National Geographic : 2009 Feb
Whisky Week October 30 -- November 6 [ACROSS SCOTLAND] A weeklong celebration of Scotch whisky, starting with Whisky Live in Glasgow on Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, 2009 and continuing with dedicated gala whisky dinners held in venues across the country. The StenaLine Wigtown Book Festival September 25 -- October 4 [WIGTOWN] The idyllic Galloway countryside will host some of the biggest names in books. Enjoy talks and tastings as we celebrate literature's long love affair with whisky, welcome home the Ulster Scots and hail the national poet at "The Last Burns Supper" of the year. Blas Festival: Celebrating the Highlands September 4 --12 [ACROSS THE HIGHLANDS] A warm welcome awaits you in the Highlands for the 2009 Blas Festival. Blas is the Gaelic word for "taste" and the 2009 festival promises an authentic flavor of Highland culture, boasting a vast program of traditional music and events, in some of Scotland's most spectacular landscapes. Highland Homecoming -- Ur Beatha Dhan Dùthaich! October 15 -- 31 [THE HIGHLANDS] One of the highlights of the Highlands' contribution to the Homecoming Scotland celebrations takes the form of a fortnight- long series of events that will explore and celebrate the way Scots have shaped countries and communities around the world. 2009 will be Scotland at its best. Make no mistake about it, this is definitely the year to come home! For more about Homecoming Scotland events, information on planning your trip to Scotland and great travel deals: www.cometoscotland.com Perthshire Amber: The Dougie MacLean Festival 2009 October 30 -- November 8 [PERTHSHIRE] Internationally renowned songwriter and composer Dougie MacLean has developed a unique festival that shares his inspiring music, celebrates the history and culture of Perthshire and showcases the beautiful scenery.