Visits and Trips Magazine Issue 3 | Page 5

B Homecoming 2014 elieve it or not, Scotland’s greatest attribute is more powerful than the sounds of the pipes; it’s more memorable than a fine malt whisky, and more renowned than the traditional tartan dress. Scotland’s best-known quality is its hospitality! What better time to experience this for yourself than in 2014 during the year-long Homecoming festivities. Hundreds of events are in store for the second edition of Homecoming to showcase and celebrate Scotland’s great heritage. Homecoming 2014 will put the nation on the world’s stage for tourism and cultural discovery. World class venues will host the Common Wealth Games and the Ryder Cup and hundreds of parallel events will reach into every corner of Scotland, featuring the country’s very best in sport, cuisine, music, nature, history and more! Don’t miss: 19 April John Muir Festival. Various Venues along the John Muir Trail, Dunbar, East Lothian. 23 July – 3 August Commonwealth Games. Glasgow. 2 August Aboyne Highland Games. Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. 23-28 September 2014 Ryder Cup. Gleneagles. 28 September Baxters Loch Ness Marathon. Fort Augustus to Bught Park, Inverness