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Tours and Cultural Programme

We know that many people attending ICSEMIS 2012 will be keen to take advantage of the spectacular cultural and tourist opportunities on offer in Scotland and other parts of the UK.  Delegates may also wish to incorporate exercise into their Convention routines.

We are pleased to confirm that the following tours are available to book as optional extras with your ICSEMIS 2012 registration, you can book your tours here:

Friday 20 July 2012
Glasgow City Tour
0930 – 1300
This short introduction to Glasgow will cover a panoramic tour of the City Centre, including the River Clyde, the historic Cathedral and Merchant City, the Georgian grandeur of Blythswood Square, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the University Campus. We also visit the Burrell Art Collection in Pollok Country Park with the chance to see the largest herd of Highland Cattle in Britain.

Edinburgh City Tour
0930 – 1700
We travel to Edinburgh past historic Linlithgow, where we can see over to Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. We will make a photo-stop in the picturesque town of South Queensferry were you can enjoy views of the magnificent Forth Bridges. We start our tour of Edinburgh with a panoramic look at the sweeping Georgian terraces and crescents of the New Town, followed by an interior visit to Edinburgh Castle. Next we will see the Scottish Parliament building and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, HM The Queen’s Official residence in Scotland. The remainder of the afternoon is free for shopping and/or sightseeing.

Saturday 21 July 2012
Loch Lomond (including sail)
1330 – 1730
Travelling from Glasgow we enjoy spectacular views up and down the River Clyde as we cross the Erskine Bridge, then travel via the Victorian town of Helensburgh and through Glen Fruin to the “bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond where we will be able to appreciate the scenery from the best vantage point – the Loch itself as we enjoy a cruise. 

Stirling Castle & the Trossachs
0900 – 1700
From Glasgow we travel northwards to the historic town of Stirling, once the home of the Scottish Kings and Queens. We are given a guided tour of Stirling Castle. From Stirling we head through the Trossachs, one of Scotland’s most scenic areas, along the shore of Loch Venachar and over the Duke’s Pass to Aberfoyle where, as well as having time to shop, we will watch a demonstration of working sheepdogs before skirting the Fintry Hills and back to Glasgow.

Sunday 22 July 2012
Glasgow City Tour
1330 – 1700
This short introduction to Glasgow will cover a panoramic tour of the City Centre, including the River Clyde, the historic Cathedral and Merchant City, the Georgian grandeur of Blythswood Square, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the University Campus. We also visit the Burrell Art Collection in Pollok Country Park with the chance to see the largest herd of Highland Cattle in Britain.

Edinburgh City Tour
0930 – 1700
We travel to Edinburgh past historic Linlithgow, where we can see over to Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. We will make a photo-stop in the picturesque town of South Queensferry were you can enjoy views of the magnificent Forth Bridges. We start our tour of Edinburgh with a panoramic look at the sweeping Georgian terraces and crescents of the New Town, followed by an interior visit to Edinburgh Castle. Next we will see the Scottish Parliament building and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, HM The Queen’s Official residence in Scotland. The remainder of the afternoon is free for shopping and/or sightseeing.

Monday 23 July 2012
Glengoyne Distillery & Loch Lomond
0930 – 1330
Travelling from Glasgow we drive to the foot of the Campsie Fells and visit Glengoyne Distillery, where we will see how Scotland’s national drink is produced. For those who wish there is even a taste of the end product! At Balloch we’ll make a stop to enjoy the panoramic views from Loch Lomond Shores in the Loch Lomond National Park before returning to Glasgow.

Scone Palace & the Fair City of Perth
0930 – 1700
From Glasgow we enjoy views of Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument on route to Scone Palace. Once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, Scone Palace occupies a unique position in the history of Scotland. A breathtakingly beautiful place of power and mystery and the original home of the celebrated Stone of Scone – also known as the Stone of Destiny. After time to explore the Palace and it’s grounds we will visit the “fair city of Perth” with time for independent sightseeing, shopping, or a walk along the banks of the “silvery” River Tay.

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Other activities
In addition, there will be more activities available soon that will include golf tours and further sports and social activities.

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