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Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants takes over the Principal in Charlotte Square

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel brings a new, approachable luxury hotel offering tohistoric Edinburgh Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, the leading global boutique luxury brand from IHG®, today opens its doors to its first Scottish property: Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. Formerly The Principal, (and the Roxburghe before that!) Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel...

Market Street hotel now officially open for bookings

‘First footers’ at Edinburgh’s hottest new arrival to receive exclusive discount Edinburgh’s new Market Street hotel officially opens this week for bookings – giving guests the chance to be the first to stay and experience one of the city’s most anticipated new arrivals. Those ‘first footing’ the new hotel, situated...

Mercat win responsible business award

At the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night, the team at Mercat Tours won the Responsible Business Award. Being a responsible business is something they take great pride in. Kat Brogan, Managing Director of Mercat Tours said : “We are delighted to have been presented with the Responsible Business Award. We always strive...

Official launch at new hotel at Edinburgh Airport

The new Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport hotel just a short distance from the terminal held a press launch last week. The hotel welcomed press, influencers, stakeholders and friends of the brand to the new six storey, 240 bedroom hotel for a ‘halfway to the Fringe’ themed celebration. With...

Holiday lodges in Angus available at the Meadows

PEMBERTON RIVINGTON IS LODGE OF THE MONTH AT THE MEADOWS FORFAR A stunning Pemberton Rivington residential lodge at £65,000 is the current Lodge of the Month at The Meadows in Forfar, a superb new gated development from Stewarts Leisure Parks. Complete with two bedrooms, including...

Holidays to the Lake District with a bit extra

LAKE DISTRICT HOLIDAY PARK SEEKS MORE PARK OPPORTUNITIES AS BUYING FOR INVESTMENT TREND CONTINUES APACE As the trend for holiday home ownership as an investment opportunity continues, a privately owned Lake District park is predicting its best ever year, and is actively seeking to buy more parks all over the North West.

Travel – Taking the Wine Trail in New York State

Not many people readily associate New York with good wine. California has done a good job of self-promotion for their wines alongside tourism, and shown how you can combine the two. Napa Valley and small towns like Healdsburg are lovely places to visit. But on the eastern side of the American continent...

ScotRail to add more seats for 6 Nations

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ScotRail is adding more seats for fans travelling to Scotland’s Six Nations home game at the BT Murrayfield Stadium this weekend. Scotrail to BT Murrayfield Scotland play Italy on Saturday 2 February at 2.15pm, and to help the day run smoothly extra carriages will be added to key ScotRail...

Get out of town to a lovely lodge in Angus

FURTHER SELECTION OF STUNNING PEMBERTON LODGES RELEASED FOR SALE AT THE MEADOWS, FORFAR The Meadows in Forfar has released additional luxury turnkey lodges for sale, from just £70,000 to £165,000. Top manufacturer Pemberton has supplied the fully furnished and well equipped lodges at the popular park, which is just eighteen miles from Dundee.

Holiday at home with a luxury lodge and golf at Taymouth

Staking its claim as one of Scotland’s most exclusive and desirable Holiday Home destinations is Taymouth Village, situated on the five star Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course at Kenmore.  Luxury lodges, from top supplier Island Leisure, who supply properties at some of Scotland’s most exclusive parks, can currently be purchased from...

Edinburgh locals mark end of WW1 centenary year

A group of residents from Edinburgh and Lothians recently joined the city’s award winning storytellers, Mercat Tours International, on a unique commemorative battlefields trip marking the end of the WW1 Centenary year, when the guns fell silent on the Western Front, ending the Great War. During World War I a powerful and successful recruitment campaign meant...

New Town hotel is taking steps to get rid of plastic

A SIMPLE product switch is set to dramatically cut plastic waste at a top Edinburgh hotel. By swapping individual L’Occitane bottles of shampoo, shower gel, conditioner and body lotion in favour of topped up large bottles, Nira Caledonia will save 400 cubic metres of plastic waste each year – enough to fill the load-space of 62 standard-size Ford Transits. It comes...
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