Banchory Lodge Hotel, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

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If my advance communications with Banchory Lodge was, in any way, representative of what to expect from a stay at this, Grade-II listed Georgian building, I knew that I would not be disappointed. Helpful, accommodating and obliging, nothing was too much effort for this close team of hospitality … [Read more...]

The Dhabba, Glasgow

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The authentic taste of Northern India is spicing up Glasgow’s Merchant City. Proudly presenting bona fide Indian cuisine, The Dhabba is far removed from the stereotypical south asian restaurants, we have been accustomed to and, indeed, inherits its name from historical Dhabbas, with origins in … [Read more...]

Garleton Lodge, near Aberlady, East Lothian.

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Rarely is it seen in the world of hospitality; such fluid harmony within a team; one the right hand; the other, the left. It is with such ease, that daily business at Garleton Lodge is smoothly run and expertly executed, that you may be forgiven for even noticing at all. David and Angela … [Read more...]

Kincraig Castle Hotel, Tomich, Invergordon, Ross-shire

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There’s a fine balance to strike within the country house hotel market; that between high-end luxury and a skilled service tempered with a relaxed ambience and casual professionalism. Kincraig Castle Hotel sits firmly in the middle, hitting that balance with balanced measures of competent … [Read more...]

Wild swim organised in memory of ‘Wild Lady of Lochbroom’

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I first came across the Wild Swimming Brothers via the Must Visit Scotland twitter account, when 'Middle Brother', Calum invited me to take part in one of their many wild swims and thereafter feature the experience on the MVS website. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the set date and have still … [Read more...]

Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire

It takes an exceptionally unique product to reach a pinnacle within the luxury hospitality industry; standing out within a competitive market requires foresight, enthusiasm, experience and a product, which is second to none. The bar has been set high amongst Scotland’s ever-growing list of … [Read more...]

La Petite Mort, Edinburgh

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Forget the St Paul’s restaurant in London where love sometimes blooms over a first meeting; La Petite Mort is the perfect venue for a First Date, and provides the perfect recipe for romance, right here in Edinburgh! A short walk from Bruntsfield Links, La Petite Mort is additionally ideally … [Read more...]

Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers, Speyside

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It was my privilege to visit Gordon Castle Estate and the Gordon Lennox family, under whose stewardship, the highland estate of some 450 acres, is a growing business. Gordon Castle has been remodeled as a unique, exclusive use venue, located outside the picturesque Highland town of Fochabers in … [Read more...]

Highland Apartments by Mansley, Inverness

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First timers to Inverness are typically, surprised and impressed by the discovery of such a large and vibrant city, sitting right in the middle of the Scottish Highlands. Usually having followed the A9 from the south, through glens steeped in the shadows of haunting mountains; and on this … [Read more...]

Merchiston Residence, Edinburgh

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Having enjoyed a seriously luxurious stay at Old Town Chambers some time ago, I was pleased to accept an invitation to visit Merchiston Residence, Edinburgh, managed by the same Lateral City Apartments team. Apartment stays in cities seem, still, to be a growing trend within each market sector, … [Read more...]