Scotland's Gems

The North East: Where to stay

April 19, 2017

Mill of Nethermill, by Pennan Wake to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, enjoy a 
leisurely breakfast overlooking the bay where dolphins and seals play, or head off to explore caves once used by boot-leggers. Mill of Nethermill – close to the historic village of Pennan, the setting for the classic 1983 film Local Hero – has all this to offer. The mill house and mill, built in 1841 with a stream running by, are the only dwellings in this secluded bay. It has four luxury self-catering cottages, each one renovated in traditional Scots-style with antique furniture and sumptuous tartans. And this five-star holiday destination doesn’t have to be a budget buster. Prices start from 
£65 per night with a two-night minimum stay (not high season).

Scotland's Gems

15 hidden gems in the North East

March 21, 2017

Loch Muick, Ballater The three-hour walk around spectacular Loch Muick was one of Queen Victoria’s favourites. This is the magical location to which the monarch escaped when she wanted to hide from the world. The trek is on fairly level terrain and is nearly eight miles long.