A CONCERT to mark the opening of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and a flotilla to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge are some of the events confirmed as part of Scotland’s 2014 Year of Homecoming.
First minister Alex Salmond and VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay unveiled the ‘first phase’ of a year-long programme of events at the official launch of Homecoming 2014 at Hopetoun House near South Queensferry last week.
Events include GastroFest, a celebration of Scottish food and flavours; Seasoned to Taste, which will take place in East Dunbartonshire next April; and Whisky Month in May, which will take in festivals like Spirit of Speyside and Whisky Stramash as well as a host of other events. Homecoming 2014 will coincide with the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Image – First minister Alex Salmond launches the first events for Homecoming 2014.