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A Grand way to work

It is always a pleasure to meet Gavin MacLennan of Lateral City Apartments, but of course part of that is just being able to soak up the view from Old Town Apartments in Advocates Close where he is based and which looks down over Princes Street (and admire the inside of the lovely self catering penthouse where we had...

Nira Caledonia – newly refurbished in the New Town

Nira Caledonia reopened on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony, some fizz and canapés. It has been closed for a nine month refurbishment following a fire last year in Gloucester Place. The work entailed 3 km of cabling, 300 litres of paint, 2000 square metres of carpet and 1092 square metres of wallpaper. The result is a stunning boutique hotel with...

Get out of Edinburgh on a Highland Safari

Swap the city for the highlands with Highland Safaris Autumn Watch Looking to get out into the fresh air this autumn? Discover the sights and sounds which makes this season so special, with a short journey of around an hour and a half from Edinburgh to get to Highland Safaris at Aberfeldy. Their Autumn Watch Land Rover Safaris – taking place...

New art unveiled at Principal Edinburgh

A new artwork was unveiled at Principal Edinburgh (that's the George Hotel to you and me!) last week. The hotel manager, Andreas Maszczyk gave us a special tour of the newly refurbished building, but introduced the new piece of art to assembled journalists first: "We are revealing something very special tonight by artist Charlie Anderson!" Anderson explained: "I was asked to create a...

Flybe travel advice

Earlier this afternoon Flybe issued this advice to passengers. We hope you all have a bed for the night if you are stranded in Edinburgh (where better to be stranded?) Due to the adverse weather that is being experienced and forecasted over the next few days with the potential to impact travel across large parts of the UK, airports may...

Edinburgh’s newest luxury apartments to make a grand entrance in June

This June the Edinburgh Grand will open its doors to the public on St Andrew Square. It will be more than just a luxury self catering offering as there will be a bar and restaurants open to non-residents too. This is sure to become the new 'in place' to go with space for almost 200 in the bar and restaurant along...

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...

Novotel Edinburgh Centre – incredibly welcoming

With so many big-name hotel companies saturating the market, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for chain hotels to stand out from the crowd. The problem for many of these companies is that they are trying to cater for the masses with demand from both corporate and leisure clientele fundamental to their success.  Their hotels have to appeal to a broad range...

Fly Edinburgh to Funchal direct

  Another new route has been introduced this month from Edinburgh Airport. easyJet will now fly to Funchal as well as to the other 33 destinations they already serve.  John Watson, Chief Commercial Officer at Edinburgh Airport, said: “easyJet are our biggest airline and we’re pleased to be launching this brand new service to Funchal in Madeira which adds to our ever-growing European...

Algarve – welcome sunshine break in mid-February only three hours from Edinburgh

Quinta do Lago in Portugal’s sun-kissed Algarve is synonymous for golf and boasts three testing courses which are claimed to be among Europe’s best. Accolades including being named Europe’s Best Golf Destination at the World Golf Awards in 2015 and 2016. And, they were given Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts in 2016 and 2017 by Golf Digest. It is...

22,000 more seats on the East Coast line from May

Virgin East Coast has announced this morning that they will offer a further 22,000 seats on the Edinburgh to London route and that they have been given permission to run a further 42 services per week from May. This means that there will be a further four trains in each direction from 16 May onwards, ensuring that the Edinburgh to...

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...
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