bank holidays in scotland during 2011: what to do

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Here is some information on things to do during the bank holidays in  Scotland in 2011. In Scotlandthere are usually 9 bank holidays, although for 2011 there have been 10, this is due to the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 29th. For the most part these bank holidays are localised around the Winter and Summer months, with the Christmas and new year period accounting for 4 of the days from the bank holiday calendar year. Along with these there are two May bank holidays, the early May bank holiday which, this year, fell on the 2nd of the month and the later holiday which was on the 30th of the month.  There is one more bank holiday which takes places on the, traditionally, warmer time of year and that is the Summer Bank Holiday which fell on August the 1st.

If you are wondering what to do with yourself during these days off, fear not, there are many events and festivals that take place in Scotland throughout the year as well as plenty of sites to see. On www.welcometoscotland.com the Scottish Tourist board website offers plenty of information for things to do in Scotland.  For instance, for the New Year’s bank holiday why not travel to Viewforth in Stirling for the Annual Stirling’s Hogmanay, A New Year's Eve gala of traditional music and entertainment,complimented by a spectacular firework display.

Also considering Scotland is renowned for its beautiful landscapes why not go see its natural beauty especially in the August or May bank holidays where the weather would be more suited to walks in the countryside and by the lakes.  Visit www.countrycottagesonline.net to find a broad selection of cottages available for self-catering holidays in Scotland.

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