Why not stay on after the Summer School? Aberdeen is a great place to start a Scottish adventure. The area is steeped in history and culture.
There are 5 tourist trails in and around the city; Malt Whisky, Victorian, Coastal, Castle and Stone Circle.
Each is within easy reach by car and gives a real sense of local culture and history, from 4000 year old stone circles to current day whisky production. By September the National Trust for Scotland gardens at Crathes and Drum Castles will be in full splendour and worth a visit.
Within an easy drive, Royal Deeside offers splendid scenery and for those with energy, some wonderful walks and climbs. The view from Lochnagar on a clear day is memorable. http://walking.visitscotland.com/
Travel up Strath Don to Tomintoul in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and follow the whisky smuggling route in Glen Livet... http://www.agtb.org/cairngorms-national-park.htm
Take your golf clubs! Aberdeen and Grampian have 70 courses, 25 of which are links courses and 14 within the city. http://www.agtb.org/golf.htm
Trains, planes and ferries link Aberdeen to the Highlands and the Northern Isles. Take a cruise! From Aberdeen there is an overnight ferry to Orkney and Shetland. Take a train to Inverness and onward to Kyle of Lochalsh and then over the sea to the beautiful Isle of Skye.
The Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board web site http://www.agtb.org/is a fund of information and if you want "local knowledge", please contact the school organisers.