Where is Scotland? Scotland is the most northern country in the UK .
How many people live in Scotland? We have a population of about 5.295 million (2011).
What is Scotland’s capital city? Edinburgh.
How many Scottish cities are there? 7 – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling.
Is October a good time to visit Scotland? Autumn (September, October, November) is a lovely time to visit Scotland– walk on carpets of golden leaves, see migrating birds flying overhead, celebrate St Andrews Day, wake up to a shimmering frost.
What will the weather be like in Scotland in October? In the Autumn (or Fall), Scotland is likely to experience temperatures ranging from around 8°C (46°F) to 14°C (57°F) from September to November. The colours of autumn are eye-catching and vibrant, as the trees change from green to fiery reds, oranges and yellows. For more information about the weather in Scotland, visit the Met Office for the latest updates. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
What language is spoken in Scotland? English is the main language, though you’ll hear Scots spoken in many places too. Gaelic (pronounced gah-lick) is also spoken in some parts of Scotland, particularly in the Outer Hebrides where it is used by roughly 60 percent of the population
What is the electricity supply like in Scotland? Scotland enjoys a constant electricity supply throughout the country (including the Highlands and Islands). Power cuts are rare and are usually fixed very quickly. In Scotland the power sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Is it safe to drink Scottish tap water? Yes, Scotland boasts exceptionally clean tap water that is perfectly safe to drink
What are the common shopping hours? Most shops are open from 9am – 5pm, but some may stay open later and there are many that open at the weekend too.
How late are bars, pubs and nightclubs open? Most bars and pubs stay open till midnight while nightclubs will be open longer.
What side of the road should I drive on? Left.
What is the emergency number? 999.
What is the international dialling code for the UK? +44.
Do I need to tip? Although there isn’t a big tipping culture in Scotland, it is quite common to tip in restaurants or taxis when you receive good service.
How much should I tip? 10 percent is a good rule of thumb though most people will be delighted with any amount of tip.