We invite you to become a gongoozler on one of the most beautiful waterways right in the heart of Scotland, the Union Canal.
You tutor will be no other than Scottish artist Lesley Banks, who as artist-in-residence at Scottish Canals spent a year walking and painting along the entire 137 miles of the canal network.
With Lesley’s guidance we will explore the canal and its surroundings on and off the boat with our paints and pencils. Our partners Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS) will take us to the plein air painting locations by boat and the journeys will be used for quick sketching. Back at the canal centre we have our indoor studio space for some more in-depth work. Each workshop day will have a specific artistic theme.
As a special treat, herbalist Anna Canning will take us on a herbal walk along the canal banks and teach us how to use what grows there to make our own natural balms and lotions. The base location is the beautiful historic town of Linlithgow, where Mary Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow Palace in 1542.
Held in the infamous and historic setting of the Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, you can dance to live music from great Scottish bands. You don't need to know the dances, our Caller will talk you through all the routines and make sure you have a memorable experience.
Drop in anytime between 12 and 4pm and take part in Hopetoun’s Easter activities.
Hopetoun’s grounds are open for one day only this winter as part of the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.