Our event started with a welcoming piper at Edinburgh Airport, followed by a city tour with whisky and shortbread served at one of Edinburgh's best viewpoints. After a reception at the Balmoral Hotel (formerly the North British), guests were offered dinner accompanied by stunning views of the floodlit Edinburgh Castle.
For the next two days the group were transported into Rob Roy Country and The Trossachs where they could experience mountain biking. There was a loch cruise, plus visits to the Royal Palace of the Stuarts, as well as Gleneagles for golf and a mini-Highland Games (pictured right ). Following a barbecue lunch in a hunting lodge, the group visited Scotland's oldest distillery for a whisky-tasting. After that there was a drinks reception at Robert Louis Stevenson's former private home, and dinner at the 'haunted' Witchery by the Castle hosted by the 'ghost of Adam Lyal'. The event included a complete day at leisure.
On the final evening the men were fitted for kilts and the ladies decked out in highland dress for dinner on the Royal Yacht Britannia. With a red-carpet welcome, guests were piped aboard for a drinks reception before dining in the State Dining Room where the Queen has been entertaining heads of state for forty years.