Crieff is a small town in Strathearn, in Perth and Kinross, Scotland - a region world-famous for its spectacular scenery, outdoor recreation, quality local produce - and its friendliness!
During your time with us, we have loads of great ideas to share our wonderful region with you.
The Blue Noun English Language School speciality is the 'Meet the Makers' elements of our immersion course - but across all the different activities we offer, you will discover remarkable people making very unique businesses out of the asset-filled landscape of Strathearn.
Who are you going to meet?
Meet the Makers | English language School Immersion Activities | Professional English language experience.
Visit studios of photographers, painters and printmakers.
Enjoy a guided tour of Perthshire’s art life, including WASP Studios Perth and the eclectic hub Strathearn Arts right next door to us.
Plus visit numerous commercial galleries and artist studios across the Strathearn area.
Join us for a tasting tour of Strathearn and meet the people behind the labels.
The Strathearn region boasts fantastic fresh produce from its orchards, fruit farms, organic farms, fish, venison, cattle and dairy farms – and there’s a wealth of small agri-business producers elevating these ingredients.
Here’s a list of additional activities we choose from to make up your English language School Immersion Course.
When booking, we will ask you about your preferences, fitness level and skills.
Some options are seasonal but we always have LOADS of great experiences to share.
We’ll keep you busy, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons – plus weekends – with immersion activities.
You also have a class-free Wednesday afternoon if you want to add something in particular into your schedule, let us know and we’ll arrange it.
English language School Immersion Activities | fun & interesting English learning experienceS around Perthshire.
Visit Scone Palace
The historic home of the 'Stone of Destiny'
With a fabulous guided tour, remarkable art and beautiful gardens to discover.
Explore the trails at Comrie Croft.
Enjoy an afternoon of thrilling down-hilling with the amazing Comrie Croft – including a meal at their very special Tea Garden café.
Join Iain to learn outdoor survival skills.
Have an afternoon with Iain at Do it Outdoors – and learn Fly Fishing, Archery or Wild Survival Bushcraft.
Golf Pro David Murchie will introduce you to the game.
KAYAK THE RIVER TAY
Perth City Tours instructor Chris will take you on a tour of the city - by boat!
A bespoke river Kayak Tour. Chris will tell you about the river’s wildlife and show you the sights of the city as you paddle the river – no experience necessary.
WALKING / HIKING
Our region has thousands of miles of footpaths.
Crieff, perched high on its hill, overlooks a gorgeous landscape rich in nature and history – and there are trails and footpaths for every level of walker to explore.
TOUR TOMNAH’A MARKET GARDEN
Tour this market garden and see the produce being grown.
You will enjoy the veg and fresh flowers produced by this market garden during your time at our English language school!
Take a turn in the Tomnah’a ‘shop’ as every Friday evening our English Language School turns into a community hub for fresh veg. Find out what’s been grown this week and pass it onto the customers directly.
TOUR CAMP 22
One of the best-preserved WW2 POW camps in the UK.
Cultybraggan also has a fascinating contemporary social history: Discover how Community Ownership Trust has transformed it into a melting pot of micro-businesses and eco-businesses – and a co-working space.
DRUMMOND CASTLE GARDENS
"The best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland."
A tour of this fabulous formal ancestral garden – rated one of the best in Europe.
If it looks familiar it has been filmed many times – most recently for the popular series Outlander.
AN AFTERNOON AT INNERPEFFREY LIBRARY
Including a guide to Scotland's first lending library and its historic books.
Scotland’s first free public lending library founded in 1680. Used by people from the local community until 1968, today you can still read the rare books in its diverse collection.
Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots stayed.
A castle with a fascinating layout as its 17 C. owners altered their medieval castle to try to make it look more like a regular country mansion. Discover one of the oldest painted ceilings in Scotland and highly unusual castle architecture.
BREAD-MAKING WORKSHOP WITH IAIN CAMPBELL
Put your English into practice in a fun and tasty way!
Campbell’s Bakery has invited Blue Noun English language learners to take their breadmaking workshop. Taught by the award-winning baker, Iain Campbell – an entertaining and excellent teacher.
WINE TOUR AND TASTING
Visit the Scottish Winery, Cairn O’Mohr for a guided tour!
Find out how their award-wining organic wines and ciders are made and sample the range in a very generous (and fun) tasting session. It’s a completely bonkers visit.
THE GLENTURRET WHISKY DISTILLERY
Superb design: when Scottish tradition meets Lalique glassware
We’ll visit the local Glenturret Distillery for their award-winning tour, taking you through the traditional art of whisky making – and the new contemporary bottle designs by Lalique.
FEED DEER AT CLATHIC FARM
Visit Clathic Farm to see deer being fed.
Our favourite night!
While enjoying our local Scottish culture, let’s celebrate that we are also a nation shaped by other cultures – and in the tastiest of ways! Our local Nepalese restaurant The Gurkas is fantastic!
Erika Green (Green’s Granola) hosts a weekly Granola Breakfast.
Taste the finest of our area's cuisine.
For anyone who not choosing off our outdoor activity list – we will treat you to dinner in a local bar restaurant and have a fabulous evening together.
Taste the Scottish nectar!
You will always be invited to take part in weekly whisky tastings at Blue Noun. Be guided through a selection (of well-researched favourites) from our local (amazing!) whisky shop J.L. Gill. It’s a fun evening!
We want to be your guide!
We want to share the things we love about the Strathearn Region.
You will love it too!