We haven’t been able to travel from England to Scotland since lockdown started early in January, but this should be relaxed next week. There is no tourist scene right now, as we are only just starting to come out of lockdown. You can’t stay away from home for a night at present.
Non essential travel isn’t recommended at present and public transport use should be minimised, but this may change by the summer.
Scotland has cracked down quicker than England if any Covid outbreaks have occurred, introducing local lockdowns. We have been told that masks indoors will be with us for months, as will social distancing, so museums etc will have restricted numbers and timed entries. Many events, including outdoor events such as Highland games have already been cancelled for the summer.
Last year, some eating or drinking establishments didn’t reopen, as they weren’t viable with 2m social distancing. You will need to have a mobile phone to enter most buildings for track and trace - if you are pinged, you will have to quarantine for 10-14 days.
Uber services are currently limited in Scotland - just in Glasgow and Edinburgh. You will need to wear a mask in a cab.
Things should ease by the summer, subject to no new Covid variants taking hold. It’s difficult to predict more than a week ahead at present. Rule relaxations usually take longer than anticipated, but clampdowns happen quickly, so be prepared.