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Tourism in Scotland

Things to Do, Things to See and Places to Visit

By Harry Beggs

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Things to Do in Scotland

Skiing

There five skiing resorts in Scotland-Glencoe, Nevis Range, Cairngorm, The Lecht and Gleshee.   You can hire skis at all resorts. The best time to ski is in February and March.

There are indications that the use of skis dates back as much as 6000 years.

The ski was originally intended as an aid for travelling over snow and was made of a single plank of wood.

Fishing

There are lots of different types of fishing in Scotland – Sea fishing, Fly fishing, Course fishing

The best fish to catch are salmon, trout, mackerel and herring.

There is a fishing tackle shop in most towns where you can buy fishing rods and hooks.

Go to the Football

There are lots of football teams in Scotland including Falkirk, Hamilton, Motherwell, Dundee United and Dunfermline. Sometimes you can buy tickets for a game at the football stadium. Most of the games are on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

Things to See in Scotland

Wildlife

The winter arrival of millions of ducks, geese, swans and wading birds is one of our greatest spectacles, but a new report shows the numbers of some birds are ebbing away.  Some species are increasing, while others are decreasing alarmingly.

The best places to see wildlife are in the countryside, in forests, at the coast and even in your back garden sometimes.

Highlands

For the most people the Highlands stand synonymous for Scotland. Tall mountains, deep lochs and remote glens give the Highlands its beauty. Once they were the battleground of the clans but since the 18th century the Highlands are almost deserted because of the clearances.

Inverness is the capital of the Highlands. Famous tourist attractions are Eilean Donan castle, Fort George, Culloden, Loch Ness, Urquhart castle and Aviemore. Close to Fort William rises the Ben Nevis which is 1,344 meters high, the highest...

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