The Glenlivet, Speyside

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The Handlebards – Summer Shakespeare Tour

Four guys, four bicycles….nothing unusual about that; add to the mix a Summer Tour of more than 70 destinations, learning and performing two Shakespearean plays, cycling 1500 miles and transporting a stage and props, all under pedal power…that’s when it starts to get interesting. The Handlebards … [Read more...]

Mouton Cadet’s Pitch perfect pairing at the Home of Golf

This year’s Open Golf Championship has certainly been a game of mixed fortunes, presenting difficult and challenging conditions all round, in the face of which, some prospered and some fell, under typically intense Press scrutiny. With Mother Nature flexing her vast muscle, patience came to the fore … [Read more...]

Must Visit Scotland to visit The Open at St Andrews, courtesy of Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Baron Philippe de Rothschild from Bordeaux, has announced that its wine brand Mouton Cadet is the new Official Wine Supplier to The Open Championship, starting with the 144th Open this month at St Andrews. This is the third major association the company now has with the world of golf - the other … [Read more...]

Pinto, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

The sombreros had another airing at the weekend for a return visit to central Scotland’s answer to a Mexican Fiesta. I was delighted to see another Pinto opening in Edinburgh, following their launch in Scotland’s capital at Lothian Road. Shandwick Place opened some months ago and, in the heart of … [Read more...]

Dunvarlich House, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Much is spoken of Living History both from an educational and enjoyment perspective. Dunvarlich House is, not only a delightfully warm, welcoming and spatially vast holiday home but quite possibly the best preserved and authentic piece of living history I personally, have experienced. A classic … [Read more...]

Grand Central Hotel Glasgow

I LOVE this hotel – what can I say. It’s been many years since I last stayed at this, one of Glasgow’s longest established hotels and certainly one of the leading 4 star properties of the city. A recent renovation project has seen the Grand Central Glasgow receive a luxurious makeover, retaining … [Read more...]

Apex Hotel, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

Apex Hotels seem to be, quite literally, popping up all over the place, in Edinburgh currently, replicating a formula, which works and becoming a fast growing UK chain. Friendly, four star comfort, in the heart of UK cities; that is precisely my experience during a recent stay at the group’s … [Read more...]

The Flodigarry Hotel, Skye

Guest post by Kirsty Allan As if the magnificent drive up to the north of Skye wasn’t enough, we were greeted upon arrival at the Flodigarry Hotel by their very own Lone Piper playing for us as we weaved our way down the hillside driveway. Silhouetted perfectly with two deer sculptures against … [Read more...]

Cringletie House, near Peebles, Scottish Borders

I adore the sight of wellington boots at a front door; their presence hints at time well spent and the existence of country walks and plentiful outdoor opportunities – justification of sorts for an otherwise indulgent stay. Neat rows welcomed me to Cringletie and I couldn’t wait to see more of the … [Read more...]