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Trip to Scotland planned April 27-May 5, 2010 and open to community

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Posted by Roxane Molinari

WILLISTON, N.D. - If you're looking for a fun, low-stress vacation for the spring of 2011, you may want to consider a trip to Scotland, April 27 to May 5. According to Kim Wenko, Continuing Education Specialist at Williston State College, the trip, which is being planned by the Community Education department at WSC, is open to anyone in the community who would be interested in traveling and having a great time.

The nine-day trip will feature stops at several cities in Scotland, as well as side trips to historic and cultural sites. The welcome and farewell dinners, as well as the orientation drive, will be held in Glasgow. Participants will also be treated to photographic opportunities at Loch Lomond; a stop at the monument at Glenfinnan; crossing the Sound of Sleet by ferry Achnasheen at Mallaig-Armadale; a visit to the Highland capital, Inverness; a trip to the visitor center of the battle site Culloden Moor; a visit to the Victorian mountain resort, Pitlochry; and a trip to the Scone Palace where they will enjoy coffee, shortbread and a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield's stately home.

Participants will also be able to enjoy some Highland culture as they enjoy a fascinating sheepdog display, a guided tour of a whisky distillery, and a drive across the Tay Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, has given us the rules of golfing. An exciting inclusion is the opportunity to join a Local Guide for a walk along the fairways of the famous Old Course.

Cost of the Scotland trip is $2,370, based on double occupancy. The price includes land tour, sightseeing, air from Bismarck and round trip hotel transfers. Wenko emphasized that those traveling will be responsible for their transportation to and from Bismarck.

All deposits must be paid by December 1, 2010.

Wenko encourages anyone who wants to travel and have a great time to consider the trip. "It's a great way to go overseas and not have to be responsible for setting up any of the details, it's all taken care of for you. It's also a safe way to travel," she said.

For more information or to register, contact Wenko at 774-6236, or email her at kim.wenko@wsc.nodak.edu.