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Questions tagged [scotland]

Country being part of the United Kingdom and occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain

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All day vs street parking in Edinburgh and Glasgow

We're planning a road trip through England and Scotland next month and we'll have a car rental. While the plan is to focus on the rural parts, we do want to spend a day in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Is ...
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Can you freely camp along trails in Scotland?

I am planning to do a multi-day hike in Scotland, preferably somewhere fairly remote. I am looking for information regarding the legality of camping along the trail. It would seem from this site that ...
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Are the ferries in Scottish islands reliable?

I'm heading to Jura next week, my onward plans are not yet set. I've reserved a ferry from mainland to Jura and I'd like to reserve more ferries. In some parts of the world I've traveled, the ferries ...
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Seeing Northern Lights in Scotland

Northern lights are apparently visible in Scotland according to numerous websites. While locations do vary, most seem to say that northern lights are visible pretty much anywhere in the country. What ...
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Traveling to Scotland 7/25-8/5 [duplicate]

Traveling to Edinburgh then up to the Highlands then to Ie of Skye and finally to Glasgow. Any tips on what to pack for clothing?
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How to reach Out Stack from the island of Unst (Shetland, Scotland)?

I would like to reach or at least sail by the northernmost point in the UK. This is Out Stack, an uninhabited rock north of the island of Unst, Shetland, Scotland. It is possible to see Out Stack from ...
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Taking a train from Scotland to London [duplicate]

Do I need a passport to travel from Scotland to London? Is there any border patrol or immigration office that requires documents to re-enter the UK by train?
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Can I charge my Samsung Gear S2 watch in UK?

I will be traveling to the UK. I have bought an adapter for the outlets and I do know that my phone has dual voltage support and will not need at transformer. However, I have a Samsung Gear S2 watch ...
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Public transportation in Scotland

On May 10 this year, I would like to travel from Torridon, Scotland to Shiel Bridge, Scotland. Preferrably using public transportation. What are my options?
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Is there a list of trains to and from a UK station?

I would like to visit Scotland and the Orkney Islands. I know trainline and scotsrail website, but could really find a single list of trains to and from a station in Scotland / UK. Is there any, can ...
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Single ticket from EDI to Leuchars (St Andrews)?

The usual route from EDI airport to St Andrews is: Take the tram to Edinburgh Gateway/Haymarket station Take any train to Leuchars (Optionally: Take any bus 99x to St Andrews.) Is it possible to do ...
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What are the limitations of a ScotRail Off-Peak Day Ticket?

I have bought an Off-peak Day Ticket from Edinburgh to Helensburgh and I was wondering if I can stop in Glasgow and then take another train from Glasgow to Helensburgh. Since it is a day ticket I don'...
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Experiencing Scotland in the Winters [closed]

We are a group of 4 adults travelling from India to experience for ourselves the fabled beauty of Scotland! We plan to travel either at the end of November, around Thanksgiving, or at the end of ...
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Any law forbids taking pieces of rocks out of Scotland?

I've found some nice small pieces of rocks on a beach in Scotland, I'd like to take them home for my fishtank. Is there any law forbiding it? Would I have any trouble at the airport? I'll be traveling ...
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Is a 2 weeks trip to the UK with a campervan feasable? [closed]

My boyfriend and I are planning to go to the uk in a month from july 16th until july 30th. I live in brussels so we would take the van to calais and they take the ferry to dover. So far we wanted to ...
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Do I need a passport to visit Edinburgh in Scotland from elsewhere in the UK?

I'm visiting Scotland for the first time this week, Edinburgh. I've lived in the UK for over 10 years but my nationality is Spanish. I only have a Spanish passport. I'm also traveling by train. Do I ...
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Travelling to Scotland [closed]

I have some doubts about my trip, at the moment particularly about Scotland. We arrive on thursday morning (10 am) to Glasgow and we part on saturday evening (19:00), we already have accomodation in ...
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Does a Canadian (or other non-visa national) need a visa for a short stay/volunteer work in the UK?

I'm from Canada and am going to the UK at the end of May for one month. While there, I was hoping to do a bit of volunteering, but for no more than 15 days. My main reason for going there is as a ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England or Scotland honouring James Watt?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is James Watt. (inventor/perfector of Steam Engine - a fundamental part ...
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Are there any museums or sites in Ireland honouring Lord Kelvin (William Thomson)?

I'm travelling to the Republic of Ireland and Scotland from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Lord Kelvin. (He's important, apart ...
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Parts of Scotland without sheep

Last spring I visited Rùm and I was impressed to get an impression what Scotland might have looked like in the past. The absence of sheep combined with an attempt to reforest part of it gave a ...
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How much time I need to spend on visiting Border Abbeys, south from Edinburgh? [closed]

I want to do an extensive car trip through Scotland next year in June and I started to gather information and plan it in time. Particularly, one of the areas I am looking at is south from Edinburgh. ...
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Sgian Dubh during the London Social Season, do you have to check it in everywhere?

The 2016 London social season is just getting underway There are no set dates for this but traditionally it starts at Guy Fawkes Day and more or less ends when Parliament rises in late December. ...
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What's the cheapest and easiest way to travel from Aberdeen to London [closed]

i have to attend a one day event in london in october starts at 10 and ends at 18:00. i'm looking for a cheap way of doing that, bearing in mind the even is at Excel.
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How to make myself more visible in traffic as an EU mainland driver in the UK?

I will be moving to the UK soon, Scotland to be more precise, and will be doing so with a car. A driver-sitting-on-the-left sort of car, with licence plates from an EU country (eventually I will have ...
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Car rental in Scotland

I will be travelling to Scotland in the end of October and I'm looking into renting a car for 10 days to visit the beautiful Scotland landscape. I have already done some research and selected a small ...
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Is hiking up Ben Nevis doable with a fear of heights?

We are considering hiking up Ben Nevis next year with a group of friends, but some of them don't want to because of a fear of heights. Are there paths up that don't come close to steep drops? The ...
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Encountering Weasels in the Wild in Scotland

I understand that it's possible, but difficult, to visit Scotland and see weasels in the wild and I'm interested in this. I would need to use Scotland's 'Right to Roam' rules because I don't know ...
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Train: EDI to St Andrews

I am landing at Edinburgh airport and want to take a train to St Andrews. what is the best option for first class travel?
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On a coast to coast walk across Scotland, which route would require the most self-sufficiency?

As a keen hiker with some time off I am considering a self-supported walk across Scotland. Which route/locations would encompass the most self-sufficiency whilst bagging a considerable number of ...
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Direct bus at 4pm from Edinburgh airport to Dundee on the 17th May.?

Is there a direct bus from Edinburgh airport to Dundee bus station at 4 or 5pm on the 17th of May? I am having great difficulty searching online for this.
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What sort of cooking gas do they sell on the Scottish west highland way?

A somewhat official page about the west highland way states that The most convenient [cooking gear] is probably the camping-gas variety. Make sure you carry a spare cylinder of gas, although ...
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How long can you stay on the Caledonian sleeper train once it has arrived?

I'm planning on catching the Caledonian sleeper from London to Perth which arrives at 5:39am. How late can I stay on the train once it has pulled into the station?
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How are Scottish hiking trails marked?

I am planning a visit to UK, and like to hike in Scotland, which could be Edinburgh. I am a regular hiker in my home country, but I'll be doing this alone with public transport only. I am not a good ...
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Is there a ferry running from UK to Scandinavia?

I have found this thread but it seems to be outdated
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What is a polite way to tell a Scottish person that I am struggling to understand his/her accent?

I am flying to Glasgow tomorrow. English isn't my mother tongue. In spite of living in London for the last 10 years, I still struggle with understanding different accents. My main concern about the ...
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Where can I see Shetland ponies on Unst?

I will be spending a couple days on Unst on the Shetland Islands next year. My wife is very keen on seeing some Shetland ponies, and I am wondering how to go about this. My research seems to indicate ...
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Ocean view east of Edinburgh

I have one more day to kill in Scotland and I started to think that it would be nice to see the ocean. Where is the closest spot to do this outside of Edinburgh? It should be easily accesible by car ...
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How much cash should I take for wild camping the West Highland Way? [closed]

I will go hiking / wild camping the West Highland Way (Scotland) with one partner for about 12.5 days. I will buy the flights in advance and I know how much I have to have with me for trains. I want ...
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Poncho in Scotland

At the beginning of this October, we are planning a trip in Scotland. We are mostly interested in trekking in the areas of Middle and North Scotland. I was thinking what to buy to protect myself from ...
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Getting from Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow with lots of luggage

I wonder what the options are for going from Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow with lots of luggage? (Two persons with two bags each. Maybe "normal" luggage for most people but I normally travel light.) ...
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Balmoral: The Right to Roam and the Royal Family

The Queen maintains a large estate in Scotland called Balmoral; originally built during the reign of Victoria, it has been the favourite get-away spot for all British monarchs since. Legislation ...
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Travel options from London to Edinburgh

I plan to travel from London to Edinburgh this November and want to know the fastest option to travel from London to Edinburgh
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What are the ferry options for getting from Sweden to Scotland?

As this question points out the routes from Sweden and Denmark to Newcastle has been discontinued. Driving the whole way from Stockholm (for example) to Scotland is some 26 hours and geography ...
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Indian passport traveling to Scotland

I am an Indian traveling to London for tourism. While in the UK, I am also planning to visit Scotland, so is its necessary to carry my passport with me or should I travel without passport?
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Where can I apply for a Portuguese visa as a resident of Scotland?

I heard that in order to apply for Portugal visa while living in Scotland, I have to do it via the consulate in Manchester, even though the consulate in London is easier to reach. However I cannot ...
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What is the best way to travel cheap through Scotland?

I wanted to travel to Scotland this summer with my girlfriend, but I must admit I feel a little overwhelmed with options. Is there any carpooling service? When traveling with buses, do I have to book ...
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Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe (events information)

I've wanted to visit the Edinburgh Fringe for some time now and if not this year, then almost certainly next year. How do I go about it? Are there tickets to the festival itself or do I buy tickets ...
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Can I have a sword fight in Scotland?

This May, my family is traveling to Scotland (it'll actually be my first time in Europe - everybody else has been at least once!). While there, I'd like the opportunity to participate in some sort of ...
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Is riding a bicycle in the parks of Glasgow allowed?

I have heard that bicycles are not allowed in some parks in London, so I thought that maybe in Glasgow the council has the same rule. Are they forbidden in Glasgow? Does it depend on the park?