Virtually Scotland

Travellers from across the world can now instantly walk through the prehistoric village of Skara Brae in Orkney, soar over Edinburgh Castle like a bird, journey into the depths of The Hollow Mountain of Ben Cruachan and experience the Northern Lights – all from the comfort of their own home with the release of a new virtual reality app from VisitScotland.

ScotlandVR is a virtual travel experience and the tourist board’s first step with interactive virtual map technology that allows people wherever they are in the world to be fully immersed in the destination.

It is hoped the ScotlandVR app, available for all Android and Apple users to download for free on Google Play and the Apple Store, will “incite emotion, educate, and onward inspire more people to book a holiday to Scotland.”

Featuring state-of-the art 360-degree imagery and footage, users start their journey in a virtual glen complete with the lustful sound of mooing Highland Cow, crackling fire and bellowing stag. From there, they can jump into a map of Scotland and experience 26 unique attractions covering every region of the country.

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