Scotland Photo competition winner

We love receiving our client’s holiday snaps from Bonnie Scotland and sharing their stories and experience which we help create. We ran a competition for all clients who have travelled in 2014 to send in their favourite photos of their trip. We are happy to announce the winner was Linda King from Auckland NZ with her photo outside Eileen Donan Castle in the Highlands with the Scottish Piper. Linda booked a Tattoo package along with Highland Tours, car hire, accommodation and full itinerary for 6 family members.

Compwinner pic

St Andrews Day Sunday 30th November

Celebrate St Andrews day with a wide range of activities for all the family at St Andrews Square in Edinburgh.
There will be live music, dancing, storytelling in the Spiegeltent and on the main stage. There will also be a firey performance on the Ice rink by Pyroceltica. Entry to St Andrews Square is free, although some events will be ticketed. Get in quick to avoid dissapointment and vist the Offical website for more details and bookings.

St Andrews Day & Edinburgh Christmas

Visit Scotland 5 Star award to Rosslyn Chapel

Congratulations to Rosslyn Chapel on their 5 Star award from Visit Scotland. If you still haven’t visited the chapel we highly reccommend a trip. We can include it in any of our suggested drive itineraries or within our day tours from Edinburgh. A great photo below with William the resident chapel cat.

Roslyn chapel

2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo DVD

We are receiving photos from our clients who have travelled with us so far this year. There are some amazing photos captured of bonnie Scotland and we are looking forward to share them! Keep sending your photos in as we will put you in the draw to win the 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo DVD. We are drawing the prize at the end of October.

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Christmas in Edinburgh

Christmas in Edinburgh is a very special time of year! The beautiful setting and the festive atmosphere go hand in hand to provide a sensational pre-Christmas experience.
Last year saw the expansion of the Christmas market seeing it move to St Andrews Square, this continues this year with plans for a oval ice rink for shoppers and tourists to enjoy!

Edi xmas

This will go perfectly with the already extremely popular Winter Wonderland which is located under the gaze of Edinburgh castle in Princess street Gardens.
A further bonus for residents of Edinburgh residents is the 20% discount that organizers are planning to reward them with.

2015 British Open Golf

The Open Championship returns to the Home of Golf – St Andrews and we are offering a variety of tailored packages. It will be the 144th Open Championship and once again the worlds greatest golfers will gather to do battle for the famous Claret Jug over the Old Course. If you are planning a trip and also wanting to play golf, get in touch with us as we can help to arrange games at excellent courses nearby.

St Andrews Old course

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

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