I'm a 20-year-old female from Minneapolis, MN and I'm wondering if it would be safe for me to travel to Edinburgh and through the highlands for about a week. I am very small and slender, and look to be about the age of 16! I am hoping to do budget travel, staying in hostels and such. Would it be wise or foolish for me to travel this way alone?
I am very confident about being alone in cities, I know my way around Edinburgh pretty well having been there once before (and I often study maps of the city), and have a superior sense of direction. I am also wise about when to be out, for example, not to be out alone past dark, and such.
I plan on being in Scotland 22—30 August 2012. Just in time for the Tattoo!