Scotland = Highlands, scotch and tartan?
Scotland belongs to Great Britain and occupies approximately the northern third of the large island. The total area of 78,772 km² includes several island groups.
Since 1437, Edinburgh is the Scottish capital and the national currency is the British Pound.
The Scots speak English, “lowland scots” (scottish), but now they learn French in the elementary school (as I learned from nice, older ladies at the museum in Fort William).
There is also a typical Scottish language spoken in the west of Scottish Highlands, Glasgow, and islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides: Gälic.
Gàidhlig is a Celtic language, related to Irish, and is spoken by about 70,000 of the 5 million inhabitants of Scotland, representing just over 1% of the population.
From the 9th to 11th centuries Gaelic was spoken in most parts of Scotland. His reverted influence can now be found everywhere in Scotland by name and person names.
In the 18 th and 19 th centuries, Gaelic was strictly forbidden as a result of the landlords and rulers of the country.
Dominant colors in Scotland
While in Ireland the color green is predominant, this is more gray, brown and red in Scotland. The typical weather conditions are cloudy, gray and humid.
Shrubs, mosses and various plants have red and brown tones, which dominate overall.
Transport – possibilities and costs
In addition to domestic flights, there are bus and train services available.
Citylink offers numerous connections with the remote bus. The journey from Glasgow Airport to Fort Williams costs £ 23.50. It lasts 2.5 h and is thus 1,5 h faster than the train, which is then already surprised.
However, you have to book your trip at least the day before online. Otherwise one can wait at the bus stop, but is left freezing, as it happens on the way several people.
Caution Train (Trainline)!
My own experience shows that you really have to be careful. We do not point out possible savings!
For the distance from Fort Williams to Penrith I should pay 90 pounds, which is about 115 €. Only on demand, the railway company searches for possible spartarifen and finally the ticket with fixed trains cost me 42.50 pounds. Over 50% saved, but only because I have been after. Without words or simply a mess!
In the evening, I enter the route online from Glasgow to Penrith and receive £ 56 as a Cheapest Ticket Offer. This section finally cost me £ 13.50 at the counter.
In addition, it is very customer-friendly, which concerns savings rates. Although these are theoretically, they are, of course, not available on the selected routes or days. This too is a scam and outrageous!
What brings you the discount on a return ticket when one is on the way? In addition, really only the direct way back.