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Winter in Scotland doesn’t just mean wrapping up warm. As with many places, there are plenty of celebrations and events to chase away the winter gloom.

Glasgow, for instance, has its lights switched on each year in a magnificent display. The Christmas tree, George square and even the sky itself (courtesy of fireworks) are lit up for the gathered onlookers, whilst street entertainers and festive music entertain everybody present.

Afterwards, and until January 3rd, the open air ice rink ‘Glasgow on Ice’ will be open for the public, allowing for a truly wintery experience. Ice skating and cold evenings out watching fireworks are then perfectly complimented by an evening spent in self catering cottages in Scotland, wrapped up cosy and warm.

Skiing is also a possibility during the winter, and Scotland boasts an array of slopes. Glencoe, in Argyll, can offer you days of snow sports and give you a convenient base of operations in one of the many Argyll cottages.

With a higher chance of snow than many parts of England, if you want a real winter holiday, Scotland might be a great choice.

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