Upon arrival into the UK, you must present a valid passport, and in some cases, a visa...Travel Health
Vaccination is not required to enter Scotland. Scotland has excellent medical..Local Currency
The currency of Scotland is the GBP Pound (£), the same used in England although the..Weather
Winter in Scotland is marked by very short days while summer days are very long with an..Local Customs
The weather might be cool for most of the year, but the reception you receive from the..Languages
English is the official language in Scotland. Some Scots also speak Gaelic, of the Celtic..Transport Options
In the heavily populated areas of Scotland public transport is reliable and relatively..Local Food
The traditional dishes of Scotland haven't made Scottish food the most celebrated..Local Timezones
Scotland is on Greenwich Meantime Time with no extra or minus hours (GMT +0). There is..Dutyfree Limits
As a basic guide, travellers to Scotland arriving from non-EU countries do not have to..
The currency of Scotland is the GBP Pound (£), the same used in England although the actual notes are printed differently. British pound notes are accepted in Scotland and vice versa. One pound is comprised of 100 pence. Notes come in £5, £10, £20 and £50 denominations and coins are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2.
The GBP is a stable currency. Historically, the pound has always been stronger than the US dollar; one US dollar is usually worth between 0.5 and 0.6 pound sterling.
Money can be exchanged in banks, which is where you will get the best exchange rate. Foreign exchange bureaus are generally open for longer than banks but charge higher commission rates. Banks usually open from between 9-10am and close between 4-5pm Monday to Friday. Some banks are also open on Saturdays.
You will have no trouble finding an ATM in Scotland, even in small villages. Almost all will take foreign ATM cards.
A Value Added Tax (VAT) of 17.5% is applied to goods and services. Non-EU visitors to Scotland can reclaim it on goods only at participating stores. Complete the tax-free form at the store where you must also show your passport. Then present your form to customs when you leave Scotland.
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Glasgow - Scotland's largest city Learn all about Glasgow from its unique style and architecture to its spectacular..Scottish Highlands Information
Dramatic landscapes, legend and romance combine seamlessly to guarantee a truly memorable adventure. History goes back..Loch Ness Information
Loch Ness lies along the Great Glen fault line - a deep geological rift between Inverness and Fort William, dividing..Inverness Information
Inverness prides itself as the main cultural centre of the north of Scotland. The city is host to a lively programme of..Orkney Information
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Oban has long been the perfect west highland retreat for those wishing to relax, or tour around the nearby islands...Fort William Information
Fort William is capital of the Lochaber District, and stands on the shores of Linnhe. Its strategic position as a road..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS
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