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
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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
Perhaps Scotland’s most ubiquitous export Scottish whisky, also known as Scotch, can be found the world over. Scotland’s whisky traditions are, like the drink itself, fascinating and complex. Here you can read about Scottish distilleries, how whisky should be served and about ‘The Keeper’s of the Quaich’, the society for the advancement of Scotland’s whisky industry
All the advice you need to hold a successful whisky tasting event.
Think of food and drink in Scotland and inevitably haggis and a dram spring to mind, and rightly so. However, with so much choice of high quality local produce on offer and prestigious award winning restaurants in each corner of the country, Scotland is a food lovers dream destination. Scotland's fertile land and coast make the country's natural larder bountiful and varied. Some of the country's finest producers have perfected a mix of traditional and contemporary skills to ensure that the country's produce is world class. So join us on a tour and tuck in!
"The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man's determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed." - David Daiches (Scottish Literary historian, critic and writer)
Whisky has been produced in Scotland for many hundreds of years and is enjoyed internationally. We investigate the process of distilling whisky; the unique regional flavours; and just what the whisky industry means to Scotlands economy.
Picture the scene: A balmy summer night in Bologna, the food capital of Italy, and an off-duty Italian policeman enjoys an al fresco beer at a caf just off the beautiful Piazza Maggiore.
With over 6000 lochs and lakes, over 6,200 miles of coastline, a handful of impressive rivers, not to mention a healthy annual rainfall, its not surprising that some of Scotlands greatest industries are linked to water and that some of the worlds greatest hydrologists have been Scots.
Independent whisky brands are being established on windswept Scottish archipelagos from Shetland to Arran. Soon there may not be a rock above high tide which doesn't boast a new distillery. There's no time like the present to invest in island whisky futures.
Exports of Scotch Whisky were over 1.1 billion bottles in 2009. It's a record-breaking achievement that's not just great news for the industry, the jobs that depend on it and nation's balance of payments – it's something the whole country can be proud of. Slàinte!