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As residents of the Clyde Coast, we have ventured to the local islands many times including Cumbrae but I am ashamed to say that this was our first time visiting the Millport Illuminations. We were therefore delighted that Clyde Cruises invited us on a cruise organised specially for the event.

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We packed so much into a Sunday afternoon having visited the Festival of History at Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton, that we were worried that we were going to miss our evening plans with The Walking Theatre Company’s Shakespeare in the Park at Finlaystone Country Estate. I am delighted to say that we made it (we being myself and my eldest daughter Rowan).
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The Strathspey Railway Company operates heritage railway services on nearly 10 miles of the former Highland and BR line from Aviemore to Broomhill in the scenic heart of the Scottish Highlands.

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Thursday, 16 August 2012 15:36

Scotland's Festival of History


HISTORICAL re-enactors from across Scotland are preparing to turn back the clock more than 2000 years this weekend (August 19). They will be joining specialists from England and Ireland, who will be taking part in Scotland's Festival of History.
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Monday, 29 August 2011 14:40

Largs Viking Festival Day 1

On Saturday the 27th of August, we attended the first day of the Viking festival in Largs. The festival marks the anniversary of the famous failed Viking Invasion attempt on the town in 1263.  A replica Viking Village has been built for the duration of the festival and you can experience the sights And smells of Viking life at the time. They even have an archery section at the back where you can practice your skills with a bow and arrow. We visited the village and have uploaded some of the images to the events section in our Gallery.

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Thursday, 14 July 2011 08:37

The Tall Ships Race 2011 - Greenock

On Saturday the 9th of July marked the start of the Tall Ships event in Greenock. Over 57 ships from all over the world embarked on the town for a weekend of fun and entertainment. The event itself was free and the crowds were treated to performances from the likes of Lulu, Deacon Blue and other local performing arts groups. The event was nicely closed with a fabulous display by none other than the Red Arrows.
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We at Search Scotland are very excited to announce that our first magazine is now published and is named Summer 2011. The issue is themed around family holidays in Scotland and features family friendly destinations, example itineraries and accommodation.

Please download the PDF HERE
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We hope that we will give potential tourists, both home and away, a great reason to choose Scotland as a holiday destination that the whole family can enjoy.

What is in the magazine:
  • Intro and Tourism Survey
  • Family day trips in Scotland
  • Tour Ideas
  • Top gallery pics
  • Finlaystone Country Estate
  • Tall Ships Race Greenock
  • Tall Ships Race Lerwick
  • Walking with kids
  • Holiday with Kids
  • Family Friendly Events
  • Helensburgh Highland Games
  • Dean Castle
  • Fun for Kids and competition
  • Whitecairn & Glenluce Holiday Parks
  • A day at Stirling Castle
  • Delgatie Castle, Clyde Clippers and Stay St. Andrews

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On Saturday  4th of June we attended the Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games. I would first like to say that the event was really well organised and everything that we witnessed seemed to go as clockwork. Other than the usual carnival type stalls, there were loads of great stalls either selling locally sourced food stuffs or showcasing and raising money for local community groups.
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Friday, 03 June 2011 12:37

Dean Castle and Country Park

Kilmarnock's hidden gem, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock and offers something for kids and adults alike to enjoy.
Historic Scotland is joining forces with Glasgow Science Festival for the first time to present the past, present and future of construction at this year’s Glasgow Science Festival.

On Saturday 12th June, families can come along to Glasgow Cathedral and St Mungo’s Museum to take part in a range of free activities that highlight the science and technology behind medieval and modern engineering, from tower building to renewable energy.  The event starts at 11am and runs until 4pm.
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