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The final programme can be downloaded here.


Programme at a Glance

Programme at a glance


Saturday 6th August

We are arranging a post-conference trip by coach out to the west of Stirling. We anticipate that you will be able to choose between a whisky distillery tour at Deanston Distillery or a visit to Doune Castle (famous for e.g. Monty Python’s Holy Grail, you can explore inside or walk along the river outside), then on  into the Trossachs National Park, with a short stop for souvenirs and supplies at Kilmahog, outside the popular tourist town of Callander, then on past Loch Venachar to Loch Katrine. Here, people can either choose to walk or cycle (available for hire) around the Loch, or if you’re feeling energetic, to walk up a nearby mountain, Ben Aan. This will be followed by a 1-hr cruise on a steamship, the Sir Walter Scott, on Loch Katrine. The trip would leave around 9.45am and be back in Stirling at around 6pm. It should cost approximately £20 including coach and cruise (optional entry inside Doune Castle, distillery tour, cycle hire are extra – £5.50, £9, £6/hour, respectively).

Callander Ben Aan Sir Walter Scott Cycling at Loch Katrine