Easter, a time for spending time with family, days out in the sunshine, sweet treats and discovering our local area with a spring in our step! If you’re out and about this Easter, here are some ideas for spending your Scotland Loves Local Gift Card.
1. An Easter Egg trail at The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. What could be better on an Easter day than a visit to the humble cottage where Scotland’s national bard was born? The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in the beautiful village of Alloway is where Robert Burns spent the first years of his life, and is home to more than 5000 fascinating Burns artefacts. And if you visit on the Easter weekend (Friday 15- Monday 18 April), you can follow the Easter trail, collect the clues and win a chocolate-y reward! £4 per trail. The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is part of the South Ayrshire Gift Card.
2. Chickens and hares at Elba Artisan Gallery. For an Easter treat you can keep, pop into Elba Gallery in Milngavie town centre. Their Harris Tweed chicken doorstops handmade by Caroline Wolfe Murray, wilder hare chopping board by Perkins & Morley and hare coasters by artist Louise Scott, all make gorgeous Scotland inspired Easter gifts. And for the children, there are Easter sticker books, and Easter cards too! Opened by jewellery designer Eleanor Barron in 2014, Elba Artisan Gallery showcases the work of 100 artists from Scotland and beyond. Part of the East Dunbartonshire Gift Card.
3. Lunch with the family at the Original Rosslyn Inn. Enjoy an Easter lunch created using fresh, local, Scottish produce at the family friendly Original Rosslyn Inn. This ancient inn has played host to the likes of Robert Burns, William Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott. Family run since 1837, the Harris family are in their third generation of looking after the Roslin community, with good food, drink, and accommodation too. The Original Rosslyn Inn is part of the Mid Lothian Gift Card.
4. Easter cupcakes at Bibi’s Bakery. Celebrate Easter with a batch of freshly baked cupcakes from Bibi’s Bakery on Hanover Street in Edinburgh. The Easter cupcakes come topped with edible bunnies, flowers and eggs, just the thing for your Easter table. Bibi’s Bakery is part of the Edinburgh Gift Card.
5. See the animals at the Camperdown Wildlife Centre. The black and white ruffled lemur, the European brown bear and the great grey owl are just three of the animals that await you at the Camperdown Wildlife Centre. Located in the Camperdown Country Park, just 15 minutes from Dundee city centre, the centre is a conservation learning zoo for many endangered animals. Part of the Dundee Gift Card.
6. A city tour of Glasgow. Hop aboard the big red bus for a sightseeing tour of the city voted the friendliest in the world- Glasgow! Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, Byres Road; this tour takes you to the parts of Glasgow that you need to see. And you can jump on and off when you fancy, giving you the chance to explore the city on foot too. Running right through April 2022. City Sightseeing Glasgow is part of the Glasgow Gift Card.
7. An Eggsplorer Trail at Stirling Castle. Childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, James VI and I, scene of famous battles and one of Scotland’s must see visitor attractions. Visit Stirling Castle this Easter and you can see the Great Hall, the Chapter Royal and the Palace of James V. Plus, there are Easter Eggsplorer Trails taking place over the Easter weekend. Stirling Castle is part of the Stirling Gift Card.
8. Gingerbread bunnies at The Kilted Frog Delicatessen. If chocolate isn’t your thing, how about a gingerbread bunny from The Kilted Frog? This small, family run delicatessen sits in the heart of Inverurie, run by a husband and wife team. You can even pop into the café for crepes or pick up a picnic from their selection of sandwiches, platters, home bakes and cheese. All ready to get out exploring the Aberdeenshire countryside. The Kilted Frog is part of the Aberdeenshire Gift Card.
9. A walk at the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre. Situated in a loch-side woodland and home to nearly forty birds of prey, the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is one of the premier centres in the country. Take the discovery trail to learn about birds of prey, learn about the centre’s conservation work and relax in the idyllic setting. Daily flying shows may not be taking place whilst restrictions are in place- check with the centre before your visit. The Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is part of the West Dunbartonshire Gift Card.
10. Nature crafts at Summerlee. Take a trip to the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, visit the adventure play park and explore 20 acres of outdoor space. Not only is Summerlee home to Scotland’s only working heritage tramway (that you can ride on!), there are a whole raft of Easter events taking place too. There’s the Easter egg trail, nature crafts, Easter crafts and more. Part of the North Lanarkshire Gift Card.
This is just a taster of the hundreds of amazing Scottish businesses who are part of the 30 plus Scotland Loves Local Gift Cards available right across Scotland. Discover even more at: https://scotlandgiftslocal.com/