Scotland is a small but beautiful country in the UK. It is famous for its fairytale castles, dramatic coastlines, breathtaking landscapes and its warm-hearted people. We love Scotland and that is why we have travelled to the country many times and probably will go back again and again in the future. In fact, we spent our Honeymoon in Edinburg, the capital of Scotland. And from there, we started exploring more of the country. If you seek inspiration on where to venture in this land of legends and history, don't miss our guide to the top 10 places to visit in Scotland

This tiny country played a significant role in shaping our modern world, even gifting the world with the beloved sport of golf. The country is known for its love of myths and legends. For a deeper understanding of Scotland, make sure to check 14 interesting facts about Scotland. But in this post, you will find some of the best quotes about Scotland that capture the essence of this extraordinary country. And for some added fun, there are some uplifting and funny quotes about Scotland and Scottish weather. 

Famous Scotland Quotes 

  1. “We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.” - Voltaire

  2. “Did not strong connections draw me elsewhere, I believe Scotland would be the country I would choose to end my days in.”- Benjamin Franklin 

  3. “Edinburgh is a sort of gothic fairytale city, and it can be a gothic horror city as well.” - David MacKenzie

  4. “Scotland is the best place in the whole world.” - Gail Porter

  5. “Scottish people don't take themselves too seriously. I think you have to be like that when you're from a place where the weather is bad.” - Chris Hoy

  6. “The Scottish Highlands are incredible. There seems to be magic and poetry everywhere.” - Caitriona Balfe

  7. “If you don't like Scottish weather, wait 30 minutes, and it is likely to change.” - Raymond Bonner

  8. “Scotland is a land of mountains, glens, and islands, a land of myth and legend” - Walter Scott

  9. “Look at Scottish guys wearing kilts - you could look at them and laugh, but the way they carry themselves, how can you? You can wear some of the weirdest things and be cool. If you believe in it, that's what makes it cool.” - Andre Benjamin

  10. “‘Glasgow is a magnificent city,’ said McAlpin. ‘Why do we hardly ever notice that?’” - Douglas Stuart, Shuggie Bain

  11. “If Scotland and America go to war, I’m afraid I’ve already sworn in.” - Craig Ferguson

  12. “Edinburgh is a great big black bastard of a city where there are ghosts of all kinds” - Sara Sheridan, Ma Polinski's Pockets

  1. “Scotland is a great country. It's integral to the U.K.” - Chris Grayling

  2. “Scotland is extraordinary as a location, the light is amazing, for instance on the west coast.” - Denis Lawson

  3.  “Golf is a working man’s sport in Scotland.” - Brian Binnie

  4. “It feels like Scotland." "Have you ever been?" "Mmmm. Twice. Have you?" "No." "You should. It's your roots. You'll be surprised how much they tug at you when you breathe the air in the Highlands or look out at a lowland loch.” - Nora Roberts, Robert & Cybil

  5. “Scotland through the eyes of an artist is a many layered series of discoveries. It's stunning castles, mystical landscape, secret glens and tucked within gems like its reclusive distilleries.” - Kunal Kapoor

  6. “Scotland is undoubtedly the star of 'Outlander.' I'm so proud of the country and all it has to offer.” - Sam Heughan

  7. “The Glasgow accent was so strong you could have built a bridge with it and known it would outlast the civilization that spawned it” - Val McDermid

  8. “Scotland consistently produces world-class writers.” - Sara Sheridan

  9. “I think Scotland has some great stories.” - Billy Boyd

  10. “If London was an alien city, Edinburgh was another planet” -  Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

  11. “I discovered myself by traveling. Azerbaijan taught me how to love humanity. Scotland taught me how to fight for humanity.” -  Fuad Alakbarov

  12. “The gloomy hills of Scotland keep my spirit clean” - Robert Louis Stevenson

  1. “I live out in the country in Scotland and know that if I close my eyes, I can recognise every sound.” - Rory McCann

  2. “We have a rich cultural tapestry in Scotland, it's not that there's a lack of stories.” - Douglas Henshall

  3. “There was no portion of land in the world with so contradictory a nature as the Highlands. Now it was a land of sunlit moors stained red with heather, knowing only the peace of the quiet sky and the heart-shaking beauty of the blue hills; now it was a harsh and awesome place where silent mists obscured the peaks and a bitter relentless rain came down from bitter skies, where an angry sea washed against the shore, and sullen clouds reflected in sullen gray lochs. Scotland in the sun and Scotland in the rain..” - Jan Cox Speas, My Lord Monleigh

  4. “What most people don't understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That's why they're always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there's possibly some connection between aliens and golf.” - Alice Cooper

  5. “Everything I have done or attempted to do for Scotland has always been for her benefit, never my own and I defy anyone to prove otherwise.” - Sean Connery

Best Quotes about Scotland 

  1. “Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.” - Winston Churchill

  2. “You have to go to Scotland at all times of the year - in order to appreciate the times when the sun does come out.” - Bill Bailey

  3. “Edinburgh seduces with her ancient buildings. She pours alcohol or food down the throats of anyone passing, dangles her trinkets, leaves pockets bare. She's a pickpocket. The best kind of thief, one you think of - most fondly.” - Jenni Fagan, Luckenbooth

  4. “Scotland is so gorgeous that every time I'm there, I start to dream of living there. I want to buy one of those whitewashed cottages with the thatch roofs and gaze out at the sea and read my books. I want to be away from the Internet and the news and lawnmowers at 7 A.M. on Sunday mornings.” - Julia London 

  5. “I'm rediscovering Scotland; I'm falling in love with it again.” - Sam Heughan

  6. “Edinburgh is alive with words” - Sara Sheridan

  7. “Being Scottish is something you have in your heart not something that comes off your tongue.” - Angus Macfadyen

  1. “It is true that I once refused to eat haggis in Scotland and this did not sit well with the local population.” - Rick Riordan

  2. “It is one of the most hauntingly beautiful places in the world, the history is fascinating, the men are handsome and the whiskey is delicious. But don’t eat the macaroni pies.” - J.K. Rowling

  3. “When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think it’s nice, very musical and harmonious.” - Sean Connery

  4. “People are pretty normal in Scotland, I’ve had a few crazy fan experiences elsewhere.” - Nina Nesbitt

  5. “If you want something Scottish, go get yourself a kilt.” - Marcus Brigstocke

  6. “My wife, who hated every place she'd been to in her life, absolutely loved it in Scotland.” - Martin O'Neill

  7. “One of Scotland's most important cultural exports - stories.” - Sara Sheridan

  8. “Gigs in Scotland are always so much fun.” - Grace Chatto

  9. “There's just no place like Scotland when the sun is out. I just love coming home.” - Ashley Jensen

  10. “Scotland is a country where the past is ever-present” - Ali Smith

  11. “I like Scottish people because they feel very true. They're always level and straight. They get a reputation for being hardened because of it, but I find them to be scrupulously honest people.” - Rupert Friend

  12. “I even like the Scottish weather because, like everywhere in the U.K., you can't have great beauty without lots of rain.” - Dominic Holland

  1. “Scotland has never ceased to amaze the world with its forward vision, bold action and great educational institutions. Nothing makes me more proud than to promote this wonderful land with all its richness and diversity wherever I go” - Dame Evelyn Glennie

  2. “For me, writing stories set, well, wherever they're best set, is a form of cultural curiosity that is uniquely Scottish - we're famous for travelling in search of adventure” - Sara Sheridan

  3. “We have a rich cultural tapestry in Scotland, it's not that there's a lack of stories.” - Douglas Henshall

  4. “I loved the pace of life and the majesty of New Zealand. It's similar to Scotland - but feels newer.” - Mark Bonnar

  5. “After I’ve been in America for a while, I get homesick for Scotland.” - Billy Boyd

Scotland Travel Quotes 

  1. “I really enjoy travel, I enjoy the U.K., I enjoy Scotland, Glasgow.” - George Wendt

  2. “Edinburgh is so cultural and such a beautiful place to walk around.” - Rupert Friend

  3. “I love Scotland, mainly for its landscape. I like walking, and it's a great place to go hiking.” - Toby Stephens

  4. “Location is everything, I'd rather camp in the Lake District or Scotland than sit in a five-star hotel in Frankfurt.” - Rory Bremner

  5. “I won't tell anyone where my favourite place in Scotland is... but it might be somewhere on Skye.” - Sam Heughan

  6. “I've been fortunate enough to travel to Edinburgh a few times over the last few years, and I just loved the city. I find it one of the more beautiful cities in Europe.” - Joe Russo

  7. “There are few places in my life that I've found more ruggedly beautiful than the Highlands of Scotland. The place is magical - it's so far north, so remote, that sometimes it feels like you've left this world and gone to another.” - Julia London

  1. “There is magic in Scotland. It's a country with a lot of pride and bravery. I feel lucky to have been born into that.” - Gayle Rankin

  2. “Scotland is the Canada of England!” - Rainn Wilson

  3. “Scotland is the perfect place for adventure” - Bear Grylls

  4. “I haven’t even been here an hour and already, Edinburgh is the city of my dreams.” -  Jacqueline E. Smith, Trashy Romance Novel

  5. “It doesn't matter if it's soggy or it's sunny, there are so many lovely roads and awesome rugged countryside in Scotland - that's what makes it.” - Edd China

  6. “A glass of whiskey in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea.” - Catherine Helen Spence

  7. “Whenever I am not filming and not required to travel with work, I spend all my downtime in Scotland.” - Mathew Horne

  8. “In Scotland, the journey to a remote destination is part of the experience. It's as if the landscape is designed to facilitate discovery.” - Gabriella Bennett, The Art of Coorie: How to Live Happy the Scottish Way

  9. “There's no place on earth with more of the old superstitions and magic mixed into its daily life than the Scottish Highlands.” - Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

  10. “The Scottish hills are my favourite in the world” -  Hugh Grant

  11. “I am attached to the west coast of Scotland – it’s gorgeous to look at and challenging. You have to contend with the possibility of being blown away or rained on. And in the summer months, you can be eaten alive by midges.” - Clive Anderson

  12. “To have a beautiful sandy beach in Scotland seems like such a contradiction.” - Mary McCartney

  1. “I want to go to Scotland in particular. If I had a bucket list, that would be on my bucket list.” - Tom Izzo

  2. “I love the Scottish accent; it is very sexy.” - Rita Ora

  3. “Glasgow is still full of churches built in the last century. Half of them have been turned into warehouses.” - Alasdair Gray, Lanark

  4. “I like Cornwall and particularly the Isle of Mull on the west coast of Scotland where I got married. It’s absolutely beautiful.” - Lee Mack

  5. “My dad loved Scotland, so we would pile into his caravan and head for the Highlands, to Fort William and Loch Ness. It was such an adventure – my siblings and I were allowed to roam and explore the local beaches. We loved the freedom of those trips.” - Rick Astley

Funny Quotes About Scotland

  1. “We Slovenians are even better misers than you Scottish. You know how Scotland began? One of us Slovenians was spending too much money, so we put him on a boat and he landed in Scotland.” -  Slavoj Žižek

  2. “There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter.” - Billy Connolly

  3. “The great thing about Glasgow is that if there's a nuclear attack it'll look exactly the same afterwards.” - Billy Connolly

  4. “I am constantly disappointing people up in Scotland by not being Scottish!” - Jonny Lee Miller

  5. “Scotland is about layering. The weather changes every 10 minutes.” - Sam Heughan

  6. “The mud is cold when you’re in the north of Scotland!” - Tahar Rahim

  7. “Glasgow is less polite than Edinburgh but that's a good thing - they keep it very real.” - Nik Kershaw

  1. “In Scotland, I’m just like a lot of other guys, but in America, I’m seen as a very strong, masculine guy.” - Gerard Butler

  2. “Scotland’s a pretty place. I mean, as long as it ain’t raining.” - Boo Weekley

  3. “Looking forward to Scottish summers, the rain gets warmer.” - Unknown

  4. “Politics in Scotland is far too important to be taken seriously.” - Rory Bremner

  5. “My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.” - Mike Myers

  6. “The great outdoors is a theme with me; a walking holiday in Scotland is perfect – Culloden and the forests of Aviemore are both favourites.” - Erin O’Connor

  7. “I'm Scottish, so I took care of my money.” - Fred MacMurray

  8. “There are three reasons why I live in Scotland. First, I like silence, and you have to be a millionaire to buy silence in Italy. Second, I like cold weather. Third, in Italy I have too many relatives and know too many people, so I never get a quiet time.” - Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian composer

  9. “Two negatives make a positive but only in Scotland do two positives make a negative: aye right” - Frankie Boyle

  10. “I feel Scottish when with English people, and when I'm with Scottish people, I realise I'm English.” - Nina Conti

  11. “As the plane lands in Glasgow airport, passengers are reminded to set their watch back, 25 years.” - Frankie Boyle

  12. “Scotland is a picturesque country where the people are friendly yet completely incomprehensible. Also, the national delicacy is a sheep’s stomach filled with its liver, lungs, and heart.” - Adam Schlesinger

  13. “In Scotland, there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes” - Billy Connolly

  14. “Being a great believer in Scottish tradition, I followed the example of my fellow countrymen and moved to England.” - Rory Bremner

  15. “A peaceful refuge in which to rediscover each other, we thought, not realizing that, while golf and fishing are Scotland's most popular outdoor sports, gossip is the most popular indoor sport.” - Diana Gabaldon

  16. “Scotland had oil, but it’s running out due to all that deep frying.” - Capurro