In Rick Steves Scotland you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on:
Stirling and Nearby
St. Andrews and Nearby
Oban and Nearby
Fort William and Nearby
The Road to the Isles
Isle of Skye
Inverness and Nearby
Speyside Whisky Trail
Balmoral Castle and Royal Deeside
The North Coast
The Orkney Islands
Self-guided walks and museum tours
Easy-to-follow maps (including color map of Edinburgh)
Trip planning: When to go, pre-trip checklist, festivals and holidays, recommended books and movies
Recommended three-week itinerary and city-specific advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
Transportation: Trains, buses, ferries, city transit, and driving (including route tips)
Scottish history, culture, language, whisky, and cuisine (or at least unique culinary experiences)
Handy British–Yankee vocabulary list
Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
Is This the Right Book for Me?
Should I get Rick's Great Britain guidebook instead of (or in addition to) this Scotland guidebook?
If you're going to England and/or Wales as well as Scotland, Rick Steves Great Britain is probably the better buy, as it covers most of the same Scottish destinations as our Scotland guidebook, plus our favorite places in England and Wales.
If your trip includes stops in England as well as some Scottish destinations that aren't covered in our Great Britain book (such as areas north and east of Inverness), you could opt for getting both Rick Steves Scotland and either Rick Steves England or Rick Steves Best of England.
But if you're just traveling within Scotland on this trip, Rick Steves Scotland is all you're likely to need.
Should I get Rick's Snapshot: Edinburgh guide in addition to the Scotland guidebook?
No, because the Snapshot guide for Edinburgh is simply an excerpted chapter taken directly from the complete Rick Steves Scotland guidebook.