
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Dundee & Angus
Dundee & Angus is home to the city of Dundee, which sits on the north bank of the River Tay, and Angus which has a pretty coastline of beaches and cliffs with countryside inland, backed in the north by the amazing Angus Glens. Explore the glen’s history, wildlife and beautiful landscape on a walking trip or take to the water with a range of sports available. Enjoy a number of family attractions in Dundee & Angus from historic boats and history museums to wildlife parks and a science centre.
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Edinburgh & The Lothians
Edinburgh & The Lothians is home to Scotland’s capital city, stunning Edinburgh, and the beautiful countryside and smaller towns of the Lothians. Discover what makes this city the ‘world’s festival capital’ with events running throughout the year including the well-known summer festivals and Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations. Discover an exciting selection of amazing attractions in both Edinburgh & The Lothians with museums, galleries and more, many of which are free to visit. Take time out to relax in one of the many city centre parks and gardens or explore the vast open spaces of the Lothians’ country parks.
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Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley
Glasgow & The Clyde Valley is home to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, and the vast open countryside of the Clyde Valley which stretches right around the city and boasts many pleasant towns and villages. Discover all that the city has to offer from attractions and entertainment to the best shopping in the UK, outside of London. Learn more about the origins of the city and its beautiful architecture on one of the many popular daily tours. The Clyde Valley boasts a number of great activities with walking, cycling, watersports and more, and has many historic attractions, country estates and parks.
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The Kingdom of Fife
The Kingdom of Fife is surrounded by a stunning coastline on three sides and has a beautiful rolling green countryside dotted with charming towns and villages. St Andrews is known around the world for its university, history and as The Home of Golf. As well as the courses in the town itself, there are many others throughout the region, where you can play a round of links golf or find out more about the history of golf in Fife. Discover the amazing coastline for yourself on the Fife Coastal Path, a route which takes in attractions, natural features and award-winning beaches and boasts a number of exciting wildlife species.
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Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Forth Valley
Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley is home to Stirling, a historic Scottish city, and the outstanding countryside of one of the country’s National Parks. Discover the historic connections of the charming city of Stirling, from the epic castle to the National Wallace Monument and the Battle of Bannockburn. Outside of the city you can explore the countryside for hours with rolling hills and lochs, and venture into the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Discover a variety of wildlife amongst the scenery or enjoy a selection of outdoor activities.
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The Highlands is a vast region in the north of Scotland, stretching north from the city of Inverness to the far edge of the coastline and taking in amazing locations from hills and mountains to forests, beaches and islands. With such a stunning landscape, it is able to boast a vast number of outdoor activities covering watersports, walking, cycling, snowsports and much more. Look out for wildlife wherever you go with a number of rare species to be seen on the ground, in the sea and above in the sky. Follow a number of trails to discover more of the Highlands or join one of many tours to learn more from a knowledgeable guide.
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Orkney is a collection of breathtaking islands, just off the north coast of the Scottish mainland. Go island hopping and discover the unique attractions and landscape of all of the islands. Take a walk along one of Orkney’s beaches, look out for sealife and birds, and simply soak up the peace and tranquillity. Delve back thousands of years into Orkney’s history which stretches back to Neolithic times with plenty of historic sites, museums and visitor centres. Take part in a variety of events and festivals with music, art, culture, and much more.
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The Outer Hebrides
The Outer Hebrides are a set of islands off the west coast of Scotland, surrounded by the Atlantic sea. Discover a landscape of sandy white beaches, colourful machair, moorland and rugged hills. The location of the islands means there are plenty of exciting watersports in the Outer Hebrides, including surfing, with the waves offering an exhilarating day out. Experience the authentic taste of food and drink in the Outer Hebrides with produce ranging from Stornoway Black Pudding and kippers to fresh seafood and whisky.
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Perthshire is an inland region of forests, glens, mountains and rivers. Explore Scotland’s newest city, Perth, which sits on the banks of the River Tay and offers great attractions, food and drink and entertainment. Discover why Perthshire is known as ‘Big Tree Country’ as you explore the countryside and enjoy a selection of amazing outdoor activities with adventure sports on the water and land, including the UK’s only static bungee jump. Follow a number of walks in Perthshire and look out for curious wildlife including red squirrels, stags and birds.
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The Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders has beautiful quiet countryside with a number of charming small towns and villages stretching across the south of Scotland. Discover the history of the region in country houses and estates and the four Borders Abbeys. Explore the landscape on two wheels – cycling in the Scottish Borders is a perfect way to take in the rolling hills and rivers. These quiet riverbanks offer the perfect opportunity for fishing, with the River Tweed a great choice to try and catch some fresh fish. Enjoy a number of exciting events and festivals including the Borders Sevens and the Common Ridings.
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Shetland is a stunning set of islands located to the far north of Scotland in the North Sea. These islands have a history stretching back thousands of years and you can discover more at historic sites, monuments and museums. The geology of the Shetland islands also stretches far back in time, but by billions of years. Discover rock formations, hills and a sand tombolo which have been created by shifting glaciers, the sea and the wind. While out exploring the landscapes, look out for wildlife which includes an exciting selection of marine life, seabirds and other mammals such as the Shetland ponies.
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