Art Holidays, Hampers & Gin

Read our quick festive round-up of creative holidays, hampers and a warming winter drink, all from our Luxury Scotland Partners.

Painting Holidays
Frances Macdonald, an established contemporary Scottish Artist and owner of the Crinan Hotel, is offering a unique opportunity book one of her legendary Painting Holidays. Individual guests or small groups are invited to visit Crinan and enjoy short painting breaks under the guidance of Frances and her son, Ross, who is also a professional painter. These holidays can be customised to suit numbers, age groups and budgets. Materials are available and working areas are setup for you to be inspired by the amazing views. Frances also offers a painting demonstration by special arrangement. Contact:


House of Bruar Christmas Hampers and Gifts
Take the stress out of last minute gifting this festive season, with speciality food and drink and a wide range of luxury gift hampers from Luxury Scotland partner, House of Bruar. Find a rich selection of preserves, confectionery, savoury treats, and more from beloved local brands, all hand-packed and encased in a wicker hamper to give your recipient a taste of authentic Scottish fare. Last posting dates for Christmas are 21st December for standard delivery and noon on 22nd December for express delivery.


Rock Rose Winter Spiced Negroni 
Why not treat yourself to a deliciously festive tipple this Christmas. Dunnet Bay Distiller’s Winter Spiced Negroni has been allowed to rest with orange and pink grapefruit zest for eight weeks. This brings the perfect balance of flavours and just the right amount of bitterness to the drink. Cheers!