Visa and entry requirements Scotland:
Passport not required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Scotland:

Scotland is a country in the United Kingdom with a population of approximately 5.4 million. A strong movement for secession from the United Kingdom has emerged in Scotland in recent decades, although the last referendum failed in 2014.

Scotland covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, bordering England to the south, while the rest is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The country is divided into three geographical regions: the Highlands, the Central Lowlands and the Southern Uplands.

Three languages are spoken in Scotland: English, Lowland Scots and Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic language. The country's currency is the pound sterling, as in the United Kingdom, although the three major Scottish banks are allowed to issue their own banknotes.

The largest cities in Scotland are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Paisley, East Kilbride, Livingston, Hamilton, Inverness, Perth, Ayr, Kilmarnock and Dunfermline.

Scotland is world famous for its whiskey. Scotch whiskey exports have increased significantly in recent years, reaching the five billion pound mark for the first time. The unique quality of Scottish whiskey enjoys a worldwide reputation.

Scotland has significant oil reserves; the center of oil production from the North Sea is Aberdeen. More than three quarters of Scotland's area is used for agriculture, with cereals and potatoes being the most common crops. In addition, Scottish meat and Scottish breeding cattle enjoy a good reputation abroad.

The tourism sector is vital to the Scottish economy, with Scotland now attracting over 16 million visitors annually.

The bagpipes, the men's kilt and whiskey are the most famous elements of Scottish culture.

The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh with almost 500,000 inhabitants. The city's major attractions include Edinburgh Castle, Clock Tower, North Bridge, Old Town, Sir Walter Scott Monument, St. Giles Cathedral, Bellevue Chapel, St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Dugald Stewart Monument, the Scottish Parliament Building, the Grassmarked, the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Gilmerton Cove, the Royal Botanic Garden, the 251 meter high hill "Arthur's Seat", the "Palace of Holyroodhouse", the National Gallery of Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland, Princes Street , Edinburgh Zoo, the War Museum and the royal yacht Britannia.

The most visited tourist attractions outside the capital include Loch Lomond, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Riverside Museum in Glasgow, the famous Blacksmith's Shop in Gretna Green, The Helix in Falkirk, the modern Artgallery in Glasgow, the Falkirk Wheel, Stirling Castle, the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, the Peoples Palace in Glasgow, the Eilean Donan Castle and Dundee Arts.

Scotland impresses with its lush green meadows, hilly landscape and the friendliness of its residents. I have visited the country twice so far, on the first visit I was in Glasgow for three days of football at the Champions League final in May 2002 at the venerable Hampden Park and five years later in the capital Edinburgh for two days. Both trips to this warm country will always be remembered forever. The whiskey tastings in particular were a lot of fun for every participant.