2014 has been officially designated a Year of Homecoming, and Scots from all over the world are expected to return to their roots to celebrate. It will be a huge year for Scotland with several major events taking place including the commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn,
the 2014 Commonwealth Games which will take place in Glasgow, and the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Plans have also recently been announced for a special 10 day "Celebration of the Bridges" festival and flotilla in September 2014 to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Forth Road Bridge.
Homecoming Scotland 2014 was officially launched on 27th March 2013 at Hopetoun House just outside Edinburgh, where speakers included Mike Cantlay, Chairman of Visit Scotland, and Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister. Around one hundred supported or partnership events are planned so far across the country during 2014. There are no plans at this stage for a large scale clan gathering event, instead 2014 is to be a Year of Homecoming, and not a one off clan gathering as such. There will be a huge programme of diverse and interesting events taking place across Scotland throughout the year, and therefore 2014 is shaping up to be a truly amazing time to visit Scotland! We sincerely hope you will be able to join us then.
For more information on visiting Scotland in 2014 or for a quote for a tailor made tour package please contact us, we'd love to hear from you!