Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, which shares a border with England to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by sea. In addition to the mainland
, the country is made up of more than 790 islands. The most northern group of Islands are the Shetland Isles, and they are culturally closer to Norway
than to Scotland. They are also geographically closer to Oslo, the Norwegian capital city, than they are to London, England!
Scotland has a population of 5,300,00 and the capital city is Edinburgh.
The main language spoken in Scotland is English.
The local currency is the Pound.
The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707, when Scotland entered into a union with England creating the United Kingdom.
Scotland is home to one of the oldest universities in the world, the University of St. Andrews, which was founded in 1410.
The longest river in Scotland is the River Tay, at 120 miles in length.
Just like the other countries that make up the UK, here at Great British Walks - formerly The Walking Holiday Company we are working hard to add as many extra Scottish walks as we can to the website. Soon you will see some of the best walks in Scotland on these pages. If having your luggage transported each day so you just need to walk and relax is your priority, then we can certainly help!
Can we help you? Don't forget you can always contact us by phone on +44 1600 713008 during office hours, or send an email with any questions you may have. We are always pleased to hear from you.
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