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    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
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