“Historic castles, dramatic landscapes and impressive cultural events are the framework for exciting conferences, events and incentives in Scotland, taking you through a medley of traditional and cosmopolitan Scottish experiences”.

Scotland

Scotland is one of those surprising event destinations that offers such an enormous wealth of opportunities for MICE events – it’s tough to actually choose… Basing an event at one of Scotland’s major cities is a natural starting point. Edinburgh is the primary global gateway but Aberdeen and Glasgow are served well by flights within Europe. Scotland is also accessible from England by high speed train so dual destination events with London and Scotland can enjoy a scenic journey by train.

Three state of the art convention centres set Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen apart as stand out destinations for large scale conferences in Scotland, and iconic heritage hotels, castles and highland lodges offer uniquely Scottish alternatives for smaller meetings and incentives, that seek to be fully immersed in Celtic culture.

Feasting on haggis and ‘neeps, learning the Highland Fling, tasting many ‘wee drams’ of whisky, dressing up in your best tartan and being entertained by the bagpipes, are essential highlights of an authentic Scottish event.

Lochs, mountains, and the wild rugged northwest coast are barely a couple of hours away from Scotland’s cities. Events in Scotland take advantage of outdoor adventure at private estates, world-class golf in exquisite scenery, and private castles in which to hold a banquet fit for a laird.

Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital is one of the most enchanting, cosmopolitan and beautiful cities in Europe for events. One of the oldest European cities, its cobbled hilly streets wind humbly around Edinburgh’s magnificent castle, that crowns the city from wherever you look. It is an incredibly compact city for events – great for delegates – and the convention centre is walking distance to a great range of high quality accommodation. Scotland’s vibrant, modern, second city, Glasgow is home to the Art Nouveau architectural treasures of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the striking ”Armadillo” convention centre, and on the doorstep of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery.

Castles, country estates, distilleries and luxury golf resorts offer exceptional variety for special events, incentive itineraries and alternative meeting venues and Pacific World Scotland will seek out the perfect fit for your event objectives: a private charter of a luxury overnight train journey to the fabulous Scottish Highlands; a night at the Edinburgh Festival or the Edinburgh Military Tattoo; phenomenal Scottish themed gala dinners filled with traditions and quirks that really get delegates in the spirit of their Scottish event.

Pacific World Scotland has been a major force as a Destination Management Company in Scotland for many years and has fantastic and creative recommendations for refreshing events. Extensive local knowledge, event management expertise and close partnerships with suppliers, guarantees your programme’s success. The multilingual team creates original event programmes for conferences and incentives, fusing traditional icons (history, golf, tartan, bagpipes and whisky) and contemporary treasures”.

Scotland is appealing to:

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Meetings seeking an inspiring alternative venue

Hold a boardroom brainstorm at the 17th century Signet Library or take over a private castle with one of the finest art collections in Scotland for your company meeting, followed by clay pigeon shooting and archery.

Conferences that seek a wide choice of quirky dining experiences

Sample a dram in some of Scotland’s celebrated whisky distilleries, dine in hauntingly beautiful castles or host an event on the Royal Yacht Britannia. Dress in a traditional Scottish kilt and watch the Military Pipe band perform a beating retreat as fireworks light up the sky.

INCENTIVES

Incentives that seek culture, heritage luxury and cosmopolitan living

Stately Scottish chic is very on-trend – antlers, tartan rugs and grand open fireplaces are a picture perfect image of beautiful boutique properties in Scotland, – the perfect base for culturally immersive incentive itineraries.

Incentives that enjoy a rugged outdoor adventure

Experience the thrill of a highland wilderness safari, exploring rugged scenery in a fleet of 4x4s, fishing for your own lunch and blending your own whisky at a distillery.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special events that seek a historic empowering venue

A plethora of private castles and historic buildings with backdrops of remote rolling hills and centuries old cities deliver a powerful message for dramatic and memorable gala dinners.

Automotive companies for their driving days and product launches

Rolling hills and broad landscapes are a driver’s delight, combined with a spectacular highland gala dinner and an overnight retreat and 18 holes in the home of golf. Scotland invented golf 600 years ago and boasts world renowned golf courses and resorts.

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