Saturday, 2 January 2010

Semester 2 Trips

Edinburgh Zoo [16/01]

Quite possibly the best zoo in the UK. Located on Corstophine Hill, it offers stunning views of Edinburgh and, of course, all sorts of animals, such as Britain's only koalas and a penguin that is Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian King's Guard - make sure you greet him during the zoo's daily Penguin Parade. Expect all the "usual suspects" too.

St. Andrews [23/01]

A picturesque seaside town that has Scotland's oldest university [famously attended by Prince William], medieval castle & cathedral, beautiful harbour and rightfully claims to be the "Home of Golf".

Whisky Trip [30/01]

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do" - more details TBC!

Skiing Trip [06/02]

Impossible is nothing and you might as well end up skiing in Scotland - we are organizing a skiing trip [weather-pending] to one of Scotland's five ski resorts, so keep an eye on our blog for more details...

Lindisfarne/Holy Island [13/02]

A tidal island with its own castle and monastery off the north-east coast of England (also known as Holy Island) connected to the mainland by a causeway (flooded twice a day by tides). Sir Walter Scott says:

For with the flow and ebb, its style
Varies from continent to isle;
Dry shood o'er sands, twice every day,
The pilgrims to the shrine find way;
Twice every day the waves efface
Of staves and sandelled feet the trac.
ISC Weekend Trip [27/02]

Our Semester 1 Weekend Trip was a major success and we shall attempt to stand up to the challenge once again - watch this space for more details...

Loch Lomond [06/03]

The largest lake in mainland Britain, lying in the heart of the Trossachs National Park, filled with countless islands.
A large part of Loch Lomond's beauty is due to its islands, those beautiful green tangled islands, that lie like jewels upon its surface. [H.V. Morton]

Oh, ye'll tak' the high road, and I'll tak' the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye;
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.
[Scottish folk song]

Linlithgow Palace [13/03]

Ruins of an ancient palace situated between Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle in nice rural setting.

Rafting Trip [20/03]

Taste white water of one of Scotland's wild rivers - more info TBC!

Location, Location, Location
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