Reel Time Events were happy to welcome Rackspace for their Edinburgh incentive trip with a selection of experiences to fully immerse the group in Scottish culture.
To start their Scottish adventure guests were welcomed to the amazing location of Dundas Castle by a Reel Time piper. Guests then had the chance to give the bagpipes a try themselves in our bagpipe masterclass, with our piper giving some expert advice and tuition, and also to test their dancing skills in our ceilidh masterclass. With our professional dancers to lead the way as the accordion supplied the music, guests rocked and reeled with a real party atmosphere, before the evenings entertainment.
The piper then piped guests out to the fireworks in the grounds of the castle and then to dinner in the castle itself.
To conclude their trip, guests were treated to an afternoon of Scottish cuisine and culture. As the group made their way from the hotel to Cabaret Voltaire they were met by Roddy the piper who let them up the bridges and to lunch accompanied by the rousing sound of the pipes. On arrival at the venue guests were treated to a freshly prepared lunch supplied by local cafe August 21. A selection of fresh produce including Scottish smoked salmon, Scottish venison, and a selection of salads and platters made from locally sourced and seasonal produce. A selection of drinks were available from Reel Time Bars, including locally produced wines, before the artisan tastings commenced.
Guests sampled a selection of Scottish produce from different providers, and led through the best way to taste and appreciate them by the expert tasters. With a chance to sample a selection of 4 different Scottish cheeses, 4 varieties of Scottish Gin, a selection of chocolate made in Edinburgh and a selection of the finest malt whisky, guests had an opportunity to taste the best of what Scotland has to offer. In this, the Year of Food and Drink it was especially pleasing to be able to introduce everyone to some of the best produce from around the country.
Once everyone was full to the brim with food and drink they were then wowed by our very own Chris Findlay performing the traditional “sword dance” and then it was the guests turn to get involved. With Roddy on the pipes there was a farewell Virginia Reel for everyone to work off some calories for lunch and end the afternoon on a high.
If you are bringing an incentive group to Scotland and would like to see how Reel Time Events can make it memorable and give your guests a real taste of Scotland click here to contact us, or call us to discuss your Edinburgh Incentive requirements.