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  1. Haymarket Hub Hotel (c) The Edinburgh Collection

    Haymarket Hub – Edinburgh’s First Hotel with FREE Smart Phones

    If you haven’t been to Edinburgh’s Haymarket quarter for a few years you’ll be staggered by the changes. The area is booming, with the new tram network and impressively revamped Haymarket railway station at the heart of the West End’s renaissance. This dynamic part of the city is the ideal location for the Haymarket Hub – Scotland’s first hotel to offer free…

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  2. Gleneagles (c) Robin McKelvie

    Gleneagles Gets a Major Facelift

    Gleneagles is a hotel that you can never get bored of. I guess that is because it is far more than just a hotel. I’ve just been back up for my fourth stay – this time with my young family – and I’m happy to report that it just gets better and better. On this visit we discovered that the…

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  3. Broch at Balbinny © Robin McKelvie

    The Hottest New Self-Catering Escape in Angus

    I love self-catering especially if it is somewhere scenic with lots of great local produce close on hand. Balbinny in often ignored Angus definitely ticks both of these boxes and many more besides, as I discovered when I took my young family up there for a memorable weekend. Great First Impressions First impressions count with self-catering. Balbinny was a winner…

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  4. Balbinny © Balbinny

    Top 5 Cosy Winter Self-Catering Getaways

    It’s that time of year when the mercury dips and the chill winter winds ravage into Scotland from the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. I know it can be very tempting to just hibernate until spring, staying at home with your central heating and favourite jumper. If you do, though, you are missing out on Scotland’s scenery looking utterly…

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  5. Whisky, Puffins & Michelin Star Restaurants – My Return to East Fife

    I’m always amazed that Fife gets overlooked by many people planning short breaks and longer holidays. This Central Scotland region is so easy to get to and, as I discovered when I headed back to Fife’s eastern reaches, a sprinkling of recent openings have spiced up what was already a beguiling cocktail of things to see and do. Escape to Cambo…

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  6. Our New Mobile Site

    How many times have you been promised a brilliant mobile version of a website and then been cruelly let down? You’d hoped to have a seamless and powerful tool in your pocket that could give you all the information you need quickly and also that would inspire you on to other things too. Well don’t despair as help is at…

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  7. Reviewing – A Fair Deal for Customers and Businesses

    *Robin McKelvie is our resident blogger and has also been a travel writer for almost two decades. He has appeared on BBC Radio Scotland discussing the case of a Blackpool hotel who charged guests for leaving a bad review online. ‘As a travel writer and blogger who has been reviewing hotels and restaurants for over two decades I could see…

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  8. Brave – The Biggest Thing to Hit Scotland Since Braveheart

    If you have not heard about Brave yet trust me you soon will. Disney-Pixar’s blockbuster animation will soon become a major part of the summer as the biggest Scottish set movie since Braveheart storms the world’s cinema screens and enthuses a new generation of children about the myriad charms of Scotland. The epic story follows the young fiery haired and…

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