Language School Immersion Activities
See Scotland, learn English
Language School Activities… Differently!
This page gives you an overview of our language school immersion activities.
At Blue Noun Language Hub, our English targets are for you to fall in love with speaking English, while gaining fluency in professional contexts.
Imagine for an instant, just how that would feel.
Feeling confident and enjoying speaking open the doors to a lifetime of language learning.
Achieve this goal by exploring Scotland with us, as our passions become your passions too.
live language learning
Who are YOU Going to Meet?
Meet the Makers
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 friendliness!
Improve your English with our ‘Meet the Makers’ introductions.
United by a ‘Hub’
You will discover remarkable people through all the different activities we offer.
Have a spectacular holiday, thanks to the asset-filled landscape of Strathearn – and the remarkable friendliness of its communities.
Our Speciality! Meet the Makers!
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.
There’s a wealth of small agri-business producers elevating these ingredients and top chefs to showcase them.
What to Expect
Visit studios of photographers, painters and printmakers.
Enjoy a guided tour of Perthshire’s art life, including Creative Exchange, Perth, and our neighbours at Strathearn Arts.
Visit numerous commercial galleries and artist studios across the Strathearn area.
Target English Skills
Language School Immersion – Other Activities Menu
Here, find a list of our favourite regional activities.
If you want to add something particular to your schedule, let us know and we’ll do our best to arrange it.
Please note that none of these experiences are guaranteed on your holiday. Rather, this page is to show the range of activities we dip into to make your experience special and bespoke to you.
Go Mountain biking
Enjoy an afternoon of thrilling down-hilling with the amazing Comrie Croft – including a meal at their very special Tea Garden café.
Learn Survival Craft
Have an afternoon with Iain at Do it Outdoors – and learn Fly Fishing, Archery, or Wild Survival Bushcraft.
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
Perthshire 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.
Visit Scone Palace
The historic home of Scotland’s ‘Stone of Destiny,’ is a wonderful visit.
Take the fabulous guided tour to discover remarkable art – and explore and beautiful gardens (don’t get too lost in the maze!).
An Afternoon at Innerpeffray
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.
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.
Plants & Gardens
Explore Tomnah’a Market Garden
Tour this market garden and see the produce being grown.
There are opportunities for flower arranging and other workshops too.
Tour 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.
Food and Drink
Put your English into practice in a fun and tasty way!
From time to time, Campbell’s Bakery invites Blue Noun English language learners to take their breadmaking workshop. Taught by the award-winning baker, Iain Campbell – an entertaining and excellent teacher.
You will ‘care no more!’
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.
Superb design: when Scottish tradition meets Lalique glassware.
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.
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 Gurkhas is fantastic!
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!
Red Deer Encounter
Take a trip to Agarty to see Red Kites feed
Agarty (in Stirlingshire), is one of two sites in Scotland managing the reintroduction of red kites. See the birds fly down to feed – and learn about working farm AND wildlife sanctuary.
Coach Trip to Oban
Sir Walter Scott Steamship, Loch Katrine
Take a trip back in time, and travel Loch Katrine by steamship.
Experience stunning views of this part of Loch Lomond National Park, and learn the history of the loch.
Maid of the Forth 3 Bridges Tour
Travel the River Forth, passing under the remarkable engineering of the 3 bridges.
NB: Tickets for this do sell out every summer, so book your English immersion holiday early!
The Jacobite Steam Train AKA ‘The Harry Potter Train’
We try to organise something special for language learners who spend 2 weeks with us.
The Jacobite is a wonderful way to see Scotland and experience it at its very friendliest.
Your Language School immersion activities really matter!
No one wants to feel the disappointment of an unfulfilling holiday. Your holiday time is precious. It should be filled with pleasurable, interesting experiences.
But the range of activities offered by a language school should be more than entertainment.
Language School immersion activities must have demonstrable educational targets intertwined throughout the holiday course. If one of the goals is relaxing, we’ll let you know.
Otherwise, you’ll be learning English.
Still have questions about our language school immersion activities?
It’s easy, just shoot us a message from the ‘contact’ page here.
Check out the Visit Scotland Website to plan activities around your English language holiday.