Posts for tips from the locals

Spotlight on Crail

Thursday 6th Jun 2013

The scenic East Neuk of Fife is home to some beautiful seaside villages, such as the picturesque village of Crail.  As part of our focus on Fife this month, we have interviewed Susan McNaughton, social media manager for the Crail Food Festival and owner of Sandcastle Cottage, to find out her top tips for visiting Crail […]

Tips from the locals: natural Scotland

Monday 27th May 2013

To celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland 2013 we have put together some tips from self-catering owners on great local spots to enjoy the beauty of natural Scotland, from wildlife watching to stunning landscapes. 1. The Corran Ferry, Highlands: The Corran Ferry, just a couple of miles from Springwell Cottages, takes you to Argour (a […]

Stay a While in The Black Isle

Wednesday 1st May 2013

Lying north of the awe-inspiring Loch Ness, the charming city of Inverness is often a base for tourists who want to try their luck at Nessie-hunting.  But there is so much more to the Inverness area than Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle (beautiful though they are).  One of my favourite areas is The Black Isle […]

10 Highlights of Moray Speyside

Friday 5th Apr 2013

The scenic Moray Speyside area, running from Forres along the coast to Cullen and jutting in a ‘V’ inland to Tomintoul, offers a wide variety of visitor attractions, such as Brodie Castle, Glenfiddich Distillery, Elgin Cathedral, Ballindalloch Castle and Johnstons Woollen Mill.  While these attractions are certainly well worth a visit, there are many hidden […]