Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, and one of its 32 councils. Historically part of Midlothian district, it is situated in Lothian, on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Recognized as Scotland’s capital since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and Scotland ‘s supreme tribunals.


As of the projected city population of 611,748 in 2019, Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the UK. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the town now contains the Glasgow City Council district, one of Scotland’s 32 council areas; Glasgow City Council is the local authority.

Loch Ness

The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, is a cryptide in Scottish folklore and cryptozoology that is believed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as wide, long-necked and protruding from the water with one or more humps. Since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933, public interest and belief in the creature had varied.