The whole country is running a programme of events called “Homecoming 2009” which celebrates some of their great contributions to the world, including golf, whisky, great minds and innovations and Scotland’s rich culture and heritage. The programme kicked off on January 29th, the 250th birthday of one of Scotland’s most famous sons, Robert Burns and carries on until St Andrew’s Day on November 30th.
Some of the highlights include:
Some of Scotland’s most popular and exclusive distilleries are opening their doors to the public so you can see behind the scenes at how they create this famous drink.
Scotland is the undisputed birthplace of Golf and every year thousands of overseas golfers come to play the amazing variety of 550 courses. This programme offers a free four-ball at selected courses across Scotland for overseas golfers and their golf buddies.
Each of these walks provides a history of the people who lived in the area, who they were, why they left and which areas of the world they moved to. The walks are available as a free download from Walkhighlands and comes complete with a detailed route description, Ordnance Survey map, pronunciation and meaning of the placenames and waypoints for your GPS.
These games provide a highlight for every visitor and take place throughout Scotland between May and September.
If you need to hire a car, Avis has offices at major airports including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Prestwick. We also have city centre offices in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.