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    Scotland Art, Architecture & Culture Tours

    Welcome to Scotland, a country richly endowed with as long cultural and artistic culture.

    Tell me more about tours focused on or incorporating aspects of Scottish art, architecture and culture. 

    Scotland has a long and proud connection with the arts, culture and learning with manifestations particularly prominent during the 18th century Enlightenment

    Below is a summary of components within this heading with which visitors can connect:

    • Language: Whilst English is the dominant language, there is a distinct Scots dialect coupled with regional accents. On the west of Scotland, islands and Highlands, the ancient Gaelic language still survives, particularly on the Isle of Lewis.
    • Art: Many communities contain artists with various skills. In Glasgow the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum  is one of the top rated such establishments in Europe whilst in Edinburgh can be found the Scottish National Gallery.
    • Dance: There are two main categories of traditional dance, Highland Dancing  and Scottish Country Dancing.
    • Food & Drink: The Scottish gastronomic offering continues to improve with examples such as the highly rated Three Chimneys on Skye.
    • Harris Tweed Manufacture: Currently undergoing a resurgence on the Western Isles. Visits to individual weavers  can be arranged.
    • Kilts and other traditional attire: Can be rented to enable visitors to connect with this historic and emblematic form of dress.
    • Music: In Dunkeld, on Skye and in other centres genuine traditional Scottish music continues in the local communities, usually in pubs. Music is also played at Ceilidhs, traditional community dances.
    • Whisky: Probably Scotland’s best known drink which is produced in about ninety five working distilleries, many of which provide tours for visitors. There are also specialist bars catering for this product.
    • Clans: Visitors may wish to connect with a particular Scottish Clan such as MacDonalds Campbell, MacGregor, Armstrong, etc.
    • Architecture: In Glasgow can be found many examples of work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh  and Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Edinburgh is renowned for its medieval buildings and the Georgian era, New Town.
    • Literature: Robert Burns  is Scotland’s National Poet, whilst Sir Walter Scott was a famous author of historical novels whose mansion, Abbotsford House, is now a visitor attraction. 

    The above listing does not purport to be exhaustive but illustrations of themes which can be woven into-or made key driver of- tour itineraries.

    How can Catswhiskerstours help with a art, architecture or cultural tour of Scotland?

    We work with guests to design and deliver customised tours together with accommodation, if required.

    For more information contact Nigel-



    T: 44 (0) 141 638 5500.

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    Gallery of Religious Art, Glasgow, ScotlandHarris Tweed Manufacture, Outer Hebrides, ScotlandScottish Highland Dancing, Killin, ScotlandTour guests wearing kilts in Inverness, Scottish HighlandsReply for the Lasses, Burns Night Supper, Glasgow, ScotlandWhisky Tasting at Aberlour Distillery, Speyside, ScotlandMackintosh Room, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow