WIN a family “staycation” at the four-star Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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WE’VE teamed up with one of the Highlands’ most popular holiday destinations to offer readers the chance to win a “staycation” with a difference this summer.

Our lucky winner will enjoy a two-night stay for a family of four in an executive family room at the four-star Macdonald Aviemore Hotel, with early check-in and late check-out provided.

The package also includes a bottle of champagne on arrival, dinner in the Aspects Restaurant on one evening and Highland breakfast each morning.  Full use of the resort’s on-site leisure facilities – including its swimming pool, water slide and children’s activity centre – is also available, along with cinema tickets for all the family and a spa treatment for mum!

Conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, Macdonald Aviemore Resort is the ideal base from which to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors.  From mountain biking and skiing to the Craigellachie Nature Reserve, which borders the Resort, the area truly offers something for everyone.

In addition, Spey Valley Shopping offers a unique retail experience at the centre of the resort.  The destination is a popular choice for the discerning shopper thanks to its wide selection of exclusive gifts, luxury brand clothing, accessories and homeware.


To be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize just complete the following saying:


Living in the lap of ….

a) Luxury     b)  Pleasure     c)  Enjoyment


Hotline:  09012 925 256

Calls should cost no more than £1.02 – calls from mobiles or payphones may cost a lot more.

Or text SPCOMP followed by a space then your answer, name and address to 64343

Texts cost £1.00 plus your standard operator charge.


Send your answer, name, address and telephone contact details to:   SP Macdonald Aviemore  Resort comp, D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., 2 Albert Sq., Dundee DD1 1DD.

Ts & Cs:  Lines open at 6.00am on Sunday, May 20, 2018 and winner will be chosen at random from combined correct entries after 9.00am on the closing date of Monday, May 28, 2018.  Prize is as stated, no cash alternatives and stay subject to availability.  Transport is not included. Your personal data will not be used for any other purpose than entry to this competition. Details of winner available on request.  Premium Rate Telephone Services Department, D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, 2 Albert Square, Dundee DD1 1DD.  Helpline 01382 426103. For full competition Ts & Cs please send a large Stamped Addressed Envelope to: Newspaper  Marketing, Copy of your competition terms, D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., 2 Albert Sq., Dundee DD1 1DD.


The flagship Macdonald Aviemore Resort, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016, has recently been the focus of a major programme of investment.  The multimillion-pound project has included a new clubhouse for the Spey Valley golf course, a new indoor children’s play centre, and significant investment to elevate the Macdonald Morlich and Macdonald Aviemore hotels from three to four-star status.

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