From the glens of Loch Lomand to the lively Edinburgh festival, the "Rough Guide to Scotland" tells you all there is to know about this stunning and varied country. The 24-page, full-colour section introduces all of the Scotland's highlights, from the spectacular wildlife of the Hebrides to the deserted golden beaches in South Harris, with three additional 4-page, full-colour inserts: 'Festivals', 'Architecture' and 'Great Outdoors/Activities'. The guide includes a new author pick' section of the country's top hotels and restaurants, plus lively reviews of hundreds of shops, bars, clubs and the best places to sample the local whiskies. The guide takes a detailed look at Scotland's history, literature, politics and cultural life with new details on the country's most controversial buildings project, the new Scottish Parliament. There is plenty of practical advice for experiencing the great Scottish outdoors, from bagging a munro to whale-watching on Mull. The guide comes complete with maps and plans for every region.
Donald Reid is an Edinburgh resident and has written the Rough Guide to his home town as well as titles to South Africa and the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Rob Humphreys has been writing for Rough Guides since 1989 and visiting Scotland since he was a child living in rural Yorkshire. He is also the author of Rough Guides to the Scottish Highlands and Islands, London, Prague, Czech Republic and St Petersburg.