Passports, Visas and Customs
Visitors to Scotland (and to the rest of the UK) must hold a valid passport before starting their journey. Please note that children may require their own passports.
As for staying here, if you're from the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, you can stay as a visitor for up to six months, as long as you have a return ticket and sufficient funds to cover your stay. If you are visiting from anywhere else, you will need a visa. If you are not from a European Union nation and intend to do any form of work while you are in Scotland, you will need to obtain a work permit in order to work legally.
All overseas nationals who wish to enter the UK must meet the requirements of the UK immigration regulations. Application forms to download, lists of visa nationals and information on how to apply for a visa is available online at the UK Visas website. The immigration Advisory Service offers free advice for anyone applying for entry to the UK.
If you are travelling from outside the European Union, you are entitled to an allowance of goods only if you travel with them and do not plan to sell them. Make sure that you don't bring anything into, or take anything out of Scotland that you shouldn't. Check the Customs list of prohibited or restricted goods (for example, drugs, weapons and live animals) if you are unsure.