Scotland – Celtic Land

 

 

Local name of the country : Alba in Scottish Gaelic

 

Local languages : English, Scottish Gaelic

 

For more information :

Official Gateway to Scotland

Scotland

Scottish Outdoor Access Code

 

Activities : 

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-lodges in Scotland : Ecotraveller, Forest Holidays and The Culutre Trip website.

Eco-friendly holidays accomodations in Lovetoescape website.

 

Gastronomy : haggis !

 

Cultural characteristics :

 

Gallery :

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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