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Discover the real Scotland from a self-catering holiday cottage

  • Scotland has something for everyone – whether you're looking for adventure in the great outdoors, art and folk festivals, dramatic scenery, a unique cultural experience or a bit of luxury. Enjoy stunning scenery and see centuries of history come alive as you explore Scotland's rich heritage.

    Use the map or list of regions to discover the real Scotland...

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Aberdeen and Grampian is the huge triangle of land that thrusts into the North Sea with the Moray Firth to the north. It comprises the regions of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray, and Scotland's third largest city, Aberdeen itself.

  • Argyll, the Isles and Stirlingshire

    Argyll, the Isles and Stirlingshire - the birthplace of Scotland. A region of spectacular natural beauty, it encompasses the historic city of Stirling, the scenic Trossachs, and the charming islands of the West Coast.

  • Ayshire and Arran

    Ayshire and Arran are located on the beautiful Clyde coast, and have a lot to offer: beautiful scenery, fascinating history, a wide range of outdoor activities, and some of the finest golf courses in the world. Arran is known as ‘Scotland in miniature’.

  • Dumfries and Galloway

    Dumfries and Galloway is known for its natural landscapes, rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, and mysterious forests. It is the perfect rural retreat for those searching for a relaxing stay or an adventure activity holiday.

  • Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Edinburgh and the Lothians offer both sophistication and relaxation. You can find a wide range of self-catering properties within historic Edinburgh, and rural cottages a few minutes away in the Lothians.

  • The Glasgow and Clyde Valley

    The Glasgow and Clyde Valley region offers a multitude of choices in self-catering properties. Explore Glasgow from an elegant city centre apartment or discover the surrounding Clyde Valley and its stunning scenery from a cosy country cottage.

  • The Highlands and Skye

    The Highlands and Skye cover an extensive area of some of the most remote yet breathtaking wilderness in all of Scotland – a land of mystique and legend. Get to know Scotland’s highest mountains and deepest lochs from some very special holiday cottages.

  • Perthshire, Dundee, and Angus

    In Perthshire, Dundee, and Angus you can enjoy both Highland and Lowland landscapes, take in forest and loch side scenes, or walk miles on sandy beaches and rugged coastline. A beautiful holiday location in the real heart of Scotland.

  • The Kingdom of Fife

    The Kingdom of Fife is bounded on three sides by the sea, and includes the famous golf town of St Andrews. Also in Fife are Dunfermline, the historical capital of Scotland, and the charming collection of fishing villages known as the East Neuk.

  • The Scottish Borders

    The Scottish Borders stretch from the dramatic sandstone cliffs, secluded coves and sandy beaches of the Berwickshire coast, across open farming country, to wind swept hilltops inland. Just a short drive south of Edinburgh lies a rich heritage all of its own.

  • Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland

    The islands of the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland offer Scotland beyond the ordinary. Outstanding, rugged beauty, fascinating history, and diverse culture and communities. Scotland's more remote islands offer an unrivalled holiday experience.

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Imagine… a holiday in Scotland in a place of your own. Come and go from your accommodation as you please. Watch your dog romping home, your kids playing to their hearts’ content. Wake up to a sea view, a cityscape or a field of grazing sheep. Then imagine… finding a website that has pulled all this together for you… a selection of 100% quality assured Scottish holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation throughout Scotland where you book directly with the owners. Imagine no more… you’re here! Welcome to EmbraceScotland, a unique site where you can find the Scottish holiday cottage of your dreams. A short romantic break? A group reunion? A family holiday to discover the real Scotland? It’s all here!

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