Coca-Cola commemorative bottle features Homecoming Scotland 2014

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Homecoming Diet Coke - Copy It seems that just about everyone collects something. Whether it’s stamps, postcards or books, it’s the intriguing history or the artistry of the item that sparks the interest in it in the first place. And just as every collector has a story, so does every collectable piece.

Coca-Cola Homecoming Scotland 2014 commemorative bottle

To celebrate Homecoming Scotland and the 50th anniversary of its East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, factory, Coca-Cola Enterprises have honoured the year with the launch of a commemorative bottle. Adorned in tartan design and thistle, emblems of the Scottish nation, the release of this limited edition bottle (not available for sale) celebrates Homecoming Scotland 2014, and follows the popular Robert Burns special edition Coca-Cola bottle issued during Scotland’s first Year of Homecoming in 2009.

 

 

Win a Homecoming Coca-Cola bottle

Enter the competition here, for your chance to win a Homecoming Scotland 2014 Coca-Cola bottle in our prize draw.

Where to get it

The bottles will also be up for grabs during the Homecoming year across Scotland. Simply visit one of the below listed events or pop into one of the designated VisitScotland Information Centres, and make sure you collect yours while stock lasts. They’ll be given away on a first come, first served basis, so hurry because when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Glasgow Comic Con

Glasgow Comic Con, 5 – 6 Jul 2014 Returning for a fifth year, Glasgow Comic Con is jam-packed with talents from Scotland and beyond. Join in with the many events at this celebration of comic books including talks, exhibitions, book signings, sketches, how-to workshops and more. Read more

 

 

Highland cattle

Turriff Show, 3 – 4 Aug 2014

Receive a warm welcome as the finest local livestock goes on display at this two-day agricultural show. Kicking off with a pre-show ceilidh, there’ll be over 300 trade stands, exhibitions, crafts, a shopping mall, a funfair, kids’ area and more. Read more

 

 

ProtoPlay_ARDare ProtoPlay, 7 – 10 Aug 2014

Dare ProtoPlay will once again hit Dundee with a selection of games, learning and interactive programmes to enjoy at Scotland’s biggest computer games festival. You’ll also have a chance to play new BAFTA-nominated video games! Read more

 

 

Strathaven Balloon Festival 2 Strathaven Balloon Festival, 22 – 24 Aug 2014

Enjoy this spectacular, international festival at the John Hastie Park in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire. Combining the marvellous sight of hot-air balloons flying overhead with fun activities, the festival is the perfect way to spend a long summer day. Come see for yourself this wonderful spectacle which is bound to be nothing less than magnificent. Read more

 

Forth Bridges Festival

Scotland Welcomes the World to Lunch, 6 Sep 2014 This unique culinary event, which is part of a 10 day Forth Bridges Festival, is Scotland’s biggest sit-down lunch. Join hundreds of people at this exciting event, where celebrity chef Nick Nairns will bring his passion for Scottish produce to the table with a specially designed menu. Read more

 

 

VIC

9 - 10 August, Edinburgh VIC, Princes Mall, 3 Princes Street, EH2 2QP

16 - 17 August, Aberdeen VIC23 Union Street, AB11 5BP

23 - 24 August, Glasgow VIC, 170 Buchanan Steet, G1 2LW

12 - 13 September, Inverness VIC, Castle Wynd, IV2 3BJ

If you’re one of the lucky people to get your bottle, take a snapshot and tell us by sharing it using #homecoming2014.

For more information about Scotland’s homecoming celebration, events and much more, visit the Homecoming Scotland website.

For any queries regarding Coca-Cola commemorative bottles, please contact: info@homecomingscotland.com.

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Aldona Krzemien

Media Editor at VisitScotland
Originally from Poland, she's now based in Edinburgh and can't imagine life without four things: travels, photography, fishing for antiques and haggis!