FOR THE OUTDOORS
Auchentoshan Distillery Tour (The Distilled Different Tour)
Great Western Rd, Clydebank G81 4SJ
Established in 1823, Auchentoshan Distillery is on the mainland of Scotland, situated between the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow and the idyllic surroundings of Loch Lomond. This lowlands malt distillery rests at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills overlooking the River Clyde, widely regarded as the Scottish gateway to the world.
Auchentoshan, meaning ‘corner of the field’, is a delicate, smooth and light single malt whisky. The smooth flavour and subtle aroma of Auchentoshan’s spirit is the product of its unique triple distillation process, creating one of Scotland’s most distinctive malt whiskies.
A warm welcome awaits you at the Auchentoshan distillery. Take a guided tour, sample a wee dram, and browse a gift shop stocked with the complete range of Auchentoshan single malt whiskies, in addition to a selection of branded merchandise.
Tickets from £10.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
Carrochan Road, Balloch G83 8EG
Welcome to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the most beautiful landscape in Scotland’s celebrated wild Highlands. The home of a picturesque collection of twenty-one Munros, nineteen Corbetts and twenty-two large lochs, including Loch Lomond itself at the heart of the park. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park represents one of central Scotland’s most idyllic locations, ideal for both tourists seeking a tranquil space that inspires peace and serenity, and adventurers seeking the challenge of traversing the park’s various walkways and trails.
The still waters of the Loch is the perfect location for a broad spectrum of aquatic activities, such as canoeing, kayaking and wind surfing. There is also plenty of activity beneath the surface to satisfy the keen anglers and fishermen among our guests. If you prefer to remain on firmer ground, you can choose any number of walks through the open landscapes of the National Park’s Southern territories to the rocky terrain in the North.
This idyllic part of the world is the perfect destination for a relaxed Highland getaway which features both the sparkling lochs and sleepy forestry that Scotland is famous for.
156 Lyle Road, Greenock PA16 7AP
Lyle Hill is a local landmark which offers a variety of picturesque views to anyone visiting Greenock and the surrounding areas of the Scottish Lowlands. Lyle Hill provides a panoramic view of unparalleled beauty across the Clyde and represents the ideal climax to any scenic walk around Greenock and the surrounding areas. As a landmark, Lyle Hill and , and its highest point Craig’s Top, is therefore a particularly attractive proposition to walking and hiking enthusiasts seeking the perfect Highland retreat.
FOR THE THEATRE GOERS
Goodnight Mister Tom, 1st-3rd March
Beacon Arts Theatre, Custom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1HJ
From the visionary Thistle Theatre Company comes a bold new adaptation of Goodnight Mister Tom, the popular children’s book from the pen of Michelle Magorian. Set against the backdrop of darkness and danger that both prefaced and characterised the Second World War, this new staging of Magorian’s novel introduces young evacuee William Beech, as he is displaced from his London home and finds refuge in the idyllic English countryside under the care of elderly recluse Tom Oakley, with whom he cultivates an unlikely, and remarkable, friendship – a friendship threatened by William’s recall to London.
Join us at the Beacon Arts Theatre as this timeless celebration of friendship is brought to the stage for the whole family to enjoy together.
Tickets from £10.
Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling: A Romantic Wee Ballet, Scottish Ballet, 4th-7th April
Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow. G2 3QA
From Matthew Bourne, the creative mind responsible for choreographing some of the most the most innovative and evocative ballet performances of the twenty-first century, including Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands and, most recently, Cinderella, comes a brand new show with a unique Scottish twist.
Highland Fling presents the fall and fall of James, a young Scot preoccupied with sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. Newly married to his beloved Effie, James embarks on a journey of excess that leaves him in the company of a wild, Gothic fairy. As his love for the mysterious figure becomes increasingly consuming, James leaves the realities of Glasgow nightlife behind, and steps into a new world beyond.
Featuring a cast of Scotland’s finest dancers, and a score performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is a ballet for the Trainspotting generation.
Tickets from £13.40.