Travel: Going green in Prague and Central Bohemia

Living just outside Edinburgh, I’m all too aware that the effects of tourism on some of the world’s most visited cities can be negative as well as positive. And that’s at the front of my mind as I fly into another of the world’s most beautiful and historic cities – Prague. I enjoy travel but…

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Searching for Sugarlandia – The Philippines with Don Papa Rum

I’ve always been captivated by the stories behind Scotland’s whiskies. Tales of illicit stills, brave pioneers, families working together and on occasion tearing each other apart, have always been whispered on the wind that sways the fields of barley and in the rushing rivers that provide the crystal-clear water that make Scotch whisky. Today, they…

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The rise of the staycation

DO YOU need a break? Life has been non-stop and it’s been forever since you escaped on holiday. A brand new site called Staycation Scotland may just have the answer for you. If you’re looking for a stress-free getaway with friends and family then look no further. Founded by businesswoman Rosemary McLennan, the site offers…

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Five top bloggers who celebrate Scotland

Although Scotland isn’t the largest of countries, there is an abundance of places to see and things to do – which can be overwhelming for first time visitors. Even for residents of Scotland, there are so many trails, cities and places to discover – so with the help of travel bloggers who have done it…

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There was whisky galore on distillery tours

The promise of a few drams and a visit to the real-life setting of Whisky Galore! was more than enough to tempt me away from my desk and up north. At the crack of dawn one Wednesday morning, I found myself high tailing it by train towards the granite city. From Aberdeen train station, myself…

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Enjoy living in the lap of luxury at Meldrum House

NE250 Hotel Review: Meldrum House The hotel: Located in Oldmeldrum, you will need to take a short detour from the NE250 route to get here but it is well worth it. It is close to many of the area’s castles so would make a good base for keen to explore them. As well as being…

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Views over the river make for an ideal break

NE250 Hotel Review: Banchory Lodge Hotel The hotel: Just a few minutes off the NE250 route, Banchory Lodge Hotel is a beautiful country property set in 12 acres on the banks of the River Dee. We arrived in the dark so it wasn’t until the morning when we stepped out onto the terrace that we…

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A spot of luxury hidden away in the heart of Speyside

NE250 Hotel Review: The Station Hotel, Rothes The hotel: Situated on the main street running through Rothes, Speyside, the hotel is on the NE250 itself and, with its own car park complete with a copper still, makes it ideal for an overnight stay whilst driving the route. The hotel is owned by the Forsyth family…

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