Scotland is the next hot destination for meetings

Imagine… A beautiful country where the whiskey flows just as freely as the wind beneath your kilt. 

Imagine…Golfing by the seaside

Imagine… Cozy cottages, castles, culture and untamed wilderness.

With its unique character, Scotland history and ambience offers unmatched choice for corporate events, meetings, incentive trips and conferences. 

Here are three hot cities in Scotland for groups.

1- Edinburgh

 

 

The historic capital of Scotland boasts unique venues for meeting and event planning along 5 star hotels and world-famous festivals. A reception at Edinburgh Castle? Or a dance aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia? Why not? 

2- Glasgow

 

 

Glasgow’s growing financial and business industries have made it the largest economy in Scotland; numerous venues and hip nightlife options make it a world-class center for meetings. The city offered unique and distinct neighborhoods, a great shopping culture, and an impressive gastronomic scene. 

3- St. Andrews

 

 

Planner Pulse on Scotland – Why would you consider Scotland as a destination?

 

Universally recognized as the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews, a village of nearly 18,000 residents on the east coast is home to the legendary Old Course, where golf was first played nearly 600 years ago. The town’s appeal is the University of St. Andrews, historical sites, ancient churches, and quaint shops, pubs, and restaurants. 

Now the real questions is why should I consider Scotland as a destination for my next event?

  • Ease of access: Scotland has five international airports with direct connections  from Europe, the Middle East and North America including New York, Chicago, Orlando, Philadelphia, Toronto, Calgary and Halifax. 
  • A large array of venues from conference centers, hotels, castles, and museums. There is something for everyone. 
  • An heaven for foodies, abundant natural larder is truly second to none and its renowned for its unrivaled produce. From Aberdeen Angus beef, Stornoway Black Pudding, Arbroath Smokies, Shetland salmon and shellfish to Scottish whisky, ales, scones, shortbread, and not to forget haggis, the range is wide and diverse. 
  • Traditions and culture, Scotland is a land boasting a rich heritage full of unique customs and traditions. From the thrill of the Highland Games and the patriotic natural dress, to romantic, musical and mysterious traditions, there are so many fantastic reasons to explore this beautiful country. 
  • For a taste of golf as it was invented, a trip to Scotland is on the bucket list of almost everyone who has ever wielded a club. Links golf – played amount rugged dunes linking the land to the sea – presents a particular test, where fresh winds, deep bunkers, firm fairways and thick rough challenge players of all abilities. 
  • Stunning coastline, countryside, mountains and lochs a playground for incentive and team building activities.  

Not sure where to start planning your next event or conference? Check out Visit Scotland website for inspirations. 

Marilyne

Marilyne Bouteiller, a Sales and Marketing Professional, and French native, has written short stories for various publications since 2011. As a child she travelled much of Europe and got into the hospitality industry as a means to follow her love for food and travel. She was exposed to different cultures at an early age, and now enjoys writing about her experiences for i-Meet, the Worldwide Business Community for people who plan meetings and events. Follow her on Instagram @thefrenchinme. You can also read about her experiences on her personal blog at thefrenchinme.net.

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