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Fall Newsletter - Welcome to Scottish Road Trip

A very warm welcome from Scotland, where the Autumn colours are coming to their best, and we hope to enjoy long walks on crisp, sunny days. In reality we are more likely to have dreich (wet and dull) days, but we always make the best of what we have.  In these difficult times of the coronavirus epidemic, we are at least fortunate to be able to walk in our beautiful countryside and enjoy our scenery, and we share as much as we can with you on our regular Mary’s Meanders videos and “Moments of Calm” on Facebook.

We know that so many of you are missing Scotland and we wanted to bring you something that embodies the Scottish experience, until such time as you can travel again. And so, the Scottish Road Trip in a Box was born. 

This little package opens the world to a fully immersive Scottish experience, where you can opt out of the pressures of everyday life for a couple of hours and transport yourself to a traditional Scottish ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee). These days a ceilidh is mostly a dance and you will find some toe tapping music to drum along to on your steering wheel, but historically it was simply a get together with good friends and family sharing tales down the ages, family history, songs, good food and drink. So, join us for a good old- fashioned ceilidh.

What’s in the Box?

Over 2hrs of entertainment following the ceilidh tradition of stories about our heritage, folk tales and just a few of our favourite places in Scotland

  • Everything you need to enjoy the senses of Scotland – artisan handmade soap; a scented tartan heart, even an Irn Bru flavoured lip balm for a taste of “Scotland’s other national drink”. – all will be explained on the recording.
  • Mementoes from your Road Trip- a lovely wooden and wool hairy coo key ring, a handy thistle design shopper with thistle tissues and a thistle fridge magnet. And we tell the tale of how the Thistle came to be the flower of Scotland.
  • And of course, we all need some snacks for the journey- traditional shortbread and a Glasgow favourite, Tunnock’s caramel wafers are there for you to enjoy.
  • And finally, the scenery. Represented by 2 postcards, an iconic castle and a stunning beach. And we want you to send (virtually) a postcard to us here at Scottish Road Trip, so we can all enjoy a wee bit of Scotland, anywhere in the World.

The Scottish Road Trip community will keep us all going till the day comes when we can all travel again. And even if that is something that cannot happen for you, you can enjoy your visit vicariously through others. In time we will be adding tips and ideas for actual road trips, but in the meantime-

Where in the World will be a wee bit more Scottish today?

Don’t forget to share your pictures on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the #scotroadtrip

Join the Scottish Road Trip Community at

www.facebook.com/ScotRoadTrip

Happy Travels

Emma & Anne



 

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