British Holiday Information

Homecoming Scotland 2009 – the year to take a Scottish holiday

I love Scotland, in fact I’ve had some wonderful Scottish holidays and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking.

If you’ve never been there before, you must find the time to go. Not made your mind up about next year’s holiday? Consider taking a holiday in Scotland during 2009 – there’s so much planned for Scotland’s very first Homecoming year.

You’ve probably seen the Homecoming Scotland 2009 ads on the telly recently, you know, the ones with all the famous Scottish stars – Sean Connery, Chris Hoy, Sam Torrance and Lulu to mention a few.

Homecoming Scotland 2009 is a year-long, bumper-packed celebration of Scotland’s greatest contributions to the world (golf, whisky, ancestry, great minds and of course, Robert Burns).

The celebrations begin on 25 January – the 250th anniversary of the birth Robert Burns – and last until St Andrew’s Day, 30 November.

Kicking off the celebrations on the weekend of Robert Burn’s 250th anniversary are many events including:

  • The official Homecoming Burns Supper in Ayrshire, the birthplace and home of Robert Burns
  • Burns Light – a lantern procession through Dumfries taking in landmark sites including Burns’ house and his final resting place, St Michael’s church
  • Glasgow Celtic Connections Homecoming Celebrations – Scotland’s biggest winter music festival will honour the influence Robert Burns had on Scottish music.

The celebrations will continue throughout the year and a monthly breakdown will appear here, however, if you wish to find out more information now visit the Homecoming Scotland 2009 website.