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Wild at Art Workshop Vacations in Scotland – Relax, Create, Enjoy!

We organise unique creative art vacations in the most stunning locations in Scotland, led by the most inspiring artists. Wild at Art holiday packages include carefully selected tutors, accommodation, inspiring venues and locations, and much more.

Meet our skilled and talented artists who lead the art, crafts and photography courses we plan for you – chose from painting, photography, stone carving, silver jewellery making and more. Our trips take you to galleries and exhibitions, country homes and cozy pubs, Highlands & Islands, and stunning cities throughout Scotland, packaged with the best in accommodation and cuisine – all to tempt your creativity and make your visit both exciting and relaxing.

Experience the personal Wild at Art touch in small friendly groups or on a bespoke private art experience.

Various locations are available including Stornoway and Tarbert in Lewis & Harris, Crail, Edinburgh, Linlithgow and more.

Whether you’re an experienced artist or keen to improve your creative skills… or if drawing & painting, photography, stone carving or jewellery making is something you’ve always wanted to try.

On our friendly, small group tours we welcome guests from all over the world.

Experience our beautiful country in an enjoyable and authentic way with Wild at Art!

 

Video: Getting creative in Scotland with Wild at Art

NEW for 2019 – a new art tour and an Outlander Art Experience all wrapped up in one package. The 10-day art experience includes daily artist tuition, a printmaking workshop at Highland Print Studio in Inverness and a herbalist session. It’s very different to our existing tours in that it will appeal to creatives among Outlander fans. The first ever Outlander-themed art tour will help you to connect with the land where Jamie and Claire traveled through centuries and lived their love that knew no time nor borders. With your sketchbook journal in hand, feel the creative flow as we visit Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Culross (Cranesmuir), the Battlefield of Culloden, Jamie’s Printshop in Edinburgh and much, much more.

The Sketchbook journaling tour of Outlander locations in Scotland runs from 30 June – 9 July 2019. Visit the website links to find out more: Outlander Art Experience or read the Outlander Art Experience tour Itinerary.

Let Scotland inspire you!

Visit our website today to find out more about our creative art vacations and holidays. https://wildatartscotland.com/

 

Located in the Heart of the village of Findhorn
A stones throw to the bay and a short walk to the Findhorn Dunes or the Findhorn Foundation
Self Catering accommodation in former Village School
Two dormitories each with 5 bunk beds
One separate room with 2 bunk beds
One Family room with en-suit bathroom and sleeps 5
Booking with or without bedding
Fully equiped sitting room and kitchen combined
Central Heating
Modern showers
Wi-Fi free internet access
Freeview TV
Conference rooms available in adjoining building

adventure
We are the world’s largest adventure travel company carrying over 50,000 UK travellers on 1000 tours to 100 countries. Put simply we have a G Adventure for everyone. The majority of our tours are either small group adventures of around 12 people or marine / cruise products such as our fleets in the Galapagos, Greece, Thailand or the ultimate adventure – a cruise to either the Arctic or Antarctic aboard our ship, the M/S Expedition. All G Adventures tours share a common love of adventure, but life-altering experiences come in a variety of flavours. Travel Styles collect tours based around common themes together. No matter what kind of traveller you are, we’ve got a tour (or a dozen) that’ll fit you just right. Visit our website to find out more.

 

The Rumblie is a small 3 guest bedroom guest house in the small highland village of Laggan with in the Cairngorms National Park.

We are ideally suited for East Highland Way walkers, Munro baggers, Mountain Bikers, those that love nature and the natural surrounding of the Highlands. There are Whisky Distillers and lots of other attractions close by, golf courses in local villages and plenty of local walkers for the not so serious hiker. Natural wild Scotland is on our doorstep – red deer, red squirrels, eagles, osprey, pine martins…if you are lucky you can see them all.

We have 2 double rooms with king size beds and a ground floor twin room, all en-suite shower rooms, the bedrooms have TV/DVD, Tea/Coffee facilities, lots of books to read, comfy chairs to relax in and offer views of our garden and the mountains beyond. There is a guest lounge with a log burner and lots of maps and books to read, drying room for those wet boots and coats and a cycle shed.

We are a Visit Scotland 4 Star Gold Star and GTBS Gold establishment – so we offer you good service and care about the environment along the way.

Our Breakfasts are 70% organic or fair trade with local meat, and our Evening meals are sometimes 100% organic supplemented by our own produce.

The Croft is a small B&B situated in a secluded area of Selkirk just beside the Common.  You can use our private entrance to the common to take your dog for a walk, visit the Pot Loch to see the ducks and swans or just enjoy the views of the nearby hills.

There are two bedrooms which are each available as single, double, twin or family rooms. Both rooms have central heating, radio, hairdryer, TV/DVD and tea and coffee-making facilities.

The breakfast/sitting room has patio doors leading to an outdoor seating area with a natural waterfall, pond and garden furniture.

In the morning breakfast is served in this room and in the evening it can be used as a cosy sitting room with a log fire, TV, books and games.

Selkirk is situated in the centre of the Scottish Borders, just off the A7.  It stands high above the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys, which contain some of the most glorious scenery in the Scottish Borders, including St. Mary’s Loch, southern Scotland’s largest stretch of water.

The Croft is ideally suited for walkers and is on the route of the Borders, Abbeys Way, the Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert’s Way.

It is within easy reach of the Border towns of Melrose, Galashiels, Jedburgh, Hawick, Kelso, St Boswells and Peebles. Edinburgh is an hour away by car and is served by a regular bus service from Selkirk.

The house enjoys uninterrupted views of the Ochil Hills and Strathearn Valley. The town centre is only a few minutes’ walk away and has an interesting selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Built in 1894 and restored in 1992, Galvelbeg House has a warm and friendly atmosphere which puts guests at ease with the surroundings and makes for a comfortable stay. Whether your stay is overnight or longer, you are sure to enjoy this beautiful house in Crieff.

Visitors to Galvelbeg House will enjoy:

  • A high standard of guest accommodation in a beautiful house
  • Wonderful views of the Ochil Hills and Strathearn Valley
  • Convenient location only a few minutes walk from Crieff town centre
  • Choice of a cooked traditional Perthshire breakfast or lighter options
  • Excellent guest facilities including TV in all rooms and free Wireless Broadband (Wi-Fi)
  • Dog-friendly accommodation
  • Good selection of local pubs and restaurants
  • If you are attending a wedding reception or a conference we are only ½mile/10 minute walk from Crieff Hydro

 

 

Stunning views of Edinburgh Castle are the backdrop to this stylish 4 star hotel. The Apex International has 169 comfortable rooms, the 2 AA rosette awarded Heights rooftop restaurant with castle views, Metro Bar, business facilities and Yu Time leisure swimming pool, sauna and fully equipped gym. In the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, it is the ideal location to experience Scotland’s historical sites, with the Grassmarket, Royal Mile and the magnificent Castle all on your doorstep.

Address:
Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS, Scotland, UK

Apex Hotels is one of the UK’s leading operators of 4 star contemporary hotels with luxury properties based in London, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Please visit our website for more information or to make a booking.

 

Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa, Dundee

Perfectly placed in Dundee’s picturesque City Quay area, close to Dundee Airport and Railway Station, the Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa has 151 stylish rooms, Metro Bar and Brasserie, conference facilities and a luxurious Yu Spa leisure center with gym,  swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tubs and relaxing spa treatment rooms. With stunning views over the Quay and River Tay, the hotel is within easy reach of the city center shops and attractions.

Address:
Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3JP, Scotland, UK

Apex Hotels is one of the UK’s leading operators of 4 star contemporary hotels with luxury properties based in London, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Please visit our website to find out more about our hotels.

 

Seafield Farm has been a holiday destination for almost one hundred years and now provides excellent self catering accommodation for couples and families looking for a peaceful holiday in an area offering great walking, ancient history and wildlife in abundance.  Close the the village of Achnamara, this area is known as Knapdale and has become known for its trial reintroduction of beavers, just a mile from the cottages.

Byre and Stable Cottages, situated amongst fields and woodland at the head of Loch Sween have been converted from the farm steading and each sleeps 4 plus a cot. The cottages are equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday and more.  We are next door if you need us, unobtrusive if you don’t.

Kirkland Lodge, a detached holiday home one and a half miles from Seafield, sleeps 3 – 4 in one double and one small double.   The Lodge is set in a woodland garden and has a woodburning stove and uninterrupted views of Loch Sween.  One pet may be permitted at Kirkland.

All accommodation is run in an eco friendly manner with woodfired heating, photovoltaic panels, recycling facilities and storage space for bikes and canoes.  Eggs are available from our hens (when laying) and there may be surplus vegetables from our garden.  There will be home baked cake to welcome you and more available to buy when you are here.

The cottages and lodge all have free wi-fi.

Family run bed and breakfast with the personal touch that guarantees a warm and friendly welcome. Focusing on luxury accommodation, comfort, good food and full of Scottish charm. Luxury Bed and Breakfast located in Caithness, North of Scotland, UK

We provide the following in all rooms…

Flat screen television
Generously stocked hospitality tray
Fluffy bathrobes
Complimentary toiletries
Hairdryer
Alarm clock
Luxury cotton towels
Use of iron and ironing board on request
Local information and guide leaflet
All rooms are fitted out with luxury mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets for your comfort.

Please visit our website to find out more about our B&B and more about Caithness in Scotland

Two beautiful stone counrty cottages situated at Scotland’s most southerly point – Mull of Galloway.  Both pet friendly.  Also Bed & Breakfast at East Muntloch Croft – two ensuite bedrooms.  Beautiful views to the sea, open countryside, Mull of Galloway and Isle of Man on clear day.

Auld Smiddy Cottage is on 3 levels.  Well equipped kitchen.  Beautiful conservatory.  Sittingroom and up steps to open plan bedroom.  Log Fire.  King size bed sleeps 2.

Glen Auchie Cottage has two bedrooms all on the flat.  Well equipped kitchen, beautiful conservatory.

Plenty of parking at both cottages.  Both set in their own garden ground.

Walking distance to the beaches.  Many gardens to explore in the area.

Visit lovely village of Portpatrick or sail on a day trip to Ireland.

Cairngorm Lodges is a new development of 5 luxury self catering forest lodges set in their own individual Scots Pine woodland plots in the heart of Royal Deeside. Each has been individually designed by a local architect and all are pet friendly. The lodges are located in the heart of Royal Deeside and are right on the boundary of Cairngorms National Park and make an ideal base to explore the surrounding spectacular countryside and the Royal Deeside and Cairngorms area generally with its many sporting and tourism activities.

The luxury lodges are equipped to a high standard and sleep up to 4 persons in 2 bedrooms. The only immediate neighbours you will have will be the local wildlife – red squirrels are a daily sighting next to the lodges! The forest lodges are set in the outstanding woodland estate of Blelack and come with your own pine forest, river and walks! They are within a short walking distance of the village of Logie Coldstone in the Highlands of Scotland and are are close to the charming hamlet of Dinnet, the gateway to the Eastern Highlands and Cairngorms National Park. Nearby are the larger villages of Aboyne and Ballater with their attractive restaurants and shops. Cairngorm Lodges are close to Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of the British Royal Family and their are many other historic castles nearby and on the Victorian Heritage Trail.

The forest lodges are all sited within their own plots and are generously spaced apart. The backdrop of the Scots Pine woodland also provides fuel for the wood burning stove – to keep you cosy after a day spent hill walking, fishing or simply relaxing and enjoying the local countryside and forest walks. Indeed the self catering lodges are located at the foot of the mountain of Morven ( meaning big hill in Gaelic) and there are plenty of walks to keep walkers of all abilities busy in the area.

We are a small tour company offering you the opportunity to design your own tours in the Trossachs and surrounding areas. We also do Private hire to any mainland destination and DRT in the Balquhidder area for Stirling Council

Visit our website for more information …

WELCOME TO VIP SCOTLAND

We are a Fife based company, providing a flexible range of luxury VIP and Executive travel services throughout Scotland. We are committed to providing services of the highest quality. From corporate travel to golf and social events, and everything in between, we provide a professional travel service to ensure you arrive at your destination on time in luxury, style and comfort.
Whilst  we are primarily based in Scotland, our services can be extended to cover the rest of the UK.
Please browse our range of VIP services below.  Alternatively, please contact us should you have any other transport requirements.   Our services are fully flexible and tailor-made to your individual needs.

DRIVE & DINE
Why not let us take care of your special occasion and organise your dining experience? We have a vast knowledge of places to eat, from a simple pub lunch to Michelin star fine dining.  No matter where your location, we can meet your requirements and take care of all the details, leaving you free to enjoy your experience. We also provide a VIP service to the best clubs & bars with priority entry. No standing in queues!
Please visit our website to view a range of our recommended bars & restaurants.

LUXURY GOLF & TRAVEL TOURS IN SCOTLAND
We can organise and transport you to over 300 Golf courses across Scotland in luxury, comfort & style. At present we have 2 luxury vehicles for this service:  a Land Rover Discovery (7 seats Inc. Driver) and a Mercedes Vito (9 seats Inc. Driver), both with ample space for clubs and luggage. We offer additional trailer space if required.
Our professional drivers have a great knowledge of the Scottish Highlands, from stunning scenery to whisky & historic places.

ACCOMMODATION
VIP-Scotland also provide an accommodation booking service.   With everything from a simple B & B to luxury hotels and stunning country estates, we are sure to know the perfect place for you to stay!

Whatever your requirements, rest assured that here at VIP-Scotland we will endeavour to deliver the most professional service at all times, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy your experience.
VIP SCOTLAND ………….GOING THAT EXTRA MILE ……………

Phone 07500 600055

Email jim@vip-scotland.co.uk