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What’s On In Glasgow

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21 Reasons To Come To Glasgow

Be sure to check out Sam, Stuart and Andrew’s tips on the best places to go in Glasgow in the videos below and have a look at our Facebook for more updates and videos on the 21 Reasons campaign.

Scotland

Beyond Glasgow lies a country of spectacular scenery, rousing traditions and high-octane activities.

Only 40 minutes’ drive from the city is beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park featuring 720 square miles of stunning terrain for walking, cycling and boating, or simply to kick back and relax.

Scotland has more than 6,000 miles of rugged coastline with the East Neuk of Fife, Sutherland and the islands of Arran, Mull, Lewis and Harris among thousands of picture postcard spots.

As you would expect from the home of golf, golf courses abound in Scotland. Playing the championship courses of Carnoustie, Gleneagles, Muirfield, St Andrews, Troon and Turnberry requires careful planning, but there are hundreds of municipal and club courses that also welcome visitors.

Scotland is a country steeped in history and you can go in search of Scottish legends at the like of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayrshire, The Battle of Bannockburn Experience in Stirling and Loch Ness. Or attend frequent events designed to celebrate our unique heritage and culture.

Scottish hospitality is legendary and much in evidence at a fantastic range of cafes, bars and restaurants serving international, British and, of course, Scottish cuisine. Not forgetting thousands of Scotch whisky blends and more than 100 single malts.

For more information on places to visit and things to do in Scotland please visit http://www.conventionscotland.com/DiscoverScotland

Tour Information

Rabbies have been delivering ethical small group tours since 1993.

Their tours allow you to discover an amazing array of destinations. They explore the legendary landscapes of Skye, traverse the highlands’ treasured traditions  and offer a wide range of day tours to delightful distilleries, lovely lochs, and gorgeous glens.

Learn from the best storytellers. Their driver-guides are world famous for their passion and knowledge. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure.

Explore in deluxe 16 seat mini-coaches. This means you never get lost, you always take the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about the drive.

Support local communities. They take you to lesser-known attractions, tucked-away villages, and recommend locally-owned accommodation. What’s more, for every ton of carbon they use, they donate £10 to environmental and community projects.

Rabbies Tours are offering a 15% discount for WDSC delegates who book a tour through their website. Details of the trips are listed below.

To obtain the conference discount, please email info@wdsc2018.co.uk.

The code is valid for all tours departing from Edinburgh and Glasgow from 10th July 2018 to 10th of August 2018. July and August are busy months in Scotland so we advise you to book tours early to avoid disappointment.

Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands
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Journey deep into the Highlands of Scotland on our monster-sized day tour. Hear the legendary stories of the Jacobites; gaze into gorgeous Glencoe, and get a chance to spot the mythical Loch Ness Monster.

A tour packed with bewildering beauty, this is perfect if you’re short on time and want to see as much of Scotland as you can.

Highlights:

Rannoch Moor – Admire unforgettable views at this epic expanse of untouched wilderness.

Glencoe – Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.

Great Glen – A humongous fault line through the Scottish Highlands. It’s a location that’s as historically important as it is beautiful.

Fort Augustus – This wee town of 650 inhabitants is a great spot to watch boats coming in from the Caledonian Canal.

Loch Ness – Take a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander around this alluring and eerie loch.

Grampian Mountains – Enjoy classic views of one of Scotland’s most mesmerising mountain ranges.

Highland Perthshire – Travel through thick pine-clad slopes and take in views of crumbling castles.

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky
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Envision gory battles thrashing against the grand walls of Stirling Castle.

Follow in the footsteps of the outlaws that hid amongst the hills of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and relive the journeys taken by Rob Roy and William Wallace.

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to admire beautiful scenery and learn about the heroes, tragedies and landscapes that defined Scottish history.

Highlights:

Stirling Castle – The “Key to Scotland”, this impressive castle offers a dominating view of the area around it from its impregnable walls

The Trossachs – This picturesque place is where the Lowlands meet the Highlands

Rob Roy Country – One of the most charming corners of Scotland and once home to the famous outlaw, known as the “Robin Hood of Scotland”

Balmaha Nature Trail Walk – Roam the beauty of Balmaha and explore its deep connection to nature

Loch Lomond – One of Scotland’s largest lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family

Glengoyne Whisky Distillery – Savour the tastes of this fabulous distillery’s unique barley drying technique, utilising warm air rather than peat smoke

Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles
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Delve into picture perfect Scotland on this tour to the Highlands.

It’s the epic castles that look like they’ve been taken straight from a blockbuster Hollywood movie; it’s the lochs that are as calm as a midnight moon; and it’s the landscapes and historic towns, that boast treacherous and battle ravaged stories.

Take this tour and venture into the Scotland of your imagination.

Highlights:

Kilchurn Castle – Discover this ancient stronghold and its links to the fantastical world of Harry Potter

Inveraray – Explore the densely packed history and beauty of this ancestral home and village built by the Duke of Argyll

Glencoe – One of the most famous and romantic places in Scotland’s history, thanks to its grand loch side location and stunning ruins

Loch Awe – Fabulous shore side ruins and its deep freshwater reserves make this site a haven for a great many wild species

Rest and Be Thankful Pass – A former haven for weary road-laying soldiers, this historical point offers some amazing views

Oban – Known nationwide as as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’, this town offers charm and delicacies

Loch Lomond National Park – One of Scotland’s largest lochs set in stunning parkland. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family

Edinburgh City Tours
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Edinburgh is our hometown, and like a lot of locals, we’re proud of our city.

So, on our new Edinburgh city tours, we take you sightseeing around our favourite attractions. You learn about the mighty castle and cobbled backstreets, you discover the tragic tales and local traditions, and you’re introduced to a few of the famous locals along the way.

Join our audio-guided city tour and get the local’s perspective of Edinburgh.

Highlights:

Princes Street – Travel along this street and learn about the Scott Monument and the Princess Street Gardens

Grassmarket – This area offers fantastic views of the castle, stories of ancient crimes, and many old-fashioned drinking spots

The Old Town – Listen to the tales of ancient Edinburgh in the oldest part of the city

The New Town – This part of the city’s archicture is stunning, and also the historic home to some of the country’s finest writers and inventors

Dean Village – A hidden-away place that feels more like a cosy village than the capital city of Scotland

Holyrood Palace – Venture past the beautiful palace situated at the bottom of Arthur’s Seat