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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Malmaison Hotel, Glasgow

Malmaison is a growing portfolio of boutique hotels, scattered around the UK, with four properties currently in Scotland. An award-winning member of the Frasers Hospitality Group, Malmaison has built a reputation on being just that little bit different and promotes ‘A Lifestyle, not just a … [Read more...]

Bygone Drives, Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey

Isobel Yule has taken her wedding car service and gone quite a few steps further, growing her business and attracting attention from all corners of the globe, welcoming, enthusiasts to Bygone Drives. Passionate about her collection of classic cars, amongst them, a 1952 Bentley R-Type, a Bentley … [Read more...]