The Year of Creative Scotland!
|This week on the travel show - the beautiful landscapes of Scotland. Landscapes that have inspired the new Pixar Movie “Brave” - and stimulated musicians and artists over the centuries.
This is the “Year of Creative Scotland”, so visitors can enjoy year round cultural events and festivals that showcase Scotland's world-class arts, culture and creative scene. Plus they can meet the friendly, genuine and truly talented artists and musicians who are part of communities across Scotland.
During the show we will go on a journey from the very Northern tip to the South of “Creative Scotland”. We’ll meet Sheila Fleet – a jewelry maker whose work reflects the rugged beauty of the Orkney Islands.
Ross Ainslie is a talented young musician who plays his bagpipes as he hikes the Perthshire hills. Ross plays traditional Scottish instruments but has a very diverse range of musical interests and plays in bands with influences everywhere from Ireland to India!
And Hazel Campbell is an artist in Dumfries and Galloway who shares the landscape through painting classes for visitors. Hazel lives in Kirkcudbright - known as ‘the artists’ town’ because it inspires so much creativity.
Scotland Trip Showcase
Canadian Affair is the UK’s largest tour operator in the Canadian market, offering flights to Glasgow from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver through its partnership with Air Transat and Thomas Cook Airlines.
Bang in the heart of the city centre, the Radisson Blu Hotel is only minutes from the Style Mile, Glasgow’s main shopping area and the international financial services district. Inside the hotel, you will find 247 beautiful rooms, great places to eat & drink, superb meetings and events space and a fully equipped gym & swimming pool.
This award winning hotel radiates style and character. The soaring roof and glass front Atrium Bar provides charismatic surroundings and this contemporary hotel maintains its modernistic style throughout all outlets.
The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel enjoys a prime city centre location in Edinburgh’s New Town. Located at the east end of Princes Street on Waterloo Place, this beautiful Georgian building has been transformed into a contemporary four star deluxe hotel. Built in 1819, the property was Edinburgh’s first purpose built hotel and has recently returned to hotel trading after 120 years.
The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel was developed as a luxury product offering style, comfort and exceptional service. Combining contemporary design with innovative services and amenities, the hotel has created an atmosphere of casual hospitality.
The hotel features 186 luxury bedrooms and suites with exceptional style and comfort, with spacious bathrooms featuring separate power showers and baths, oversized desks, ergonomic chairs and 42” LCD TVs. All these features are perfect for the seasoned traveller.
Elliot’s Bar and Restaurant overlooking Waterloo Place combines contemporary finishes with original features to offer a relaxed dining experience. The menus are devised using mainly locally sourced seasonal Scottish ingredients and produce.
Yu Spa is a calm and peaceful retreat with relaxation facilities including pool, sauna, steam room, a fully equipped gym and two beautiful treatment rooms.
Rabbie’s Trail Burners has been delivering small group tours since 1993 and in that time has become recognised as the best at what they do. They believe that their small group tours give their guests more. More personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and more of an all-round enriching and memorable experience.
- Take day tours from Glasgow and Edinburgh with Rabbies Trailburners (www.rabbies.com)
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- Guaranteed Small Groups – maximum of 16 passengers on any tour
- Guaranteed Departures – no minimum numbers or cancellations
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