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Our English Language School

Activities

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 We have lots of great ideas to share our wonderful region with you.

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!

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 – and beyond.

Who are you going to meet?

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English Language School Scotland activities menu Cairn O mohr Winery Perthshire

VISIT PRODUCERS

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.

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MEET ARTISTS

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. 

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When booking, we will ask you about your preferences, fitness level and skills.

In the section below is a list of additional activities we choose from to make up your English language School Immersion Course.

We’ll keep you busy, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons – plus weekends – with immersion activities* that dip into our Meet the Makers programme and activities menu.

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.

*General Professional Programme. Coached professional has extra one-on-one tuition during these times

Although some options are seasonal we always have LOADS of great experiences to share.

What are you going to do?

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Learn English and Scottish History Our Language School Scotland celebrates St Andrew’s Day

Visit Scone Palace

The historic home of the 'Stone of Destiny'

With a fabulous guided tour, remarkable art and beautiful gardens to discover.

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GO MOUNTAIN BIKING

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. 

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Learn SURVIVAL CRAFT

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.

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PLAY GOLF

Golf Pro David Murchie will introduce you to the game.

Want to try one of Scotland’s top-rated inland courses? Why not have an afternoon at  Crieff Golf Club. We have different options for novices and players – including a 9 hole round of golf.
 
 
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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.

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GO 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.

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EXPLORE 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HUNTINGTOWER CASTLE

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. 

English Language School Scotland activities menu Iain Campbell Bakery Crieff

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.

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ENJOY A 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.

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TOUR 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.

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FEED DEER AT CLATHIC FARM

Visit Clathic Farm to see deer being fed.

Hear from the farm owners about the production of the wild range venison they rear and sell through the butcher counter of their shop – The Crieff Food Co., a treasure trove of local & specialist produce! 

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FEAST AT OUR CURRY NIGHT!

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!

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GRANOLA BREAKFAST

Erika Green (Green’s Granola) hosts a weekly Granola Breakfast.

 
Business owner Erika is a Strathearn-based producer of granola, flapjacks and home baking – as well as being an ESL / EAL  teacher (English as a Second language/ Additional Language).
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DINE OUT

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. 

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WHISKY TASTING

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.

We know that you will love it too!