The Station Hotel, Rothes

It isn’t the first time love for an old building provoked an emotional response and it certainly won’t be the last; the decision for Richard and Heather Forsyth to renovate a tired Rothes Hotel most certainly came from the heart. The beautiful sandstone of the Station Hotel shines bright in the … [Read more...]

Douneside House Hotel, Aboyne, Royal Deeside

Fresh from a win at the prestigious Scottish Hotel Awards, Douneside House extended an invite to Must Visit Scotland, to bask in their glory and enjoy a 6-course tasting menu with wines, crafted by Head Chef, David Butters, on whose merits, Douneside was awarded ‘Hotel Chef of the Year 2018.’ It … [Read more...]

The Panoramic Penthouse Apartment, Quartermile, Edinburgh

Rarely does the perfect balance of demand and opportunity present itself; but when it does, and that opportunity involves a property as perfectly apt as The Panoramic Penthouse Apartment, all is right with the world. Invited by Canadian travel publication; Drift Magazine, to write an article … [Read more...]

Banchory Lodge Hotel, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

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...]

Garleton Lodge, near Aberlady, East Lothian.

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

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...]

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...]

Highland Apartments by Mansley, Inverness

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

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...]

Gilmerton House, Athelstaneford, North Berwick, East Lothian.

Being the proud owner of multiple, well-thumbed Jane Austen novels, and with a secret penchant for late 18th century living, the invite to visit and ‘make merry’ at Gilmerton House had me all aflutter. An exclusive use country mansion, in prime East Lothian countryside, Gilmerton hosts private … [Read more...]