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The Tartan: A Scottish Textile Experience

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Journey with us to historical Scotland and spend 6 days learning the art of weaving!

Upon your arrival into Edinburgh, you will be immersed in the rich textiles of the Scottish.

Learning alongside an artist in their studio, you will not only acquire the knowledge of the Scottish tartan, but you will take home your very own shawl made by you!

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Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Theater Arts
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

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Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

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What You Will Learn/Do

The Art of Tartan Weaving- Social Enterprise

Hands-on shawl making workshop

Introduction to textile history and use in Scotland

Why This Program Is Unique

Learn about the history of Scottish tartan, and even weave your own shawl!

After taking in the sites of historic Edinburgh, you will get to further your knowledge of Scottish textile through a visit to Hawick!

The historical town of Hawick is well-known for its textile center and working production plants for brands such as Johnstone’s of Elgin, Made in Hawick, Hawico and William Lockie!

How This Program Benefits The Local Community

A portion of your programs proceeds contribute to global arts education and cultural preservation.

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Services Included

• 5 nights’ accommodation, sharing a double/twin, including breakfast • Arrival and departure transfer between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Hotel • Edinburgh 24-hrs Hop-On Hop-Off • City Sightseeing Bus • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle • Entrance to Palace of Holyrood House • Day Tartan Weaving Workshop in Stirling • Visit to Johnstone of Elgin Mill at Hawick plant (depending on COVID regulations- this is a working mill plant

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