Unleash your inner local

Scotland's communities invite you to be a temporary local and share the passion of our people and places when you visit.

Be inspired to embrace the local community spirit on your travels and to give something simple back that will make the community an even better place to live, work and visit.

Everyone's a winner when you become a temporary local.


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Be inspired to visit community projects across Scotland.

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Be a temporary local

All the reasons to love becoming a local as you travel across Scotland.

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Explore our interactive map

Find places throughout Scotland to 'Stay, Eat, Buy, Do, Enjoy' and receive a real community welcome.

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Make a conscious choice

Discover more about making a conscious choice and why it matters.

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Hostels, self catering, motorhome stop-overs and camping

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Cafes, pop-ups, community pubs and distilleries

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Shops, crafts and provisions

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Experiences, activities, heritage and arts centres

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Function spaces, events and festivals

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Join local groups to offer your support and skills

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Community transport, bike hire, e-charging, fuel and ferries

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Information hubs, toilets and other services

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Local tips and friendly ways to be a temporary local

Immerse yourself in Scotland's communities to get a much more personal experience - and leave a positive, lasting impact on the communities you visit.

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How to get involved

in Scotland Loves Local campaign

Be Local Scotland supports the Scotland Loves Local campaign because we both want to create stronger communities and better places in Scotland.

Scotland Loves Local
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Fiona Scott, The Tain and District Development Trust
We want people to see our area as a place to slow down and wander off the beaten track. We encourage our business network to welcome visitors as ‘temporary locals’ and ask them to promote our community events so that they can join in.
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