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Singles in Scotland

Scotland occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain and shares a border with England to the south and 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 total, Scotland counts a population of around 5.2 million, of which 89% are Scottish. Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital and second largest city, represents a great place for singles to get to know each other. Various tourist attractions like famous art galleries or Edinburgh Castle will certainly ensure an exciting date.

Singles in Scotland

Moreover, cities like Glasgow, the largest one, or Aberdeen offer both historic and idyllic places to spend a day together, discovering the other’s likes and interests, for instance during a walk in Glasgow’s romantic Botanical gardens or during a candle-light dinner in Dundee’s famous Cultural Quarter, home to the best pubs and cafés in the city.

With their natural beauty, the Scottish Highlands are an especially romantic place for singles, offering a unique fauna and flora. Also the typical Scottish music is a significant aspect of the nation's culture, including traditional instruments like the Great Highland Bagpipe or the accordion, which are heavily featured in Scottish country dance bands.

With all its festivals and cultural attractions, Scotland represents a great place for singles to get to know each other and to explore the nation’s history and sights together.

Singles in Aberdeen

On the north-east coast of Scotland, Aberdeen, or the ‘Granite City’ as it is affectionately known, has the reputation of being a cosmopolitan city with a lively buzz and plenty going on. The two universities in the city add a fair amount of students to the eclectic mix of inhabitants. Aberdeen is big on oil and with a relatively low percentage of unemployment; it is Scotland’s original boom town where people know how to have a good time.

What does that mean for Aberdeen’s dating scene? Dating in Aberdeen can be as fast and fun or laid back and relaxing as you wish; whether you prefer an intimate cocktail bar or a lively pub, a theatre show or live music, Aberdeen has something for everyone.

The white sandy beaches of the city are a favourite summer walking destination for couples and families alike, and the city also has a wide variety of parks and leisure facilities for all ages. Whatever you enjoy doing you can probably do it in Aberdeen, which makes the city ideal for singles to date freely, without being stuck for things to do.

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Singles in Edinburgh

With 478,000 inhabitants, Edinburgh is not only the capital city of Scotland, but also the seventh most populous city in the United Kingdom. In this historic, cosmopolitan and cultural city, singles can also discover the romantic side of the capital. One of the major attractions is certainly Edinburgh Castle, representing a recognisable symbol of Edinburgh and Scotland and is located in the heart of the city.

While strolling through Old Town’s tortuous alleys with their new match, singles in Edinburgh will discover the city’s most famous tourist sights. The Royal Museum of Scotland represents one of the country’s national museums, containing various artifacts from around the world. Singles will furthermore love Holyrood, also known as Edinburgh’s royal quarter, with its ruined thirteenth-century abbey and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. In Holyrood Park, a natural wilderness in the heart of the city, singles can enjoy a romantic picnic or get to know their new match during a walk through the park.

The city also offers many stylish cafés and restaurants, serving contemporary or modern Scottish cuisine, as well as top-quality local meat and fish, for instance on Royal Mile and around. In the evening, singles can enjoy a flirt in one of Edinburgh’s vibrant pubs, bars and clubs. Furthermore, Edinburgh is best known for the Edinburgh Festival, which is a series of separate events running from the end of July until early September each year.

Singles in Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, is situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands and counts around 580,000 inhabitants. The third most populous city in the UK has much to offer for singles, including some of Britain’s most imaginative museums and galleries. At the Burrell Collection or the popular Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, culturally interested singles can spend hours at the various museums with their new match.

The heart of Glasgow’s large city centre is represented by the romantic George Square where singles can meet their date for a fun day in the city. On Buchanan Street, you can enjoy a stroll on Glasgow’s main shopping district, also featuring one of Scotland’s most stylish shopping centers at Princes Square.

After exploring the shopping mile, Glasgow Cathedral offers a quiet place to relax. Also the Botanic Gardens, located at the northern top end of Byres Road, singles can enjoy flirting while exploring the beautiful remote paths in the gardens that weave along the closely wooded banks of the deep-set River Kelvin.

Looking out for a cozy restaurant to take your new match to, one will certainly find a reasonable number of places in the commercial hub and Merchant City district of the city centre, as well as in the trendy West End. During the night, most bars are also located within the city centre, the Merchant City and the fashionable West End where singles can experience the Glaswegian way of life and maybe find the love of their life.

Singles in Dundee

Dundee, counting a population of around 142,000, represents the fourth largest city in Scotland and lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, feeding into the North Sea. Natives of Dundee are called “Dundonians” and are often recognisable by their distinctive dialect of Scots as well as their accent.

At the McManus Art Galleries and Museums, the city’s largest civic exhibition space, singles in Dundee can explore the story of the city, its people and connections from earliest times, along with displays from the city’s art collection. The idyllic City Square offers fountains and benches, making for a relaxing environment where singles can perfectly meet for a date; a walk at the waterfront can further be a romantic opportunity to get to know your new match.

Dundee’s Cultural Quarter, located west of the city centre, is home to the best concentration of pubs and cafés in the city. Principal among the many arts venues is the hip Dundee Contemporary Arts, a stunningly five-floor complex incorporating galleries, a print studio, a classy design shop and a café-bar. The west end of the city, stretching around the main university campus and Perth Road, represents the best area for eating and drinking. Therefore, Dundee offers singles a variety of romantic and exciting places to meet with their new match and to possibly fall in love.


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