Pick from a range of interesting facts and detailed information about Scotland and the Scottish people.
Scotland is known the world over as a place of history and heritage as well as cutting edge art and culture
Study in Scotland and you will benefit from world-class teaching developed over centuries.
Live & Workin Scotland
Key information on the practical aspects of moving to Scotland and where to get advice. Plus read about the experiences of people who have moved to Scotland from all over the world.
Scotland is renowned across the globe for its rich culture and heritage, and its contribution to the world past and present. From its thriving contemporary arts and music scene to its achievements in industry, medicine, science, law and literature, Scotland's story is one of immense achievement
Scotland's physical geography, including details of landmass, islands, coastline, major rivers, highest mountains and largest lochs.
|Total Area||78,772 sq km (30,414 sq mi)|
|Highest mountain||Ben Nevis 1344m|
Ben Macdui 1309m
|Largest loch||Loch Lomond 56 sq km|
Loch Ness 56 sq km
Loch Awe 38 sq km
Loch Maree 29 sq km
|Longest river||River Tay 193km|
|Other major rivers||
River Spey 172km
River Clyde 171km
River Tweed 156km
River Forth 105km
|Islands||800 (130 inhabited)|
Approximately 10,000km with
3,900km mainland coast