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The George Hotel, Edinburgh

The George Hotel could simply not be more central in the Scottish capital. Reclining in a regal position on Edinburgh's George Street the hotel has...

Norton House Hotel & Spa

Think of an airport hotel or one set adrift in a city's suburbs and you may conjure up an image of somewhere characterless where...

Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort

Located at the heart of the mountain resort town of Aviemore the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort offers a wide range of accommodation and leisure...

Ballathie House Hotel, Perthshire

The long private drive through the leafy grounds hints at the grandeur to come to at Ballathie House Hotel. A real country house hotel,...

Dornoch Castle Hotel, Scottish Highlands

The Royal Burgh of Dornoch is famous for a number of things including the renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Course, an equally renowned sandy beach and...

Dalhousie Castle and Spa, Midlothian

It may only be four miles south of Edinburgh’s city bypass, but a visit to Dalhousie Castle feels like true Highland living. This grand castle...


South Queensferry, Edinburgh

Just eight miles northwest of Edinburgh city centre this historic burgh is most famous for the three epic bridges that span the Firth of Forth....

Samphire Seafood Bar & Grill, South Queensferry

There has never been any doubting that Orocco Pier, in the historic Edinburgh waterfront suburb of South Queensferry, boasts some of the finest views...

The Boat House, South Queenferry

With a view as spectacular as that offered by The Boat House in South Queensferry this riverside seafood restaurant could be forgiven for not...


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Hi, Robin and Jenny McKelvie here, the husband and wife travel writing team behind We're the authors of National Geographic Scotland Guide and Scotland: Cool Camping, as well as hundreds of articles about Scotland for myriad newspapers, magazines and websites across five continents. Together with our daughters we share the REAL Scotland – our wild and wildly beautiful home - with you. Slainte!

Every sinew bored with Lockdown? Then escape with me, even just for a few minutes, walking with Romans, the Fairy Queen & King Arthur. And start tracing the map for your own post-Lockdown visit to Melrose. ⁦@TravWriters⁩ ⁦@IndyTravel⁩

Killer whales, in Scotland?! Aye & sea eagles, the first beavers in a UK city for 400 years this week, most of the world’s gannets, hulking basking sharks, proper squirrels (red) & flesh eating plants. And we’re considering bringing back wolves tae. Quite the country! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Incredible drone footage captures eight killer whales playing off the coast of Shetland.

Writing about @elieshipinn @ClachaigInn @TheCreggansInn @HarbourInnIslay & Cluanie Inn @blacksheephotel for @coolplacesuk new book. Soooo wish I was tucking into oysters & ale with a view after a hike. With hope finally on horizon for better days it may be soon... @TravWriters

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