Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Visitscotland’s Book Crossin Stunt may Contain your Ticket to Scotland!

Look out for VisitScotland's travelling books in the Sydney Harbour area on Wednesday 3rd - Friday 5th February 2010. Thousands of copies of 'As Others See Us', a fascinating and easy-to-read reflection on the life and works of Scotland's national cultural icon and poet Robert Burns , are being given way free to mark the Diamond Celebrations of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in town this week.

Sydneysiders who pick up the books, which will be liberally distributed to the public by street team, are encouraged read it, pass it on and enter a competition for the chance to win an exclusive trip to Scotland and the Edinburgh Festivals. Book Crossing is a worldwide phenomena, with over 1 million people sharing books in 130 countries. There are 35,000 Australians signed-up to the official Book Crossing scheme.

With the Edinburgh Military Tattoo returning to Sydney Football Stadium 4-7 February 2010, following a five year absence, VisitScotland is offering Australians the chance to win a fantastic trip for two to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo at home in Scotland, in August 2010. The prize includes:

·2 VIP tickets to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

·Tickets to selected Edinburgh Festival events

·2 night stay on the beautiful Isle of Mull, the birthplace of Lachlan Macquarie- the 'father of Australia'

·6 nights/7 days on a DB&B basis

·Car hire

·Round trip on Etihad Airways

Enter to win at (competition terms & conditions published on

If you're an ancestral Scot, chances are you'll want to research your roots and nothing compares to experiencing first-hand the places your ancestors lived and worked. Try on the kilt of your clan, touch the walls of your family castle and see the very documents that chronicle their lives.

Why not get a head start by taking advantage of the FREE genealogy credits on offer from AncestralScotland and ScotlandsPeople, Scotland's official online source of genealogical information. To claim AUS $10 worth of free credits and start search for your Scottish roots, go to and enter the promotional code: AOSU.

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