Resort helps clients research Scottish familial roots

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The luxury Gleneagles resort outside Edinburgh, teamed with a local genealogist to craft a three-night package tailored to U.S. travelers researching the Scottish branches of their family trees.

The resort's Roots & Routes deal includes accommodations in an Estate Room, full Scottish breakfast daily, a whiskey tasting and an eight-hour, chauffeured drive with a guide to wherever researchers wish to visit in Scotland.

Prior to arrival, guests with reservations can e-mail genealogical inquiries to Norman Thompson of Scots Heritage in Auchterarder, Scotland, who will research ancestry using records dating back to the 14th century. Gleneagles recommends inquiries be made directly to Thompson at least two months prior to arrival; visit www.scots-heritage.co.uk.

The Roots & Routes package is priced at $2,002 per couple through October, and $1,776 per couple from November through April 2003. Agent commission is 8%.

For more information or to book, call (866) 463-8734 or visit www.gleneagles.com.

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