Tour Programme

Delegates and accompanying persons may purchase tickets for the tours at the time of registration.  Please note that registration for optional tours and events will be confirmed upon payment of first come-first served basis. A minimum and maximum number of delegates booked onto tours may be necessary.

River Tweed Tour – NEW!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for delegates to take part in a field trip on Saturday 12th May that will take them through the picturesque landscape of the Scottish borders to the River Tweed. The River is the most productive (Atlantic) Salmon river in the European Union and its 5,000 km2 catchment lies in bothScotland andEngland.  More information HERE



Edinburgh City Tour

DATE: Tuesday, 8 May 2012

TIME: 13.30 – 17.30 hours

PRICE: £45.00 per person

From the comfort of your touring coach discover the history and beauty of Edinburgh. Start the tour visiting the Georgian New Town, with its sweeping crescents and terraces, then move on to the historic Royal Mile with its enchanting wynds and closes. A visit to Edinburgh Castle affords wonderful panoramic views of the city skyline along with the chance to see the “Honours of Scotland” – Scotland’s Crown Jewels.

Hopetoun House

DATE:  Friday, 11 May 2012

TIME:   09.00 – 13.00 hours

PRICE: £42.00 per person

Our first stop will be South Queensferry, where we will enjoy the view of the Forth Bridges. Next we drive along the river banks to Hopetoun House, the home of the Marquis of Linlithgow. Hopetoun dates from 1699 and was built to a design by Sir William Bruce. The house contains a number of notable paintings by Gainsborough and Raeburn. Within the substantial grounds of the house are a wildlife centre and various nature trails to enjoy.


Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

DATE:  Sunday, 6 May 2012

TIME:   09.00 – 17.30 hours

PRICE: £55.00 per person

From Edinburgh travel to Stirling with it’s imposing castle and then head westwards to Callander. From Callander we drive into the Trossachs, which is a scenic area of lochs and mountains. After climbing the Dukes Pass we will shortly arrive in the small village of Aberfoyle, where we can visit a Woollen Mill. Later we make our way to Loch Lomond, to enjoy a cruise on the loch, before returning to Edinburgh.

Scottish Fisheries Museum & Fishing Villages

DATE:  Monday, 7 May 2012

TIME:   09.00 – 17.30 hours

PRICE: £55.00 per person

A day out that will includes some of Fife’s most picturesque fishing villages and a visit to the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther which encompasses (as well as 19 historic boats!) the 16th century Abbot’s Lodging and Fisherman’s Cottage, Merchant House (1724), Historic Boatyard, ‘Zulu’ fishing boat gallery and courtyard. After lunch in Anstruther we continue to St Andrews, the ancient University town and home of Golf.

Scottish Sea Bird Centre & Sail

DATE:  Saturday, 12 May 2012

TIME:   09.00 – 17.30 hours

PRICE: £165.00 per person

A tour which will take us down the Firth of Forth to North Berwick to visit the Scottish Seabird Centre set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the harbour and glorious beach. In the centre the live camera can zoom in on the seabirds and marine wildlife to show an abundance of puffins, gannets with chicks at their nests and seals basking on the Bass Rock, Craigleith or the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. In addition, there will be a Bass Rock Landing Trip with fishing boat “Fisher Lassie”. A sail to, and landing on, the Bass Rock is an unforgettable experience. As well as time ashore among the 150,000 strong Bass Rock gannet colony you will see the amazing sight of gannets diving for fish at over 60mph.