The Old Forge pub, Britain’s most remote bar, is located in Inverie, which is so isolated in the Scottish Highlands that no roads connect the village to the rest of the country. Thirsty travelers need to hike 17 miles over very rough terrain, or take a 7-mile ferry ride.
People lived in caves in Scotland until 100 years ago when it was outlawed.
432 people own half the land in Scotland. However, Scotland has some of the best outdoor access laws in the world and pretty much all of the privately owned land is free to walk, cycle or camp on as long as the outdoor access code is followed (namely leaving no trace).
There is a bridge in Scotland where dogs are known to commit suicide. In the past fifty years, over fifty dogs have visited the bridge and leapt to their death. It remains a mystery today.
Residents of the city of Glasgow in Scotland have a disproportionately low life expectancy and no one’s sure why.
The city of Aberdeen in Scotland is famous for its granite buildings. Nearly every house/building in the centre of the city is made of the material. Because of this, the suitable radiation levels for the city are slightly higher than they would be in other cities in the UK.
All curling stones are made of a rare type of granite that is only found on a tiny island in Scotland.
In 2005, the United Nations deemed Scotland “The Most Violent Country in The Developed World”.
There is a place in Canada called Cape Breton where Scottish descendants still speak Gaelic, and they sent musicians to Scotland to teach the Scottish how to play traditional music.