Posts for holiday ideas

10 of the Best: Lesser-Known Castles

Wednesday 10th Jul 2019

There are hundreds of castles to explore in Scotland, from towering fortresses to atmospheric cliff-side ruins.   Aberdeenshire alone has over 300 castles and stately homes (little wonder if it is referred to as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country’) and there is even a dedicated trail around 19 of the area’s castles.  And why stop at simply visiting castles when you can […]

Life’s a Beach – Scotland’s Best Beaches

Saturday 15th Jun 2019

Scotland is currently in the midst of an incredible heatwave – we know, we can’t believe it either! Now that we can say we have officially hit the summer months, it’s time to look at booking a getaway and Scotland is the place to be! Don’t be fooled thinking you have to fly abroad for […]

Scotland’s Blooming in Spring

Monday 18th Feb 2019

Scotland bursts into life as Spring approaches & it is a glorious time to travel As the days get longer, landscapes come alive with new displays of flora and fauna and its a great time to explore the best Scotland has to offer:   Scottish Flowers in Spring Spring is a great time to see […]

Last Minute Valentine’s Offers – book your getaway & surprise your loved one!

Monday 28th Jan 2019

  Valentine’s Seasonal Offers Cosy up in front of a crackling log fire, enjoy some city sightseeing or go for long walks on the beach – if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out our Valentines seasonal offers “A cosy retreat to treat your loved one” Valentines Cottage – Sandford Country Cottages, Fife     […]

Celebrating 260 Years of Robbie Burns

Friday 25th Jan 2019

Burns Night is upon us and this year we celebrate 260 years since the Birth of Robbie Burns His birthday is celebrated throughout the world, with Burns Suppers, poems, songs and anecdotes about Scotland’s National Bard. But here’s why we think Robert Burns should be enjoyed all year round……. From traditional ballads and romantic songs […]

A Highland Gathering…

Thursday 24th Aug 2017

Let the Games Begin! If you’ve been on holiday in Scotland this summer you may have already enjoyed the spectacle of a Highland Games. The season runs from May to September and by August it’s in full swing with some of the most prestigious Gatherings happening this week in Argyll. Today it’s the turn of […]

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 […]