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Coo-Van activity 2019

Hamish, Heather and Morag are gearing up for their travels again this summer:  already they have been at Pollock House, Culzean Castle and the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow.   They are looking forward to a busy busy summer.  Please let us know if you see them on your travels!
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  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited April 9
    Look out for our Coo Vans this week!!!
    Hamish will at Johnstons of Elgin on the 13th and Morag will be in New Lanark on the 12th, in George Square in Glasgow on the 13th and visiting the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway on the 14th!
    Don't forget to let us see your pictures! 
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Our Coo Vans are out and about this Easter Weekend.
    Morag will be visiting The Kelpies on the 19th, at Kelvingrove on the 20th and at the Riverside Museum on the 21st.
    Hamish will be at Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre on the 20th and Heather will be at Traquair House on the 21st.
    Come along and say hello!!
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Some additions to this week.
    Our Coo Vans will also be making visits to North Berwick Seabird Centre (18th), Landmark Adventure Park (19th) and Traquair House (21st). 
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Coo Van Visits for this week!!
    Morag will be at the Paisley Food Festival on Saturday 27th and you can find Hamish at the Etape Loch Ness cycling event on the 27th and 28th!!
    Hope to see you there!!
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited April 24
    Heading to Stirling Castle on Friday 26th? 
    Look out for our Coo Van Morag!! 
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited April 26
    Our Coo Vans are on the moo-ve again. Morag and Hamish are out and about next week!
    Look out for them here!
    1st May - Museum of Rural Life
    2nd May - Glenlivet Distillery
    3rd May - Wallace Monument
    3rd May - Glen Moray Distillery
    4th May - Burnsfest (Alloway)
    5th May - Brodie Castle
    We've lots of info for you to pick up and why not take a picture too!! 
    Come and see us!!
    #coovan
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Our Coo Van visit to the Museum of Rural Life has sadly been postponed for today but we will try and get there another time.   
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    A couple of extra dates for this week if you can make it!
    Hamish will be visiting Balvenie Castle this Saturday (4th) and Morag will be at the Lomond Shores Farmers Market on Sunday 5th.
    They'd love to see you!
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Our Coo Vans - Morag, Hamish and Heather - are certainly moo-ving around the country!!
    Here's where to find them next week!

    Tuesday 7th - Edinburgh Castle
    Thursday 9th -  Bannockburn
    Thursday 9th - Linlithgow Palace
    Friday 10th - Falkirk Wheel
    Friday 10th - Blackness Castle
    Friday 10th - Glencoe Vistor Centre
    Saturday 11th - Dalgarven Mill
    Saturday 11th - Stirling Whisky Festival
    Sunday 12th - Gourock Highland Games
    Sunday 12th - Cairngorms Big Weekend

    #coovan
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hamish will also be visiting the Glenfinnan Monument on the 9th and he'll be at the Castle Menzies and the Crannog Centre on the 11th
    #coovan
     
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited May 10
    Lots of visits for Hamish, Morag and Heather next week! 
    Here's where you'll find them;

    16th - Museum of Rural Life
    16th - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
    17th - Deanston Distillery
    17th - Abbotsford House
    18th - British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley
    18th - Fife Show
    19th - Benmore Botanic Garden
    19th - Tantallon Castle
    19th - Gordon Castle Highland Games
    Don't forget to come and say hello!
    #coovan
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Two more CooVan visits for this week! They are keeping busy!
    16th - Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre
    17th - Inverewe Gardens
    Come along and see us!
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited May 21
    Upcoming visits for Hamish, Morag and Heather!
    May 21st - Beinn An Tuirc Distillery
    May 22nd - Glen Scotia Distillery
    May 22nd - Torabhaig Distillery
    May 23rd - Springbank Distillers
    May 23rd - Raasay Distillery
    May 24th - Ideal Home Show
    May 24th - Dunvegan Castle
    May 25th - Ideal Home Show
    May 25th - Blackford Highland Games
    May 25th - Sligachan Hotel
    May 26th - Ideal Home Show
    May 26th - Atholl Gathering
    May 26th - Armadale Castle

    So if you see them on your travels, let us know!
    #coovan
    #scotlandisnow
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited May 29
    This is what our Coo Vans do!



    And this is where we'll be next week!

    Monday 27th - Ideal Home Show
    Tuesday 28th - Laphroig Distillery
    Wednesday 29th - Ardbeg Distillery
    Thursday 30th - Finlagan Museum
    Friday 31st - Highland Wildlife Park
    Friday 31st - National Gallery of Modern Art
    Saturday 1st - Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games
    Sunday 2nd - Thirlestane Castle

    #ccovan #scotlandisnow
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    As we head into June, it's another busy week ahead for our herd of CooVans!

    Wednesday 5th - Greenbank Gardens
    Thursday 6th - Glenturret Distillery
    Thursday 6th - Mugdock Country Park
    Friday 7th - Arbroath Signal Tower Museum
    Friday 7th - Killiecrankie
    Saturday 8th - Angus Agricultural Show
    Saturday 8th - Crail Food Festival
    Saturday 8th - Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games
    Sunday 9th - Strathmore Highland Games
    Sunday 9th - Crail Food Festival
    Sunday 9th - The Rock of Ages at Dumbarton Castle

    Hamish, Heather and Morag would love to see you!
    #coovan

  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited June 12
    Lots of choice of places to go to meet Heather, Hamish and Morag!
    Here's where you'll find them.
    #coovan

    Monday 10th - The Green Welly Stop
    Tuesday 11th - Cruachan Visitor Centre
    Wednesday 12th - Glencoe Folk Museum
    Thursday 13th - Building Scotland's Future (Glasgow SEC)
    Thursday 13th - Haddo House
    Thursday 13th - Ardnamurchan Lighthouse
    Friday 14th - Falkland Palace
    Friday 14th - Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
    Friday 14th - Duart Castle
    Saturday 15th - Kingsbarn Distillery
    Saturday 15th - Old Meldrum Highland Games
    Saturday 15th - Oban Ferry Terminal
    Sunday 16th - Cupar Highland Games
    Sunday 16th - Aberdeen Highland Games

    Come and say hello! :)
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited June 28
    Introducing Team Morag!!


    Come along and meet our Coo Van Morag along with John & Jemma! 
    Say hello, have a chat, pick up some brochures and take a photo!! #coovan
    Here's where you'll find them next week!
    Wednesday 19th - The Hill House
    Thursday 20th - Dumfries House
    Friday 21st - Crafty Distillery
    Saturday 22nd - Wemyss Bay Railway Station
    Sunday 23rd - Glasgow Mela

    Morag also has 2 siblings -Heather and Hamish- who will be out and about too!
    Hamish will be at the Scottish Traditional Boat Show at Portsoy on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd and you'll find Heather at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd

    Hope to see you there!!
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited June 28
    Well, Heather had a great 4 days at the Royal Highland Show but she's out and about next week!
    Here's where she'll be next week - along with Peppe and Rebecca!

    Wednesday 26th - Dewars Distillery
    Friday 28th - Hopetoun House
    Saturday 29th - Haddington Show
    Sunday 30th - Edinburgh Zoo

    Look out for Hamish and Morag here too!
    Thursday 27th - Fort George
    Friday 28th - Urquhart Castle and Peterhead Prison
    Saturday 29th - Whin Park and Dunnottar Castle
    Sunday 30th - Cameron's Tea Room

    So come and see us!!
    #coovan
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited July 1
    You've met the girls, so now here's the boy of the herd - meet Hamish!!!

    You can come along and meet him here next week! And Don and Hazel too of course!!

    Friday 5th - Skara Brae
    Saturday 6th - Maeshowe
    Sunday 7th - Highland Park Distillery and the Italian Chapel

    But the girls are busy too! Morag and Heather will be here!
    Monday 1st - Barra Community Shop
    Tuesday 2nd - Kildonan Museum
    Wednesday 3rd - Hebridean Jewellery
    Thursday 4th - Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum
    Thursday 4th - Callanish Standing Stones
    Friday 5th - Harris Gin
    Saturday 6th - Luss Highland Games
    Saturday 6th - Talla Na Mara
    Sunday 7th - Calderglen Park
    Sunday 7th - Lews Castle

    So if you see them, don't forget to take a pic and post it!
    #coovan
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited July 12
    Ever wondered where you could see one of our fabulous Coo vans? 
    Then read on...

    Monday 8th - Orkney Brewery
    Tuesday 9th - Tomb of the Eagles
    Wednesday 10th - Annandale Distillery
    Thursday 11th - Paxton House
    Thursday 11th - Blacksmiths Shop Gretna Green
    Friday 12th - National Mining Museum
    Friday 12th - Devil's Porridge Museum
    Saturday 13th - Tain Highland Gathering
    Saturday 13th - Loch Lomond Highland Games
    Sunday 14th - Jupiter Artland
    Sunday 14th - Lybster Harbour Visitor Centre
    Sunday 14th - Tarbert Viking Festival

    The teams are waiting for you with lots of advice and information.
    So why not head along and see them!
    You might even get a sticker... ;)
    #coovan
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    No photos from me this week, but we'd love to see some of yours. Why not head out and meet one of our Coo Van teams, take a photo and let us see it! #coovan
    Here's where Hamish, Morag and Heather will be!!

    Monday 15th - Gigha Boathouse
    Tuesday 16th - Crinan Canal
    Thursday 18th - Highland Folk Museum
    Friday 19th - Dalwhinnie Distillery
    Friday 19th - Caerlaverock Castle
    Saturday 20th - Inverness Highland Games
    Saturday 20th - Kirkcudbright Country Fair
    Saturday 20th - Anstruther Harbour Festival
    Sunday 21st - Stonehaven Highland Games
    Sunday 21st - Threave Garden
    Sunday 21st - Anstruther Harbour Festival

    Hope to see you there!!
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    The crowds have loved our Coo Vans this summer! This photo was taken at the Boat Festival at Portsoy - what a gorgeous day! 


    Be part of the crowd - come and see us here!!

    Monday 22nd - Drumlanrig Castle
    Tuesday 23rd - House of Bruar
    Thursday 25th - Scone Palace
    Friday 26th - Callander Summerfest
    Friday 26th - Scotland's Secret Bunker
    Friday 26th - Macduff Aquarium
    Saturday 27th - Scottish Pipe Band Championships (Dumbarton)
    Saturday 27th - National Museum of Flight
    Saturday 27th - Dufftown Highland Games
    Sunday 28th - Dunrobin Castle

    Morag, Heather and Hamish are waiting to see you!
    #coovan
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited July 29
    It's another busy busy week for the herd!!
    Heather, Hamish and Morag would love to see you - come along and say hello!!

    Monday 29th
    Highland Safaris
    Jarlshof
    Sumburgh Head

    Tuesday 30th
    Braewick
    Bonhoga Gallery

    Wednesday 31st
    Old Scatness Broch
    Quendale Watermill

    Thursday 1st
    Manderston House
    Old Haa
    Shetland Distillery
    Unst Boat Museum
    Victoria's Vintage Tea Room

    Friday 2nd
    Glamis Country Fair
    Dornoch Highland Gathering
    Muckle Flugga
    Shetland Museum

    Saturday 3rd
    Mey Highland Games

    Sunday 4th
    Turriff Show
    Bridge of Allan Highland Games

    #coovan
  • davidcamerondavidcameron Member ✭✭
    That van shouldn't be tough to spot. Great look! I'll try searching.
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited August 2
    Glad you like them @davidcameron! Our Cool Coos!!  B)
    Hamish, Heather and Morag!!!

  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    It's the first full week of August and Hamish, Morag and Heather are on the moo-ve again!
    Here's where they will be next week!

    Monday 5th  - Turriff Show
    Wednesday 7th - Irvine Maritime Museum
    Wednesday 7th - Killin Highland Games
    Thursday 8th - Isle of Arran Distillery
    Friday 9th - Assynt Highland Games
    Friday 9th - Brodick Castle
    Friday 9th - Scottish Deer Centre
    Saturday 10th - Rock Stop Cafe
    Saturday 10th - Home Farm Island Cheese Shop
    Saturday 10th - North Berwick Highland Games
    Sunday 11th - Golden Eagle Zip Line
    Sunday 11th - Arran Heritage Museum
    Sunday 11th - The Big Picnic (Falkirk)

    Let us know where you see them! 
    #coovan
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Our Coo Vans are busier than ever and here's where to find them over the next few days, come rain or come shine!! 

    Monday 12th - Weaver's Cafe & Gift Shop
    Monday 12th - Strathnaver Museum

    Tuesday 13th - Summerlee Museum
    Tuesday 13th - Rock Rose Gin Distillery

    Wednesday 14th - Doune Castle

    Thursday 15th - Garrison House, Millport
    Thursday 15th - V&A Museum

    Friday 16th - Kelvingrove
    Friday 16th - World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow
    Friday 16th - Jim Clark Motorsport Museum

    Saturday 17th - World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow
    Saturday 17th - Stirling Highland Games
    Saturday 17th - Glenfinnan Highland Gathering

    Sunday 18th - Crieff Highland Games
    Sunday 18th - Applecross Inn

    Hope to see you there!
    #coovan

  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    I hope to see one of the Coo Vans at The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles!
    Best regards
    fishypro
  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    The Coos are out and about again this week!
    Here is the list of planned visits for the week ahead!

    Monday 19th
    Gairloch Heritage Museum
    Auchindrain Township

    Tuesday 20th
    Rock Room, Knockan Crag NNR
    Inveraray Jail

    Wednesday 21st
    House of Dun
    Inveraray Castle

    Friday 23rd
    Blair Castle Horse Trials
    Rouken Glen Park

    Saturday 24th
    Dynamic Earth
    Lonach Highland Gathering
    Strathaven Balloon Festival

    Sunday 25th
    Floors Castle, Massed Pipe Bands
    Strathaven Balloon Festival

    There's something for everyone!! Come along and see us!!
    #coovan
  • VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    I was lucky enough to get to hang out with Heather for a few weeks this summer. Here are some of the adventures we got up to.



    Our first day out and I introduced Heather to some groovy contemporary art at Jupiter Artland. She's very coo-ltured is our Heather.




    We then went on the hunt for the perfect fish supper in Anstruther. Heather enjoyed spending a whole weekend meeting lots of families, friendly locals and visitors at the Anstruther Harbour Festival. She also found a lamp post with horns  ;)





    One day we went to Highland Safaris, in beautiful Highland Perthshire, and went for a stroll to see if we could find some of Heather's distant coo-sins. We asked this lot but they had no i-deer. 





    Next up was a day trip to Manderston House in Duns, where Heather sought out the marvellous Marble Dairy and had a wee keek at the big hoose. Inside were lots of amazingly preserved rooms as well as a biscuit tin museum - Heather loves a wee shortbread biscuit with her morning cuppa.





    Then we were off to the inaugural Glamis Country Fair, held in the grounds of the majestic Glamis Castle - so much history there to get her horns into. However Heather was only interested in trying to enter the showjumping competition...she's such a dreamer





    Then it was off to the Killin Highland Games, where Heather got to meet some birds of prey and watched a man toss a caber...



    and met a new wee pal...






    Our last day trip together was to the North Berwick International Highland Games. Heather bathed in mud and met lots of talented pipe bands from all around the world.






    I'll never forget my summer with Heather.  <3 B)




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