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Holiday in Scotland from your own home!

This Visit Scotland page is dedicated to bringing Scotland to you through creative ideas, delicious traditional recipes, fascinating history trips back in time, interactive eBooks, inspiring videos and lots more to keep you entertained!

You can also take take a video tour of all the top tourism spots in Ayrshire and Arran here

Arts and Culture

  • The latest Ayrshire College NC Art & Design exhibition, which had been scheduled for the Grain Exchange in Ayr, has been turned in to a virtual exhibition here
  • South Ayrshire Council's top 22 art pieces are available as an online exhibition here
  • The Royal Academy of Arts website is full of great ideas to get creative during lockdown. 
  • How about you try and Van Gogh yourself? Find out more here
  • Online exhibitions from across Europe, and covering a huge array of topics here
  • You can access over 230,000 maps here and over 2,000 film clips here.
  • Ayrshire Notes, by the Ayrshire Archaealogical and Natural History Society are available here.
  • BBC Arts Culture In Quarantine Digital Schedule is available here.
  • World-renowned performers, Cirque du Soleil are providing a much-needed distraction to your screens! You'll find behind-the-scenes videos, virtual reality experience plus a new hour long special uploaded to YouTube every week. More information is available here.
  • Watch Shakespeare's Globe here
  • Jigsaw Explorer free online jigsaw puzzles can be found here
  • We want to share our new online exhibition 'There's nothing like an Ayrshire Tattie!' with you here
  • Virtual Disneyland rides are available here
  • You can visit the world's natural wonders here


Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! He is releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free! They will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend. You can view the musicals on Youtube.

Posts of interest on our History Blog