Highlands, Scotland

Whitebridge Hotel Loch Ness: a fabulous festive break

I love Christmas but find the run up to it frantic to say the least. There's a festive feast to order, presents to choose for my nearest and dearest, gifts to wrap, the house to decorate, then a rush to finish my 'to do' list before switching my 'out of office' on for two weeks.… Continue reading Whitebridge Hotel Loch Ness: a fabulous festive break

Highlands, Scotland

48 hours in Dornoch: whisky, wellbeing and a Highland winter wonderland

The strapline on Visit Dornoch’s website reads ‘Dornoch, you can do it all from here’. And they’re not wrong, as we discovered on an immersive short break in the pretty Highland town. Dornoch's golf course is well-known and frequently ranks amongst the best in the world. There's more to Dornoch than golf though. To showcase… Continue reading 48 hours in Dornoch: whisky, wellbeing and a Highland winter wonderland

Argyll, Scotland

A relaxing hotel break in Argyll – Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges, Loch Awe

As winter approaches and the daylight hours shorten, I love nothing better than spending a day outdoors, rambling in the crisp, cool air, followed by a cosy night cooried inside with good food, wine and company. I recently did just that on a relaxing hotel break in Argyll with my two favourite boys. Our base… Continue reading A relaxing hotel break in Argyll – Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges, Loch Awe

Highlands, Perthshire, Scotland

A dog friendly summer staycation in Scotland with Hostelling Scotland

It's two years since our last dog friendly break with Hostelling Scotland. Hostelling Scotland accommodation is comfortable, clean well-equipped and affordable. This year we decided to forego a foreign break for a summer staycation in Scotland instead, staying at Pitlochry Youth Hostel and Glenmore Lodge Youth Hostel. Was it a good decision? Read on and find… Continue reading A dog friendly summer staycation in Scotland with Hostelling Scotland

East Lothian, Scotland

A fabulous Scottish gin tour at NB Distillery

We were recently invited to NB Distillery in East Lothian for a Scottish Gin tour. We love Scottish gin, so jumped at the chance to visit the home of NB Gin for one of their five-star 'Ginspiration Tours'. NB Distillery, North Berwick NB Distillery is located in a pretty rural setting a stone's throw away… Continue reading A fabulous Scottish gin tour at NB Distillery