Trace your Ancestry

The Scottish diaspora is large and there are many who celebrate their heritage and ties to the country around the globe. The traditions of clans and tartans are kept alive at Highland Games events and there is a wealth of history for visitors to explore. If you are interested in researching your family history there…

Macbeth Day Trip

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is one of the most well-known of his plays. The story of the bloody rise and fall of the titular character has thrilled audiences for centuries and the most recent film adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cottillard brought the story alive for a whole new generation. While the witches and ghosts may…

Valentines Day Ideas

If you’re looking to treat your partner to a special experience this Valentines, then there is plenty on offer. Below we’ve selected some of the best activities to enjoy with that special someone.   Wine and Dine Them Why not book a romantic meal for two at one of our fantastic local restaurants. Delicious local…

Day’s Out for Older Guests

Many of our guests have been coming to Scotland for many years and some are at an age when more sedate activities are appealing to them while on holiday. There will still be a few adrenalin junkies within the older age group but for those looking for gentler activities and days out, we have selected…

Bookshops

There’s nothing better than coming in from the cold, curling up in front of a log-fire and opening a good book this winter. And with Christmas fast approaching you might be on the lookout for those last-minute presents for friends and relatives. Well, there are plenty of great places to pick up some fantastic reads.…

Winter Stargazing

Scotland is well-known for its stunning vistas, with majestic mountains and lochs alive with fish and folktales; waterfalls crashing from the heights of the glens, forests and fairy pools, rugged highland landscapes and fertile farmland. The night brings a spectacle above to rival that of the picturesque colours and contours below, with constellations unfolding across…

Outlaw King Filming Locations

The 2018 Netflix movie “Outlaw King”, stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in his quest for the crown of Scotland. The film was shot on location in Scotland giving it a sense of authenticity. The film also had an overwhelming response to a call for local extras to play footsoldiers in Robert the Bruce’s…

Samhain Festival

Samhain is usually celebrated at sunset on the 31st of October. It is the traditional Celtic festival marking the coming of winter and the “darker half” of the year. Many rituals associated with Samhain have been carried down the years and co-opted by other religions or events. Samhain was believed to be a “liminal” time…