Is it practical to buy a Tesla car in Scotland?

Be aware that both the Model S and X (i.e. all currently available models) are very big, and more importantly, wide, cars.Depending on where in Scotland you live or frequently travel you may find it nerve wracking to squeeze through, or hard to find parking.

What screams 'I'm new to Edinburgh'?

Being awestruck by the castle & arthurs Seat.. both are cool spectacles. But the average scot, you will find will be fairly cool about it.

What screams 'I'm new to Edinburgh'?

Being awestruck by the castle & arthurs Seat.. both are cool spectacles. But the average scot, you will find will be fairly cool about it.

What if Rome took Scotland?

Well, they tried, but when they found there was nothing there worth having, they retreated back behind their southern wall, built in the emperor Hadrian's time. The Antonine wall further north was the earliest one but was evacuated as being difficult to defend.Looking at it militarily, roads didn't exist and it was a fair distance from the southern wall

What if Rome took Scotland?

Well, they tried, but when they found there was nothing there worth having, they retreated back behind their southern wall, built in the emperor Hadrian's time. The Antonine wall further north was the earliest one but was evacuated as being difficult to defend.Looking at it militarily, roads didn't exist and it was a fair distance from the southern wall

What is the opinion about the movie 'Trainspotting' in Scotland?

The opinions are mostly favourable. We know and understand where Renton is coming from. Most of us have come across a Begbie sometime. We all know a Spud - even if the one we know isn't a druggie. The background, the sink estates

What do Scottish people think of Australians?

We think that their gun/knife laws are even more ludicrous than ours.And that they're a bit loud and brash, but usually pretty well straight as a die and actually fairly unlikely to be called

What does haggis taste like?

Kind of like liver paté, but with a grainier texture due to the oatmeal. I strongly dislike liver but I had acquired a taste for paté before going to Scotland, I and I found that I enjoyed haggis.Note that there can be a

Will Scotland remain in the EU while the rest of the UK leaves?

The answer is no, and you need to stop listening to the SNP propaganda. The SNP have been told before in 2014 and again last week by Brussels that when the UK leave, Scotland is out, no if's, no but's,

What does haggis taste like?

Kind of like liver paté, but with a grainier texture due to the oatmeal. I strongly dislike liver but I had acquired a taste for paté before going to Scotland, I and I found that I enjoyed haggis.Note that there can be a

Will Scotland remain in the EU while the rest of the UK leaves?

The answer is no, and you need to stop listening to the SNP propaganda. The SNP have been told before in 2014 and again last week by Brussels that when the UK leave, Scotland is out, no if's, no but's,

What should I never say to a Scottish person?

Hi OATo myself:Don't tell me England should run Scotland.Don't call me ‘British' or English.. ‘British' is synonymous globally with being English so much so it's the same thing to people outside of these isles.Don't stereotype all of Scotland as 1960s/70s/80s Glasgow.

Why should I visit Scotland?

Why should you remain in one place your entire life? Your purpose is to live. Not merely exist. On a more specific note, Scotland has immense amounts of scenic beauty, a dormant volcano and some of the world's best museums and cultural aspects to explore.

Why are the Scottish and Irish so friendly? What caused that?

The Irish are friendly because deep down they are a stoical people who just want a quiet life and for everyone to get along.The Scots aren't that friendly.Decent, perhaps; law-abiding, sure. Angered by perceived injustice, definitely. Friendly? No, not very, in my experience. Less unfriendly than the (southern) English, but that's a pretty low bar to clear.

Is it good to live in Scotland?

Yes, it is good o live in Scotland! I haven't ever lived anywhere else so I can't compare it to anywhere else but it is good. Despite the weather not always being great in the summer, when it is good its fantastic and

What is it like living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland?

Personal experience here so if any Aberdonians read it please don't get too insulted.I hated it. The issue with Aberdeen is... it feels very grey. That might sound silly, especially if you visit in the summer and see the granite sparkling in the sun. However for the majority of

Would you rather live in Scotland or Wales?

Although I live in Wales, I'm going to say Scotland.Wales has high levels of unemployment and very few jobs available in rural areas and in the South Wales Valleys.Wales' NHS is struggling slightly but Scotland's is doing far better in terms of wait times and budget.In terms

Is Scotland safe for tourists?

Scotland is quite a diverse country, safe is a variable concept and tourism can mean from anywhere, even other parts of Scotland.There are parts of Glasgow and other cities where you need to remember not to leave valuables visible in

What is the best month to visit Scotland?

Well, if you like nightlife then you'll love the winter months because being at such a northerly latitude we get a lot of night. At Up Helly Aa, the big midwinter fire festival and party in Shetland in January, you'll need a lot of energy for the dancing 'til dawn, because dawn

Which nation is more friendly Scottish, English or Irish?

I am English.I would have to say Ireland/the Irish, by a long way. Between the English and Scottish, I'm not sure – probably the Scottish. England is very difficult to generalize about because it has a much larger population than

Did the Vikings invade Scotland?

I was thinking of being sarcastic about this question but that has been done.There is another comment that I can make though. They walked from England.One theory about the evolution of the British Isles says that The Britons covered the island from the south coast to the point where

Are there scholarships for Americans studying in Scotland?

I'm doing a computing science master's at University of Glasgow.There are VERY FEW scholarships available to Americans. The cost of tuition is obviously cheaper than most places in the U.S., so that helps, but don't expect to be able to get it for free.I think there may be

Why did King Edward I of England fail to conquer Scotland?

He died before he could make serious headway. His son, Edward II, was generally an incompetent, but then it would have been a hard task to follow Longshanks given his skill.Longshanks had managed to capture and execute Wallace, but by the time he died he was 67, so pretty old for anybody in that time period.His grandson, Edward

Economically, what is the difference between Scotland and England?

Scotland has a large resource extraction sector compared with England.England has a large (international) financial services sector compared with Scotland.England has a much higher population density, which obviously impacts on everything from

What is it like living and working in Fife Scotland?

Fife's a big place with a variety of towns and villages- would the fact I worked for a couple of weeks in Cupar in Fife allow me to say I knew what it was like to work in Dunfermline or Kirkcaldy? Having worked in various

How stunning is it to visit Scotland?

If you do it right it's pretty stunning...Edinburgh is full of stunning buildings... the Highlands full of stunning scenery...

What is the real perception of Scotland by other countries?

I am a native Chinese.Are people even aware of my home country?Yes, totally aware. You just don't know how popular Robert Burns's 'A red red rose' is in China. And we know more than that. We love William Wallace in the 'Brave Heart'. This movie came into China in the 1990s and

How beautiful is Scotland?

Depends what you understand by beautiful I guess. If you think beautiful is a typical New York skyline you see in movies, you won't find that here. If you think beautiful is huge expanses of wilderness with bears and wolves roaming in the forests, you're also

Where in Scotland are the best castles?

My two favourite (intact) castles are Glamis Castle in Angus

Is Cambuslang part of Glasgow, Scotland?

Cambuslang was, once upon a time, the largest town in Scotland for many years, until it was gradually absorbed into the urban sprawl of Greater Glasgow, then it became incorporated into the newly-formed South Lanarkshire Council after Local Government reorganisation in the ‘90s, so at

Was there ever volcanic activity in Scotland?

Yes. Edinburgh Castle sits on the core of an extinct volcano. Scotland boasts half of UK's best volcanoes, says travel guide

What pilgrimages run through Scotland?

As everywhere in Europe  there are lots.What kind are you looking for?I'm most interested inj them as historic walking routes, rather than religious reasons, so my perspective may differ from yours.There are, obviously, lots of websites:The Way

Where are family-friendly places to live in Scotland?

You probably need to define family friendly and some idea of location Scotland is very diverse.Take a look at the great wee town of Strathaven

Are there snakes in Scotland?

Common European Adder - Vipera berusThe only venomous snake in Britain, usually active from March to October and its venom generally of little danger to humans but the bite can be painful and lethal to small animals.It is found throughout Scotland but not so common on the islands and is timid, it will usually detect you

Why do you like living in Scotland?

Because it is SO beautiful! You can be in a busy,vibrant creative city like Edinburgh, and then you can get out the city pretty easily and in not much time you can be in the middle of nowhere where there are no other people.You can

Is there a more beautiful country than Scotland?

It's opinion really, I think it is a beautiful country, with many different types of scenery in close proximity which is very uncommon, there are dramatic mountains and beaches very near to each other.There are islands, all with unique cultures and scenery and the people are all friendly - so

How will Brexit impact Scotland?

Generally, Scotland will benefit in much the same way as the rest of the UK. They will enjoy all of the civic benefits, that could be broadly called democracy. Economically, they will share the benefits, though they may do a little better out of the repatriated fisheries.On the other hand, if Brexit should be a

How cold is Scotland?

Well right now it's pretty bloody cold. It's probably around 6 or 7 degrees C outside  but it's windy with heavy sleet showers.Like others have said it's not the actual temperature that makes it cold here but the humidity. 6 or 7 degrees and no humidity or wind and I'd be

What do people not like about living in Edinburgh, Scotland?

I love everything about Edinburgh, Scotland, but the deal breaker is the weather. I do not mind being cold, but it is the wind and damp that makes outdoor activities very uncomfortable and just unpleasant.Add to the misery is the short daylight

Why would England be culturally poorer if Wales, Northern Ireland and or Scotland left the Union?

It would not matter one jot.Wales, Scotland and Ireland would not suddenly cease to exist. Does France have no cultural influence on the UK because they are not the same country?Does the USA have no impact on the UK's music scene, TV or youth fashion because it is all the way across an ocean?

What's it like to live in Scotland?

Christina says it all really, damp, friendly, pretty and excellent! But I would add that its even better than excellent and