Home Culture Travel

Travel

easyJet planes have a new look

Of course it is still orange and white, but the new livery which easyJet have launched will appear on all of their new planes from April this year. This is the first change to their look since 1998 and is designed to celebrate the airline's twentieth year of flying. There have only been two styles in the past. In 1995...

The Bay Hotel – Fife Riviera on our doorstep

  I tried to do some mental arithmetic a while back: how many people do we know who’ve been to Disneyland? A lot, it turns out. Do I feel a shred of guilt that I haven’t treated my seven year old daughter Anoushka to such delights. Maybe a smidgen. So to make up for not spoiling my darling child enough,...

Gone fishing at Silverwood

SILVERWOOD LOCHAN ADDS EXTRA ATTRACTION TO STUNNING NEW PERTHSHIRE RESORT A new luxury lodge resort at Errol in Perthshire is offering an additional attraction for both lodge holiday makers and visitors – its own fully stocked small trout loch, or “lochan”, an old Scottish word for a small loch. Silverwood Luxury Resort is situated between Perth and Dundee in the Carse...

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...

The Caledonian Sleeper Experience now includes a bit of Burns

Overnight rail service Caledonian Sleeper has organised a new calendar of events for the year ahead, offering guests travelling between Scotland and London the chance to enjoy a series of celebrations on board. Kicking off the new events programme was a true Scottish tribute to the great Robert Burns which allowed guests travelling from Inverness to London on 31 January and...

Pitlochry Hotel brings back a 70s classic!

The four star Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry has always had the wow factor when it comes to its external appearance – a magnificent Baronial Mansion House set in beautiful grounds. Its sheer scale and grandeur comes into view as you drive up the sweeping driveway. It...

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...

Heathrow expansion would be ‘Good for Scotland’

Heathrow recently announced a raft of new measures which would be deliverable with the expansion of the airport, and which the airport owner believe would boost Scotland’s links to the world, and help Scottish businesses connect to global growth. For anyone who travels to Heathrow it is a well known frustration that time spent in a holding pattern above the south east of...

easyJet will help you fly without fear

easyJet announces new Fearless Flyer course dates for 2016 If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground then easyJet's courses could help you get up, up and away. The two-day courses will take place throughout the UK including Belfast, Bristol, Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, and are suitable for anyone with a fear of flying – whether they experience...

MacDonald Holyrood wins top award

The MacDonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh won Best Overall Hotel Accommodation in the UK in the CIE Tours Awards of Excellence. Norton House Hotel Spa and Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, both in Edinburgh, earned Hotels of Excellence Awards. The poll is based entirely on feedback from 15,000 customers who experienced 160 providers of accommodation, dining, tours and attractions throughout the...

ScotRail adds Extra Carriages for Scotland v South Africa

Scotrail train at Linlithgow Station
ScotRail is adding more seats on trains to and from Edinburgh this weekend as Scotland look to follow up on their sensational win against Fiji in the Autumn Tests. Scotland will play South Africa at the BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday 17 November at 5.20pm, and extra carriages are being added to trains between Edinburgh and the Borders, Fife, Glasgow,...

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...
www.blackwells.co.uk

The Edinburgh Reporter Newsletter

Sign up to receive all the latest news from The Edinburgh Reporter direct to your inbox.
Email address
Secure and Spam free...