Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Gleneagles Golf Course
Gleneagles Golf Course
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

Successful visit of Tall Ships into Greenock

The Tall Ships Races 2011, presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International, have completed a successful visit to Greenock, which saw thousands of visitors enjoy the wide range of entertainment and activities on offer against the spectacular backdrop of the Tall Ships.

The activities took place from Saturday 9th until Tuesday 12th July, and throughout this period there were several standout events, including performances by Deacon Blue, Lulu and the Magic Numbers, as well as parades through the town and an impressive fireworks display.

A spectacular Red Arrows display took place on Tuesday morning, which was a prelude to the final event of the races, the Parade of Sail, when the Tall Ships made their way from the docks and departed for the Cruise in Company leg between Greenock and Lerwick in Shetland.

The Parade of Sail was enhanced by the visit of the luxury cruise ship Europa, which called into Greenock Ocean Terminal as part of its tour around the UK. Passengers aboard the ship were able to explore the attractions in the surrounding areas in the morning, before returning to the vessel and witnessing the Red Arrows display and become part of the Parade of Sail, which will have given the passengers a special memory of their visit to Greenock.

To celebrate the visit of the Tall Ships, Clydeport launched a photography competition for photographs of any of the Tall Ships events. There are two categories for entrants: Children - Up to 12 years old and Adult - 13 years old and above and the winners of each category will receive a cash prize of £250. Entries for the competition can be submitted to tallships@clydeport.co.uk and full terms and conditions can be found on the website www.clydeport.co.uk