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...]

The Dhabba, Glasgow

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...]

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

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...]

Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers, Speyside

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

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...]

Eden Mansion, St Andrews

When 1st Earl Field Marshall Douglas Haig’s family built their family home, on the outskirts of St. Andrews in 1860, it epitomized the era and displayed all the elements of grand Victorian design. Amidst 5 acres of landscaped grounds incorporating a sweeping drive and walled gardens, Eden Mansion … [Read more...]