Posts for tips from the locals

Easter Breaks in Scotland – Celebrate Family Time

Thursday 28th Feb 2019

  Easter is about family time, longer days, baby lambs and an over indulgence of chocolate! Celebrate Easter this year with a trip to Scotland, try something new with the kids and go explore in the fresh scottish air. Easter Availability and Special Offers Grab yourself a Bargain and Book Now for some great deals […]

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 […]

Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodges

Friday 6th May 2016

Set in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, with hot tubs and beautiful loch views, these luxury self-catering lodges are ideal for relaxing in scenic surroundings.  To find out what more about Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodges and what visitors can see and do in the National Park we spoke to owners Charles and […]

Bluebell Croft

Friday 1st Apr 2016

Bluebell Croft offers luxury holiday accommodation in two self-catering houses near Loch Sunart, Ardnamurchan – an idyllic base for exploring this corner of the West Highlands, with what the Sunday Times described as ‘the best sited hot tub in Europe’.  We spoke to owner Chris Morgan to find out more about the accommodation, being green and what the local area offers. […]

16 Farms Shops Loved by Locals

Tuesday 3rd Mar 2015

If you’re planning a self-catering stay in Scotland this year what could be better than recommendations from locals?  As it’s The Year of Food and Drink in Scotland, we asked EmbraceScotland holiday home owners which farm shops they suggest to their guests.  Here are 16 farm shops across Scotland that are loved by locals; sample some […]

Varis Holiday House

Thursday 11th Dec 2014

Varis Holiday House With views to Skye and the Glen Elg peninsula over Loch Alsh, Varis makes a superb base for exploring Skye and Lochalsh.   The Skye Bridge, iconic Eilean Donan Castle and delightful village of Plockton are all within 5 miles. The house is very well equipped with touches of luxury.  Sleeping 6, there are […]

Top 5 Hidden Gems Around the Firth of Forth

Monday 8th Sep 2014

By Robin McKelvie Almost every Scot and most visitors to Scotland at some point have bashed across the world famous Forth Bridges.  Far fewer people, though, actually take time to enjoy or are even aware of the delights that lie sprinkled around the banks of the lifeblood estuary. Join us now as South Queensferry resident […]

Glendrynoch Cottages

Tuesday 22nd Jul 2014

Each month we home in on a different part of Scotland, bringing you lots of lovely holiday ideas and tips from self-catering owners and locals.  This month we’re rolling out a brand new feature here on the EmbraceScotland blog: a holiday home spotlight. Glendrynoch Cottages First up to share snippets of local knowledge and give you a […]

Guest Post: The Glen Elg Circuit

Thursday 10th Jul 2014

There’s nothing like a great big dose of local knowledge to help with planning your Scottish self-catering holiday – who better than a holiday home owner to suggest lovely places to visit during your stay?  This month we’re delighted to feature a fantastic guest post by Debra Storr of Varis Holiday House, located 5 miles from […]

Tips from the Locals: Glasgow & Clyde Valley

Wednesday 11th Jun 2014

Glasgow brims with character and style, spilling into its streets and etched into its buildings.  Vibrant, cosmopolitan, rich in historic treasures and beautiful architecture… and this summer home to the Commonwealth Games 2014.  As well as a host of treasures to discover in the city itself, Glasgow’s central location makes it easy to pack many […]