Travel guide

A fascinating land of legends.

A land of mists, where you can lose yourself in the meandering lochs and heather-covered moors. Perhaps the wildest place in Europe, where golden eagles take flight. Stories of manors and castles are told, and the sea spray lulls you to sleep in the Highland.

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Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

You’ll probably be surprised by the very strong accent when a Scotsman speaks to you, but don’t panic, you’ll soon get used to it!

  • Bonjour / Bonsoir = Good morning / Good evening
  • How are you? = How are you?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Fine, thank you, and you?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Do you speak French/English?
  • Je comprends/ Je ne comprends pas = I understand / I don’t understand
  • Pardon = Sorry
  • Au revoir = Goodbye
  • Bienvenue = Welcome
  • Merci (beaucoup) = Thank you (very much)
  • Excusez-moi/SVP = Excuse me
  • Je suis Français(e) = I’m French
  • Je m’appelle… = My name is…
  • Non merci = No thank you
  • Oui/Non = Yes / No
  • You’re welcome / Je vous en prie = You’re welcome

Key figures

Area: 80 077 km²

5.438 million inhabitants (2018)

Good to know


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • diphtheria-tetanus-polio,
  • rubella
  • mumps and especially measles


As Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, if you are a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you must have a valid passport or national identity card issued by the EEA country and valid for the duration of your stay.