Make the most of your time with "The Rough Guide to Scotland", your ultimate companion to this stunning country. The full-colour section introduces Scotland's highlights, from the spectacular wildlife of the Hebrides to the deserted golden beaches in South Harris. Explore the cultural quarters of Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the open spaces of remote glens, windswept Hebridean beaches and architectural masterpieces.The guide takes a detailed look at Scotland's history, literature, politics and cultural life with expert background on everything from Mackintosh masterpieces in Glasgow to Munro-bagging in the Glan Shiel Mountains. There's plenty of practical advice for experiencing the great Scottish outdoors, from whale-watching to mountain biking, sea kayaking, hill-walking and surfing; information on all the best accommodation, transportation and restaurants plus lively reviews of hundreds of shops, bars and clubs. Explore every corner of Scotland with the clearest maps of any guide.