Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Release for 2015

It’s nearly time to say goodbye to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo stands for another year and speaking of that we have just released our 2015 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Packages. Get in for our early bird specials and to lock in your dates and seats for 2015. Edinburgh Castle has also hosted some fantastic concerts over the summer months and we are looking forward to planning it all over again.

Castle stands coming down

New St Giles Roof Top Tours Edinburgh

You can experience a stunning views like the photo we have posted below of Edinburgh’s beautiful Old Town and out to Forth of Fife by booking the new St Giles Roof Top Tour. St Giles Cathedral is the Historic Iconic Church which sits right on the Royal Mile. Tours must be pre-booked in advance as not to miss out.

View of Edi from St Giles Cathedral rooftop

Get ready for Highland homecoming

Now the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have come to a close we have the autumn months to look forward to! If you are travelling in September and October there is a wonderful array of events through out the country for Highland Homecoming. Feel free to contact us for more information or booking assistance. You will find the below link with the list of events and information.

Highland Homecoming Programme

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014 Highlights

Watch the Highlights

From the unique setting of the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, the 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates the Year of Homecoming with a cast of more than 1000 performers. The emphasis is on the Commonwealth, with Zulu warriors from South Africa, steel drummers from Trinidad and Tobago, Maori and Ceilidh dancers from New Zealand, military bands from Malta and Singapore and a cultural song and dance troupe from India’s Nagaland.
In this truly international event, the Tattoo Highland Dancers feature dancers from Scotland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia in one of the finest dance displays ever seen on the Castle Esplanade.
The home nations are represented by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, massed fiddlers from Shetland and with the Royal Marines celebrating the 350th anniversary of their founding, the bands of HM Royal Marines Plymouth, Portsmouth and Scotland take centre stage. The Massed Pipes and Drums continue the Commonwealth theme with the home team of British Army pipers being joined by bands from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Tasmania.
With a flypast from the Red Arrows as a curtain raiser, music, dance and precision display against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle are guaranteed.

Edinburgh Festival drawing to a close with International Fireworks

The Edinburgh Fringe & Summer Festival is drawing to a close and as always it’s set to go out with a bang with the Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Fireworks concert on Sunday 31st August. Some standing tickets for Princes Street Gardens are still available.

Edi Fireworks

Scotland Places to see

Scotland really does have it all! Here is an interesting article and pictures of various places in Scotland. Remember we can help plan your itinerary!

14 Places you would never believe were in Scotland

Edinburgh Tram from Edinburgh Airport to City Hotels

For all our clients arriving in Edinburgh from now until August. Did you know you can catch the tram from Edinburgh Airport to the City. This is the ideal transport for city hotels. If you are staying at our York Place Apartments, The Glasshouse or the Holiday Inn Express Picardy Place you can get off at the York Pl stop and your accommodation is a 5 minute walk.

York Pl tram stop

Our Free Whisky Draw Winner

Destination Scotland has recently held their Tent and two big events in Queensland. International Tartan Day in Brisbane and also Scotland in the Park held in Logan. We enjoyed meeting many of you and enjoying preparing quote options for your next Scottish Holiday. Our lucky winner of our Free Whisky Prize draw was Andrew McCabe from the QLD University Pipe Band.
Whisky Draw Winner Tartan Day Jul 14

Commonwealth Games prepare for opening night

The people who have come from diverse communities across Glasgow and Scotland to perform on the world stage at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have now begun rehearsals for the night of their lives.

Around 2000 cast members will represent the host city and nation as they perform in front of around 40,000 people at Celtic Park and a potential television audience of over 1 billion viewers.

The countdown is on for 23rd July!

The Glasgow 2014 Queens Baton Relay

The Glasgow 2014 Queens Baton Relay is now travelling along the stunning Ayreshire coast and through beautiful Lanarkshire.