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Yes, there is life beyond golf in Scotland. The fishing is famous, the music marvelous, the walks wonderful, and the beaches surprisingly beautiful. Granted, you probably won't acquire tan lines on those beaches, but there are few places where the great outdoors is more appreciated.

Hiking the hills, moors, and rugged coast, is a long tradition here. Of course, Scotland is also a land that is long on heritage - of clans and castles and fine malt whiskys - and home to two historic and resurgent cities: Glasgow and Edinburgh.

At day's end, true serendipity is the discovery that the pub you're in is hosting a "session" - an informal gathering of traditional musicians who play simply for the sheer pleasure of making music.