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100+ Beautiful Scotland Quotes for Instagram Captions (to really capture the beauty!)

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Scotland is one of our absolute favourite places, mainly because the nature is so amazing!

Here are 100+ Scotland Quotes to (hopefully) inspire you to visit Scotland or if you have already been use as awesome Instagram captions! 

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Scotland Instagram Captions

Here are some of our favourite Scotland Instagram Captions:

“I absolutely love Scotland. I’m always happy there.” – Jennifer Saunders

“Scotland is the best place in the whole world.” – Gail Porter

My theory is that all Scottish food is based on a dare.

“Scotland’s a pretty place. I mean, as long as it ain’t raining.” – Boo Weekley

“There is magic in Scotland. It’s a country with a lot of pride and bravery.” – Gayle Rankin

“There’s just no place like Scotland when the sun is out.” – Ashley Jensen

Put some whiskey in my coffee because it’s Scotland somewhere!

Where’s the whiskey?!

Looking forward to Scottish summers, the rain gets warmer.

Keep calm and visit Edinburgh!


Famous quotes about Scotland

Here are some of the most famous quotes about Scotland that you might like to use for great captions:

“Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.” ― Winston Churchill

“We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilization.” ― Voltaire

“Scotland should be nothing less than equal with all the other nations of the world.” – Sean Connery

“I attempted to fish in Scotland and I managed to hook a dog. It was a horrible moment but the dog turned out to be fine.” – Emily Blunt

“Scotland is one of my favorite places to perform: it’s really something special. Scottish audiences are just so enthusiastic; their approach to dance music just feels similar to my own somehow.” – Moby

“Scotland is not a region of the U.K.; Scotland is a nation, and if we cannot protect our interests within a U.K. that is going to be changing fundamentally, then that right of Scotland to consider the options of independence has to be there.” – Nicola Sturgeon

“If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the land than allow people to live on it.” – George Bernard Shaw


Edinburgh Quotes

Traveling to Edinburgh? Don’t blame you, it is a pretty cool city! Here are some of our favourite Edinburgh quotes:

“Edinburgh is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.” – Alexander McCall Smith

“Half a capital and half a country town, the whole city leads a double existence; it has long trances of the one and flashes of the other; like the king of the Black Isles, it is half alive and half a monumental marble.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The view of Edinburgh from the road before you enter Leith is quite enchanting: it is, as Albert said, fairy-like and what you would only imagine as a thing to dream of, or to see in a picture.”- Queen Victoria

“Edinburgh isn’t so much a city, more a way of life… I doubt I’ll ever tire of exploring Edinburgh, on foot or in print.” – Ian Rankin

“But Edinburgh is a mad god’s dream.” – Hugh MacDiarmid

“Enchanting… [Edinburgh] shall make a delightful summer capital when we invade Britain.” – Joseph Goebbels

“Edinburgh is a hotbed of genius.” -Tobias Smollett

“Beautiful city of Edinburgh, most wonderful to be seen; with your ancient palace of Holyrood and Queen’s Park Green; and your big, magnificent, elegant New College; where people from all nations can be taught knowledge.” – William McGonagall

“The most beautiful of all the capitals of Europe.” – Sir John Betjeman

“Coming back to Edinburgh is to me like coming home.” – Charles Dickens

Glasgow Quotes

Glasgow is one of our very favourite places. Here are some of the best Glasgow quotes.

“As the plane lands in Glasgow airport, passengers are reminded to set their watch back, 25 years.” – Frankie Boyle

“Imaginatively Glasgow exists as a music hall song and a few bad novels.” – Alasdair Gray

“The great thing about Glasgow is that if there’s a nuclear attack it’ll look exactly the same afterwards.” – Billy Connolly

“Glasgow is less polite than Edinburgh but that’s a good thing – they keep it very real.” – Nik Kershaw

“Glasgow’s not a media center. When you’re there, when you’re hanging about, you feel quite detached from musical movements or fashions or anything like that. You do feel quite alone, in a good way.” – Alex Kapranos

“Glasgow is still full of churches built in the last century. Half of them have been turned into warehouses.” – Alasdair Gray

“I’d live in Glasgow if I could. I can’t praise it enough; it’s the nicest place I have ever worked and I’ve worked in a lot of nice places.” – Roxanne McKee

“Welcome to Glasgow – the city where we punch people who are on fire.” – Frankie Boyle

“For me, Glasgow is all about the people and the spirit of the place. You have enough Greggs bakers, though, I’ll say that. The opening of the 1977 Star Wars movie was possibly the only time I’ve seen a longer queue round the block than in Glasgow for sausage rolls. That was quite an eye-opener.” – Darren Boyd

Scottish Sayings 

Here are some interesting Scottish sayings:

“Whit’s fur ye’ll no go past ye.” – Meaning: whatever is meant to happen to you, will happen to you. 

“A pritty face suits the dish-cloot” – Meaning: If you have a pretty face doesnt mean you are wearing it.

“Awa’ an bile yer heid” – Meaning: Get lost! or ‘Forget it! Generally someone who is wasting your time.

“Yer bum’s oot the windae!” Meaning: Your bum is out the window and you are talking rubbish.

“A nod’s as guid as a wink tae a blind horse” – Meaning: A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse. If the horse is blind he still won’t see it.

“Lang may yer lum reek” – Meaning:  May you live long and keep well.


Quotes about Scotland Beauty

Scotland is one of the most beautiful places ever. One of the reasons that so many people are drawn to visiting! Here are some of our favourite Scotland quotes about the beauty of the country:

“There are few places in my life that I’ve found more ruggedly beautiful than the Highlands of Scotland. The place is magical – it’s so far north, so remote, that sometimes it feels like you’ve left this world and gone to another.” – Julia London

“I’m rediscovering Scotland; I’m falling in love with it again.” – Sam Heughan

“I love Scotland. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and has a wonderful tradition of supporting the arts.” – Peter Hambleton

“Scotland is a picturesque country where the people are friendly yet completely incomprehensible. Also, the national delicacy is a sheep’s stomach filled with its liver, lungs, and heart.” – Adam Schlesinger

“Where is the coward that would not dare to fight for a land such as Scotland?” – Sir Walter Scott

“When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think it’s nice, very musical and harmonious.” – Sean Connery

“I feel a sort of reverence in going over these scenes in this most beautiful country, which I am proud to call my own, where there was such devoted loyalty to the family of my ancestors – for Stuart blood is in my veins.” – Queen Victoria

“In Scotland, as beautiful as it is, it was always raining. Even when it wasn’t raining, it was about to rain or had just rained. It’s a very angry sky.” – Colin Hay

“O! Desolated Scotland, too credulous of fair speeches, and not aware of the calamities which are coming upon you! If you were to judge as I do, you would not easily put your neck under a foreign yoke.” – William Wallace

“Even in rugged Scotland, nature is scarcely wilder than a mountain sheep, certainly a good way short of the ferity of the moose and caribou.” – John Burroughs

Quotes about Scotland Beauty

Funny Scottish Sayings

“Man proposes, God disposes.” – Scottish Proverb

“Hang a thief when he’s young, an he’ll no’ steal when he’s auld.” – Scottish Proverb

“No matter how much you applaud the jukebox, you have put another quarter in for an encore.” – Scottish Proverb

“Like the wife’s tongue, often better meant than timed.” – Scottish Proverb

“She spends money like a woman with no hands!” – Scottish Proverb

Scottish proverbs

Scotland has some great proverbs. Here are some of our favourite Scottish proverbs:

“Wink at small faults, for you have great ones yourself.” ― Scottish Proverb

“Better be the lucky man than the lucky man’s son.” ― Scottish Proverb

“Get what you can and keep what you have; that’s the way to get rich.” ― Scottish Proverb

“Never marry for money. You can borrow it cheaper.” ― Scottish Proverb

“Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight.” ― Scottish Proverb

“Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.” ― Scottish Proverb

“Common sense hides shame.” ― Scottish Proverb

“To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.” ― Scottish Proverb

“They that smell least, smell best.” ― Scottish Proverb

Braveheart Quotes

Braveheart has to be the best Scottish movie ever. Here are some of our favourite Braveheart quotes:

William Wallace: They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!

William Wallace: I am William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men. And free man you are! What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?! Young Soldier: No, we wil run and live!

William Wallace: Yes!, Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one cahnce, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!!!

Malcolm Wallace: I know you can fight, but it’s our wits that make us men.

William Wallace: Every man dies, not every man truly lives.

William Wallace: It’s all for nothing if you don’t have freedom.

Robert the Bruce: I have nothing. Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and their children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk, they fought for William Wallace, and he fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him, when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it’s tearing me apart.

Robert the Bruce: I don’t wanna lose heart. I wanna believe as he does.

“We all end up dead, it’s just a question of how and why.” – William Wallace

Young William: I can fight. – Malcolm Wallace: I know. I know you can fight. But it’s our wits that make us men.”

William Wallace: Now tell me, what does that mean to be noble? Your title gives you claim to the throne of our country, but men don’t follow titles, they follow courage. Now our people know you. Noble, and common, they respect you. And if you would just lead them to freedom, they’d follow you. And so would I.

Magistrate: The prisoner wishes to say a word. William Wallace: Freeeedommm!

Sir Alex Ferguson Quotes

Here are some quotes from one of the most famous Scottish:

“There was no way I could contemplate taking the England job. Can you imagine me doing that? A Scotsman? I always joked that I would take the position and relegate them: make them the 150th rated country in the world, with Scotland 149.” ― Alex Ferguson

“Some people, when they have a holiday, just want to go to salt coats, twenty-five miles along the coast from Glasgow. Some people don’t even want to that. They are happy to stay at home or watch the birds and the ducks float by in the park. And some want to go to the moon. It’s all about people’s AMBITIONS.” ― Sir Alex Ferguson

Loch Ness Quotes

What is more famous in Scotland than Nessie! Here are our absolute favourite Scotland Quotes about the Loch Ness monster:

“The Loch Ness Monster is the world-famous creature said to inhabit Loch Ness in northern Scotland. The search for the monster has probably consumed more money, time, and newspaper space than attempts to prove the existence or otherwise of UFOs.” – Peter D. Jeans

“The Loch Ness monster doesn’t exist either. Loch Ness is just not big enough to hide a thirty foot amphibian or reptile for hundreds of years.” – Brien Jones

“All types of high-tech underwater contraptions have gone in after the Loch Ness Monster, but no one can find her. Some people in Inverness aren’t keen on collaring the monster, and you can’t blame them: An old prophecy predicts a violent end for Inverness if the monster is ever captured.” – Danforth Prince

“Some claim that the Loch Ness monster was first reported in A.D. 565, when St. Columba turned away a giant beast threatening a man in the Ness River, which flows into the lake. However it is only one of many Catholic Church legends about righteous saints vanquishing Satan in the form of serpents and dragons.” – Benjamin Radford

“The Loch Ness Monster is a mixture of gas-filled vegetable mats, turbulence caused by gas escaping from faults in the bed of the loch, commonplace objects including boats and birds seen at a distance … waves … otters … and doubtless other things besides.” – Maurice Burton

“English humor resembles the Loch Ness Monster in that both are famous but there is a strong suspicion that neither exists.” – George Mikes

“The Scottish government has long been interested in protecting Nessie. This just reinforces this whole notion (that) the officials in Scotland take this creature very seriously.” – Loren Coleman

“The Loch Ness Monster has eluded scientists and adventurers for centuries but it may finally be solved — after experts said it could be an umbrella stand.” – Oli Smith

Scotch Whisky Quotes

When you think of Scotland you think of some seriously good scotch! Here are our favourite scotch quotes:

“I was brought up to believe that Scotch whisky would need a tax preference to survive in competition with Kentucky bourbon.” – Hugo Black

“My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey.” – Igor Stravinsky

“Scotch whisky is made from barley and the morning dew on angel’s nipples.” – Warren Ellis

“Whisky, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.” – Haruki Murakami

“We borrowed golf from Scotland as we borrowed whisky. Not because it is Scottish, but because it is good.” – Horace Hutchinson

“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man’s determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.” – David Daiches

“I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.” – Humphrey Bogart

“Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore always carry a small snake.” – W. C. Fields

“Well, between Scotch and nothin’, I suppose I’d take Scotch. It’s the nearest thing to good moonshine I can find.” – William Faulkner

“Hey, single malt Scotch, you’re thirty years old. When are you going to settle down and get married to my stomach?” – Stephen Colbert


If you’re heading south of the border, don’t miss our London Instagram Captions and find the perfect London hashtag to ensure maximum reach on Instagram. 

So what is YOUR favourite Scotland quote? Let us know in the comments below!


  • MC Miller

    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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