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Scotlands Digital Visitors Guide
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Scotlands Activities
"Adventures always at your fingertips"
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Whether you are thinking of sightseeing in Scotland, looking for the best beaches in Scotland or perhaps you want to find the best family activities Scotland has to offer you can quickly find and select from over 3,500 listings within a couple of clicks. So what are you waiting for..... go explore Scotland at it’s best.
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Organisations
"Amenities always in the palm of your hands"
Many of Scotland’s best visitor attractions and heritage are managed and operated by not for profit organisations specifically set up in conjunction with the Scottish Government. These organisations ensure that our most precious assets are carefully managed, maintained and preserved for the benefit of all who live in and visit Scotland.
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"Having a night to remember?"
If you are looking for a night out or an evening at the theatre we have all the best places to experience.
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Recommendations
"The experiences of a lifetime"
We all like to get the inside information from those who have local knowledge and experiences. So if you want to find the best places to dine out when you visit Scotland or the best local shops or services this section will give you a wide array of tried and tested experiences.
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Hidden Gems
"The places you just love to find?"
In this section you can explore some of the less well known hidden gems that Scotland has to offer.
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Scotlands Events
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"Live events throughout the year"
Why not make the most of your visit to Scotland by taking in an event or two. We have created this handy Calendar to help you find an array of events such as Highland Games Gatherings, Concerts, Local Fairs or Specialist Events.
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If you have an event in Scotland coming up in the near future and you would like to promote it on "the smARt calendar" please click the button below.
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    CAROL JOHN

    ‘The Caribbean culture, community, people and rural setting from my youth have a strong influence on my work along side with my love of movement, colour and vibrancy of Africa’. 
- Carol John 

    Jamaican artist Carol John was born in Kingston; spending her early years with her grandmother 'Muma' in the countryside of St Ann’s. Like many other children of her time, she relocated to the United Kingdom in the mid 1960's to join her parents after they went ahead to create a new life for their family of six. Here she has remained with husband Loyson and her four children, residing firstly in London then in Nottinghamshire.
 In Secondary school Carol began to draw. It came so easy to her that she didn't think her work to be anything special. It was her art teacher compliment on her "natural ability for art" that made up Carol’s mind to pursue art after high school.

    Studying at Reading Art College was detrimental to not only deepening her love but grow in confidence in her work. After studying she was employed by a London based printers where she took the role as an assistant and illustrator. 1985 and the settling stage had come - Carol with four children didn't in the next decade or so spent little time to develop a profile for her work; but she still continued to paint and sculptor keeping the passion for art alive.

    And so today she uses the vivid and creative, the movement and passion from her life experiences to bring a unique vibrant feel to art. Working on surfaces such as canvas, glass and ceramics gives her the ability to transfer her creations onto as many media's as possible. Carol is now a book illustrator and has exhibited in various Galleries in London and the north of England.