Up there in the north and with no guaranteed sunshine, a holiday in Scotland might not be the obvious choice. But for many people, Alba (as it’s known in Gaelic) ticks lots and lots of boxes. Not for nothing was Scotland one of Rough Guides’ must-visit destinations in 2017. The travel guide chose it for its “wildlife, whisky and a wonderfully warm welcome”. We can only agree with these three w’s and have put together ten compelling reasons why you should choose a holiday in Scotland.