Wednesday 22 February 2012

World's Largest Kilt Race

At first glance I thought this was a race featuring the World's Largest Kilt (which would have had limited appeal I admit) but clearly it was a call to action to gather together large numbers of kilted runners.

The event, The Perth Kilt Run, takes place on 2 June 2012 in an attempt to break the record for the World's Largest Kilt Race.

The Perth Kilt Run will be an 8km/5M run through town using both North and South Inches.

Event Details
Date: Saturday 2nd June 2012; Time: 2pm

Price: Entry is £10. You can add your kilt hire for our exclusive price of £34 (£24 + £10). Please note that your entry fee helps us bring the event to you and does not go to our partner Charities

Route: Flat. The distance will be 8km/5 miles on a route covering Perth's North and South Inches and alongside the River Tay on Tay Street. Please note that the route may be adjusted for the safety of all runners.

Kilts: Every runner is required to wear a kilt. We have a kilt hire facility through our entry system although runners are welcome to wear their own kilt or we can recommend the fantastic selection of Kilt Shops in Perth. Please note that you need to book your kilt very quickly to avoid disappointment.

Race Numbers: Race numbers and safety pins will be available for collection at our registration within Perth Concert Hall on the morning of the race. Race Numbers will not be sent in the post.Charity: Fundraising is entirely optional, although we hope as many people as possible will take the chance to support our affiliate charities.

Visit the official Kilt Race website for more info and entries

It's quite co-incidental as we're looking at getting the final arrangements in place for the Dundonald Kilted Golf Classic 2012.

What we need is more Kilted Events...

Monday 13 February 2012

St Andrews Golf Trip Auction

Fancy some world class golf in Scotland? Well how about bidding for it in the St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation Auction?

The winners will play Golf in St Andrews and Carnoustie, Scotland in the footsteps of Open Champions between the 2nd and 8th July 2012 giving an exceptional opportunity to experience Golfing Heaven!

The auction prize includes 6 nights in the home of golf  and a once in a lifetime chance for 4 golfers to walk in the footsteps of Open Champions and enjoy special, exclusive privileges that money cannot buy

Golf Package Details
Best Western Scores Hotel is the nearest hotel to the 1st tee of the Old Course. It has spectacular views over the West Sands and St Andrews Bay. The hotel is adding 6 new Junior suites in 2012.

  • The auction prize will be for 2 sea view twins for 6 nights bed and breakfast. 
  • Guaranteed tee time for 4 on the famous St Andrews Old Course in the home of golf
  • Guaranteed tee time for 4 on the challenging links of the Championship Course Carnoustie
  • Guaranteed tee time for 4 at the fabulous Kingsbarns Links, hailed as a natural golf wonder
  • Guaranteed tee time for 4 at the Jubilee and the New on the St Andrews Links
  • Guaranteed tee time for 4 at both Craighead & Balcomie Crail Golfing Society, the world's 7th oldest golf club instituted in 1786. Designed by Old Tom Morris
  • Private visit to the R&A Clubhouse with conducted tour
  • Surface transport from Glasgow/Edinburgh airport and throughout the 6 day stay
  • Whisky tasting and a lot of warm Scottish hospitality
NB: Proof of golf handicap will be necessary. A complete day-by day itinerary will be issued to the successful bidder.You can bid online here with the current bid standing at £7100 (13th of February).

Good luck to the lucky bidders!

Thursday 2 February 2012

2 for 1 Offers for Simpsinns

SimpsInns in Ayrshire have asked us to remind their Loyalty Card holders not to forget to book their 2 for 1 offer at The Waterside through the month of February. It's an exclusive promotion for all SimpsInns Loyalty Card holders. Booking is essential; simply call 01294 824414 and quote LOYFEB12. Usual T&Cs apply. If you haven't already got a loyalty card, sign up now to take advantage of this and many other great offers from SimpsInns.

Valentine's Dinner in The Scottish Borders

Super Valentine's Day treat at The Wheatsheaf at Swinton.

Wednesday 1 February 2012

The Trouble Boys at Backstage Kinross

Just announced by Mundell Music for Backstage at The Green Hotel in Kinross is an interesting band The Trouble Boys who will be appearing live on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March.

The Trouble Boys are the brainchild of world-renowned songwriter/singer, session player & ex-Rockpile and Pretenders guitarist Billy Bremner, Ducks Deluxe and Tyla Gang frontman & writer, Sean Tyla and saxophonist and founder of Sweden's premier rock & roll band, The Refreshments - Micke Finell. They needed Sweden's No.1 power house rhythm section, Nordic drumming legend, Ingemar Dunker and ex-Roxette bass maestro, Tommy Cassemar to make the outfit swing like a donkey's doo-dah. This isn't a fanciful, 'one-off' diversion but a driven, full-blown, long-term venture to which all members are totally committed. The evidence is clearly defined in their live performances.

With a veritable haul of silver and gold studio albums, & tours of the world between them, they are a class act by any standards & a whole lot of trouble when it come to rocking your socks off! Get checked out by your doctor before you go to see them.

They are loud and nasty and they rock like a crab boat in a force ten gale.

Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd March Buy Tkts Fri Buy Tkts Sat

Segway in The Scottish Highlands

I was touring around the west Highlands seeing some clients old and new and the great thing about doing this is you just learn so much more about what's available to the Scottish visitor. So whilst I know that old friend Laurence Young was doing plenty up near Ballachulish with the wonderful Dragon's Tooth Golf Course I wasn't aware of his involvement in developing Glencoe Activities.

We'll blog a lot more about Glencoe Activities over the next couple of months and keep you up to speed with all the things you can get up to in the area but after I left him I had a wee look onine at some of the activities available and I am now desperate to get my hands (and feet) onto one of his Segways. A Segway? Have a look at the video...

Laurence advised that it takes about five minutes to get over the strange sensation and balance but after that you're off and running. Well off and something if not quite running.

It looks awesome. So there you go a wee family break at The Balluchulish Hotel, a couple of nines on The Dragon's Tooth spectacularly located golf course and a session on a Segway.

Nothing to do in Scotland? Yeah right

Forth Bridge to Be Knighted Shocker

It's been announced today by the BBC that one of Scotland's most famous landmarks the Forth Bridge is to be knighted.

It is understood to be the first time a structure has been given such an honour, usually reserved for famous faces and extraordinary youngsters. The government said it was in recognition of the outstanding history of the 121-year-old rail bridge.

In an entirely unrelated announcement we understand from a BBC insider that former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin has today had his Blue Peter badge removed. Mr Goodwin who was awarded the badge, ironically for painting a very pretty picture of another famous Scottish landmark, had it removed when it was discovered that the paint he'd used was not his after all.

The removal of a Blue Peter Badge is a highly unusual occurence and means that the holder will no longer have free access to a large number of Blue Peter Attractions.

The BBC's Business Editor Robert Peston was, most unusually, unavailable for comment

Romantic Evening in the West Highlands

Valentine's Treats in Ayrshire