Scotland travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Scotland with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Scotland.

Scotland travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Scotland with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Scotland - quick facts
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Pound Sterling
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

Why visit Scotland?

Considering a holiday to the Scotland? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
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Scotland weather

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Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
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The Scotland weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Edinburgh.

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Scotland travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Scotland from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Scotland.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Scotland travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Scotland with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Scotland, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Scotland covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Scotland with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Scotland travel features

Do you want to learn more about Scotland? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Scotland.

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Scotland FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Scotland including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Scotland due to Covid-19?

Scotland is open for tourism.

Check out Public Health Scotland for more information.

What is the time difference between Scotland and the UK?

The time difference between Scotland and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Scotland?

The main language spoken in Scotland is English.

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What is the currency in Scotland?

The currency in Scotland is the Pound Sterling (GBP).

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Which plugs are used in Scotland?

Scotland uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Scotland?

They drive on the left side of the road in Scotland.

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