7 brilliant Scottish apps

You can download a free Scotland-related app for every day of the week. We take a look at seven of the best

You can download a Scottish app every day of the week

The literati among us have over 500 songs and poems to choose from by Scotland’s most famous bard, including a step-by-step guide of what to wear and cook for your own Robert Burns Night celebration. Those of you not fluent in Scots will still benefit, as the app includes a handy glossary.

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Free, iOS and Android.

Summer may well be over, but if you’ve spent time on the west coast you’ll know how determined the little animals are to bite and harrass you. The app provides a daily and 7 day midge forecast using Google Maps, as well as allowing you to buy Smidge insect repellant.

Those who are dedicated to trying out the many varieties of Scotland’s national product should check out Distiller. Allowing users to share recommendations, read reviews and pick whisky that suits their tastes, Distiller even has a trending bottles section to help users discover new favourites.

Free, iOS and Android.

An absolute must-have for smartphone users, the VisitScotland Explore app is a goldmine of information for the tourist and the local alike. Users can filter options by location, making the search for an indoor or outdoor activity or place to eat a doddle. The app also contains an itinary and journey planner to make the most of Scotland’s cultural attractions.

Free, iOS and Android.

For golfing fans (and members of the Scottish Golf Union) comes HandicAPP, which allows members to carry a digitised official handicapp certificate on them at all times and email other golf clubs their credentials. It’s perfect for those who wish to enter any professional golfing tournaments or boast their golfing prowess to their friends.

Free, iOS and Android.

This award-winning app makes journey planning easier by collating the bus, underground, ferry and railway networks within one program. Departure and arrival locations, times and connections are all listed along with a journey planner and traffic or weather alerts covering all methods of transportation.

Free, iOS and Android.

Festival-goers have an organised way in which to see their favourite performers at Scotland’s biggest music festival. The official T in the Park app allows users to chat to other music fans, view the official line up and bookmark performances that they want to see.

Free, iOS only.