Here are some links to selected websites and resources you may find interesting or useful. If you run a company or service you think should be included here, please let us know. Likewise, if you think your website visitors might want to find out about creative holidays in Scotland – please do include a link to our site.
To bring a bit of Scotland to your home during the coronavirus crisis, we’ve created a collection of resources you may also want to check out. Some of the links will find a permanent home on this page later, but for now they live here: click to access.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are the main airports and there are direct air links from many destinations around the world.
Click here for an overview of direct air links to and from Edinburgh.
Click here for an overview of direct air links to and from Glasgow.
To compare and book flights you can use Skyscanner.
To plan your rail journey check out The Trainline
VisitScotland – Scotland’s national tourist organisation
Visit Outer Hebrides shows you what these amazing islands have to offer
Mary’s Meanders – experts in historic walking tours of Linlithgow (near Edinburgh) and all things Outlander
To find out more about Linlithgow and what’s going on there check out https://mylinlithgow.com
Schottland – best German language magazine about Scotland
Scottish Islands Explorer – UK’s only magazine devoted to exploring the islands of Scotland. Wild at Art featured in Oct/Nov 2018 issue.
A new magazine for lovers of painting and drawing – Wild at Art was covered in the first edition (November 2016) Draw & Paint
To get a sense of what life in the Outer Hebrides is and was like, we recommend reading Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy: Blackhouse / Lewis Man / Chessmen. There’s also this little video entitled The Blackhouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-VusrWfJOI&feature=youtu.be (click on link to view)
Another book we can recommend is Madeleine Bunting’s Love of Country. You can find a review here.
Podcast: Kris Drever on Orkney – a walk around Orkney with guitarist, singer and songwriter Kris Drever – Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2017 – who was born and brought up on Orkney.
Podcast: Tales o Hoy podcast series – celebrating the heritage of the island, this series has been produced by Hoy Heritage Centre. New 30-minute episodes, featuring over 30 voices and music from Orcadian musician James Watson, will be released every Saturday. A Google Map has also been put together to accompany the series.
TMSA Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland – Wild at Art is an affiliate member of TMSA. http://www.tmsa.org.uk/
Robyn Stapleton, the amazing tutor for our singing holidays in Edinburgh – https://www.robynstapleton.com
London Singing Institute: Conveniently located in Marylebone and the City of London, The London Singing Institute is a phenomenal singing academy where adults from all walks of life can either learn how to sing or improve their vocal skills with outstanding instructors. For further information, please visit https://www.londonsinginginstitute.co.uk or contact the manager Stefan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Tourism Network – promotes creative tourism around the world
If someone was to calculate a gallery to people ratio for all countries I’m pretty sure Scotland would be top of the list. Our country has countless amazing gallery spaces and studios of all sizes, some of them in unexpected places. Here’s just a small selection – join us on an art experience to discover more!
National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh) – If you have some time in Edinburgh, make sure you visit at least one of the national galleries: the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art or the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. They are open daily and admission is free (as in all Scottish galleries and museums, unless it’s a special exhibition).
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (Glasgow) – Even if you only have one day in Glasgow, the Kelvingrove is a must see! Stunning architecture and 22 galleries.
The Line Gallery (Linlithgow, by Edinburgh) –
Ten Hill Place Hotel – 4-star hotel in Edinburgh owned the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. All profits go towards training surgeons worldwide.
Cala Hotels – run the hotels we’re using in Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides
Champany Inn – a small family-run hotel with award winning restaurant in Linlithgow
Court Residence – luxury accommodation in the historic former court building in the heart of Linlithgow