District 1020 covers the East of central Scotland and Southern Scotland which includes the City of Edinburgh (the capital with numerous museums, shops and galleries), large towns like Livingston (a ‘new town’ started in the 1960’s), Dumfries, Falkirk etc.  East Lothian, Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway all have smaller towns of interest and many historical places and great inland and coastal scenery.
 
District 7850 has normally been traveling outbound for RFEs in late Spring with a return inbound trip in the Fall.  Dates have not been determined, but we have the option of visiting District 1020 in August, to take in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.  Edinburgh will be exceptionally busy, as there are 3 world famous events taking place over this time: - the Edinburgh International Festival; the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.  People come in the tens of thousands to engage in these events. 
 
After Visiting Edinburg, those guests being hosted in Dunbar, Dumfries and Eyemouth can easily slip over the Scottish/English border to visit Berwick, Carlisle etc.  Visits to Stirling, Glasgow, St Andrew’s (the home of Golf), Dundee are also possible. Scotland also has some stunning Scottish countryside surrounding and within our District.  Hosts can discuss with guests whether a trip to the Trossachs, Scottish Borders or the Galloway coast can be undertaken at a suitable time.
 
Highlighted things to see in Southern Scotland seem limitless:
 
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Edinburgh Tram ride
  • The Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience, Royal Mile
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Scott Monument, Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Surgeons’ Hall Museum, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
  • Crammond Village
  • Linlithgow Palace / Linlithgow Loch
  • New Lanark Heritage Village
  • Stirling Castle / Wallace Monument, Stirling / Battle of Bannockburn, Stirling
  • North Berwick, including birdlife centre
  • Forth Rail Bridge / Maid of the Forth boat trip from South Queensferry (Inchcolm Island & Abbey)
  • National Trust of Scotland Properties
  • Visit to Scottish Borders – eg Historic Scotland sites – Melrose Abbey etc
  • Visit to the Trossachs – Callander / Aberfoyle (woollen mills etc)
  • St Andrew’s (College/Golf / beach / shopping)
  • Real Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh
  • Rosslyn Chapel (of Da Vinci Code fame)
  • National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Walter Scott Monument, Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • Dunfermline Abbey (+ shopping)
  • Royal Botantic Gardens, Edinburgh
  • Robert Burns Cottage, Alloway / Robert Burns House, Dumfries
  • Glasgow City Chambers
  • Transport Museum, Glasgow                                                      
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow