Every year, on June 24, a national holiday is widely celebrated in Scotland — Independence Day (Independence Day of Scotland). On June 24, 1314, at the Battle of Bannockburn, the Scottish king Robert the Bruce defeated the army of the English King Edward II, restoring the independence of his country.
We believe that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Ancient castles, ancient ruins, picturesque plains, virgin forests, crystal clear lakes fully reflect all the splendor of this proud, full of contrasts country.
Melrose Abbey is one of the oldest monasteries in Scotland. The Cistercian monastery was reduced to ruins in the 1500s.
Boats in the harbor of the fishing village of East Newk in the Fife region.
Skye is an island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago with its famous green hills and majestic mountains.
The ruins of St. Andrew's Cathedral at dawn.
Mini Highland cows walking through the Trossachs Nature Reserve.
Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located in the Scottish region of Aberdeenshire.
The Royal Mile is the most famous series of streets in the center of Edinburgh.
A common phenomenon for residents of Edinburgh is musicians playing bagpipes.
Located at the top of the Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle is perfectly visible from Holyrood Park.
In the middle of the XVIII century, a New city was built in Edinburgh, thanks to which the problem of overpopulation was solved.
A small house at the foot of a hill in the city of Lockerbie in the south of Scotland.
Kilhurn Castle on Loch Eiv, north of Glasgow, is now the ruins of a 15th-and 17th-century fortress.
Glamis Castle in Angus was the home of the Queen Mother, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
Shetland ponies in sweaters have become the hallmark of Scotland.
The brightly lit Clyde Arc Bridge in Glasgow.
One of the best golf courses in the world is the Old Course in St. Andrews.
The magnificent Loch Ness is the refuge of the legendary "Loch Ness monster".
The ruins of Arkart Castle are located on the shore of Loch Ness.
Competitions of piper and drummer bands at the annual Highland Games.
Some trees grow right in Loch Lomond, south-west of Scotland.
At low tide, you can see the rocky coast of East Newk in the Fife region.
Ben Nevis is the highest point of the British Isles.
Skara Bray is one of the best preserved Neolithic settlements in Europe.