1) It's home to some of the most remote (and beautiful) beaches in the British Isles

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2) And it's also one of the only places in the UK you can ride powder

Back Corries Nevis Range Snow

3) You can't come to Scotland and not have an adventure...

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4) It's a dream for hikers

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4) Snowdon ain't got nothing on Ben Nevis...

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6) You can climb one of the few extinct volcanoes in the UK

Yes, Arthur's Seat in Edinburg was once full of lava!

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7) Mountain bikers think Scotland is practically heaven

They even hold a leg of the MTB World Cup here

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8) You'll see some awesome wrecks if you go diving around the Orkney Isles

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9) And maybe one of these guys too

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10) Plus it's home to the world's third largest whirlpool, the Corryvreckan in Arygll

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11) You've got to be a pretty hardy type if you come from Scotland

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12) Seeing as the weather is normally like this

Waves hit the sea wall in Wimereux, northern France

13) But at least they get good surf

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