Winter is coming and Scotland is always a picturesque destination to explore this time of year. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy unique seasonal activities and a chance to sample some of Scotland’s finest produce. Take a look at some of our recommended activities below.
Picture perfect views
Located on the shores of the iconic Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle sets the perfect scene for events. The unique venue is over 1,000 years old and a picture postcard destination all year round.
Take a trip around a Whisky distillery
Scotland is renowned for its whisky so why not take a trip to one of our many famous distilleries.
The Glen Ord distillery in Inverness was founded in 1838 by Thomas Mackenzie. Glen Ord is located in the Black Isle and is the only remaining single malt scotch whisky distillery on the Isle. The distillery offers a variety of tours that are suited to every taste.
Also located in the heart of the Highlands is Tomatin distillery, which was established in 1897. The name gives an insight into the distillery’s secret past, ‘Tomatin’ translates to ‘hill of the juniper bush’, particularly prevalent as juniper wood gives off no smoke while burning making it a firm favourite of illicit distillers who had to keep their practice secret.
Tomatin offers a variety of tours ranging from an hour to two and a half hours. There is also a chance to bottle your own whisky, giving you a chance to bring a bit of Scotland back home with you.
Host a banquet in a striking Scottish castle
We are very lucky to have more than 2,000 stunning castles tucked away across the length and breadth of Scotland. From galas to banquets, many of these castles have hosted memorable events, so why not chose one to host your next lunch or dinner exclusively?
Brodie Castle is a beautiful turreted property located near the picturesque town of Forres. Previously the ancestral home of the Brodie clan, the castle is surrounded by acres of countryside and is home to more than 400 varieties of daffodils in its Playful Garden. The castle has a number of spaces available to host private dinners, some of which feature artwork from Dutch Old Masters to modern watercolours.
Set in 30 acres of landscaped grounds, Achnagairn Estate provides the perfect venue for private dinners. In addition to the main castle, there are also seven ‘mini-manors’ located in the grounds. The castle’s ballroom provides a unique and grand backdrop for dinners with its beautiful vaulted ceilings, wooden features and chandeliers.
Join a scenic dog-Sledding tour around Cairngorm Mountain Range
Enjoy a unique experience at Cairngorm Sleddog Centre, the only daily working sled dog centre in the UK and one of five in mainland Europe.
The Sleddog Experience gives guests a daily insight into the kennel and includes a 50 minute training session on remote forest trails, a chance to meet the sleddogs and a chance to visit the famous Mushing Barn.
For an adrenaline pumping teambuilding activity why not hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain.
The Cairngorms National Park is one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland and is renowned for snow sports. There are a number of ski schools and hire shops in the area, making it a perfect destination for teambuilding in the winter.
Whatever the weather, Scotland is the perfect host for events and incentives both outdoors and indoors.