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Scotland - A Country of Culture

Throughout the summer months in Scotland, events are taking place to celebrate the creative industries in the country. Scotland boasts an incredible range of talent, from award-winning directors and writers to widely recognized actors and internationally renowned visual artists, architects and digital companies. As a result of the wealth of indigenous talent, Scotland produces a huge volume of home-grown productions and products each year.


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One of the most famous events in Scotland is the Edinburgh Festival. This is staged each year in August at a number of venues throughout the city and features performers. This first started in 1947 and since then, the Fringe has featured performances of all types of entertainment so there really is something for everyone!

Since 2005, the Glasgow Film Festival has celebrated the best in world cinema. Many movies are also produced in Scotland, and throughout the country you will find familiar film sets from the Highlands and Islands to the cities. Notable famous sites include Doune Castle used as Camelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Eilean Donan Castle in Highlander and many sites associated with the Harry Potter Movies. Our sightseeing tours including our Scottish castle tours visit many of these sites and we can tailor a private tour to meet your interests. 

There are also a number of events happening throughout the year that relate to the many famous authors Scotland has produced, including Robert Louis Stephenson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. If you are a fan of literature then you should be sure to tour Edinburgh which is one of only five cities to attain the UNESCO award of “World City of Literature” for its quality, quantity and diversity of publishing.  You can take a tour of the places known to Scotland’s great authors with our Great Scottish Literature Tour

No trip to Scotland would be complete without taking in the local food and drink.The vast variety of food in Scotland has made it one the planet’s culinary highlights and must visits. With outstanding ingredients from beef to lobster there is something for every palate and taste. If you like fine dining, there are 16 restaurants in Scotland that have attained the accolade for outstanding cuisine. Visit as many restaurants as you like with our Fine Dining Tour from pubs to castles.

And of course, Scotland’s biggest export - whisky. There are numerous distilleries in Scotland with many concentrated in relatively small areas like Islay and Spesyide. Many open to the public and you can visit the single malts and learn how and what makes a good whisky with our Scotch Tours


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