People have lived in Scotland for over 12,000 years, right back to prehistoric times.
If, as Sir Winston Churchill said, "We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us", then Scotland's architect's past and present can be credited with shaping our nation.
Since rising to prominence at the end of the 19th Century, Mackintosh is still regarded today as one of the world’s greatest designers.
Founded in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the only major annual festival dedicated to the visual arts within the UK.
Multi-coloured fireworks exploding from the Castle at the climax of the Festival is one of the most widely used images symbolising the power and allure of modern Scotland.
Overflowing with style and culture, Scotland's biggest city is a revelation to its growing number of visitors. Its blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fabulous shopping and superlative wining and dining prove irresistible.
The North East of Scotland is home to more Castles than anywhere in the UK. Speyside itself contains over half the Distilleries in Scotland, and the Spey and the Dee are, of course, some of the best fly-fishing waters in the world.
With Scotland's biggest city regenerated, it is time to rediscover Glasgow.
Scenically set on the shores of the Moray Firth and with the beautiful River Ness running through its centre and beneath its castle, Inverness has always attracted people from far and wide.
Architect Kengo Kuma is the mastermind behind huge design projects that have taken place both in his native Japan, and here in Scotland. Find out what the national stadium in Tokyo and Dundee's V&A Museum of Design have in common.