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Exploring Scotland : The Virtual Experience

By JCooper 31 Mar 2020

Whether you are new to Scotland, born and bred here or yet to visit our beautiful country, the following online resources are an excellent way to explore Scotland from the comfort of your own home. 

Hidden Scotland : Virtual Tours and Online Tour Guide

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The Hidden Scotland website and Instagram are packed full of information and beautiful images of Scotland. The website acts as the 'ultimate guide around Scotland' and offers endless information on various destinations in Scotland, things to do and where to stay. The Instagram offers 'Virtual Tours' around Scotland through the means of striking photography and audio clips.  Take the tour of Old Town Edinburgh here!

Visit Scotland Website : Destinations



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The Visit Scotland website is a fantastic resource if you would like to learn more about specific destinations in Scotland.  You can explore each of Scotland's diverse regions via an interactive map here!  If you want to find out more about Aberdeen, you can check out the feature film on the newly renovated Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Royals here! 

Edinburgh Zoo : Webcams 

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If you love animals, Edinburgh Zoo have live webcams set up in some animal enclosures including Pandas, Penguins, Tigers and Koalas! Check in here to see what your favourite is up to! 

National Museum of Scotland : Virtual Tour on Google StreetView

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The National Museum of Scotland has become the first of it's kind in Scotland available for exploration online via Google Arts & Culture’s Museum View experience.  You can stroll through the Museum at your leisure from home, browsing the 20,000 plus objects on display.  The museum reflects Scottish history from the 18th Century to the current day and showcases international cultures, natural and physical sciences, and decorative art for Scotland.  You can take the tour online here! 

National Library of Scotland : Digital Galleries

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You can view the world class collections from the National Library of Scotland here.  From Medieval Manuscripts to historical films from 100 years ago, there is an abundance of material that will keep you entertained and educated on Scottish history and culture!

Creative Scotland : Online Showcase 

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Discover some of Scotland's best creative talents online with the charity Creative Scotland.  They have also put together this comprehensive list of Virtual Creativity that is happening across Scotland right now, so join in!

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