There are many things to love about Scotland. Personal opinions will vary of course, but feedback suggests that in general, more of our citizens are happy than unhappy.
But we know that already. What about our visitors? Well, many return, having left with fond memories, and a lot of beautiful photographs to go in their album or be framed.
THINGS YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT SCOTLAND….
1PICTURESQUE SCENERY: Some of our scenery is stunning. Our landscapes, lochs and magical mountains can catch the imagination, inspiring photographers and artists to create their masterpiece. Even some Hollywood film directors get in on the act. For most of our visitors, especially those who live in the city, it makes a welcome change.
2THE PEOPLE: Another thing to like is the people, they’re brilliant, and most are very friendly and extremely helpful. Of course we do have our share of crime like anywhere else in the world, but on the whole they’re the salt of the Earth. You can always rely on the Scots to conjure up something Humorous, even in the most adverse situations.
Neighbours are friends, we watch out for each other and help one another when we can. We’re there for each other, and in an ideal world, that’s just how it should be.
3UNRESTRICTED TRAVEL: You can Travel Freely around the country. Not just in scotland, but in the whole of the United Kingdom. There are no road boundaries or passport checks, so crossing over the border into England or Wales is hassle free. If going to Ireland you have to cross the Irish Sea either by ferry or flying. No passport is needed, but you need to provide photographic evidence of identity on arrival.
4THE SPACE: With a population of just over 5 million, we have lots of space. There are less people living in all of Scotland than there are in the city of London.
Driving on our ‘B’ roads is nice, with our lush green countryside, mountain and coastal routes, and not a tall building to be seen. And we’re really spoiled for choice with an amazing amount of glorious woodland walks offering tranquillity, and some rare and wonderful wildlife spotting. We are blessed with magical scenery, in particular our mountains and lochs. They’re magnificent, and I’ve covered some of them on this site.
5 THE FOOD: Contrary to the way we have been stereotyped, we don’t live on Haggis, Porridge and Shortbread. Like most places these days we are a cosmopolitan country with a multitude of international fast food outlets. Fantastic restaurants can be found anywhere, offering the best traditional Scottish fayre, and favourites like French, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Thai and Indian food. Wherever you’re from, you won’t go hungry.
6 EVERYTHING ELSE: Other things to like about Scotland but not mentioned here, I’ve probably written about elsewhere on this site. There’s so much. I’m sure you’ll love our history, our culture, traditions, events, activities, nightlife, scenery and our shopping.
So there you have it. If you’ve never been to Scotland, you should pay us a visit. You’ll get a warm welcome, and I’m sure you’ll love the place every bit as much as we do.
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