Finding Out More


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The best way of finding out more information for your trip to Scotland is to contact the British Tourist Authority (BTA) in your country or write (or email) direct to the head office of the Scottish Tourist Board (STB). The BTA and STB can provide a wealth of free literature and information such as maps, city guides, events calendars and accommodation brochures. Travellers with special needs should also contact their nearest BTA office. If you want more detailed information on a particular area, you should contact the area tourist boards.

Useful websites

The official Scottish Tourist Board site and the various area tourist board sites information on accommodation, transport and tourist sights as well as outdoor activities such as walking, skiing, fishing etc. Huge UK travel site Click on 'Scotland guide' for a massive selection of subjects plus links to various sites including newspapers. Also useful is the UK's most popular site with an excellent what's on guide.

Massive directory with lots of information on clans, travel etc In-depth history pages. Huge directory of Scottish links Updates on government affairs in Scotland Easy to use guide to the Scottish Parliament Background information on history, politics and geography Scotland online with good information on golf, walking and climbing and also features Run in conjunction with STB, with magazine-style features and reviews. Good for local information on hotels, shops and restaurants Useful for accommodation Suggested walks, contacts and practical information for hikers and climbers Everything you need to know on golf in Scotland Information on ski conditions at all centres, updated daily Scotland Pages and Both sites have Scotland pages with useful ratings Celtic music site with lots of information and sounds Everything you ever wnater to know about the "water of life" the official site for the all the Edinburgh festivals Lists everything taking place in the capital Covers all Glasgow sights and updated regularly Comprehensive site for the islands

Scottish Tourist Boards

Scottish Tourist Board Central Information Department 23 Ravelston Terr, Edinburgh EH4 3EU, T0131-3322433, Scottish Tourist Board In London 19 Cockspur St, London SW1 5BL, Tel 020-7930 2812.

Area Tourist Boards

Aberdeen & Grampian Tourist Board 27 Albyn Pl, Aberdeen AB10 1YL, Tel 01224-632727, Aberdeen & Grampian Tourist Board

Angus & City of Dundee Tourist Board, 7-21 Castle St, Dundee DD1 3AA, Tel 01382-527527, Angus & City Of Dundee Tourist Board

Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Tourist Board 7 Alexandra Par, Dunoon, Argyll PA23 8AB, Tel 01369-701000, Stirling & Trossachs Tourist Board

Ayrshire & Arran Tourist Board Burns House, Burns Statue Sq, Ayr KA7 1UP, Tel 01292-288688, Ayrshire & Arran Tourist Board

Dumfries & Galloway Tourist Board 64 Whitesands, Dumfries DG1 2RS, Tel 01387-253862, Dumfries & Galloway Tourist Board

Edinburgh & Lothians Tourist Board 3 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2QP, Tel 0131-4733800, Edinburgh & Lothians Tourist Board

Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley Tourist Board 11 George Sq, Glasgow, G2 1DY, Tel 0141-2044400, Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley Tourist Board

The Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board Peffery House, Strathpeffer IV14 9HA, T01479-810363, UK Tel 0870-5143070, The Highlands of Scotland Tourist Boarrd

Kingdom of Fife Tourist Board Tourist Information Centre, 70 Market St, St Andrews KY16 9NU, T01334-470021, Orkney Tourist Board 6 Broad St, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NX, Tel 01856-872856, Fife Tourist Board

Perthshire Tourist Board Lower City Mills, West Mill St, Perth PH1 5QP, Tel 01738-627958, Perthshire Tourist Board

Scottish Borders Tourist Board Tourist Information Centre, Murray's Green, Jedburgh TD8 6BE, Tel 01835-863170, Scottish Borders Tourist Board

Shetland Islands Tourism Market Cross, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0LU, Tel 01595-693434, Shetland Islands

Western Isles Tourist Board 26 Cromwell St, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2DD, Tel 01851-703088, Western Isles Tourist Board

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