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3 GREAT WAYS TO DISCOVER LOCH NESS & THE HIGHLANDS FROM ONLY £35 pp!

The Original Loch Ness Tour

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Loch Ness and the Highlands

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Loch Ness, Glen Coe & Inverness

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SCOTLAND FACTS

Here you will find a range of interesting facts and detailed information about Scotland and the Scottish people. Use the map of Scotland to highlight the Scottish Regions, cities and main road and rail routes across the country.

Overview 

 
Capital
Edinburgh
Largest City
Glasgow
Official Language(s)
English, Gaelic, Scots
Government
Constitutional monarchy
Queen (of the UK)
Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister (of the UK)
Gordon Brown MP
First Minister of Scotland
Alex Salmond MSP
Area
78,772 km² (30,414 sq mi)
Population
5,062,011
Population Density
64/km² (167.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) Per capita
£16,200
Currency
Pound sterling (GBP)



Physical

Total Area
78,772 sq km (30,414 sq mi)
Highest Mountain
Ben Nevis 1344m
Other Mountains
Ben Macdui 1309m
Braeriach 1296m
Largest Loch
Loch Lomond 56 sq km
Other Lochs
Loch Ness 56 sqkm
Loch Awe 38 sqkm
Loch Maree 29 sqkm
Longest River
River Tay 193km
Other Major Rivers
River Spey 172km
River Clyde 171km
River Tweed 156km
River Forth 105km
Islands
800 (130 inhabited)
Coastline
Approx. 10,000km with 3,900km mainland coast
Weather
Average sea level temp. of 9 degrees (min –30 max +30). 3 hour sunshine.
200 days rain per year, west coast 250 rain.