About our Activities
Crieff is a small town in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross - a region world famous for its spectacular scenery, outdoor recreation, quality local produce - and its friendliness! During your time with us, we have loads of great ideas to share our wonderful region with you.
Solo Activities: Free-time
Choose from a range of outdoor activities for your free time on a Wednesday and Sunday afternoon : It is all included in your course fee, so choose something you love, or try something new - it is up to you! (NB: Some options are seasonal)
Crieff, perched high on its hill, overlooks gorgeous landscape rich in nature and history - and there are trails and footpaths for every level of walker to explore.
Enjoy an afternoon of thrilling down-hilling with the amazing Comrie Croft - or a walk and a meal at their fantastic Tea Garden.
Have an afternoon with Do it Outdoors and Learn Fly Fishing, Archery or Wild Survival Bushcraft – just 8 miles from Crieff.
Want to try one of Scotland’s top rated inland courses? Why not have an afternoon at Crieff Golf Club.
an introductory golf experience with golf pro David Murchie
a 9 hole game on the Dornock course (for those with some prior experience)
and 18 holes on the Ferntower Course (for experienced players).
Kenny might even join you!
Meet the Makers
English immersion afternoons and activities
During your stay we will create a wealth of English learning opportunities for each of our small groups.
Tour Camp 21
Not just one of the best preserved WW2 prisoner of war camps in the UK, Cultybraggan also has a fascinating contemporary social history: Discover how Community Ownership Trust have transformed it into a melting pot of micro-businesses and eco-businesses.
An Afternoon at Drummond Castle Gardens
Explore 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.
Enjoy a guided tour of the town’s art life, including the eclectic hub Strathearn Art Space - and visit numerous commercial galleries and artist studios across the Strathearn area. We could be invited into the studios of photographers, painters and printmakers to discover their working processes.
Meet the Producers
The Strathearn region boasts fantastic fresh produce from its orchards, fruit farms, organic farms, fish, venison cattle and dairy farms and there’s a wealth of small agri-business producers celebrating their produce.
Join us for a tasting tour of Strathearn and meet the people behind the labels.
Bread Making workshop with Iain Campbell
Campbell’s Bakery have invited Blue Noun English language learners to take their breadmaking workshop: putting English into practice in a very fun and tasty way!
Iain Campbell, is winner of British Confectioner’s Association Cup (2012) and an entertaining and excellent teacher.
Additionally, weekly guest speakers from local food, arts or craft industries will visit Blue Noun to present their products, tell the history of their company, and make demonstrations and/or lead workshops.
Learn New Skills
Throughout your stay, Blue Noun will host a skills afternoon, when you can learn new skills in craft workshops. Examples include bread making, mono-printing and watercolour painting.
Food and Drink
We'll visit the local Glenturret Distillery for an award winning tour, taking you through the traditional art of whisky making - and discover the story of one of Scotland’s largest and best loved exports.
In edition, you are invited to take part in weekly whisky tastings at Blue Noun - and be guided through a selection (of well-researched favourites) from our local (amazing!) whisky shop J.L. Gill.
Visit the Scottish Winery, Cairn O’Mohr for a guided tour of their production processes - including sampling their superb wines!
Our favorite! 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! The Indian / Nepelese local restaurant The Gurkas is fantastic!
For those not choosing off our outdoor adventure list – let us treat you to dinner in a local bar restaurant.
We want to be your guide!
We want to share the things we love about the Strathearn Region.
You will love it too!