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Try the Lavender Spa at Atholl Palace Hotel

THE LAVENDER SPA AT ATHOLL PALACE HOTEL  – REJUVENATION 21ST CENTURY STYLE! Drawing on its heritage as a Victorian health hydro, the luxurious Lavender Spa at the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry uses the powers of natural spring water to rejuvenate and restore. The water, which comes from the nearby mountains of Ben-y-Vrackie, is unique...

£50m injection for overnight trains from Scotland to London

The overnight train service has received a £50m cash injection and new carriages are now running between Scotland and London. David Mundell, the Secretary of State for Scotland, welcomed the launch of the new Caledonian Sleeper service at Central Station in Glasgow. The investment highlights the UK Government’s commitment to invest in infrastructure, safeguarding a prominent economic link between Scotland and...

Simpson Townhouse – one to consider for a Capital break

Leonardo Hotels have an extensive portfolio throughout Europe and there are several in Scotland, including three in Edinburgh. The 52-bed Simpson Townhouse intrigued as it was listed as boutique, was central, they advertise attractive deals and we were also curious to experience to look through the keyhole to discover what bosses have done to transform a former hospital building into...

New lodge development down on the farm

NEW MULTI MILLION POUND LODGE DEVELOPMENT FOR ABERDEENSHIRE TRANSFORMS REDUNDANT FARM Local developer Bill McDonald has announced the launch of Royal Arch Riverside Park near Fettercairn, a new multi million pound lodge development created on former redundant farmland. Offering over fifty units in its first phase, priced from £70-£250k, Royal...

Holiday homes more popular than ever

A holiday home at Pettycur Bay has never been so popular – popular holiday park says lets make most of a holiday ownership boom As it enters its 2019 Summer Season, Pettycur Bay Holiday Park at Kinghorn in Fife has announced that it has its widest ever selection of both pre owned and...

Pitlochry hotel wins third award

THIRD CONSECUTIVE INDUSTRY AWARD FOR ATHOLL PALACE Pitlochry Hotel rated UK best for overall service & hospitality Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry is celebrating winning a prestigious international prize for the third year in a row. Irish Coach tour operator, CIE Tours International, has rated 4 star...

Bristol – a quick flick by easyJet from Edinburgh

The name Black Boy Hill is a hint to Bristol’s involvement in the slave trade which peaked between 1730 and 1745. There is a poignant plaque to the countless African men, women and children whose enslavement and exploitation brought prosperity to the city. So did the export of coal, lead, and animal hides and imports into Bristol included wine, grain, slate,...

New Caledonian Sleeper has a new voice too

Super Caley go futuristic - Calman is so gracious. It was announced recently that giggle-imp, Susan Calman gets on board as voice of new Caledonian Sleeper. Calman's cosy Caley - Pic Peter Devlin Guests travelling on board Caledonian Sleeper will soon be woken by one of...

Southampton is not all about cruising

The lights in Southampton quayside flickered in the darkness as the flybe plane from Edinburgh made its approach over the extensive dock area. The South Coast port is, of course, synonymous with cruising with two million passengers going through the city every year. Many cruisers sadly never see this port city, jetting in and sailing immediately out, but Southampton is undergoing...

Travel – head north to a very special house this spring

Belmont House in Unst, Shetland – the UK’’s most northerly island, and a haven for seabirds and wildlife – has launched a special two night self catering short break rate in April and May. This is priced at just £650, with an optional third night able to be added...

Western Europe in the palm of your hand

Brexit still looms large but people from the Lothians still look to Europe for short-breaks and longer holidays. Insight Guides have published a Western Europe guide with nearly 500 pages of detailed maps, in-depth features, great photography and bags of essential information. A quick guide to top attractions is provided with an editor’s choice for great buildings, art and culture, ancient...

Belmond Royal Scotsman tours begin next month from Edinburgh Waverley

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Luxury charter travels around Scotland from April to October every year The Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury charter train will begin its 2019 touring itinerary from Edinburgh Waverley, the departure point for every excursion in its programme. Belmond Royal Scotsman tour season runs every year from April to October...
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