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Safety Tips For Traveling To Scotland

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Scotland


Scotland is generally considered to be safe for travel and there is really no need to take any special measures of precaution when traveling to this country. Scots are very used to seeing and hearing tourists and they are generally considered to be a very welcoming people. That being said, there are some things that you should know about visiting this beautiful country.

First of all, there have been increased threats of terrorist attacks throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, which Scotland is a part of. There is not much that you can do about this but you still have the right to know.

Also, in some parts of the bigger cities, especially in Glasgow, there are parts of town that are not really recommended for the average tourist. The situation is the same as in major American cities where there are neighborhoods that are just not visit-friendly. The good news is that the major tourist areas are the total opposite.

Soccer (football) fans can also be quite a rough bunch, especially if there are games played in the area at the time of your visit. They will most likely not even notice you, but they can still be a liability. Also, never wear English jerseys of any kind, as they may be misinterpreted as provocation.

There are dangers of petty crime in areas that are visited by tourists, with pickpocketing and purse snatching being the most common crimes. You should also be alert in public transport and around major transport hubs.

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