Scotland covers the northern third of Great Britain and is a part of the United Kingdom. Scotland shares a border with England to the south. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The total area of Scotland is 78,772 sq. km. Scotland's highest point is the summit of Ben Nevis, at 1,334 metres above seas level, while the River Tay is Scotland's longest river, flowing for a distance of 190 kilometres.

Scotland’s climate is temperate and oceanic, with cooler temperates on average than the rest of the United Kingdom. Average winter temperatures are 6°C in the Lowlands, with summer temperatures averaging 18°C.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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