Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It is truly one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe. In addition to the mainland, Scotland constitutes over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
Scottish traditions include Scottish dancing, celebrations at the start of a new year and the Highland Games. The Edinburgh Festival in the summer is a very popular arts festival. Music is an important part of the culture. Bagpipes are famous traditional Scottish musical instruments. The country produces some of the world's finest whisky. There is much beautiful scenery throughout the country, including mountains (including the highest in Great Britain: Ben Nevis), lakes (known as lochs, including the famous Loch Ness), valleys (known as glens) and forests.
The weather in Scotland in July/August has an average temperature of 16-20 Degree Celsius and sometimes reach 25 Degree Celsius more. These months are regarded as probably the best two months of the year in Scotland. In general, the west of Scotland is usually warmer than the east.