2014 is set to be an amazing one for Scotland, not only do we play host to the Ryder Cup and the Commonwealth Games but it is also the Year of Homecoming, giving Scotland the chance to show off!
Whether you are already a resident of Scotland or want to visit us you will get to experience outdoor activities, taste some exquisite food, sample some amazing drinks, visit and explore ancestral, arts and cultural heritage…I am getting dizzy trying to write it all down! There will be so much to see and do all through the year, all over the country, you really need come and join in.
A beautiful sight to see is The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry which is a project that involves communities in Scotland, as well as around the world, and is a celebration of Scottish heritage and culture. The tapestry is made by 25 communities and its panels depict the impact that Scots have made in the places they made their homes. The tapestry will be exhibited throughout Scotland in 2014, making stops at Inverness and Wick in September and October.
For those that wish to find out more about their Scottish roots then there will be many events and festivals, from finding out your Clan name, attending Highland Games and Castle Trails. There is also the Highland Homecoming which is a celebration of contemporary Highland culture. Held in Inverness over two months from 1st September to 31st October the Highland Homecoming opens with the World Sheepdog Trials and concludes with The Royal National Mod.
With so much to see and do in Scotland this year, start planning now for what you want to see and when, it will be the chance of a lifetime so come and join us and gie it laldy!