The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Package with Signet Library Dinner

It is no secret that I am an avid fan of the Edinburgh Tattoo, indeed there is already a Must Visit Scotland blog post, dating back two years. For the last few years however the spectacle seems to have grown both in popularity and stature, with fans returning year on year, expectations raised, … [Read more...]

Eyemouth Rib Trip

Flowers? Tick, Cards? Tick. Dinner via fast moving, exhilarating RIB? Unlikely. Or so I thought, even as we reached the harbour’s edge on the day of my birthday this year. As surprises go, this probably turned out to be one of the best, although I was seriously re-thinking my outfit choice “for … [Read more...]

The Roxburghe Hotel Health and Beauty Suite, near Kelso

Part of the Roxburghe Estate, sitting in the heart of the Borders countryside, the Roxburghe Hotel, rises splendidly from impressive grounds - a stunning piece of architecture, dating from the 12th century. The Duke of Roxburghe has marked his territory with unique additions akin to a stately … [Read more...]

The Retreat, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Lee-Anne Jones – Master Lash Technician)

Strictly speaking, not in Scotland, however close enough to the Border to allow for an inclusion, as Lee-Anne Jones, who bases herself at The Retreat in Berwick-upon-Tweed, also travels to your home to undertake her particular range of beauty treatments. Lee-Anne is a Master Lash Technician and … [Read more...]

Norton House Hotel and Spa, Ingliston, Edinburgh

In the lead up to their fabulous win of “Best Hotel Health Club Facility 2013” at the National Fitness Awards, I was delighted to be a guest at the beautiful Norton House Hotel and Spa. Within expansive and mature grounds at Ingliston, on Edinburgh’s western fringes, Norton House, although well … [Read more...]

One Spa at The Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh

Conjure up the epitome of luxury and relaxation and you have One Spa at the Edinburgh Sheraton Hotel. Located within the same building on the upper levels of The Sheraton Grand, the hotel’s Spa is not merely an added extra but another world in the realm of indulgent pampering. Prepare to forget your … [Read more...]

The Creagan Inn, Loch Creran, near Oban

A  gathered crowd, buzzing with anticipation for the nightly event, greeted us at The Creagan Inn last week; all congregated with one common purpose; expectation palpable in the air. Overlooking Loch Creran, with the water lapping literally at the foot of the restaurant’s magnificent deck, the … [Read more...]

Michael Che – Cartoon Violence, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A first timer at the Fringe, New York comedian, Michael Che’s 5 minute preview at the Press Launch, entertained; enough to buy tickets for his 10pm slot at George Street’s Assembly Rooms. A surprisingly intimate venue, the proximity of his audience afforded Che a degree of interaction; cue … [Read more...]

The Shawshank Redemption – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The stage adaptation of the 1994 Oscar nominated “Shawshank Redemption” is currently being performed at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms as part of the city’s Fringe Festival. Stephen King’s, now classic, story of life inside an American penitentiary; based primarily around the two main characters of … [Read more...]

Go Forth Guided Tours, North Berwick

Dave Berry; an extensively travelled, East Lothian Councillor; has returned to his beloved North Berwick, where Go Forth Guided Tours has been born from a supreme love and knowledge of his home territory. An endearing and very apparent passion for Scotland, has called Dave back from his work and … [Read more...]