You can’t toss a caber without hitting a top-class venue in Scotland. The country is packed with a corporate-friendly line-up of historic castles, world-class golf resorts, five-star hotels, country estates and purpose-built conference centres. With the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup on the horizon, investment is pouring in to the cities and beyond, so it’s a great time for organisers to take advantage of the developments. Convention Scotland, VisitScotland’s business-tourism arm, provides impartial advice on venues and services for conference and incentive travel throughout Scotland. With an exhaustive venue search facility and ground-level knowledge, the team can pinpoint an apposite choice, from medieval banqueting at Stirling Castle to a corporate retreat at Gleneagles. Golf and whisky tours are a firm favourite with incentive groups, as well as kayaking, cycling and quad biking.