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Coovan Activity 2018

 It's officially that time of year again and our fun and friendly herd of VisitScotland Highland Coovans are now back out on the road for 2018! Providing information and inspiration on the Moo-ve, Hamish, Heather, Morag and Archie will be attending hundreds of Visitor Attractions and Local Events over the summer period. In addition you can find them supporting our attendance at our programme of Major National Events.  Here's just some of the places you will be able to see 'a Coo near you' this summer:

Atholl Gathering and Highland Games         27/05/18 - 27/05/18
Ideal Home Show Scotland                               31/05/18 - 03/06/18
UCI Mountain Bike WC                                         02/06/18 - 03/06/18
Crail Food Festival                                                 09/06/18 - 10/06/18
The Royal Highland Show                                  21/06/18 - 24/06/18
Glasgow Mela                                                          24/06/18
The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival         30/06/18 - 01/07/18
Foodies Festival Edinburgh                               03/08/18 - 05/08/18
Bridge of Allan Highland Games                     05/08/18
World Pipe Band Championships                   18/08/18
Creiff Highland Gathering                                  19/08/18
Dundee Flower and Food festival                   31/08/18 - 02/09/18
Braemar Gathering                                               01/09/18
Scottish International Airshow                       01/09/18

And many, many more...

If you see us out and about please come and say hi, the Coovans (and their drivers!) are all very friendly. Share your pictures and stories with us using the #Coovan.  We will keep you posted with our plans and movements across the season.


  • CherylebCheryleb Member ✭✭
    Our Coovans are very busy out on the road all across the country at the moment! See if you can catch sight of them over the next week at:

    Kingsbarns Distillery - 20/04/18 (AM only)
    Balgove Larder - 20/04/18(PM only)
    Blair Castle - 21/04/18 (AM only)
    Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre - 21/04/18 (PM only)
    Abbostford House - 21/04/18
    New Lanark World Heritage Site - 22/04/18
    The Crannog Centre - 22/04/18 (PM only) 
    Culloden Battlefield - 23/04/18 (PM only)
    Dunrobin Castle - 24/04/18
    The Loch Ness Experience - 25/04/18 (AM only)

    Remember if you spot us to come and say Hi, to share your images and stories with us using the #Coovan 
  • CherylebCheryleb Member ✭✭
  • CherylebCheryleb Member ✭✭
    Here's Hamish taking a well earned break in the beautiful Borders, looking out from Scott's View...
  • CherylebCheryleb Member ✭✭
    This week the Vans are covering from Dumfries and Galloway in the South, all the way to the Highlands and Islands! You can catch up with them at:

    Skara Brae, Orkney-27/04/18
    The Kelpies, Falkirk- 27/04/18
    Scapa Distillery/Stromness, Orkney- 28/04/18 (AM/PM)
    Paisley Food Festival- 28/04/18
    The Italian Chapel/Orkney Brewery- 29/04/18
    Callendar House, Falkirk - 29/04/18
    Cairngorm Mountain LTD, Aviemore - 01/05/18
    Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig - 02/05/18
    Threave Gardens,  Castle Douglas - 02/05/18
    Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore- 03/05/18
    Logan Botanical Gardens, Portpatrick - 03/05/18
  • CherylebCheryleb Member ✭✭
    You can catch up with our teams out and about in Coovans Heather, Hamish and Morag this week as they pitch up at:

    The Cocoa Bean Company, D&G-04/05/18
    Aberfoyle Go Ape- 05/05/18
    Burnsfest, Ayr - 05/05/18
    Dundee Science Centre - 06/05/18
    Dundonald Castle - 06/05/18
    Kelvingrove Art Gallery - 07/05/18

    Have you seen one yet...?

  • CherylebCheryleb Member ✭✭
    It's a busy weekend ahead for our fleet of Coovans.   See if you can spot them at:

    Laggan Wolftrax, Rural Skills day - 11/05/18
    Rosslyn Chapel - 11/05/18
    Inveraray Jail - 11/05/18 
    Cairngorms BIG weekend, Braemar Showground - 12/05/18
    National Mining Museum, Newtongrange - 12/05/18
    Loch Fyne Food Fest, Clachan Farm -12/05/18
    Almond Valley Heritage Centre - 13/05/18
  • CherylebCheryleb Member ✭✭
    Covering plenty of ground this week with Hamish, Morag and Heather.  Catch them if you can at:

    Stirling Castle - 17/05/18
    Bannockburn - 18/05/18
    Archerfield Walled Garden - 18/05/18
    Christies Garden Centre- 19/05/18 (AM)
    Moray Motor Museum - 19/05/18 (PM)
    Fife Show, Cupar - 19/05/18
    British Pipe Band Championships - 19/05/18
    Gordon Castle Highland Games - 20/05/18
    Pillars of Hercules, Falkland - 20/05/18
    Benmore Botanic Gardens, Dunoon - 20/05/18

  • CherylebCheryleb Member ✭✭
    Our vans are out and about at some major events this week!

    From the 31st May - 3rd of June you will find Morag at the Ideal Home Show in Glasgow:

    From the 2nd-3rd of June you can meet Hamish up in Fort William at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup:

    And Heather will be out too, visiting Dunfermline Abbey on the afternoon of the 1st of June, Edinburgh Botanical Gardens on Saturday the 2nd, and attending Thirlestane Castle Vintage Rally on Sunday the 3rd!

    Archie is joining the fleet today, so you will catch him out on the road very soon too.
  • CherylebCheryleb Member ✭✭
    It's a busy time for Hamish, Heather, Archie and Morag! We've had some major events on the calendar, such as the Angus Agricultural Show, Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games, Borders Book Festival and 'Rock of Ages' at Dumbarton Castle.  Archie even managed time to pop down to visit the Scottish Parliament Buildings earlier in the week. 

    Coming up in the week ahead, Wednesday 20th-Sunday 24th Archie will be at this years Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh:

    Morag is off to fly the flag for VisitScotland at the Lincolnshire County Show for a few days-helping inspire those over the Border to come and explore all that Scotland has to see and do!

    Sunday 24th we are at both the Glasgow Mela and the Open day event at Kinneil House.  Pop along and say hello if you are out and about too this week.

  • VisitScotlandPatriciaVisitScotlandPatricia Member, Moderator
    edited July 2018
                 The Coo-Vans are all out and about on Saturday the 1st. July
                 Heather will be at The Scottish Dolphin Centre, Spey Bay Fochabers.
                 Hamish will be at The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Portsoy.
                 Archie  is visiting HES Jousting Spectacular Linlithgow Palace 11.00-1500
                 Morag will be at Arran Heritage Museum- Motorbike Day

               Heather is taking a Ferry trip to Shetland so look out for her  around the Island .You can say hi to her at 
               the following places.
               2nd. July Braewick Cafe, Eshaness Lighthouse, Tangwich Haa Museum
               3rd. July Old Haa Museum,Hermaness Nature Reserve,Unst Heritage, Viking Unst Project.
               4th. July Sumburgh Lighthouse, Quendale Mill, St Ninians Beach, Hoswick Caf'e.
               5th. July Lerwick,Scalloway Museum, Easthouse Croft, Shetland Jewellery.

               6th.July Hamish is to be at Scone Palace 10.00-16.00
                                 Archie will be at Blackness  Castle 10.30-15.30

               8th.July Hamish  is going to be at Highland Safaris   10.00-17.00
  • VisitScotlandPatriciaVisitScotlandPatricia Member, Moderator
                      8th.July Morag is going to be at Holmwood House, Glasgow  12.00-17.00
  • VisitScotlandPatriciaVisitScotlandPatricia Member, Moderator
    edited July 2018
    Here is the Coo-Van programme  for week commencing 9th July 2018

    12th July Hamish will be at Summerlee Museum   10.00 - 16.00
    13th July  Hamish is at Go Ape Aberfoyle   10.00-16.00 
    13th to 15th July Morag will be grazing at the Foodies Festival Tatton Park
    14th July Heather is heading to Tain Highland Gathering
                         Hamish will be at Verdant Works, Dundee. 10.30-15.30

    15th July Hamish will be at Stonehaven Highland Games  10.00-16.00
    Archie will be at Falkland Palace    12.00-16.30
  • VisitScotlandPatriciaVisitScotlandPatricia Member, Moderator
    edited July 2018
    The week beginning the 16th July is busy for the Coo-Vans
    18th July Heather is visiting Skye
    19th to the 22nd July - Heather is visiting the Outer Hebrides  
    20th July Archie will be at Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow 10.00-16.00
    21st July Hamish is to be at Active Kids "Party in the Park, Burnside Farm,Stanley from 10.00 to approx 16.00                            
  • VisitScotlandPatriciaVisitScotlandPatricia Member, Moderator
    edited July 2018
    The Coo-Vans are out and about this week. You can catch up with them:
    23th July - Archie will be at Dobbies Butterfly farm, Lasswade 10.00-15.00   

    27th July - Heather, Archie and Morag are all out a grazin'
    Heather at Durness Highland Games 10.00-16.30     
    Archie at the Seabird Centre in North Berwick 10.00-16.00 and 
    Morag at Castle Hill Museum, Dunoon 10.00-16.00
    28th July 
    Heather will be at Weavers Cafe  9.30-12.00   
    Hamish is at Anstruther Harbour Festival 10.00-16.00  
    Archie will be looking skyward at the Airshow 2018 at the National Museum of Flight 10.00-17.00  
     and Morag will be Mount Stuart and Butefest    

    Sunday is no day of rest for the Coo-Vans - they are still out and about at:

    Heather at Puffin Croft Petting Farm and Farm Shop - John O'Groats 11.00-16.00    
    Hamish is hoping to meet some pals at Blair Drummond Safari Park  10.00-16.00    
    Archie will be out to play at East Links Family Park, Dunbar.  10.00-16.00  and 
    Morag will be hanging out at  Bute fest     

  • VisitScotlandPatriciaVisitScotlandPatricia Member, Moderator
             Here is the Coo-Van programme for week commencing 6th.August 2018

             Archie is at Aberdeen Science Centre   14.00-16.30
             9th. August
             Morag is visiting Dumbarton Maritime Museum  10.30-15.30
              Archie is visiting Ballater in Victoria Week
             12th. August
              Archie is at Borders Railways Steam Trains Tweedbank  10.30-16.30

  • VisitScotlandPatriciaVisitScotlandPatricia Member, Moderator
    edited September 2018
                       Heather and Morag have gone out to green pastures this week.
                       Hamish will be visiting Scone Palace  9.30-17.00
                       Archie will be at Stranraer Oyster Festival  11.00-18.00
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