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Issue 47 - Scotland Events

Scotland Magazine Issue 47
October 2009

 

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Scotland Events

Hogmanay December 31, 2009 Enjoy Scotland’s world famous Hogmanay celebrations with a variety of events across the country. From a true Glasgow welcome in George Square to Stonehaven’s colourful fireball procession; from the spectacular surroundings of Stirling Castle’s Esplanade to soaking up the family atmosphere at Oban’s Hogmanay Street party.

Open returns to St Andrews July 15 – 18 2010 The Open Championship will return to St Andrews in 2010, from 15 to 18 July. It will mark the 150th anniversary of the playing of the first Open in 1860 at Prestwick.

On 17 October 1860, a mere eight players competed over three rounds of 12 holes against a bogey of 144. From that humble beginning The Open has grown to be recognised throughout the world as the most venerable of the four Majors.

Aberdeen’s Winter Festival Winter’s Trails December 10 – 13 2009 Aberdeen Afun and exciting re-enactment set in the Tolbooth and La Lombarda. A tour to explore the dark history of the Tolbooth, Aberdeen’s 17th century prison, and a chance to meet the gaoler and town minister as they prepare to receive new prisoners sent by the Protestant authorities who were trying to ‘ban Christmas’.

www.aagm.co.uk

Edinburgh’s Christmas 27 November-25 December 2009 Edinburgh Activity is centred around Princes Street Gardens. The Light Night, the Traditional German Christmas Market, Santa’s Reindeer Garden, The Edinburgh Wheel, The Great Scottish Santa Run and Winter Wonderland and more that make Edinburgh’s Christmas the ultimate festive experience.

www.edinburghschristmas.com

Homecoming Live: The Final Fling November 28-29, 2009 Glasgow Aunique extravaganza that celebrates Scotland’s contribution to the worldwide music scene. The centrepiece of the programme will take place at the SECC featuring internationally renowned, homegrown artists.

www.gigsinscotland.com/homecominglive

RNLI Edinburgh Marathon May 23 2010 Edinburgh Do something extraordinary, be a lifesaver and run in picturesque Edinburgh to help save lives at sea! A kind flat route makes this a great first timers marathon and a milestone for seasoned professionals.

www.rnli.org.uk

Laser World Championships July 7 – 14 2010 Ayrshire The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has confirmed that Largs Sailing Club in Ayrshire, sportscotland’s championship sailing venue and home of the Scottish Sailing Institute, will welcome two out of four sailing regattas comprising the Laser World Championships: the Laser Radial Women’sWorld Championships from 7-14 July 2010 and the Laser Radial Men’s and Youth Worlds from 18-25 July 2010.