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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.


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


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
800 (130 inhabited)
Approx. 10,000km with 3,900km mainland coast
Average sea level temp. of 9 degrees (min –30 max +30). 3 hour sunshine.
200 days rain per year, west coast 250 rain.

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For over 100 years we've been making touring Scotland a quality experience for visitors from all over the World. Over the years our Scottish tours have been chosen by many thousands of travellers who want to tour Scotland in comfort and style.

Scottish Tours has a long and distinguished pedigree and we are proud to include the famed names of Scottish Motor Traction, Scottish Omnibuses and Eastern Scottish as part of our heritage. For more information on our history click here

Today we continue to offer our clients the highest standards of service and the very best value. You can tour Scotland with Scottish Tours confident in the knowledge that no one has more experience.

Tour Scotland with Scottish Tours. Discover the highlights of Scotland on a tour to Loch Ness, The Scottish Highlands, Skye and Loch Lomond.

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