Art Demo with Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year at Lochgreen House Hotel

Join us at Lochgreen House Hotel for an Art Demonstration with Denise Findlay, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Artist.

Lochgreen House Hotel on Thursday 6th April 2017

Denise graduated for G.S.A in 1996 with a sell out degree show. She went on to produce a string of solo exhibitions throughout Scotland and England. Denise has won many awards including the acclaimed Elizabeth Greenshields Award three time in a row. She has also enjoyed much press and media attention such as appearing on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year.

Denise is known for her powerful, huge, portraits and sensitive, detailed pencil drawings which displays her unique, diverse talent. She believes that, “painting is a purely visual experience where the viewer should not be left unsure of its meaning.”

Thursday 6th April 2017

Arrive 10am  for morning coffee

Art Demonstration 10.30 – 12.30

Followed by two course lunch with wine & coffee, petit fours.

£30 per person

Call to book 01292 313343 – places limited so please  book early

Special Lochgreen House Hotel bed & breakfast rate of £150 for two, based on two sharing, when buying two tickets.

Please visit our website www.lochgreenhouse.com

 

Denise Findlay

Denise Findlay

 

Editor’s Note: Overlooking Royal Troon Championship golf Course, Lochgreen House Hotel offers luxury accommodation and a range of tempting dining options as well as facilities for meetings, golf and leisure breaks, weddings and other private functions.

Take That Tribute Night at The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is pleased to welcome ‘Rule The World’, the fabulous three-piece ‘Take That’ tribute featuring Gary, Mark & Howard.

 

We could Never Forget all the fantastic hits ‘Take That’ have had, and now, for one night only, we can experience them all in our stunning Hall Of Champions.

 

Date: Friday 1st December 2017

Tickets are £60.00 per person.

 

It only Takes A Minute to book. Booking is essential, please call 01334 468181 or email events@oldcoursehotel.co.uk

 

GET THE GOLDEN TICKET:
Book a gold table of 10 for £750.00 and get preferential seating and pre and post dinner drinks!

 

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For more information on the Old Course Hote & Spa visit: www.luxuryscotland.co.uk/oldcourse

 

Cameron House announces partnership with Scottish photographer Colin Prior

The beautiful Cameron House Hotel in Loch Lomond announced a partnership with a top landscape photographer Colin Prior for an exhibition aiming to showcase the region’s stunning landscape.

The exhibition is part of the hotel’s refurbishment plans, it is named ‘Quinuituq’ (meaning deep patience) and it will run at the hotel until May 2017 and features 12 photographs from around Scotland, including some of Loch Lomond.

The phase two of the £4 million refurbishment will create a new outdoor terrace showcasing the breathtaking views across Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It is due to complete in May 2017.

Andy Roger, resort director said: “We have one of the most stunning views on our doorsteps, so it seemed only fitting to work with Colin Prior who is renowned for his stunning photography of Scotland’s landscapes. What better way to replace the view for the next two months while our refurbishment is underway.”

To generate awareness to the exhibition, Cameron House launched a social media campaign to give away one of the photographs via a competition across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Entrants must submit their best landscape pictures from across Scotland and share them with Cameron House using the hashtag #CHlandscapes.

Colin Prior himself will pick the winning entry on Friday 30 April.

To learn more about Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond visit: www.luxuryscotland.co.uk/cameronhouse

 

Glencoe House Hotel Releases A New Video

The magnificent mansion house hotel Glencoe House located in the Glencoe Glen in the Scottish Highlands has released its latest video.

Glencoe House was built in 1896 by Lord Strathcona and was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson whose achievements include his work on the Royal residence of Balmoral Castle. The hotel has seven exquisitely designed suites and offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, with exceptional attention to detail and highly professional staff.

Breakfast at at the Glencoe House is served at the comfort of your private dining room table in your sitting room, you can also enjoy a five-course dining menu in the privacy of your suite.

The six new Bell Tower Suites will be available from April 2017 and are located in a characterful building just 50m from the mansion house. They comprise of a comfortable sitting room with a wood burning stove, a fully stocked kitchen with Aga-oven, a luxurious bathroom while the first floor contains a peaceful bedroom with en-suite WC. All suites also enjoy private walled gardens with hot tubs and alfresco dining.

Dinner is flexible in The Bell Tower Suites, either a book a table exclusively reserved for Bell Tower suite guests in the Great Hall of Glencoe House for a formally served, candle lit 5 course dinner (pre-booking is essential), or, relax in your suite and delve into your fully stocked kitchen which is full of delights. Choose from a wide range of pre-prepared gourmet meals and simply slip them into the Aga-oven and choose your accompanying wine or drinks from their ever-popular maxi bar.

If that still doesn’t inspire you enough, watch the latest video and see why you need to add it to your bucket list.

To learn more about one of Scotland’s most exclusive luxury hotels, visit: www.glencoe-house.com

Luxury Scotland announces Partnership with Dunnet Bay Distillery and its Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka

Any trip to Scotland invariably includes a whisky tasting or distillery visit – whether along the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail, at a hotel or restaurant or at a local whisky shop.

With 115 distilleries and centuries of practice, it would be near impossible to shake the whisky industry from the top branch. But with more than 70% of gin made in the UK now coming from 22 Gin distilleries in Scotland, it is hard to not take notice. There is even a Gin Trail.

Along those lines, Luxury Scotland, an association of 29 of Scotland’s top resorts and travel entities, has partnered with Dunnet Bay Distillers, one of Scotland’s newest distilleries. Known for its handcrafted Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka, these limited productions will be available in all of Luxury Scotland’s member’s hotels as well as purchasable at the House of Bruar, one of Scotland’s most prestigious independent stores.
The family-run Dunnet Bay Distilleries began operation in 2014 and has already won numerous accolades including Top 50 Food & Drink Products in Britain. Working with the oldest still makers in the world, the company built “Elizabeth,” a traditional copper still pot. Ingredients, such as Sea Buckthorn, Rowan Berries and Rhodiola Rosea, are all sourced in and around Caithness, set in Scotland’s most northern county with sweeping vistas and a stunning coastline. After 18 months of effort, using 80 different botanicals and undertaking 55 experiments, Rock Rose Gin was born. Since that successful launch, the company has added several other gin flavors and seasonal variations such as Navy Strength and Winter Edition.

They have also produced the award-winning Holy Grass Vodka, named for its use of Holy Grass, found on the banks of the Thurso River.

To learn more about Dunnet Bay Distilleries visit www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk

 

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G&V creates boutique installation featuring Scottish designers

G&V Collaborates with Local Heroes to create boutique installation featuring the work of Scottish designers

This February, G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh hosts Love Design, a boutique installation featuring the work of five Scottish designers. These specially created designs are presented in anticipation of Valentine’s Day and will be on show from 7th to 28th February. Each design has been conceived of as a perfect gift and will be available for purchase at the hotel and online.

Curated by Local Heroes Director Stacey Hunter, the installation features special pieces from: Karen Mabon (pure silk pocket square); Moira Warren of Patience Jewellery (exquisite diamond and lemon quartz earrings); Euan McWhirter (stacked gemstone bracelets); Niki Fulton (Fife linen union tie) and Emma McDowall (pastel concrete coin dish and vase). Read more

Announcing The Bell Tower Suites at Glencoe House

We are proud to announce the opening of The Bell Tower Suites on the 1st April 2017, which is a characterful building in its own right that is located only 50 metres from Glencoe House. The timing of the opening is particularly fitting as the bell was cast in 1927 by John Taylor & Co and 90 years on we celebrate a new era for the building.

 

The Bell Tower building contains 6 x one-bedroom suites (between 75-100 sqm), each with private walled gardens with hot tubs, barbeques and alfresco dining areas. The ground floor of the suite comprises a large and comfortable sitting room with a wood burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen complete with Aga-oven, a luxurious bathroom with bath, separate shower with twin shower-heads and Aveda toiletries. An elegant staircase takes you to the mezzanine on the first floor that contains a peaceful bedroom with en-suite WC.

 

Dining is a relaxed and private affair where you won’t be disturbed by fellow guests or waiting staff; the suites are fully catered for although meals are not formally served. Breakfast is included in the room rate and fully catered for so all you need to decide is if you prefer locally sourced smoked salmon, a full Scottish breakfast or a continental alternative, all at a time of your pleasing. Dinner is flexible, either book a table in the Great Hall of Glencoe House for a formally served candle lit 5 course dinner, or, relax in your suite and delve into your fully stocked kitchen which is full of delights. Choose from a wide range of pre-prepared gourmet meals and simply slip them into the Aga-oven and choose your accompanying wine or drinks from our ever-popular maxi bar.

 

Contact us for more details or reservations on reservations@glencoe-house.com or +44(0)1855 811179

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Luxury Scotland Newsletter – February 2017

For many of today’s discerning travellers, luxury is often less about luxurious surroundings and more about unique personal travel experiences.

Of course we enjoy our 5 star comforts, but being privileged to gain access to a special place, enjoying the company of a personal guide whose local knowledge enhances a travel experience or developing a warm connection with the local community and its traditions – these are prized elements of today’s luxury travel.

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable experiences is the opportunity to watch professional chefs at work, creating a superb dishes which you can also savour.

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Over the next few months there are several opportunities to join some of the top chefs in Scotland, enjoy their food and share their company.

With Valentines Day just a few of weeks away you may have thoughts of creating your own personal experience for your loved one.

There are a host of options from at Luxury Scotland including sumptuous overnight accommodation, luxury gifts and gourmet dining Boath House, Cameron House, Lochgreen House Hotel, Kinloch House and MacLeod House & Lodge.

Look no further than our Special Offers section for the latest offerings.

Wishing you a very enjoyable February.

Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.
E: jeremy@luxscot.co.uk


Meet Michel Roux Jr at Crossbasket Castle

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In February you can experience the exquisite cuisine of renowned chef Michel Roux Jr and take the opportunity to interact with him at a Dinner and Cookery Demo in the dramatic setting of Crossbasket Castle.

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Join Emily Roux at Greywalls in East Lothian

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During March there are two opportunities to join Emily Roux, yet another member of this truly gifted culinary dynasty for a unique dining experience including overnight accommodation at Greywalls Hotel in East Lothian just south of Edinburgh.

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Savour Three of the Best at The Marcliffe Hotel

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In Aberdeen, three of the country’s best chefs will team up to create a gastronomic feast at The Marcliffe Hotel. In aid of a local charity North East Sensory Services (NESS) guests at a special event entitled ‘Savour’ will enjoy courses cooked by celebrity chef Nick Nairn, Ross Spence from The Marcliffe and Paul Whitecross from Trump International.

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Marcello Tully Cookery Workshops at Kinloch Lodge

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If you have ever wanted to be part of the action in a Michelin starred kitchen then head over to Kinloch Lodge to join Marcello Tully and his team as they showcase their fantastic new kitchen in a series of workshops. The workshop is designed to show you all that happens in award-winning kitchen, following Marcello preparing for lunch and later on for dinner.

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Launching the Costley Kitchen Club at Lochgreen House Hotel

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At Lochgreen House Hotel in Ayrshire, the newly launched Costley Kitchen Club offers a host of benefits and culinary treats. Executive Head Chef Andrew Costley and his father Bill Costley will create inspired menus five times a year – a luxurious gastronomic event with matching the wines and the opportunity to tour the kitchen at Lochgreen to see how the team prepares their memorable culinary delights.

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