If Scotland is a paradise for fans of golf and fishing, its castles and fine whiskey are no less appealing. The country is characterised by rich architecture and singular music, mystical nature and straightforward people. Located in the north of Great Britain, Scotland accommodates one of the six Celtic nations. Its famous writers greatly influenced literature but also paved for way for economic liberalism. It is one of Europe’s main oil producers and its capital city Edinburgh hosts a major financial centre. Since 1999, the country has had its own parliament and First Minister, although it remains part of the United Kingdom and the EU.
The wilderness of the Highlands, where the rough beauty of the mountains offers a sharp contrast to the serenity of the bay and fishermen’s villages, is home to the famous lochs. According to legend, ancient ghosts and spirits haunt the place. In the background, heather fields fleck the craggy islands with a distinctive Scottish hue. Harmony and contrast, hand in hand...
In southern Scotland, the rolling hills are covered with fertile soil, while hiking trails connect the peaceful villages with majestic fortified castles. A large and sunny coast lines the southern part of the country.
Events and festivals are numerous throughout the year. Scottish traditions are cherished and kept alive by their people, who attach great importance to their roots and land. Enter a Scottish pub or restaurant and go for local cuisine: salmon, sea food, Angus beef, lamb, game and “haggis” - a national dish made with meat, spices and oatmeal - will delight your taste buds. Learn English in Scotland and experience this glorious country with all five senses!