Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Sea Kayaking in Arran

The Isle of Arran is one of the best places for Sea Kayaking in Scotland with its sheltered coastal waters, stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, it is a kayaker's paradise.

The Arran Adventure Company offer a great selection of sessions and trips to suit a range of paddlers, from complete beginners to more experienced paddlers, from a half-day to a week-long course, there is something for everyone.

Their website has a live Activities Calendar, where you can see what's on and book online. If you have any questions, you can call them on 01770 302244 during office hours seven days a week.

Here are a selection of their trips aimed at beginners or novice paddlers that are available until the end of October:

Kayaking FUNdamentals
A ideal session for learning and practising manoeuvres. Your instructor will be testing your skills with games and exercises, so be prepared to get wet! A Scottish Canoe Association 'Paddle Power Certificate' is awarded to every child completing this course.
£45/adult £25/child £35/Unaccompanied Teen.

Family Kayaking SEAfaris
This is the perfect activity for families. Spend a half day paddling either single kayaks that are designed with the beginner in mind or double kayaks that let the kids come along too. These trip takes a relaxed pace and you can enjoy close up views of the seabed and marine wildlife.
Half Day £45/adult/ £25/child
Full Day £80/adult £50/child

Sea Kayaking Coastal Journeys
These trips are aimed at adults and older teens and combine a skills session with a journey along the coast, where you can develop your paddling style. There is a choice of half or full day trips with a picnic lunch included.
Half Day £45/adult £25/child
Full Day £80/adult £50/child £70/Unaccompanied Teen

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Days Away Scottish Golf Breaks

Days Away, in association with Stena Line have come together to offer great value golfing deals in Scotland. Take your car with you and you won't have to pay any excess prices.
Scotland has a spectacular range of golf courses to suit all tastes in golf, be it challenging championship links courses or picturesque parkland courses, all famous for their scenery, stunning views and cracking hospitality!
Days Away have 17 years of organising golfing holidays for people from all over the UK and Ireland offering a variety of golf packages which include reserved tee-time, accommodation and return Stena Line ferry travel between either the UK or Ireland. From the major courses to the hidden gems we can put together a package to suit your needs and budget.
These new packages are unique to Stena Line. For further information please contact Duncan Dewar, Chief Executive, Days Away.
Tel: 01333 360600 or by e-mail:

Monday, 20 July 2009

Fairmont St Andrews Seven Day Sale

Inspired by The Open Championship to play some more golf or did it make you want to lie down and take a well earned rest! Well you can achieve either (or both!) at the wonderful Fairmont St Andrews in Fife and their 7 DAY SALE STARTS Today!!

You can book a fabulous break and enjoy a rate from only £109.00 per room including bed and breakfast - simply call 01334 837046 or visit
Valid for bookings until 30th September 2009 - use the on-line promo code POWS

SPA SPECIALS DAY SPA ~ from £99.00
Two 30 minute luxury treatments plus a Spa lunch by the pool.

Valid for bookings until 30th September 2009.
Mon-Thurs only.

SPA NIGHTS ~ from £199 per person.
Two nights in the award winning hotel with full Scottish breakfast and three spa treatments each.

The Torrance is home to the Cleveland Srixon Scottish Seniors Open and is an Open qualifying venue for 2010 Open Championship.
Play on The Torrance ~ from £92 per person or if you have a fourball enjoy Kittocks or The Torrance ~ from £40 per person with a £160 tee time
Call 01334 837023 to make a booking.

All of the offers above are subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.

Friday, 3 July 2009

AC/DC Highway to Hampden

AC/DC rock 45,000 tartan army at the national stadium Hampden Park, Glasgow with Highway to Hell. You may notice a familiar scottish introduction :)

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Thursday, 2 July 2009

AC/DC - Scotland Was For Them!

Heading off on holiday for a couple of weeks but just had to mention the AC/DC gig last night. What's it got to do with Scottish Tourism? Well I reckon that about 20% of all passengers arriving at Prestwick Airport yesterday were heading to Hampden for the gig of the year. Perhaps this or any other!
Truly magnificent atmosphere; can just about hear and walk again but great day out. Met some wonderful guys en route (okay in the pub) and witnessed a couple of dozen of our very own Tartan Army T-shirts.
But the real star was "our" Angus; two hours of that and that's all the way through a massive world tour. Awesome. Scotland's all your guys!