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...]

Bydand Bed and Breakfast, Dulnain Bridge, Cairngorms National Park

The term ‘Bed and Breakfast’ seems terribly out-dated to me, as times change and demand dictates, those businesses, categorised as ‘Bed and Breakfast’, present an increasingly diverse and wide ranging offering. The nature of Scotland’s Bed and Breakfasts is changing, and for many, it no longer … [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...]

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...]

The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh and Number One Restaurant.

I’ve often pondered the marriage of 5 star luxury and first class hospitality as the two, surprisingly, don’t always sit entirely comfortably together; one half of the partnership falling somewhat short of the undoubted high expectations set by such a top end grading. Superb hospitality, is … [Read more...]

The Causewayside Apartment @ The Southside, Edinburgh

Venturing south of The Royal Mile and onto The Meadows, a further five-minute walk brought us to the door of a non-stereotypical building; Georgian architecture a seeming world away; and the doorway of number 215 Causewayside. Industrial in appearance, the unique façade represents one of the many … [Read more...]

The Edinburgh Address – The Penthouse on the Royal Mile

A stone’s throw from the ‘Heart of Midlothian’ on the city’s Royal Mile; the ancient site of public hangings and administrative centre of old; and indicative of the historical importance of the area, our home for the night, in complete contrast was a luxurious penthouse apartment. The Edinburgh … [Read more...]

Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Something of a last minute decision to overnight in Edinburgh – a quick tweet and the Radisson Blu, came up with the goods, with an added bonus of a room upgrade to the hotel’s Business Class suites. Many years since I had been in the city centre Radisson, my return visit was reminiscent of the … [Read more...]

Ballathie House Hotel, Kinclaven, Stanley, Perthshire

As befitting any Scottish Institution today, Ballathie House Hotel has re-invented itself, aligning the appeal to a broad, modern-day market, whilst retaining all the glory of its historical roots. Built in 1880 within the beautiful Perthshire countryside and slap bang on the banks of the River … [Read more...]