From chic city hotels to stylish rural retreats, Scotland’s luxury boutique hotels each have something unique to offer.
With the leaves changing colour, the colder climes setting in and the daylight hours getting shorter, autumn is the perfect time of year to think about winding down and taking some time out to relax.
With an impressive natural larder from which to draw inspiration, Scotland’s hotels and restaurants with rooms have a catalogue of awards amongst them, not to mention the high praise and repeat custom of many a guest.
You can’t hear the words Loch Ness without thinking of its monster, which is why I found myself on its shores early one sunny Saturday morning.
Words like elegance and luxury sometimes seem as if they belong to others.
Situated on the former grounds of a castle, it’s a lodging fit for a king – or an earl to be more precise.
As you turn off the A77 bound for Moscow (pronounced “moss-cow”), there is lush, green countryside everywhere you look.
The Highland Games is one of Scotland’s highlights of the summer, attracting thousands of competitors and tens of thousands of spectators each year.
It looks like no more than a scattering of big rocks in a quiet woodland glade. In fact, we are standing at the heart of Fife’s sacred centre, a site where ceremonies have been performed by generations of prehistoric people.
Driving along the M80 towards Stirling, one landmark stands sentry over all others. There in the distance, perched ramrod-straight on a rocky outcrop, looms the Wallace Monument, for 150 years a towering symbol of Stirling’s pivotal role in Scotland’s past.
With the opening of the new blockbuster V&A Museum in Dundee last year, there was the sense some imperceptible corner had been turned.