Local name of the country : Alba in Scottish Gaelic
Local languages : English, Scottish Gaelic
For more information :
Hiking : John Muir Way (134 miles) Helensburgh-Dunbar (10-11 days)
Absolute Escapes : company which working on reducing their Environmental Impact and offering walking holidays in the UK
Green City Trips : walking, cycling and urban adventures in Edinburg.
Haggis Adventures : makes great efforts to minimise their carbone print. It is the first tour operator in Scotland to achieve a national Green Tourism Award and actively support Scottish Charities such as Trees For Life, supporting also local festivals.
Highland Explorer Tours : also supports Trees of Life, an award-wining charity working to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland and has achieved gold status in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Heart of Scotland Tours : operates a ‘leave-no-trace’ policy for all their guides and passengers and adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. They provide Eco-driving training to improve fuel efficiency, reduce their carbon footprint, support the John Muir Trust – a Scottish conservation charity dedicated to protecting and developing wild land, and has been awarded Bronze on the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Places to stay :
Here you will find some ecoresponsible accomodations in Scotland.
Eco-friendly holidays accomodations in Lovetoescape website.
Gastronomy : haggis !
Cultural characteristics :
Some words to learn Scottish Gaelic :
Aon – One
Dà – Two
Trì – Three
Ainm – Name
Fada – Far away
Math – Good
Clach – Stone
Uisge – Water
Coisich – To walk
Ith – To eat