Archive for June, 2012

Lancashire Rock FM comes to Loch Ness

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Hywel and Jamie’s Breakfast Adventure onLancashire’s Rock FM

As the name suggests, Rock FMs Breakfast Show are an adventurous duo and like to take their show out and about in Lancashire and further afield…..last year they went to Norway to find Santa….

This June they want to go on the hunt for the legend that is Nessie……..the Loch Ness Monster. On 25th, 26th and 27th June Lancashire’s No 1 Commercial Radio Station will be broadcasting its breakfast show live from the banks of Loch Ness…….across the 3 day period they will be getting up to all sorts including attempting to do their own sonar reading.

We will be talking about this activity for at least a week prior to the fantastic trip….and we will also be keeping in touch with the breakfast crew throughout their stay in Scotland. The Breakfast Crew will be calling into other shows and we will be following their progress on the Rock FM website and through our social media channels. 

Can Padraig Harrington become Crowned King of Castle Stuart

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Three-time Major Champion Padraig Harrington is hoping his love of links golf can help him to be crowned the king of Castle Stuart after confirming he will compete in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open from July 12-15.

Harrington will join a strong field for the second staging of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, with Luke Donald, who returned to World Number One eight days ago following his brilliant victory in the BMW PGA Championship, already confirmed to defend the title he won last year. Scottish pair Paul Lawrie and Martin Laird will lead the home challenge.

Advance ticket savings are still available for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, with adult one day tickets currently costing £30 – a reduction of £5 on the gate price. Adult season tickets are currently priced at £70, offering a £10 saving on the gate price.

For full details of all Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open ticket and hospitality offers can be found at: or by calling the Ticket Hotline: +44 (0) 800 023 2557.
Postal enquiries should be addresses to: European Tour Tickets; Mirren Court Three; 123 Renfrew Court Three; Paisley; PA3 4EA.

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Dunrobin Castle Wins Tourism Oscar!

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Visit Loch Ness member, Dunrobin Castle, the north of Scotland’s most dramatic visitor attraction, has been given a significant tourism accolade that places it among the top destinations in the UK such as Stonehenge and Windsor Castle.

The awards, from Irish firm CIE Tours International included UK tourism attractions. The CIE awards are known as the Tourism Oscars. This is the first year that British visitor attractions have been eligible for the accolade, and only eight attractions out of the hundreds of UK sites that were visited last year have met the exacting criteria for an award.

Dunrobin is one of the North’s most popular tourism attractions, with 65,000 visitors expected through its gates in 2012. The castle, which resembles a French château with its towering conical spires, is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. It is also one of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.

Scott Morrison, general manager at Dunrobin Castle, said: “To receive the CIE Tours award is particularly pleasing as it is based on real feedback from customers and it shows just how much we have to offer to visitors. The castle and its grounds always impress people and we work extremely hard to make their experience enjoyable and memorable. The North of Scotland has world-class scenery and is always a big draw to visitors from the UK and overseas.

Located on the east coast of the Northern Highlands overlooking the Moray Firth, just north of the villages of Golspie and Dornoch, Dunrobin is about an hour’s drive north of the Highland capital, Inverness. The castle includes daily birds of prey flying demonstrations on the Castle lawn. It is open annually from April 1 – October 15.

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Dunrobin Castle wins tourism award

Scott Morrison, general manager at Dunrobin Castle, said: “To receive the CIE Tours award is particularly pleasing as it is based on real feedback from customers and it shows just how much we have to offer to visitors.