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ForumAdmin
25th April 2009, 03:15 PM
Please post general information about Scotland here - open a new thread in this forum for each location.

CruisingWiki
25th April 2009, 03:42 PM
Scotland is a country that occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It is part of the United Kingdom, and shares a land border to the south with England. It is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland consists of over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

The climate of Scotland is temperate and oceanic, and tends to be very changeable. It is warmed by the Gulf Stream from the Atlantic, and as such has much milder winters (but cooler, wetter summers) than areas on similar latitudes, for example Copenhagen, Moscow, or the Kamchatka Peninsula on the opposite side of Eurasia. However, temperatures are generally lower than in the rest of the UK, with the coldest ever UK temperature of -27.2 C (-16.96 F) recorded at Braemar in the Grampian Mountains, on 11 February 1895.[66] Winter maximums average 6 C (42.8 F) in the lowlands, with summer maximums averaging 18 C (64.4 F). The highest temperature recorded was 32.9 C (91.22 F) at Greycrook, Scottish Borders on 9 August 2003.

Ports and popular Stops
Aberdeen (Port of entry)
Ardrossan
Caledonian Canal
Cambeltown
Craobh Haven and Ardfern
Crinan Canal
Dundee (Firth of Tay)
Firth of Clyde
Firth of Forth
Fort William
Forth and Clyde Canal
Inverness
Isle of Skye/Sound of Sleat
Kirkcubright
Largs
Lossiemouth
Mallaig
Montrose
Oban/Dunstaffnage
Peterhead (Port of entry)
Portree (Isle of Skye)
Rothesay
Tobermory
Troon
Ullapool
Wick

Offshore Islands
Shetland Isles
Orkney Isles

Scotland on the World Cruising Wiki - HERE (http://www.cruiserlog.com/wiki/index.php?title=Scotland)
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