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Experience Days In Scotland

25 Oct 2018

Scotland is one of the most exciting and dynamic countries in the United Kingdom. Why? It has breath-taking landscapes which have been used as a striking backdrop for hundreds of films including Harry Potter, Rob Roy and Snow White and the Huntsman. It is also the place to go for incredible active pursuits.

Our recommended experience days in Scotland will certainly give you the opportunity to sharpen your wits, test your agility, or see wild natural beauty from many different angles – upside down, flying or under the influence from some home produced local liquor!

  1. Flying Lessons

As quoted in the film Braveheart, “every man dies, not every man truly lives,” so why not challenge yourself to a flying lesson? The Scone Aerodrome, now known as Perth Airport, is the perfect place to spread your wings. This place is a dedicated flight training organisation and is completely set up to ensure not only you have a great time, but that your lesson is undertaken completely by the book.

A lesson can be between 30 minutes and an hour, with prices starting from around £ 95.00. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the Pilot who will run through a safety briefing. Then it’s time to salute your family and friends as you head off up over the skies of Perth. Take a chance to view the stunning Scottish mountain scenery and the famous Whisky Mills from above.

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  1. Siberian Huskey Sleigh Rides

Sled-dog racing is one of the world’s fastest-growing winter sports and with Scotland being one of the worlds’ best winter sports scenes, where better to take a Husky Ride Experience. Indeed, some of the most exciting trails are situated in the Cairngorms. There are quite a few training centres which offer thrilling experiences. Try the Bowland Trail Sled Dog Training Centre in Blairgowrie.

No snow? Don’t worry. Wintry weather is actually not essential, although it does need to be cool for the Huskies to be happy. From £60.00 to £80.00 per person you’ll get approximately 2.5 hours to meet a pack of huskies, familiarise yourself with racking equipment, the trail etc. and learn how to handle and ride a sledge or rig before you go mushing as a co-driver or passenger.

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  1. When in Scotland… Do as the Scots do!

Well, it would be rude not too! With Whisky being integral to Scotland’s identity, we just have to mention Whisky Tasting as one of our intoxicating experience days in Scotland.

Did you know that there are 98 active malt distilleries in Scotland and each has its own selection of Whisky blend? Most of these working distilleries provide standard tours from around £8.00 per person, to include tasting or longer tours from around £ 20 per person for the more advanced ‘connoisseur.’ Try the oldest working distillery in the Highlands, Strathisla in Keith, Banffshire; the smallest distillery in Scotland, Edradour, Perthshire; or see the whole whisky-making process, from grain to glass, at Glenfiddich.

If you are heading to Crieff, you could try out a Famous Grouse Master Blending Experience at The Glencore. Here, not only do you get a tour of one of the most traditional distilleries in Scotland, you also get the opportunity to get your nose into four single malts and a lesson in the art of whisky blending.

  1. Kitesurfing in the Wild Wild West

Experience days in Scotland don’t come wilder than this! If you love kite flying and you love surfing (or just the idea of it), and you kind of love snowboarding, wake boarding, windsurfing and maybe paragliding, there is a sport that kind of combines all of six – Kitesurfing.

Like the idea of battling your strength, balance and wits against the energy of the wind and sea? Then one of the best places to do it is definitely Western Scotland, as it is one of the windiest regions in the UK.

This sport is a tricky one to master. Whilst you don’t need to be a kitesurfing champion, you do need to have a bit of grit, determination, and be able to weather the wet and cold. If you’re up for it, a good destination for beginners is Troon. This place is windy, it has large flat areas to launch and land, and the waves don’t get too big. Lessons with experienced kiteboarding instructors are readily available from spring to autumn. A one day course starts at around £145.00.

  1. An Alternative Wildlife Shoot

Did you know that Scotland’s national animal is a Unicorn? Not surprising as this country has a love of legend and it was first used as a heraldic symbol in the 12th Century. Unfortunately, you’re not likely to see one of these fantastical and mythical creatures, unless of course, you’ve been sampling the local Whisky! What you are guaranteed to see, especially on a tailor-made photography tour, is at least a few of Scotland’s native species, such as a Red Deer, Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, Roe Deer or Scottish Wild Cat.

Wildlife photography experience days in Scotland are one of the best ways to get into the landscape and capture one of those significant ‘once in a lifetime’ shots. Birds, animals or sea life, there are plenty of expert wildlife photographers and guides, who really know their location and can pass on some of their wisdom and experience to you.

A typical days’ workshop could include learning photography basics and then putting it into practice out on the beautiful coast, woodland or Lochs. Costs vary depending on the numbers in your party but tend to start from £100 per person. Take a look at Loch Visions in Ardfern, Argyll; Highland Wildlife Park who run photographic days; Arran in Focus, Isle of Arran; and Scotland Wildlife Photography in Edinburgh.

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