Cheltenham, Great Britain (PressExposure) September 28, 2009 -- St. Andrew's Day is not only a national bank holiday in Scotland, but this year St. Andrew's Day will also mark the end of The Gathering 2009. Now just in time for the final events of The Gathering, Smooth Hound is offering lodging discounts to Scotland for all the festivities.
Since January, Scotland has celebrated it's first ever homecoming of the clans and now the year's activities are drawing to a close. The last weekend in November will bring to a close more than 400 events celebrating the 250th birthday of Robert Burns, the famed writer and Scotland's favorite son.
The Gathering has seen a wide range of events, and there has been something for everyone, but the festivities aren't over yet. Scotland is famous for a few things, and by taking advantage of the great deals at Smooth Hound, you can still experience all the revelry, and take in all the sites before the end of the homecoming events at the end of November.
Perhaps the one thing that Scotland is most famous for is whiskey. Hundreds of years ago, Scots started making whiskey as a way to use rain soaked barley from a particularly damp harvest. Today, that has translated into an industry that makes billions of pounds per year for the Scots people. During these last days of The Gathering, you can still get in on many of the events that feature Scotland's favorite product.
Other events during The Gathering include food events and cultural events like arts, theatre, music, and all of it with a welcoming, homecoming feeling for both Scots and those that wish they were. Since these events take place at a variety of locations around Scotland, you can take advantage of the interactive map feature on the Smooth Hound website to book lodging at multiple locations, and be sure that you get to attend the events you want, at a great price.