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Living in Scotland

Scotland is an area defined by contrast. Rich in tradition yet culturally diverse; home to historic towns and modern cities with excellent transport links across the country, iconic historic sites and surrounded by beautiful countryside, there really is something for everyone. Explore the four historic UWS campus towns, Glasgow, Edinburgh and more below.

Did you know?

The name Eilean Donan, or island of Donan, is most probably called after the 6th century Irish Saint, Bishop Donan who came to Scotland around 580 AD. The first fortified structure was not built on the island until the early 13th century as a defensive measure, protecting the lands of Kintail (part of the ancient territory of the Lord of the Isles) against the Vikings raiders. Eilean Donan offered the perfect defensive position.