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Scotlands Digital Visitors Guide
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Scotlands Activities
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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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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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    GIGI ESMILIA HOWARTH

    Gigi's earlier works were predominantly figurative and representational. Inspired by people and places in her life and those she encountered in her travels. As she evolves as an artist, she gravitates towards abstraction and paints intuitively. Colours and beyond is how she would simply describe her works. She wants her paintings to be open to interpretation. Titles are just for practical reasons. She wants her subjects to be about how the paintings make the viewer feel. She wants her paintings to evoke certain emotions, though not a particular one. She invites the viewer to a different way of seeing, whatever or however that may be.
    Ambiguity, why not, what if, transcendence, endless possibilities... are the reoccurring themes in her work, often challenging what is perceived to be real. The appearance of figure, is not particularly about that figure... but always about how the whole painting affects the viewer in a particular way.
    Gigi was born and raised in Manila, in the Philippines. She first started painting using oils in High School where she chose Fine Arts as an elective course, after which she decided to continue her studies in arts at the University of the Philippines, where she acquired her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in Visual Communications.
    As a professional artist, she worked at Fil Cartoons and Philippine Animation, initially as an assistant animator and then moved to the background department in favor of use of colors and paint. Worked mainly on Walt Disney and Hannah Barbera TV productions. Considers herself fortunate to have been trained by and worked with incredibly talented and generous artists from the US, Australia and of course the Philippines. It was as a background artist that she first discovered the versatility of acrylics and never looked back. While travelling she uses markers, pen and ink.
    She is married to a very talented British writer Neil Howarth. As a creative duo they have lived and travelled around Asia and Europe immersed in different arts and culture. While still traveling, they have eventually made the Southern part of Spain their home where Gigi has become a naturalized Spanish citizen and a full time painter.