Do not use first names unless you are asked to. Use last names with appropriate courtesy such as Mr. Ms. Mrs. or academic or professional titles. The title Sir is reserved for only those who have been knighted.
Do not talk loudly in public as it is considered offensive and embarrassing.
Do not pick your nose in Public.
Do not spit as it is considered very bad manner to spit in public.
Do not throw any rubbish or cigarette puffs on the floor in the street or anywhere.
Do not stare. Privacy is highly regarded in the UK.
Do not greet people with a kiss. Kiss is normally used between closed friends and relatives.
Do not wear hats inside buildings if your men. It is impolite men to wear hats indoors including restaurants and church.
Do not ask personal or intimate questions.
Do not group the Scots with the English as the Scots are very proud of their distinctive heritage.
Do maintain reserve and grunt hello when greeting someone for the first time. British people are quite reserved.
Do get familiar with the word of ‘cheers’ which are quite common used instead of thank you and good bye.
Do bring a gift for the host and hostess when being invited by someone to their home.
Do eat with fork in the left hand and knife in the right hand. The British pay a lot of attention to good table manners.
Do place your knife and fork together to let others know that you have finished eating.
Do stand in line if there is a queue and wait patiently for your turn.
Do drive on the left side of the road.
Do open doors for other people. Men and women both hold open the door for each other. It depends on who goes through the door first.
Do stand on the right hand side of an escalator while travelling on the tube so that others can pass over from left hand side.
Do give a 10-15% tip if it is not included in the bill. Gratuity is usually included in restaurant bills.
Do get out into the country side and appreciate Scotland’s unspoiled beauty.