When we think of Scotland we often think of, Scotland home of the brave as in William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Rob Roy. As wonderful as they were we really need to think outside the box as there is so much more to Scotland. We can help you and hope that you will find a few ideas here.
For example, as inspirational as those men were Scotland has a long history of influential and eminent men and women. Scotland gave the world artists, architects, mathematicians, great writers and poets, musicians, engineers, industrial revolutionaries such as Andrew Carnegie and more.
You might find it very fascinating to travel around Scotland with a goal to either see one of the many engineering feats or getting a personal view by visiting the home or estate of one or more of these distinguished individuals. As busy engineers you don’t have time to put together an adventure that provides the details, interest, fun, and inspiration for ourselves or families. Its a balancing act that we can work out for you. Think of the educational and inspirational moments you can provide for yourself, children or grandchildren by going on a Scotland adventure. Here are a few famous engineers that you might want to explore while in Scotland. These engineers and scientist were either born in Scotland or went to one of the world famous Universities in Scotland, Dr. James Watts, William Thomson Lord Kelvin 1824-1907 (Glasgow University), Thomas Telford 1757-1834, Robert Stevenson, Alexander Graham Bell, Alan Stevenson, David Stevenson, Robert Mylne, Alexander Mackenzie, James Alfred Ewing, John Muir, and William Playfair to name a few. A few sites of engineering significance are the Caledonian Canal, a Thomas Telford design, perhaps visit one of the homes were they lived or a quick visit over to one of the Universities, Glasgow or Edinburgh. Of course the Kevlingrove Museum and Edinburgh Museum have information pertaining to these famous engineers and scientists.
Lets say you are interested in the outdoors but you are not sure where to go in Scotland or what to do? There are a plethora of ideas and activities that Scotland holds for your visit. If you do not want to drive we have several options from your own driver guide, join one or more small groups while based out of Edinburgh or Glasgow, or use of the train. The landscape of Scotland is vast and beautiful with mountains, islands, and water everywhere in the form of Loch’s, Rivers, and Oceans. Lots of places to walk or hike and see nature. Because of the vast beauty and geography of Scotland there is also a vast opportunity for outdoor activities. Besides walking and hiking you might want to golf, after all it is where it all started. There is fishing, falconry, rafting, sailing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and even surfing. We can add these options to your adventure package.
Are you celebrating a milestone event, honeymoon, or anniversary and looking for an equally exciting adventure to match your event? Scotland is a wonderful and romantic place to be. By now, many of you know about Diana Gabaldon and her Outlander series. I don’t think I need to say more, if you know about Outlander then you know Scotland is romantic. The people, the language, the landscape, the castles and history, the wonderful hospitality at the hotels, B & B’s, Inns, and Castles, need I say more? Call, we can talk about it. This being Scotland’s year of Food and Drink you can rest assured that Scotland will have lots of options to help you celebrate.
Are you a part of a clan, Lindsay, Boyle, MacLeod, Cameron, McDonald, Campbell, Southerland, Fraser, MaKenzie, to name a few, and are interested in going to the area where your family clan seat was established or go to Scotland for your own research, we can help you as well. Depending on your interest we have a clan specialist in Scotland that we can work with on your behalf to create that special genealogical experience.
Bagpipe bands interested in attending Piping Live, Glasgow events and need help with getting tickets, lodging, transportation, etc.. we are able to help you under our groups division. You might want to arrive a few days early or schedule a few days after Piping Live to enjoy Scotland while you are competing or enjoying the festivities. Perhaps a visit to Edinburgh to enjoy the Edinburgh Tattoo? We need at least 6 months lead to secure your group booking. Its a very popular event and sells out quickly. We know you want the best for your group as do we, so check in with us before the end of March. Piping Live this year as always will be in August. The actual program dates will probably be released in April so the sooner we are in getting the group processed the better we will be placed to book all that is needed before it is all booked out.
We can go on and on with the many wonderful adventure options that Scotland holds for you and your special needs. Please check out our packages and should you need to add or make changes please note that we can make those adjustments to make it your special Scotland Adventure.
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You have looked at all those websites for golf packages and have not found the right product that gives you the WOW experience you are looking for. Luckily you found us as we have special opportunities for golfers interested in playing some world class courses. Have a PGA Champion at your call to look after you while you are on and off the course. Should you require any tips on improving your golf, you will have a wonderful coach on your side to help you out. You will be filmed you so you can see what you do and get tips on how to improve. Have wonderful activities to do while not golfing and enjoy wonderful local food and drink in celebration of Scotland’s year of Food and Drink. More information, go to our Golf or Leisure Travel pages.
Scotland is home to many mystical, historical and spiritual sites, ranging from the well known Iona, to out-of-the-way burial mounds, hidden caves and holy wells. Folklore and local legends combine to create an air of mystery and intrigue, as unexplained phenomena and spiritual energy merge with myth and fable. Enjoy a thought provoking tour of discovery and contemplation.
The Scotland Immersion tour. Its a whirl wind of some of Scotland’s beautiful landscape, history, architecture, art, food and drink.
Start in Glasgow, then travel to the Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond. Glen Coe, Caledonian Stairway, Glenfinnan Monument and Portree. Take a Scenic Drive on the Isle of Skye and see The Storr, Kilt Rock, Dunvegan Castle, Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum of Isles. Then drive to Inverness and on the way see Eilean Donan Castle, Clansman Center, Loch Ness, Urqhuart Castle, Culloden . An amazing military fort not far from Inverness in Narin called Fort George is a must see as well as a visit to Cawdor Castle then perhaps enjoy an evening of local music. Then drive through Aviemore, Kingussie, visit the Dalwhinnie Distillery, and if time allows a visit to the historic Blair Atholl Castle. Stay a couple of nights in historic Pitlochery and take a moment to relax and perhaps enjoy a lovely off the beaten path walk on one of the many posted walking trails. Its a chance to enjoy a wonderful dinner locally created with local game, fish, produce and perhaps a little dram. Head on down to Perth and visit historic Scone Palace then on to Dunfermline with a must stop at the church and abbey where Robert the Bruce is buried. Onward to Edinburgh and stay a couple of nights to see the Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh Castle, Rosyln Chapel, and perhaps a night to see the Military Tattoo, should your adventure be scheduled in August.
These are just examples which are found under our Leisure Tour page section or we can adjust the tour with any additions or removal that would fit your adventure needs.