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What’s on February 2015

What’s on February 2015


What’s on February 2015

Every four weeks our blog introduces the highlight events from around Scotland for the coming month. Of course, we do this so that our clients can get the most out of their upcoming holiday, but it also makes us realise how lucky we are to live in such an exciting and beautiful country! So what’s on in February? Here are just some of our top choices:

“Jewel-like treasures”: Dutch art on Copper

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Glasgow is Scotland’s city of vibrancy and multi-culturalism. This month, and indeed until mid-June, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is home to some of the most iconic Dutch works from the 1600s. The exhibition has a twist however, as it is solely centred on pieces painted not on canvas or panel, but copper. For more information about these “jewel-like treasures”, click on the link below:

http://events.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/jewel-like-treasures-dutch-and-flemish-paintings-on-copper

Whisky Tasting Masterclass

WhiskyThe perfect finale to a day of Dutch culture is of course an evening of Scottish culture. Whisky tasting! This isn’t just a tasting session however, this is a “masterclass” in the finest scotch from around the country. Immerse yourself in all things Scottish as you sip whisky in the foothills of Glencoe – an iconic and strikingly beautiful location. The masterclass takes places on the 26th of February, and tickets can be found at the link below:

http://www.clachaig.com/the-bars/whisky-tasting-masterclass/

 

Yankee Cries And Rebel Yells: The American Civil War

From Glasgow to Glencoe and now to Edinburgh. To commemorate the American Civil War, which ended 150 years ago this year, the National Library of Scotland has a created an incredible exhibition. “This display includes rare letters, political pamphlets, newspapers, and memoirs from the era”, which not only memorialise the Union and Confederate soldiers, but also the largely forgotten Scots who were embroiled in the conflict. The display promises to be an impressive and touching cumulation of artefacts and written documents from Scotland and the US. Have a look at the website to find out more:

http://www.nls.uk/

 
 

Ale and Scotch: A Taste of Scotland

Ale and Scotch: A Taste of Scotland As one of Scotland’s premier transportation services, we know that millions of people visit Scotland every year for many reasons – the stunning scenery, exciting festivities, enchanting history, and fantastic local food and drink. It’s the drink we’re focusing on in our blog today! Of course, Scotland is famous… Continue Reading

What’s On – November 2014

What’s On – November 2014 At WL Sleigh we ensure that our visitors experience the very best of what Scotland has to offer. Whether you’re visiting for a month, or just a weekend, there is always plenty to do. So what’s happening in November, I hear you ask? Well, whether you’re here for a business… Continue Reading

Island Hopping in Scotland’s Western Isles

Island Hopping in Scotland’s Western Isles The Scotland’s beautiful Western Isles that litter the coast offer any explorer incredible landscapes, landmarks and activities. From Skye in the North, to Bute in the South, you’ll not be short of things to do and sights to see. The Isle of Skye is the largest island in the… Continue Reading

A Day Trip to Islay

Whisky distilleries on Islay (and a drop of gin too!) We have recently had a few requests to include Islay whisky distilleries into our clients’ itineraries so I thought it was time to refresh my local knowledge as it had been a few years since my last visit. Islay and Jura are not the easiest places to get to,… Continue Reading

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