Study English on the SSC ‘Caledon’ Culture and Language Education course and experience Edinburgh!

Study English and experience Arthur’s Seat

Robert Louis Stevenson described Arthur’s Seat as ‘’a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design.”  Arthur’s Seat isn’t a high hill, but when you reach its summit, you feel on top of the world!

Over the decades I have gone to Arthur’s Seat with with my students.  Sometimes we have had a quick climb up the steps at Duddingston Village, and then had lunch, a drink, and a warm up by the fire at the Sheep’s Heid Inn (Est. 1360), Other times we’ve skateboarded down the path near the Scottish Parliament, and at times we’ve had more leisurely climbs, with a picnic – and the very fresh air, the views- and the exhilaration at the top.

One of my best memories of Arthur’s Seat is of a group of my students from Tokyo Women’s University who, in the summer of 1988, regularly climbed to the top to watch the dawn and sing the Scottish songs they’d learned in my ‘Caledon’ (Culture and Language Education) class.

Come to SSC, learn some Scottish songs, and we’ll climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat at dawn and sing them together!

Study English and experience Edinburgh

On you SSC English language course you can also experience other places in and around Edinburgh.

At SSC, you study English in class and you also carry put study activities and projects that take you to different part of Edinburgh and Scotland.

On your study tours in Edinburgh, you study English and can visit:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Royal Mile
  • Museum of Scotland
  • Gladstone’s Land
  • People’s Story
  • Canongate Kirkyard
  • Writers’ Museum
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • ‘Edinburgh Dungeons

On your study tours outside Edinburgh, you study English and can visit:

  • Stirling Castle
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Rosslyn Chapel
  • Wallace Monument
  • Bannockburn
  • Loch Lomond
  • Glasgow
  • St Andrews
  • Traquair House
  • Abbotsford

On your Highlands study tour, you study English and can visit:

  • Loch Ness
  • Glenfinnan viaduct (and ride on “Harry Potter” steam train)
  • Fort Augustus
  • Glencoe


For more information and to book your course for 2018, CONTACT SSC .