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New luxury additions at SCHLOSS Roxburghe in the Scottish Borders

New luxury additions at SCHLOSS Roxburghe in the Scottish Borders

With the opening of the new Estate House this month, SCHLOSS Roxburghe is undergoing a significant redevelopment that includes the addition of 58 new rooms.
Short stay: The Cluanie Inn, Glenmoriston, Highlands, Scotland, UK

Short stay: The Cluanie Inn, Glenmoriston, Highlands, Scotland, UK

Situated in the remote wilderness of the picturesque Glen Shiel, which lies along the route to the Isle of Skye, The Cluanie Inn oozes rustic Scottish charm and character, but with a rather unique Indian-inspired twist.
Top 5 hotels in Edinburgh

Top 5 hotels in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is home to some of the world's most prestigious hotels, spa hotels and boutique hotels.
Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top of the list of truly outstanding experiences in Scotland has to be a traditional afternoon tea. Taken in a bright drawing room or on a sunny outdoor terrace, it should include an entirely home-made selection of delicious finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, soft scones and sumptuous cakes. Additional highlights like views over elegant hotel grounds,
Top 5 pet-friendly hotels in Scotland

Top 5 pet-friendly hotels in Scotland

Many families have added a new member to their household during the course of the last two years. During lockdowns and while requested to keep a distance from human friends and loved ones, more and more families began to consider whether or not to invite a cat or, perhaps more likely, a dog to join
Win a 7-night cultural break to Scotland's Outer Hebrides!

Win a 7-night cultural break to Scotland's Outer Hebrides!

This is your chance to win the ultimate cultural break to the Outer Hebrides courtesy of Outer Hebrides Tourism. Stay for seven nights and enjoy a week-long celebration of Gaelic music, song and dance at Ceòlas Summer School in South Uist. The prize for two adults includes: Ferry travel with CalMac Return ferry travel for
Britain’s most Instagrammable luxury hotels outside of London

Britain’s most Instagrammable luxury hotels outside of London

London is famous for its 5-star hotels, but the quality of luxury hotels outside of the Capital is also unrivalled, with Britain boasting some of the most idyllic and Instagram-worthy resorts in the world. But with so many exceptional 5-star hotels around Britain to choose from, how do you decide? To help, Interior Designer Anne
Reasons to visit Britain in 2022

Reasons to visit Britain in 2022

From landmark royal anniversaries and the return of favorite annual festivals to an exciting lineup of new transatlantic airline routes and hotel openings, there’s a whole host of reasons why Britain is brilliant in 2022. Major events drawing global attention this year include Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years since her accession. Public
Win a luxury stay on the Isle of Mull in Scotland!

Win a luxury stay on the Isle of Mull in Scotland!

This is your opportunity to win a stay at Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, courtesy of CondéNast Johansens. The prize includes a 2-night stay in a Retreat Suite inclusive of a Scottish breakfast and a 3-course dinner for 2 with wine on one evening, plus access to the Thermal Experience at Driftwood Spa, all
Top 5 restaurants on the West Coast of Scotland

Top 5 restaurants on the West Coast of Scotland

Visitors to Scotland’s West Coast will discover that this region has a rich local larder to offer which includes a wealth of seafood. With the Atlantic on the doorstep, the West Coast is renowned for the unrivalled quality of its seafood, from lobsters, langoustines, prawns and scallops to salmon, halibut and a range of shellfish.
An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 10

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 10

It was a leisurely start to the day, waking up to our beautiful view of the Firth of Clyde. We had had this spot all to ourselves overnight. Today, was the day where we would pick up our dog George before heading to Glasgow for one final adventure. We had chosen to go whitewater rafting
An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 9

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 9

Today was our final day with Go West Sailing. We set off fairly promptly today and had breakfast on the move as we had around 10 naturical miles to cover – from Port Bannatyne to Largs – and then we needed to re-fuel and unload our belongings, etc. all prior to lunch. We had to
An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 8

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 8

Portavadie is much more than just a marina. It’s a luxury resort with a variety of accommodation options from luxury apartments and lodges to guest bedrooms, couples hideaways and motorhome facilities. It’s also home to a restaurant, bar and shop, as well as spa and leisure facilities. We took the opportunity to use the gym
An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 7

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 7

We practiced on the moorings at Otter Ferry today – both hooking on to them and safely leaving them. We had arrived in darkness the previous night and anchored just a short disstance away from them. Whilst we were fine with what we had done, the moorings would have given added peace of mind (particularly
An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 6

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 6

We did a bit of pontoon practise with Go West Sailing this morning – practising our ‘spring starts’ where the stern stays close to the pontoon, as well as practising coming into a pontoon – before heading out to sea, when something immediately caught our eye. We motored out to what looked like dolphins or
An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 5

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 5

Last Summer our eldest son did his RYA Day Skipper qualification (which you can do once you turn 16) with Go West Sailing and our plan this year had been for him to do the next step up – his RYA Coastal Skipper. You do need to quite a bit of study for this but,