Throughout this blog series we’ve given you our thoughts and feelings on where to stay and what to do in the Glasgow area, whether you’re looking for 5* luxury in the country or a quick city break. Accommodation is a really important part of any corporate event or business trip, but if you’re working in the world of team building and incentives, what you really need to know, is what activities and programs are available to entertain your guests during their trip.
Many of you will probably know about Edinburgh’s rich heritage and the wealth of cultural activities that you can enjoy around the city, but what does Glasgow have to offer incentive / teambuilding groups?
The Hello team have picked their 5 favorite program activities that groups can experience in Glasgow. From white-knuckle adrenaline, to fun & relaxing experience, and trying something new, you'll find it all in, or nearby the city.
Curling is thought to have been invented in Scotland in the 16th Century, and it uses the skills of precision throwing and reactive 'sweeping' to slide polished stones across a sheet of ice to a target.
Overlooking the River Clyde in a custom built curling rink, your groups could be invited for a private tuition session, with a secret twist! This is an unusual and memorable activity, with a touch of competitive fun! It guarantees laughter and will leave your group in high spirits!
Learn more about curling here from the World Curling Organisation.
2. Seaplane flight
The UK’s only commercial seaplane service, based on the edge of Loch Lomond, has been voted as the country’s top “must do” activity.
This is the ultimate rewarding experience for your incentive group! Take off from a city centre location or from the majestic Loch Lomond and enjoy a 1st class seat whilst you fly over some of the most magnificent landscapes in the world, including the Trossachs National Park & the rugged west coast of Scotland.
This breathtaking experience will be something that you and your guests will never forget – a true ‘incentivizing’ experience!
3. Ready steady cook!
Although Scotland isn’t renowned for it’s culinary expertise, you might be surprised to learn that it’s produced world renowned chefs, such as celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and many others with Michelin Star success.
Close to Glasgow you’ll find two fantastic Cook Schools, celebrity chef Nick Nairn’s Cook School and The Cook School Scotland which is headed up by award winning‘Gastro Pub’ enthusiast Steven Docherty.
Both Schools are ambassadors for fresh local Scottish produce and offer you the flexibility to create a bespoke day for your teambuilding or incentive group.
Under the watchful eye of experienced chefs, have a ‘cook off’ or enjoy a more relaxed demo and dinner with the hosting chef. If you’re group are ‘foodies’ this is the ultimate experience for them, but even if they’re not, they’ll love the fun informal atmosphere and the excitement of being in the kitchen.
4. A city challenge to remember
Impulse Interactive, the new ultimate teambuilding / incentive experience offered by Hello Scotland (website coming soon) it a fantastic half day activity for groups to enjoy.
Exclusive to Hello Scotland in the UK, your group will be divided into teams and through cutting edge mobile phone technology, they’ll be guided around the city, answering trivia questions whilst on a mission to find secret codes for coveted bonus points!
A fantastic way to introduce a group to Glasgow’s city landscape, with a dash of exciting competition and exploration, all whilst improving your team's communications and relationships. The perfect team building exercise!
5. Adrenaline on the loch
For some adrenaline pumping thrills and spills, take your group on the short journey from Glasgow to Loch Lomond, where they can experience the wilder side of the Loch. Try Zap Cats, tubs/donuts, banana boating and more!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Glasgow Blog Series and that it’s give you some inspiration to try the West Coast of Scotland for your next incentive trip.
If you’ve any questions about anything we’ve mentioned throughout the series, please leave a comment or contact the project team on firstname.lastname@example.org, or +44 (0) 141 944 7224.