Homecoming Scotland Glasgow
Join us in 2009 when Scotland will host the year of Homecoming which has been created and timed to mark the 250th anniversary of Scotlandâ€™s national poet, the international cultural icon Robert Burns.
From Burns Night to St Andrewâ€™s Day 2009 a country-wide programme of over 150 exciting and inspirational Homecoming events and activities will celebrate some of Scotland’s great contributions to the world: Burns himself, Whisky, Golf, Great Scottish Minds and Innovations and our rich culture and heritage which lives on at home and through our global family. 2009 will be a special year for Scots and for those who love Scotland. It will be a fantastic year to come home.
Organisations all over Scotland are currently planning Homecoming activity and we invite you to join in the celebrations with us at the Argyll Hotel and Glasgow
Join us at the Argyll Hotel in 2009 and celebrate all that Scotland has to offer…Welcome Home!
Calling the Clans – Clan Bedrooms
Stay in one of our newly refurbished bedrooms which are professionally decorated to give guests a modern feel but with a traditional twist of having each room individually decorated with touch of tartan and named after the appropriate Scottish Clans. Select from Clan Gordon,Â Clan Lindsay, Clan Buchanan, Black Watch, Scottish National,
Join our Celebrations
Saturday, January 24th 2009 – Sunday, February 1st 2009
Celtic Connections Homecoming Celebrations
A truly international event with the best of traditional and contemporary Scottish Music at its core.
Honouring the influence of Robert Burns on Scottish Music and his importance in preserving the traditions of his own cultural background, the Celtic Connections festival celebrates his legacy with their biggest event to date – Auld Lang Syne at the Clyde Auditorium, which will feature an array of renowned artists in a fitting tribute to the great bard.
4th April – 20th September
Inspired : Mitchel Library
Inspired is an exhibition of art inspired by the life and works of Robert Burns to mark the 250th anninversay of the year of his birth. The exhibition will include work by around 50 contemporary artists, representing not only the UK, but also Russia, Israel, Australia, Japan and the USA. WQell known artists such as Tracey Emin and Ed Ruscha will feature as well as established Scottish artists, including Douglas Gordon and Peter Howson. The contemporary work will be presented alongside a small collection of previously unseen relics. The exhibition represents a facinating and unprecedented way to convey the influence and relevance of Robert Burns’ work in the present day.
May is Whisky Month with an invitation extended to come to the Home of Whisky to explore and appreciate the expertise of the stillsmen and master blenders whose diligence has created one of Scotland’s biggest exports and extensions of our culture
Join us in Glasgow and take a trip toÂ Glengoyne Distillery
Summer 2009: The Gathering
During the summer months, Homecoming Scotland 2009 will present some brand new and enhanced major international events: The Gathering 2009 has been created especially for the Homecoming year to celebrate the contribution that Scottish clans have made to the history and culture of the world.
November 28th – 30th 2009
Homecoming Scotland’s Finale Weekend
The Scottish Banner is the Scottish communityâ€™s favorite international monthly publication for ex-pat Scots or those with an interest in Scottish culture
If you are searching for Scottish Genealogy Information the Argyll Hotel is close to the Mitchell Library