Autumn in Scotland is all about getting out of the city and enjoying the wonders of our beautiful countryside. We love building programmes for this time of year (September-November) as there are some awesome experiences to be had and usually great hotel availability! Here are just some of our favourites activities for an autumn incentive trip in Scotland:
A Highland experience
Upon arrival, the group would drive in a fleet of 4x4s to Perthshire, where the pace would change to thrilling off-roading in majestic Highland scenery. Scottish game is at the height of season during autumn so the group could also experience grouse / deer stalking, clay-shooting and a gun dog school experience.
This day should be completed with a whisky tasting around an open fire, pairing the whiskies with with local Scottish cheeses or chocolates.
October is one of the best months of the year for tasting Scotland's natural larder.
Not only is it a great month for game like pheasant and duck, but it's also the best month for seafood. Scottish oysters, razor clams and cod are all at their best during October.
Incentive groups could visit an oyster farm on the west coast, or simply sit back and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner!
An evening of enchantment
In the heart of Perthshire, or Scotland's 'big tree country' you will be dazzled with a light and sound show like no other. Using the woodland as a natural backdrop, the Enchanted Forest is an award-winning annual event that takes place in September and October. It's a truly magical experience!
If your group are more 'gladrags' than forest walks, you can still have an enchanted evening. Host a medieval banquet at the marvellous Stirling Castle; with stunning decor, food fit for royalty and entertainment that makes the 'castle rock'!
All Hallow's Eve
Celebrating Halloween is a big tradition in Scotland and if your group are here around the 31st October there are plenty of ways to get involved. For the creatives who love to dress up, Glasgow plays host to Club Noir's Halloween Horror Prom; where costumes are outrageously good, the burlesque shows are the best and the music keeps going all night. Perfect for a party-loving group!
Or, you can still be cultural at Halloween, with a special midnight tour of deepest darkest Edinburgh. Be prepared for tales of ghosts and ghouls, murder and mystery... you may need a stiff Edinburgh Gin to steady your nerves!