Food and drink are a major part of the Scottish culture and heritage, with famous meals such as haggis, Angus beef, shortbreads and whiskey offered on the menu. Scottish whiskey is one of Scotland’s leading exports.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are considered the cultural capital cities of Scotland, home to institutions such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera. Other attractions include the National Galleries of Scotland (of which there are seven), the annual Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh War Museum.
The Scottish Highland Games have been part of Scotland’s culture for hundreds of years, celebrating community, heritage and individual achievements. The season for these games begins in May, peaking in July and August with 30 events each month and ending in September. Showcasing traditional Highland sports such as the caber toss, tug o’ war and hammer throw, the events showcase Highland dancing and music, focusing on family fun with food and craft stalls.