Posts for holiday ideas

Magical Winter Holidays in the Highlands

Sunday 13th Nov 2016

There’s nothing quite like the raw beauty of the Highland landscape wrapped in its winter cloak to refresh the spirit and put a spring in your step.  Whether you’re interested in snowsport adventure at one of Scotland’s five fantastic ski centres, hill walking or simply unwinding in tranquil surroundings, the Highlands is perfect for a self-catering […]

Exploring Aberdeenshire and Angus with Kids

Tuesday 26th Jul 2016

Mother of two and blogger Emma Gibb loves nothing more than exploring Scotland with her family. Here she shares some of her favourite places to visit in her local area of Aberdeenshire and nearby Angus. Living half way between Aberdeen and Dundee and close to the Angus border means that we spend a lot of time […]

Ardtornish Estate

Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016

Situated on the shores of Loch Aline on the beautiful West Coast, Ardtornish Estate Cottages and Apartments is an idyllic base for a holiday in the Scottish Highlands.  Offering a range of accommodation options, Ardtornish Estate is ideal for a relaxing romantic getaway or a fun-packed family holiday.  We asked owner Kathryn McLaughlin to tell us more about […]

A Special Valentine’s Break in Scotland

Friday 8th Jan 2016

This Valentine’s why not spend quality time together with a beautiful scene of loch, mountain, coast or cityscape spread before you?  From luxury city apartments and holiday homes with hot tubs to idyllic island escapes and beach retreats, Scotland offers a vast range of possibilities for unique Valentine’s holidays, with backdrops to truly sweep you off your feet. Here are five ideas for a special […]

Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

Friday 27th Nov 2015

The Cairngorm National Park is the go to place for all manner of outdoor activities. Whatever pace you like to play, it is reassuring to know that you have a comfortable, good quality place to retreat to at the end of the day. Heath Cottage, in Boat of Garten, is one such place that sleeps […]

Puffin on the cliffs

Orkney – An Insider’s View

Thursday 29th Oct 2015

If you’ve never visited Orkney before, then you could be forgiven for arriving off your ferry or flight with some misconceptions about the language you might hear, the supposedly windswept and barren nature of the landscape, or the local perspective on the islands’ place in the grand scheme of things. But it doesn’t take long […]

Varis, Balmacara

Wednesday 30th Sep 2015

The Highlands is a great region to explore all year round, no matter what your interests are. Varis is a spacious, three-bedroomed holiday home in Balmacara, perfectly located for all types of exploration. We spoke to the owner, Debra Storr, who gave us some tips for a Highland getaway. Let’s start at Balmacara. Tell us a […]

Interview: Glengoyne Distillery

Wednesday 18th Mar 2015

As March is all about breweries and distilleries in The Year of Food and Drink, who better than the lovely folk at Glengoyne Distillery to talk to us about all things whisky?  Located in idyllic surroundings just 14 miles north of Glasgow, Glengoyne is home to the slowest distillation process in Scotland and is a […]

Ceithir Raithean

Thursday 26th Feb 2015

Ceithir Raithean offers comfortable, beautifully finished four star self-catering accommodation on the spectacular west coast, set amongst tranquil surroundings.  Situated between Arisaig and Mallaig on the ‘Road to the Isles’, and only a five minute walk from Camusdarach Beach, Ceithir Raithean is an ideal base for exploring the breathtaking landscape of mountains, lochs, white sandy beaches and islands. […]

5 Holiday Ideas for Couples

Thursday 5th Feb 2015

Do you need a great escape for two?  Looking for somewhere special to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, or a hideaway for a Scottish honeymoon? Whether it’s a weekend break in Scotland or a longer holiday together, there are plenty of great getaways for couples, where you can spend quality time together in beautiful surroundings. […]