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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...

Autumn Tests Travel Advice

BT Murrayfield
Rugby fans heading to watch Scotland in the Autumn Tests 2018 this month are being advised to take note of traffic and travel information. In their first match this Saturday (10 November, kick-off 2.30pm), Scotland are playing host to Fiji and tens of thousands of spectators are expected to flock to BT Murrayfield Stadium for the sell-out fixture. To ensure pedestrian...

New direct flights from Edinburgh Airport start next month

Czech Airlines, the national carrier of the Czech Republic, will fly two new direct routes to Poland from next month, as well as an additional link to Prague. From 14 July, the airline will fly directly between Edinburgh and Lodz and Rzeszow and will also operate an indirect service between Edinburgh and Prague via Lodz. The aircraft will fly Tuesdays and...

ScotRail Adds Extra Seats for Crunch Nations League Tie

Scotrail train at Linlithgow Station
Train operator ScotRail is adding extra carriages to help the tartan army travel to Hampden Park and cheer on Scotland in their crunch UEFA Nations League fixture tomorrow. The national team face Israel in their final group stage match on Tuesday 20 November at 7.45pm. If the Scots win they will finish top of their group, be promoted and will...

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...

Norwegian portrays Jane Austen as its new tail fin hero

Norwegian has chosen British author Jane Austen to become its latest ‘tail fin hero’. The renowned author’s portrait will grace the tail fin of a Norwegian Dreamliner aircraft, as 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of her death. The airline has always used iconic figures to decorate the tail fins of its distinctive aircraft. It usually chooses personalities who symbolise the airline's...

New base for Flybe in Cardiff

Flybe is to open a new base at Cardiff Airport.  The airline will serve Edinburgh and a further 10 destinations across the UK and Europe this summer and will base two of its existing Embraer E195 aircraft in Wales. One of these 118-seat aircraft will arrive at Cardiff in June and the second in September 2015. This announcement will result in the...

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,...

Solo travel trend takes off

For the first time, solo travel has tipped the balance of hotel bookings with one in three weekend visitors to Jurys Inn being a single traveller. The desire to have ‘me’ time, see new places, and get away from everyday life are the top reasons Brits have been taking more solo trips for pleasure this year. The hotel group, with Scottish...

All aboard for the London Eye

The London Eye has become one of the capital's favourite attractions. We sent our roving reporter Marion Rivman to have a ride and tell us about it. This was a little more difficult for her than we might have thought.... It is not uncommon for a childhood trauma to leave us with a fear that lasts our entire life. When...

Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Rabbie’s Small Group Tours

Rabbie’s Small Group Tours awarded with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Leading Edinburgh and Ireland small group tour operator, Rabbie’s, was today presented with the UK’s highest accolade for business success by the Lord Lieutenant of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson. The company was presented with the Queen’s Award for International Trade at a ceremony today in recognition of outstanding overseas sales growth...

Midnight Tee Time with Caledonian Sleeper

It is all aboard the Caledonian Sleeper Golfers’ special as they tee off The Open with a celebration of all things golf on board its London to Aberdeen service on Thursday 5 July 2018. The overnight rail service will welcome Bill Thompson, Captain of Carnoustie Golf Club, offering guests a glimpse into the club’s rich past and worldwide golf connections,...
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