Scottish Routes

Once you arrive in Scotland, we can look after you for as much or as little time as you like. For the times we are not taking care of you, there is some useful information below.

Planning for your trip to Scotland should be pretty straightforward. We have good air links from all over the world into our major international airports of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. We also have good road and rail links to other parts of the UK too. We offer scheduled tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow, but can arrange pick ups and drop offs anywhere in Scotland if you require.

Below are some frequent questions we get asked by guests planning their vacations in Scotland.

Q. When is the best time to visit Scotland?

Any time! With so many amazing events throughout the year, there is always something going on in Scotland. The scenery changes with the seasons and, even in the depths of winter, there is beauty all around in the landscape.

Q. What will the weather be like?

No matter what time of year you visit, the weather can be unpredictable to say the least. There can be snow on the hills in mid-summer, amazing sunshine in mid-winter and the chance of rain (or future-whisky as we like to call it) is often quite high.

We suggest you check out the average weather to expect on our weather page before you do your packing. No matter when you are coming to see us, always bring a waterproof jacket and clothing that is suitable for layering.

Q. What is the currency in Scotland?

At the moment, we use the Great British Pound (Sterling). We do NOT use the Euro. Most businesses accept payment by credit/debit cards. The most commonly accepted are Visa and MasterCard. American Express is taken by some larger businesses but is not as commonly taken as Visa or MasterCard.

Q. What is the food like in Scotland?

The simple answer is “Delicious!”.

There is some incredible food available in Scotland. This ranges from traditional dishes like haggis up to Michelin starred fine dining. Scottish produce is some of the best in the world. Here are just some of the Scottish produce you can look forward to sampling: Lamb, mutton, salmon, trout, lobster, crab, prawns, mussels, clams, razor clams (spoots), mackerel, haddock, cod, beef (check out www.macbeths.com for this), scallops, potatoes, turnips and much more…

In the not too distant past, it was a bit tricky to find good vegetarian food in Scotland. This is no longer the case and there are some amazing vegetarian restaurants all over the country. Even the smallest and remotest B&B’s now offer vegetarian breakfasts to their guests.

Scottish Routes Food and Drink