MICEport DMC in Scotland
Scotland has astonishing variety, even within a small area. North Sea to Irish Sea, Highlands to Lowlands, the landscapes of Scotland—lush woodlands, windswept moors, lochs as deep as the imagination—may take your breath away. Rugged, colorful, and feisty, Scotland stands apart. From its stony architecture to its unmanicured landscape to the more laid-back nature of its people — and their peculiar fondness for haggis — Scotland is distinctly not England.
A proud identity unites the sparsely populated country, all the way from the southern lowlands, which border England just north of Hadrian's Wall, up to the Norwegian latitudes of the rocky Highlands and remote islands. Outside its main cities, Scotland's sights are subtle, but the misty glens, brooding countryside castles, and warm culture are plenty engaging. It's easy to fall in love with the irrepressible spirit and beautiful landscape of this faraway corner of Britain.
Its local products, customs, music, and traditional dress—from tartans and bagpipes to tweeds—travel all over the globe, but there's nothing like experiencing them firsthand.
The main language spoken in Scotland is English, while Scots and Scottish Gaelic are minority languages. The dialect of English spoken in Scotland is referred to as Scottish English.
VAT and Tax Refunds
To be able to claim a tax refund you must be a non-European Union visitor to United Kindom. Look for the ‘Tax Free Shopping’ sign in the windows of participating shops. You must complete a valid tax refund document obtained from the retailer and present the tax refund document and goods to Customs on departure from the European Union. A customs officer will check the goods and validate the tax refund document. You can receive your refund on the spot at some airports, otherwise you should mail the validated tax refund document back to the shop and a refund will be issued.
VAT is charged on almost everything, but remember that refunds only apply to goods being taken out of the country, not services. For more information, visit the official customs website here
The currency in Scotland is the pound sterling (£).
Voltage is 240 volts AC at 50HZ. Appliances generally use standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets. Most non-UK appliances will require a transformer and a plug adapter for use in the United Kingdom.
Shops are generally open Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 8.00pm and on Sundays from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. In smaller towns many shops tend to be open on Sundays.
Due to its proximity to the ocean the climate of Edinburgh is a lot milder than you might expect. During the summer months, the average daytime temperature is around 64° Fahrenheit. During the winter it is around 42° Fahrenheit. The annual rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. However in the period from February to June, the precipitation is a bit lower.
On average, the warmest month is August.
On average, the coolest month is January.
September is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don't like too much rain.
April is the driest month.
MICEport Scotland Preferred DMCs
Year Company Started
Number of Staff
Year Company Started
Scotland, England and Wales
Number of Staff
* Dynamic Incentive programs * Corporate meetings *Association conferences
* Special interest tours * Alumni groups * International meetings * Product Launches
Past Group Sizes
10 - 3,000 People
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