Planning a Scottish Incentive Event
Scotland is a unique area in which to plan an event, and if you are considering an incentive reward trip there are a wealth of options for youto think about. Whether your group is large or small, they will be met with the warmest of welcomes, the best whisky in the world and arguably the most amazing backdrop for a special event.
Pauline Beattie, our Head of Sales Scotland, has represented Conference Care north of the border since 2006, and shares some of her favourite experiences and tips for a truly mazing event.
To make your incentive really aspirational, finding the right venue in Scotland is essential. Choose your venue carefully, it needs to be something with a wow factor to make your event unforgettable and set it apart from other conferences and events. For something more unusual, Scotland has a huge range of choices available from Royal yachts in Edinburgh to palaces in Perth, private castles on islands to secluded Lodges surrounded by nature at the edge of Loch Ness. Or you could consider Glasgow for some exclusive shopping in Merchant City followed by a bespoke evening in the Corinthian Club, open 23 hours per day. Think about the tone you want to set for your attendees and start from
there. Conference Care are the specialists at venue finding in Scotland, and our team will always source you the right venue.
Dining with a difference
Dinner doesn’t have to be dull! As well as your choice of venue, how you decide to feed your attendees can be the main talking point of the whole event. Consider options such as the Underground Caves in the heart of Edinburgh; a decadent Emporium to select your own fayre and have Chefs prepare it in front of your eyes. Or why not dine at the top of the Cairngorm Mountains near Aviemore surrounded by snow, at the top of a Tower with a lone piper playing into the night skies or behind the scenes in the wine cellar of the
most famous hotel in Scotland – Gleneagles.
If you really want to go the extra mile, include an exclusive experience or activity. Of course we can’t talk about Scotland and not include sport, especially golf with the Trump International Golf Course in Aberdeen having opened recently, and the Ryder Cup being held at Gleneagles in 2014 –sporting options are often a big draw. Alternatively why not race around Loch Lomond on the Celtic Warrior with a chilled glass of Champagne in hand – or if you prefer dry land, glide over the sands land yachting in St Andrews. For
something special in winter you could hurtle across the snow pulled along by huskies or even hike through the hills on a highland safari through Perthshire.
With so many options available in Scotland, the hardest part of planning your event will be making your choice, which is where Conference Care comes in – who knows, you could even end up in Glencoe for your own version of Skyfall!