Month: April 2016


Families are guaranteed a fun day out at Gardening Scotland this year, with the dedicated Big Back Garden area featuring its biggest ever range of activities to keep children and families of all ages entertained and inspired with outdoor ideas. The Big Back Garden 2016 plays host to Glasgow Science Centre who will be promoting healthy living in the outdoors and can be easily spotted by their inflatable giant heart! They will be teaching families about the importance of eating healthy and getting fit in your own Big Back Garden. The award-winning author of the books behind the hit...

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Gardening Scotland set to bring major economic growth

Scotland’s largest and most prestigious gardening and outdoor living show is expected to generate more than £1 million for the Scottish economy when it is held later this summer. Gardening Scotland, which will take place from 3-5 June at the Royal Highland Showground at Ingliston, will see more than 34,000 visitors pass through its gates over the three day event for the country’s most established outdoor living show. Approximately 10 per cent of visitors are expected to attend from outside Scotland, demonstrating the strength of the country’s gardening industry on both a UK-wide and international scale. Gardening Scotland’s esteemed...

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Ultimate Bartender Challenge 2016 at Brewdog

Ultimate Bartender Challenge 2016 at Brewdog  13 participants stepped up to the challenge at The Brew Dog in Aberdeen for the first heat of Ultimate Bartender Challenge 2016. There was an eager crowd gathered to witness a very close competition with contenders struggling most on the nosing round. The heat was eventually won by Jonathon Arthur, a local barman. As it stands Jonathon is top of the national leaderboard and is heading to New Orleans for the final in a few months unless his score can be beaten. He was also awarded a limited editition Konga Shaker, the...

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50th Anniversary Season Ticket offer with Scone Palace

Our Exclusive 50th Anniversary Season Ticket offer - not to be missed! Here at Scone Palace we first opened our doors to visitors in 1966 and to celebrate our 50th Anniversary we are offering our 2016 visitors the opportunity to upgrade their Palace and Grounds entrance ticket into a Palace and Grounds season ticket at no additional charge, simply complete our season ticket application form when you visit. With a Season Ticket you can…. Enjoy unlimited entry to Scone Palace and Gardens throughout the season. 25th March - 31st October. Come back for FREE as often as you like....

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The Enchanted Forest Wins Top Tourism Award

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award winning sound and light show, has staved off competition from 38 of Scotland’s top tourism providers to take home the Tourism & Hospitality Award at the recent Scottish Rural Awards. The show, which will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year attracted just over 62,000 visitors to the Highland Perthshire area in 2015 over a 32 night run, demonstrating a 33% increase on the previous year, breaking all previous box office records. The event’s impact on the local tourism economy is now expected to be in the region of £2.75million per annum with over 50%...

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