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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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    ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG

    I graduated from Goldsmiths Art College with a degree in painting, textiles and embroidery. Following a desire to travel and to explore other countries I lived in Spain for ten years. During this time I worked as a portrait artist on the Costa Brava, where I acquired a fine reputation for pastel and pencil sketches. Travelling also gave me the opportunity to study and embrace the many different cultures and surroundings which are apparent in my work today. As a working artist I constantly keep in touch with my role models, Beckmann, Caravaggio, El Greco, Van Gogh, John Skeaping, Jackson Pollock and Tracey Emin.
    My love of horses in all their facets has resulted in exhibitions at Lauderdale House in Highgate, commencing in 2004. During 2005 I was commissioned to design the front cover of the Newmarket Shadwell Stud brochure. Through 2006 I was invited to show my work at Dubai World Cup which was an amazing opportunity.
    From 2007 through to 2011 my work has been exhibited at Ascot Racecourse on a number of occasions. I have also shown work at a number of Polo venues including Guards at Windsor Great Park and Tidworth.
    The Walters Family, owners of Ffos Las, the UK’s newest racecourse purchased a large collection of my work to compliment the unique design and decoration of this wonderful racing venue in South Wales. I was also commissioned to produce a piece of work capturing the history of the first racing meeting which was a wonderful honour.
    In the summer of 2010 I completed a number of paintings for Fontwell Park in West Sussex for the new grandstand. This included a showpiece depicting the figure of eight track and some of the historic horses and people past and present associated with this unique venue.
    During 2011 I have continued to take commission work from owners, trainers and jockeys alike. Annabel Waley-Cohen asked me to produce a painting for her husband Sam, winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Long Run in a truly amazing finish. I was also commissioned to paint David Pipe’s wonderful grey Grands Crus for owner Roger Stanley.
    Newbury and Royal Windsor Racecourses are keen supporters of my art and I display work there on a regular basis throughout the year. I have also started to work with both Warwick and Uttoxeter Racecourses in 2012. I am proud to be titled the official artist at Royal Windsor.
    With 2012 being the London Olympic year, I am proud to have had an exhibition of my work throughout the games in Greenwich at the Ben Oakley Gallery showing my latest contempary equine work based around the equine events.
    Recently, I have been working with Kidney Research UK and National Hunt Trainer Kim Bailey, I have supported this fantastic charity by producing a lithograph of ‘Sparville’ a horse that will run in the charities colours during next season. Proceeds from this work will go to help fund further research in this field.
    Being part of a sensational evening on Monday 15th October 2012 when Champion Jockey Richard Hughes rode his ‘Super 7’ winners at Royal Windsor was amazing. This has inspired me to create a special piece of art in memory of this fantastic achievement and this was presented to both Richard Hughes and the Racecourse on 22nd October 2012.
    “I do hope that my work will make a lasting impression on those who view it, and that it will stimulate the hearts of horse lovers and art collectors everywhere”