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Summer wildlife is a bonus on Unst

ENJOY SUMMER WILDLIFE TREATS WHEN YOU BASE YOURSELF AT BELMONT In July beautiful Unst in Shetland, the UK’s most northerly island, is in full summer bloom. A paradise for bird and nature lovers, Unst is also known for its impressive Viking Heritage sites. Self catering Belmont House on the island,...

History surrounds you at Garvock House

With the quirky touch of public rooms named after Shetland Ponies originally stabled in the nearby Stud on the estate, it is obvious that there is a great deal of history surrounding the original buildings which now form part of Garvock House Hotel in Dunfermline! Formerly known as Transy House, the House was...

New Point A Hotel opens today

Point A Hotels has released rooms for sale in its newest hotel in Edinburgh, meaning that nearly 4000 hotel nights will be available in August. The Point A Hotel Edinburgh, 152 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EB opens today 8 July and as a special offer the hotel is offering a 20% discount for direct bookings on PointAHotels.com. 

New flights on offer to Europe with Norwegian

Norwegian this week launched more than 75,000 seats between Edinburgh and Europe this winter. Scottish consumers can now book affordable flights to Scandinavia and convenient onward connections to almost 50 destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East from £45.60 one way on the airline's website. Europe’s third...

ScotRail get VisitScotland accreditation

ScotRail staff have been coached by a customer services' company to improve the service they give to tourists WorldHost trained 118 hospitality stewards in ways to make a good first impression and 'go the extra mile' for customers.They were also taught that the company plays a vital role in Scottish tourism.

Final four holiday homes available at Brigham

FINAL FOUR HOLIDAY HOMES IN CURRENT PHASE AT BRIGHAM HOLIDAY PARK – OFFERING BUYERS SUPERB INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Brigham Holiday Park at Cockermouth in Cumbria has a final “fab four” of holiday home properties, available to buy in its current phase. These are the superb value ABI Summer Breeze at £29,999, the ABI Oakley...

Viking Jupiter comes to Edinburgh for the first time

Viking Cruises' brand new cruise ship dropped anchor in the Firth of Forth last week on its maiden voyage from Norway, where Viking Jupiter was officially named by star Norwegian soprano Sissel Kyrkjebo.  The ship is the sixth ocean-going ship to join Viking's fleet. Jupiter is a 'small ship' by cruise line standards...

Travel feature – French Leave

You can fly from Edinburgh to a dozen airports all over France, so the whole country is your oyster.  Here I suggest a menu of things to see and do in France this summer.  Grand Reims journey PHOTO Cyrille Beudot LOVELY BUBBLY Scotland...

A new botanical garden – in South East Asia

On a visit to South East Asia recently I went to see a new botanical garden in Laos. Coming from Edinburgh where the Botanics are such a popular attraction it seemed like an interesting place to go. The garden, Pha Tad Ke, is the first ethnobotanical garden in the country, shining a spotlight on the local and...

Four star luxury awaits your next weekend away

Pamela and Rui Fernandes, owners of multi award winning Garvock House Hotel in Dunfermline, have shared the story of their business success, taking what was once a retirement home for elderly ladies, and creating a stunning four star hotel. The Georgian Mansion House, set in an attractive garden, was bought by the...

Jet2.com open booking today for 2020 flights

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has more good news for Edinburgh holidaymakers. They have just announced a BRAND NEW destination – IZMIR in Turkey - as part of their Summer 20 programme from Edinburgh Airport, which goes on sale today. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has put flights and holidays on sale to 33 destinations from Edinburgh Airport for Summer 20. The addition of...

Flying with Jet2? Drop your bags the day before

At Edinburgh Airport Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have introduced a new service allowing you to check your bags in the day before your flight. This move could make your journey a bit easier on the day of travel itself, allowing you just to walk through the security area to the departure lounge. (It...
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