Scotland's Regions and Cities

Scotland is a unique destination showcasing breath-taking scenery and landscape as well as remarkable architectural and historical sites. Your clients will experience a journey filled with countless activities and unique experiences that will give them the opportunity to build everlasting memories and want to come back for further adventures.
Whether it is a stroll around the Autumnal mountains in the west of Aberdeenshire discovering along the route, a castle or a stately home, a Winter break in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, packed with contemporary art venues and captivating museums or a Summer holiday spent exploring sandy beaches in East Lothian, there are many occasions to enjoy the wonders that Scotland has to offer.
Our themed years celebrate the very best of Scotland and its people. 2022 is Scotland’s Year of Stories. Scotland’s landscapes and culture are a source of inspiration for so many fabulous stories. Your clients will come across many unforgettable events highlighting stories that will be delivered in different formats: spoken, written, sung or filmed.
A series of presentations have been recently created for Scotland’s regional destinations, showcasing their amazing and varied offerings. Covering the breadth of the country from the Orkney Islands to the South of Scotland, you’ll hear directly from destination management organisations based in the local areas. This is your opportunity to learn more about these destinations, discover new partnerships and find out more about the distinctive bookable products available in each corner of our country. Please check our Multimedia page to view the presentations.

Regions

From the gentle rolling hills of Dumfries & Galloway to the breathtaking peaks of the Cairngorms in the Highlands by way of Edinburgh's genteel Georgian townhouses, the variety of Scotland's landscapes never fails to amaze and impress visitors.  

Often within a few hours travelling, clients can experience a landscape that changes rapidly from gentle rolling hills to rugged coasts and dramatic, towering peaks. Vibrant, cosmopolitan cities whose outlook is definitely to the future rub shoulders with ancient castles and monuments rooted firmly in the past while the cultural frenzy of the Edinburgh Festival is also within easy reach of the peace and tranquillity of sandy beaches, country parks and outstanding nature reserves.

Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

With its castles, whisky distilleries, dramatic coastlines and long-standing royal connections, Scotland's north east is a firm favourite with visitors from all over the world.

Angus & Dundee

A visit to the ancient land of Angus and the east coast city of Dundee rewards you with unspoiled Highland glens, stunning rugged coastlines and a vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre.

Argyll & The Isles

Savour the atmosphere of Hebridean islands, the charm of rural villages and the natural frontier separating the west Highlands' rugged grandeur from the gentler beauty of the Lowlands.

Ayrshire & Arran

Situated on the beautiful Clyde Coast, Ayrshire and the neighbouring isle of Arran is a golfers' paradise and is also home to some of the most prestigious heritage and visitor attractions that Scotland has to offer.

Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway offers a perfect escape from the stresses of modern life. A mecca for golfers, cyclists, walkers, and anglers, it also boasts huge tracts of forest and moorland where you're more likely to see deer or birds of prey than another person.

Edinburgh & The Lothians

Welcome to Edinburgh, inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture and fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside in the nearby Lothians.

Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

Glasgow is an exciting mix of a world-class arts and culture, vibrant events and music, stylish eateries and places to stay, and some of the best shopping anywhere in the UK.

Orkney

Orkney is a truly unique destination. A deep sense of history can be felt everywhere in the 70 or so scattered islands that make up the archipelago, islands where life is defined by the past and sculpted by the sea.

Perthshire

Situated in the very heart of Scotland, Perthshire is a mecca for lovers of the great outdoors and adventure sports, boasting some of the finest and most accessible scenery anywhere in the Highlands.

Shetland

An entrancing blend of Scotland and Norway, Shetland's scenery is surprisingly varied for such a small area and is often truly spectacular. The islands offer everything from rocky crags to fertile farmland, pebble beaches to stupendous cliffs.

The Highlands

The Highlands really is the Scotland of your imagination, a beautiful and inspiring region of ancient landscapes, with a fascinating history.

The Kingdom of Fife

Ancestral home of Scottish monarchs, world-famous for its golf and with some of Scotland's best scenic attractions, The Kingdom of Fife is a proud region with its own distinct identity.

The Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides comprise some 200 islands, stretching for 130 miles. Here on the edge of Europe is a striking mix of landscapes from windswept golden sands to harsh, heather-backed mountains.

Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is the main gateway to Scotland from the south but there is more than enough here to make it a destination in its own right.    

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Welcome to Scotland’s first National Park stretching from the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond to the ancient woodlands of the Argyll Forest and the stunning landscape of the Trossachs. This region is ideal for any type of outdoor activities, cruises on the loch and much more.

The Forth Valley, Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire

Experience Scotland’s history from the Ancient Royal Castle at Stirling to the modern art of The Kelpies at Falkirk to the Tower trail of Clackmannanshire. Your clients can walk the cobbled streets of Stirling’s Old Town, immerse in the food and drink scene in Falkirk or walk the glens of Clackmannanshire.

Cities

Each of Scotland's seven cities has a distinctive character of its own but all guarantee their visitors a vibrant mix of history, culture and entertainment, stirred together with some of the best retail therapy in the UK! But if the cosmopolitan pace gets too much, then an escape to the tranquility of Scotland's breathtaking landscape is never more than a short trip from each.

So whether your clients opt for a dedicated city break or use them as a base to explore the surrounding countryside, Scotland’s cities offer a truly memorable experience.

Aberdeen

The 'Granite City', is a prosperous, cosmopolitan city, boasting spectacular architecture and captivating museums, fascinating history, a wealth of art and culture and a lively social scene.

Dundee

Dundee, Scotland's fourth largest city, is a lively commercial, cultural, and artistic centre that's an increasingly popular choice as a short city break destination or for a great family day out.

Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is one of Europe's most attractive and historic cities. Its famed international festivals attract the world's leading performers, galleries display cutting-edge art, and bars, restaurants and clubs create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city, is brimming with style and culture, thanks to its irresistible blend of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fabulous shopping and superlative wining and dining.

Inverness

Inverness, known as the Capital of the Highlands, is a prosperous hub with an enviable location on the River Ness at the head of the Great Glen, making it an ideal base for exploring the many attractions in the surrrounding countryside.

Perth

Situated in the very heart of Scotland, Perthshire represents majestic glens, championship golf courses and ancient forests. Find all that and much more in Perth with its captivating history, magnificent wildlife and stunning array of events and festivals.

Stirling

Stirling is Scotland's heritage capital, the stage for some of the most significant events in the nation's history. But the city has also has a modern, cosmopolitan edge, thanks to its fusion of locals, students and tourists, attractive shops and leisure areas.

Dunfermline

Dunfermline was once Scotland’s ancient capital and now Scotland’s newest city. Explore its heritage quarter and its 12th Century Abbey. The city is resting place of King Robert the Bruce and birthplace of Andrew Carnegie. Catch a live theatre performance, vibrant music scene or eat at one of its many restaurants or just relax in one of its parks.