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..
Vaccination is not required to enter Scotland.
Scotland has excellent medical facilities and hospitals. Emergency treatment is free at National Health Service Accident and Emergency Public hospital departments. If you're admitted to hospital or referred to an out-patient clinic you will have to pay, unless you are EU citizen or come from a country with a reciprocal agreement with the UK such as Australia, NZ or Canada. Travel insurance to cover medical expenses is higly recommended.
Crime is a problem in the inner-city areas of the bigger cities such as Glasgow, but mostly amongst gangs therefore as a tourist you won't be a target. But, as always, tourists should be careful in crowded areas as pickpockets don't discriminate.
There are perhaps only two natural hazards in Scotland: the weather (can be freezing) and midges (small fly-like insects that bite). Both can be easily handled: pack adequate clothing, including thermals, and use a repellant when outdoors.
Emergency Numbers in the UK are 999 or 112. The operator will ask which service: Ambulance, Fire, Police etc.
We strongly advise that all Australian travellers check the latest travel advice on the Australian Government Smart Traveller site.
Edinburgh - discover Scotland's capital Learn everything about Edinburgh from its historic landmarks like Edinburgh..Glasgow Information
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
Orkney - worth the journey Learn everything about Orkney from its beautiful landscapes and historic World Heritage..Oban Information
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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