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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!


The Tartan: A Scottish Textile Experience


October 23, 2021 days and October 28, 2021 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Welcome to Edinburgh, Scotland!

Welcome to Scotland!

DAY 2: Edinburgh- Holyrood House Tapestry Collection

Your second day in Edinburgh will take in some more of the beautiful and iconic sites of Scotland’s capital city.

DAY 3: Scottish Tartan Workshop-Social Enterprise

Today is workshop day.

DAY 4: Hawick- Textile Center

After learning more about the art of weaving, take a journey through the Scottish borders and to the historical town of Hawick.

DAY 5: Edinburgh: The Edinburgh Tartan Weaving Mill

Enjoy your final day in Edinburgh by discovering some of the other amazing textile experiences the city has to offer.

DAY 6: See You Again!

Don’t leave yet!!


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Departure

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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 We Love This Traveling Classroom

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<p> Learn about the history of Scottish tartan, and even weave your own shawl! </p>
<p> After taking in the sites of historic Edinburgh, you will get to further your knowledge of Scottish textile through a visit to Hawick! </p>
<p> 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! </p>

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How This Program Benefits The Local Community

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<p> A portion of your programs proceeds contribute to global arts education and cultural preservation. </p>

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Program

DAY 1: Welcome to Edinburgh, Scotland!

After clearing arrivals, your transfer service will collect you from Edinburgh Airport and drop you off at your hotel for check-in. Take some time to settle into the city and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore.


DAY 2: Edinburgh- Holyrood House Tapestry Collection

Make use of your 24-hour Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus ticket and visit the world-famous Edinburgh Castle while taking in the panoramic view of Edinburgh Old and new Town (UNESCO Heritage Site) from the castle esplanade.

Make sure you take some time to visit the Palace of Holyrood House, located at the bottom of the Royal Mile. Holyrood is the official residence of the Queen in Scotland and offers some of the greatest collections of 17th century tapestry in the world, including the Diogenes series made at Mortlake and the French Diana series, both acquired by Charles II. Local tip: a great dinner option is the Grain Store on Victoria Street – where Scottish food is served in an amazing historical setting.
(B)


DAY 3: Scottish Tartan Workshop-Social Enterprise

You will head to an artist’s studio in Stirling where you will learn about the history of Scottish tartan and get to weave your own shawl.

This studio is also a social enterprise where all profits from commercial workshops fund therapeutic workshops for trauma survivors. You will spend your day at the workshop and return to Edinburgh for your overnight. (B)

LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Full Day Weaving Workshop


DAY 4: Hawick- Textile Center

Hawick is a well-known textile center with working production plants for brands such as Johnstone’s of Elgin, Made in Hawick, Hawico and William Lockie. You can take advantage of a factory immersion at Johnstone’s of Elgin, before having a look around their fantastic shop.

If you want to delve deeper into textile manufacturing, you can also visit the local Borders Textile Towerhouse – entry is free of charge, donations welcome. If visiting over the summer on certain dates you might also be able to experience the famous Common Riding. Return to Edinburgh for your overnight.(B)

LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Textile Center


DAY 5: Edinburgh: The Edinburgh Tartan Weaving Mill

The Edinburgh Tartan Weaving Mill on the Royal Mile warrants a visit. Here you will be able to shop for Tartan and Woll products as well as visit their free Mill Exhibition on site.

Another option is the Dovecot Studios in Infirmary Street, with its variety of textile exhibitions and a featured on-site tapestry studio.

Local tip: why not round off your last night by visiting Edinburgh’s famous Tigerlily. This boutique hotel, bar and restaurant has a great and unique vibe and boasts a great range of cocktails. Another local favorite is Bramble Bar & Lounge on Queen Street – ask for their signature Bramble cocktail! (B)


DAY 6: See You Again!

Extend your journey on one of our numerous textile programs.
We look forward to welcoming you back on another Learning Journeys immersion.

Perhaps you’re interested in visiting Ireland to enjoy an immersion in quilt making, or to learn about the wools of Iceland, or immerse in the spectacular textiles in India. Whatever your interest, Learning Journeys can assist you with finding the perfect program to fulfil your dreams.




Program Registration Fees

Per person for Single Package $850.00

Per person for Standard $1,990.00


Program Departure Dates:

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
10/23/2021 8:00:00 AM

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Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level

Easy


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.


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1:

After clearing arrivals, your transfer service will collect you from Edinburgh Airport and drop you off at your hotel for check-in. Take some time to settle into the city and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore.

DAY 2:

Make use of your 24-hour Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus ticket and visit the world-famous Edinburgh Castle while taking in the panoramic view of Edinburgh Old and new Town (UNESCO Heritage Site) from the castle esplanade. Make sure you take some time to visit the Palace of Holyrood House, located at the bottom of the Royal Mile. Holyrood is the official residence of the Queen in Scotland and offers some of the greatest collections of 17th century tapestry in the world, including the Diogenes series made at Mortlake and the French Diana series, both acquired by Charles II. Local tip: a great dinner option is the Grain Store on Victoria Street – where Scottish food is served in an amazing historical setting. (B)

DAY 3:

You will head to an artist’s studio in Stirling where you will learn about the history of Scottish tartan and get to weave your own shawl. This studio is also a social enterprise where all profits from commercial workshops fund therapeutic workshops for trauma survivors. You will spend your day at the workshop and return to Edinburgh for your overnight. (B) LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Full Day Weaving Workshop

DAY 4:

Hawick is a well-known textile center with working production plants for brands such as Johnstone’s of Elgin, Made in Hawick, Hawico and William Lockie. You can take advantage of a factory immersion at Johnstone’s of Elgin, before having a look around their fantastic shop. If you want to delve deeper into textile manufacturing, you can also visit the local Borders Textile Towerhouse – entry is free of charge, donations welcome. If visiting over the summer on certain dates you might also be able to experience the famous Common Riding. Return to Edinburgh for your overnight.(B) LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Textile Center

DAY 5:

The Edinburgh Tartan Weaving Mill on the Royal Mile warrants a visit. Here you will be able to shop for Tartan and Woll products as well as visit their free Mill Exhibition on site. Another option is the Dovecot Studios in Infirmary Street, with its variety of textile exhibitions and a featured on-site tapestry studio. Local tip: why not round off your last night by visiting Edinburgh’s famous Tigerlily. This boutique hotel, bar and restaurant has a great and unique vibe and boasts a great range of cocktails. Another local favorite is Bramble Bar & Lounge on Queen Street – ask for their signature Bramble cocktail! (B)

DAY 6:

Extend your journey on one of our numerous textile programs. We look forward to welcoming you back on another Learning Journeys immersion. Perhaps you’re interested in visiting Ireland to enjoy an immersion in quilt making, or to learn about the wools of Iceland, or immerse in the spectacular textiles in India. Whatever your interest, Learning Journeys can assist you with finding the perfect program to fulfil your dreams.


Program Registration Fees

2021 Departures & Fees 6 Departures

Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
July 17, 2021
Reserve Online
$1,990.00
Per Person
$850.00
Per Person
August 10, 2021
Reserve Online
$1,990.00
Per Person
$850.00
Per Person
September 04, 2021
Reserve Online
$1,990.00
Per Person
$850.00
Per Person
October 09, 2021
Reserve Online
$1,990.00
Per Person
$850.00
Per Person
October 23, 2021
Reserve Online
$1,990.00
Per Person
$850.00
Per Person
November 05, 2021
Reserve Online
$1,990.00
Per Person
$850.00
Per Person
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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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