Tour of Scotland

Tour of Scotland

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The Scotland tour commences on Tuesday 27th June following the Conference in Edinburgh. The tour includes ground transportation and all social events. Lunch, dinner and snacks are included each day (unless indicated as ‘free’ time in the below schedule) please note: the provision of breakfast will depend on which hotel you select.

Click here for a map of the Scotland Tour
Click here for a list of accommodation throughout the Scotland tour (you can book accommodation as part of the overall registration process – accommodation subject to availability)

Scotland Tour Schedule

Please CLICK HERE for the list of farms participating on the Scotland Tour

Scotland Tour: 27th June – 2nd July
Please note: timings are approximate

Tuesday, June 27th

08:30 Depart from Principal and Roxburghe hotels, and Haymarket Railway Station (Coates Gardens)

The tour group have pre-booked to attend one of the below options:
A. 09:30 – 13:00: Wedderlie Farm – Wedderlie herd includes lunch and refreshments

13:00 Group 1: Depart from Wedderlie for Haymount Farm – Haymount herd

13:00 Group 2: Depart from Wedderlie for Roxburgh Mains – Rawburn herd

14.30 – 16:00 Group A Depart from Haymount Farm to Rawburn herd

14.30 – 16:00 Group B Depart from Rawburn herd to Haymount Farm

16:00 Depart from both farms to Border Union Showground

B. 10:00 – 16:00: Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott and a visit to historic Border village, Melrose
Visitors have the chance to explore the beautiful House and gardens, and enjoy a leisurely lunch, before moving on to Melrose. Please note: departure from Abbotsford House at 13:30 to Melrose. Departure from Melrose to the Border Union Showground at 16:00. Staff will be onsite to assist.

16:15 – 20:30 Borders Union Showground

18:30: ‘Taste of the Borders’ dinner and entertainment & Civic Reception
Join us for dinner at the Borders Union Showground, and sample all that the Borders has to offer. Our caterers have specially selected produce and suppliers, local to the area, with flavours that are sure to equal the beauty of the surrounding countryside
(dress code: casual)

20:30: Depart for Edinburgh (Drop off at Principal and Roxburghe hotels, and Haymarket railway station)

Overnight in Edinburgh

End of Day 1

Wednesday, June 28th

08:00 Depart from Principal and Roxburghe hotels, and Haymarket Railway Station

12:00 – 17:00 Highland Club exhibition at Dingwall Mart

17:00 Depart from Dingwall to University of Highlands & Islands

17:30 – 19:00: Drinks Reception at the University of Highlands & Islands
The Scottish Highlands would like to welcome you with a drinks reception at the University of Highlands and Islands.

19:00: Departure for Aviemore for a free evening (drop off at MacDonald Resort only)

Overnight in Aviemore

End of Day 2

Thursday, June 29th

08:30 Depart from Macdonald Aviemore Resort

09:30 – 11:30 Galcantray Farm – Galcantray herd

11:30 Depart from Galcantray to Ballindalloch Home Farms

12:30 – 16:00 Ballindalloch Home Farms – Ballindalloch, the oldest existing herd

19:00 – late Highland Dinner and evening of dancing
Venue location: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore PH22 1PN
Join us for a truly Scottish evening, complete with a traditional Ceilidh band!
(Dress code: smart/formal, kilts encouraged!)

Overnight in Aviemore

End of Day 3

Friday, June 30th

08:00 Depart from Macdonald Aviemore Resort for Tillyfour Farm

10:00 – 14:00 Tillyfour Farm – Tillyfour herd & home of William McCombie

14:00 Depart Tillyfour for Glenbervie Farm

15:00 – 17:00 Glenbervie Farm – Glenbervie herd & tour of gardens and factory

17:00: Depart Glenbervie for Dundee

18:00 – 19:30: Civic reception at Discovery Point in Dundee
This venue is home to the RRS Discovery, the last ship of its kind build in Britain, and launched in 1901 to make a successful voyage to Antarctica, known as the Discovery Expedition

19:30: Depart for Dundee hotels (drop off at Dundee Hilton Hotel, Dundee Apex City Hotel, Dundee Malmaison Hotel)

Overnight in Dundee

End of Day 4

Saturday, July 1st

09:00 Depart from Dundee hotels (Dundee Hilton Hotel, Dundee Apex City Hotel, Dundee Malmaison Hotel)

09:30 – 13:00 Glamis Castle

13:00 Depart from Glamis Castle for Newton Idvies

14:00 – 15:30 Newton of Idvies – Idvies herd

15:30 Depart from Newton of Idvies for Prettycur Farm

16:00 – 21:00 Prettycur Farm – Rosemount herd

21:00 Depart for Dundee hotels (drop off at Dundee Hilton Hotel, Dundee Apex City Hotel, Dundee Malmaison Hotel)

Overnight in Dundee

End of Day 5

Sunday, July 2nd

09:00 Depart from Dundee hotels (Dundee Hilton Hotel, Dundee Apex City Hotel, Dundee Malmaison Hotel)

The tour group have pre-booked to attend one of the below options:
a. 10:00 – 14:00: United Auctions at Stirling Mart

b. 10:00 – 11:30: Stirling Castle
Explore one of Scotland’s most famous castles. Significant both historically and architecturally, Stirling Castle’s well-known associations include Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Delegates will then join the rest of the tour group at United Auctions for lunch. Please note: the coach departs from the Castle at 11:30

14:00 Depart from United Auctions for Netherton Farm

14:30 – late Grand Finale Dinner at Netherton Farm, and tour of HW Angus & Netherton herds (Dress code: casual)

22:00: Depart for Dundee hotels (drop off at Dundee Hilton Hotel, Dundee Apex City Hotel, Dundee Malmaison Hotel)

Overnight in Dundee

End of Day 6

Monday, July 3rd

08:00 Depart from Dundee hotels (Dundee Hilton Hotel, Dundee Apex City Hotel, Dundee Malmaison Hotel) to travel back to Edinburgh city centre where tour officially ends.

09:45 Drop off at central Edinburgh locations (Haymarket & Waverly railway stations).

Scotland Accommodation

Please click here for a list of the accommodation available to book for the Scotland Tour. You can book and pay for your accommodation as part of the registration process. There will be space on the coach to store your luggage. If you wish to store any luggage in Edinburgh while on the Scotland tour, this is your responsiblity to arrange separately.