The Festival is located in the town of Callander in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Callander and the Trossachs is a busy tourist destination throughout the year and therefore offers all types of accommodation from luxury 4 star hotels to bed and breakfast and caravan campsite parks.
This quality parkland course provides an enjoyable and testing challenge for golfers of all abilities. Designed by Major Cecil Hutchison, the Amateur Champion, and the Open Champion, James Braid, it's lush fairways and manicured greens, together with wonderful views in all directions, ensure a golfing experience not quickly forgotten. The clubhouse has a range of facilities that may be used by both members and guests. Whether individuals or groups, visitors are made very welcome at the club. Tee times are available at many different times during the week, and may be booked through the professional, R.M. Jamieson.
St Fillans Golf Club is situated in the heart of Highland Perthshire, in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland with magnificent lochs and towering mountains. The village of St Fillans sits at the eastern end of Loch Earn, its rows of houses, hotels and guesthouses enjoying the fabulous view up the loch. Tucked away across the River Earn is the nine-hole St Fillans course. Considering the imposing hills that surround the course, the terrain is surprisingly level, and is popular with those new to the sport yet proves to be a difficult course to score well on for the more experienced player.
Comrie golf course is situated in the most beautiful part of Perthshire, on the A85, close to the village. The course consists of nine holes with magnificent views over the Strathearn valley. There are some notable par three holes, the third and fifth, which requires a good accurate tee shot to reach the green. The ninth tee shot is played through an avenue of trees. The greens are always in excellent condition, and the club is proud of the quality of the course for playing golf. Golfers of all abilities will find it a challenging experience to play Comrie golf course.
The University of Stirling, a public university, was established in 1967. It is located in Stirling, Scotland and comprises of nearly 9,440 students. The University is academically organized into 19 departments which are accounting and finance, applied social science, aquaculture, biological and environmental sciences, computing science and mathematics, economics, education, English, film and media studies, history, languages, culture and religion, law, management, marketing, nursing and midwifery, philosophy, politics, psychology and sports studies.
Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification from the earliest times. Most of the principal buildings of the castle date from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A few structures of the fourteenth century remain, while the outer defences fronting the town date from the early eighteenth century. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1542. There have been at least eight sieges of Stirling Castle, including several during the Wars of Scottish Independence, with the last being in 1746, when Bonnie Prince Charlie unsuccessfully tried to take the castle. Stirling Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and is now a tourist attraction managed by Historic Scotland.