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Caledonian Sleeper unlocks gateway to Scotland’s islands

Some clever joined-up thinking might temptingly lead to some West Highland first-class eating, drinking and panoramic feasting courtesy of Caledonian Sleeper’s latest announcement. Scenic connoisseurs, island-hoppers and railway buffs can be well chuff-chuffed as they travel to the northern isles looking to experience the tranquillity and beauty of Scotland’s islands and the West Highlands. This summer's experience is now enhanced...

Lufthansa appoints new sales director for UK

Lufthansa Group has appointed Andreas Koster as Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland and Iceland. Andreas Köster (45) brings many years of experience in airline management to his new position. He started his career in 1997 as management trainee with Lufthansa. He then gained profound experience in airline revenue management, before becoming General Manager Market & Business Development based in Singapore in...

Take the Maid of the Forth to Inchcolm this summer

As we are travelling out from the Hawes Pier skipper Duncan takes a little time to explain that the boat will call at Inchcolm Island, where there is not only an Abbey but also a visitor centre, and let some passengers off. He also explains that there are two people employed by Historic Environment Scotland who live on the island...

Caledonian Sleeper trail could win you a trip to London

The new Caledonian sleeper service sets off down the tracks to London in April 2015. There is now a chance for you to win a luxury dream trip on board the new service to London or one of five other cities. What do you have to do to win? 100 exclusive branded luggage labels, emblazoned with the mythical white stag of...

Enjoy the summer sun with Jurys Inns’ 48-hour Flash Sale

Enjoy a third off hotel stays across the UK As much of the country basks in summertime sunshine, Jurys Inn is offering Scots the perfect reason to book an exciting getaway. The award-winning hotel group is launching a 48-hour flash sale across each one of its 36 locations in the UK, Ireland and Prague. The two-day sale begins tomorrow Wednesday 18th July at...

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...

Silver Whisper – cruising in the lap of luxury

The No 11 bus inched its way down Leith Walk from Edinburgh’s bustling city centre which was packed with tourists enjoying the summer sunshine. It turned into Pilrig Street and the frustrating journey was prolonged by heavy traffic. One passenger on the tea-time bus persisted in talking on her mobile phone. We learned about her new boyfriend and how her mum...

Edinburgh to Sofia direct with easyjet

On Saturday the first flight in the new easyJet service between Edinburgh and Sofia began operating opening up Bulgaria’s capital and biggest city to passengers. This is the beginning of a twice weekly service which will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays offering more choice to and from Scotland’s busiest airport. Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport Gordon Dewar said: “The beginning of...

Ryanair to fly even more routes from Edinburgh?

  Ryanair will reportedly begin direct flights from Edinburgh to Oporto in northern Portugal and Vigo in western Spain this summer. The airline announced new routes last month during a visit by CEO Michael O'Leary to Edinburgh. These routes will fly from Edinburgh to Baden, Budapest, Carcassonne, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Katowice, Nantes, Prague, Szczecin, Toulouse, Venice, Valencia and Wroclaw in  winter 2017/18. In addition there...

Scotland’s top luxury hotel and visitor attraction offer luxury family giveaway

Families can enjoy a five-star visit to Edinburgh with The Chester Residence and The Royal Yacht Britannia Families will receive free tickets to visit Scotland’s top visitor attraction, The Royal Yacht Britannia, worth £45, when booking a family-break at Scotland’s top luxury hotel, The Chester Residence. The first five guests who book a family trip with The Chester Residence during half-term, Easter holidays or May weekend will...
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