The Scottish Highlands boast more than rainy days and dramatic hills carved into skylines. Among the mountain paths lie a burgeoning adventure subculture, that inspires people to lose themselves in nature. Mikayla Parton, professional mountain bike racer, tells us how her homeland and the scene of her sporting successes, offers more than beautiful landscapes. Scotland’s abundant opportunity for adventure, connection and community speaks to locals and visitors alike.

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BRAND SCOTLAND

Scotland. For the Head, Heart, and the Spirit.

Whether you want to live, work, study, visit, do business or create in Scotland – it’s a country that has it all. Scotland is kindness, respect, and generosity. Scotland is determination, creativity, and curiosity. We are castles, lochs, and mountains. We are students, explorers, innovators. We are a country committed to achieving net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045, by protecting our biodiversity and reversing nature loss.

We’ve come a long way and you could too.