You are invited to Travel to Scotland to attend a Party to Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet.
Start January 25th 2009
Finish November 30th 2009
It is estimated there are 100 million people of Scots descent living throughout the world, (The Scottish Family)and this Party is to encourage them, and people who have a love of Scotland, to travel to Scotland next year.
The 5 Themes of the party will be those which have made Scotland famous :
- Robert Burns
- Scottish Enlightenment
- Culture & Heritage.
The Party will kick off with the world's Largest Virtual Burns Supper.
In July there will be The biggest Clan Gathering ever, in Edinburgh, (thus far 107 clans have accepted) Highland Games, and the World Heavy Athletics Championships.
For those who like a wee dram, there is a Whisky Month in May when all the distlilleries will be open to the public, and a Whisky Galore Festival on the Island of Barra. (This will be interesting!!)
The Golfers will be happy as the Open Golf Tournament is to be held at Turnberry in 2009.
Lovers of the Bard will be pleased to know that there will be a Concert at the Clyde Auditorioum in Glasgow to celebrate the songs of Robert Burns.
Contributions made by Scots to the World of Science will be highlighted at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
The Queen Mary 2 will be anchored in the Forth as many visitors have chosen to travel to Scotland on the ship, for the Celebrations.
Those who live in Scotland are being encouraged to invite overseas family members to visit next year, and it is hoped that many more memers of the extended Scottish Family will travel back to Scotland.
A lot of visitors will be keen to take the opportunity to trace their ancestry whilst here. Family Trees are becoming very popular nowadays, and there are many organisations who can help with this.
2009 is looking to be a Great Year for Scotland, with lots of events all over the country, ending on St Andrew's Day 30th November.
We hope you can travel to Scotland, and see the Homeland at its best.
(This Blog has attempted to assist with Scottish Travel, accomodation etc )