Nothing beats the breathtaking sight of Scotland on a cool sunny morning. The sun gently shines on the lochs and the wind quietly whistles its way through the trees. The birds quietly sing while shopkeepers open up their shops. Scotland has many breathtaking features – all very different. If music is your thing Scotland has T in the Park which is a music festival with the UK’s best artists. If comedy is your thing, then just the natural humour of a Scots person will take your breath away. From carnivals to whisky distilleries, Scotland is the place where it all happens.
Scotland is a mystical place where many myths and legends bounce around. One well known tale is the one of Nessie. It takes place on bonny Loch Ness. Many people who have visited this famous destination claim to have seen Nessie skimming through the water on a foggy evening – are they mad, or is it true? Either way I personally would recommend visiting Loch Ness. It is a great family destination and has lots of other attractions.
Scotland has many festivals including T in the Park (a music festival), the Edinburgh Fringe (a variety of plays, concerts and fun things to do) and the Edinburgh Tattoo (a festival celebrating all things Scottish in the castle grounds). As you can probably see Edinburgh is where it all happens as it is our capital city. If you want to know a little more about T in the Park here are a few details: it is a festival where you can camp, it is in the summertime and it is very good fun.
If you would like to see the life a modern Scot why not pay a visit to the bustling city of Glasgow – or one of the smaller towns surrounding – to see how they live. Lots of things happen in Glasgow such as: the Irn-Bru carnival, lots of great shopping centres, open top bus tours and many more exciting things! Take the open top bus tour. I myself have been on one of these and found it an amazing experience (if you choose a sunny day to go). On an open top bus tour you get to see the magnificent sights on a very good guided tour.
If you would like to see how the other side lives take a trip to the countryside. Our Scottish countryside is full of lovely villages and greenery. As the Scottish thistle is our emblem there are many to be found in our beautiful valleys and meadows. If you like to climb mountains, our countryside is one of the best for hills and mountains to climb. Another great thing about our countryside is that it full of lochs. Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, Loch Long are all in our countryside along with lots more. Meet a true Scotsman and visit the Highland games (also in our countryside).
Being a resident of Clydebank I must say that there are a lot of things to do here! During the war time Clydebank was hit badly with only seven houses staying untouched. The Clydebank Blitz is one that is very famous throughout Scotland and if you visit Clydebank, I personally would recommend a very interesting museum which does a great Clydebank Blitz exhibition .The museum is in Clydebank Town Hall. Of course history isn’t all Clydebank is about. It is also a very fun town with a great shopping centre and a cinema!
Scotland has many unique food and drinks all with many interesting tastes. One famous Scottish food is haggis which is traditionally served with turnip and potatoes. Another famous Scottish food is a scotch pie which is like a mince pie and is delicious. A famous Scottish drink is whisky which people all around the world drink. Scotland has many wide ranges of tastes to offer and if you payed us a visit you would be stunned by the variety of foods and drinks.
To conclude, I would like to say that if this hasn’t convinced you to come to Scotland then I don’t know what will. Scotland is a great place full of fun and historical things to do. I think Scotland is probably one of the best countries in the world!
By Beth Bowers