Self-catering holidays with a theme and organised activities


selfcatering courses

Many of our cottage owners offer various courses that you can participate in during your self-catering holiday. This gives the holiday a focus but still leaves you time for sightseeing and socialising. The theme varies from outdoor pursuits, creative arts through to psychic. Something for everyone!

Click on the course headings to find out more about each of these self-catering holiday courses (some may entail B&B accommodation).

The courses on offer are:
selfcatering courses



Outdoor pursuits


Environmental courses


Lifestyle and well-being courses


An example of the self-catering based courses available

Wester Lix Cottages in beautiful Perthshire offer photography courses with accommodation

residential photography coursesAt Wester Lix we offer a range of short courses in photography for both beginners and advanced individuals or groups.

Subjects vary from landscape to portraiture, studio to outdoor and also simple digital processing to Web site building. Tuition is offered in modules that can be tailored to the needs of individuals or groups.

cottage in mid Scotland perthshireThe location of Wester Lix is an ideal base for some of Scotlands most stunning landscapes and also a peacefull retreat for studio or PC based tuition.

All tuition is supplied by myself being a qualified professional photographer and a member of the British Institute of Professional Photography. (BIPP)

For all guests staying at Wester Lix we offer a complimentary introduction in any of the listed modules.

Modules :

  • Camera basics - from an introduction for the beginner up to advanced camera techniques.

  • Studio Lighting - for portrait and still life studio work using either a professional photographic studio or portable lighting for location work.

  • Outdoor lighting - A short introduction to understanding and controlling natural light to maximize outdoor photography

  • Digital Processing - taking shots from camera into computer applications to prepare for printing and presentation.

  • Digital Manipulation - more advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop to produce fine art or composite digital images.

  • Web Publishing - finally we can look at how we can take our finished work and publish onto the web.

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