The Isle of Mull, Stirling Castle, and three full days in Edinburgh are among the stops for the Bismarck State College 2012 spring break trip to Scotland March 9-16.
An informational meeting for the public and BSC is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the BSC Library, Room 123.
Tour leaders are sisters Amy Juhala and Traci Juhala, both educated at Edinburgh University. Amy, BSC associate professor of English, lived in Edinburgh five years while pursuing her doctorate in Scottish history. Traci spent a year there completing a master's degree in Scandinavian studies. She is head of children's services at Bismarck Public Library.
The trip is open to BSC students, BSC employees, and residents of all ages from Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding communities. Students can earn arts and humanities credit.
Travelers will see the Scottish countryside, castles, picturesque villages, Iona Abbey, Oban Distillery, and Ben Cruachan Power Station inside a mountain. Walking tours with the leaders are planned in Edinburgh with generous time to explore on your own. For more information, contact Amy Juhala at 701-224-5760, Amy.Juhala@bismarckstate.edu.