New Brochure for Luxury Scotland

The 2016 edition of the Luxury Scotland brochure has been published. With a spectacular view of Skye on the cover, the brochure details the finest hotels in Scotland as well as information on our Commercial Partners. There is an excellent section on Scottish food and pages on golf and how to tour Scotland in great luxury without even lifting a finger.

Luxury Scotland now has over thirty members comprising three splendid castles, Five world class international golf venues, five city centre hotels and sixteen of the best country houses, exclusive use properties and small luxury hotels in Scotland. In addition we have the world’s most exclusive residential railway train and the only cruise liner in the world with a Royal Warrant.


The locations of our member properties are perfect for anyone looking to plan a memorable holiday in Scotland. From romantic lochside properties on Scotland’s west coast to dramatic suite apartments overlooking Scotland’s famous Glencoe, from stylish city centre boutique hotels to exclusive use castles and superb self-catering apartments close to some of the world’s best golf courses … you will find it all in our 2016 brochure. Our web site contains a digital version of the brochure for those of you who just can’t wait to look inside.

Copies of the brochure are available in printed form or on a memory stick. Overseas requests will be serviced with the memory stick. To order a copy, please email your postal address to

So sit back, pour yourself a glass of wine or a Scotch malt whisky and explore Scotland with the help of the 2016 Luxury Scotland Brochure.

We look forward to welcoming you to our hotels.


Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive, Luxury Scotland.


Latest News & Special Offers

And, if you need more reasons to enjoy a short break or vacation in Scotland, look no further than our News & Special offers section which contains a host of offers and news items from Luxury Scotland properties.

Luxury Scotland 2016 Brochure


Featuring the finest luxury hotels in Scotland and selected partners from the world of luxury travel.

Our 2016 Luxury Scotland Brochure is an invaluable source of perfect Scottish destinations for the discerning traveller. As well as a special feature on Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink, the brochure contains full details of all our five star hotels, the luxury cruise ship MV Hebridean Princess and the Belmond Royal Scotsman Train.

>> To view our 2016 Brochure click here

Food for Thought – Mid March News from Luxury Scotland

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Mid-March Newsletter

At Luxury Scotland we are rightly proud of Scotland’s growing reputation as a “foodie” destination. At this time of year, Chefs across Scotland, including those at Luxury Scotland’s luxury properties, are showcasing the finest and freshest Scottish produce, seafood and meats on their menus and elevating the concept of Scottish cuisine.

Amongst the many new food experiences you can enjoy in Scotland is a novel concept, ‘Dining in the Dark‘. The internationally renowned ‘Dans Le Noir’ dining experience comes to Scotland this Easter and is being hosted by The Old Course, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews from Thursday 24th March until Wednesday 6th April.

Dine in the Dark

Lunch, Dinner, Whisky Tasting & Overnight Experiences are available from £35.00 per person. I will let you guess what this enlightening evening has in store for the lucky diners. For more information go to

At the Torridon, Chef David Barnett uses as many local, and in many instances, home-grown products as possible. The kitchen garden provides him with the majority of the salad that he uses, as well as fruit for the crumble which always goes down a treat with anyone dining at the Inn. The Torridon has its very own herd of highland coos and a sty full of Tamworth pigs which all feature on the menu.

The Torridon

Why don’t you pop in for lunch or an evening meal and try out some of the best the West has to offer? If you can’t do that but you are likely to be in the vicinity of Inverness on 19 May, then it’s worth knowing about a charity event being held that evening. Birchwood Highland dedicates its resources to people with mental health issues, supporting their recovery and helping them gain self-confidence.

The Torridon

The 19 May gala dinner will be held in the atrium of the new Inverness College and The Torridon’s own super chef David Barnett is in charge of the first course. The mains will come courtesy of Jamie Scott, winner of Masterchef: The Professionals, with desserts in the capable hands of Mark Dickson from Bunchrew House Hotel. Vegetarians will be looked after by Phil Stewart from cafe Nourish.

Tickets for the gala dinner cost £70 each and you can reserve your place today by emailing

Wherever you travel in Scotland this year we hope have an opportunity to savour some of Scotland’s finest cuisine in one of our Luxury Scotland hotels.

Jeremy Hawkings

Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive, Luxury Scotland.

Scotland’s Best Luxury Hotel Views

Scotland is well known for its spectacular scenery, breathtaking drives and rich wildlife. One of the things that makes travelling around Scotland so enjoyable is the fact that wherever you decide to stay, you are never far away from amazing views. Whether you choose to stay in the countryside or by the coast, the likelihood of having beautiful views on your way to the hotel or from the hotel you stay at is always very high.

Luxury Scotland Hotels are spread throughout Scotland’s most beautiful regions, all of them offer guests the opportunity to explore and be surrounded by Scotland’s magnificent landscape.

We have selected a few of the luxury hotels that offer wonderful views from many of their rooms.

Knockinaam Lodge Hotel in Portpatrick

The beautiful Knockinaam Lodge Hotel is situated at the end of a single-track lane, which winds down to 30 acres of gardens and woodland surrounded by gorse-clad cliffs and the Irish Sea. It’s an incredibly beautiful part of Dumfries & Galloway, not as explored by tourists as the Highlands. The rooms boast stunning views of the beach and the coast. No need for art when you have scenes like this framed by the window.



The Torridon Hotel

Not only The Torridon is one of the best independent hotels in the country, but it’s also situated in one of the most visually stunning areas of Scotland. Guests can reach the hotel by driving through Scotland’s own Route 66,  which attracts sports cars aficionados and keen drivers from all corners of the globe. The rooms offer gorgeous views across the Loch and the Torridon mountain, plenty of wildlife can be seen around the hotel as well. It’s an amazing place to be.



The Old Course Hotel

An incredible location for any keen golfer, the Old Course Hotel offering incredible views of the very golf course where golf was first played in. Guests can also enjoy watching a few of the world’s most exciting golf tournaments from the comfort of their bedroom terrace.


Airds Hotel

The beautiful Airds Hotel in Port Appin is right in front of Loch Linnhe, below is the view guests have from the front facing rooms, of both the loch and the mountains beyond. The journey to the hotel is equally striking no matter where you are coming from as is the area surrounding it. A picture of peace and tranquility.


Inverlochy Castle Hotel

One of Queen Victoria’s favourite hotels, Inverlochy Castle Hotel is surrounded by gorgeous views of its grounds, gardens, loch and Ben Nevis beyond. One of Europe’s most celebrated castle hotels, also a member of Relais & Chateaux.


Greywalls Hotel & Chez Roux

Greywalls Hotel was once an exclusive use property that turned into one of the country’s most cherished country house hotels. The hotel is literarlly steps away from Muirfield Golf course, golf lovers can have magnificent views of the course and the coast beyond. A truly beautiful place to be.


Crinan Hotel

Crinan Hotel boasts character, the hotel is owned by a renowned Scottish fine artist, the hotel is filled with beautiful, contemporary oil paintings, many of them painted by herself and by her equally talented son. They often run art exhibitions and showcase the beautiful work of other renowned artists. The hotel overlooks the picturesque Crinan canal, from your room you can see lovely boats and yachts going by.



Inver Lodge Hotel & Chez Roux

Situated in one of Europe’s last true wilderness, Inver Lodge Hotel is surrounded by a lot more than magnificent views. A large number of wild deer is often seen on the way to the hotel and around the hotel (don’t be surprised if you see one or two right outside your window). Sutherland is a truly breathtaking part of the country with high mountains and a dramatic rugged landscape. The hotel offers panoramic views of the awe-inspiring Lochinver Bay and the Outer Hebrides.


Cameron House on Loch Lomond

It’s not every day that you can see a seaplane landing or taking off from your bedroom window.  It’s also not every day that you can see ducks and swans walking outside and heading towards the Loch. The views from Cameron House Hotel’s rooms are really special and change drastically depending on the season, Loch Lomond has a different colour depending on the time of the year.  The rooms offer beautiful views of Loch Lomond and beyond as well as of Cameron House’s manicured grounds.



Glencoe House, West Highlands

Glencoe House is a historic mansion, the former home of Lord Strathcona, it is  located in 10 acres of private gardens and it offers exquisite views of Glencoe. A truly special place where attention to detail is paramount, Glencoe House’s rooms are incredibly spacious and boast unique period features that add to an atmosphere of luxury and exclusivity. Impressive views of the grounds, loch, gardens and of the West Highlands make staying at this hidden gem a memorable experience, one that you will want to repeat. Words and pictures don’t do Glencoe House justice, you must experience it for yourself.



Welcome to Luxury Scotland’s March Newsletter

March is a magical time in Scotland. The days are getting longer with bright clear mornings and early evening sunsets. Spring flowers are adding colour in many of the gardens of our Luxury Scotland hotels.

At the end of the March we will have Easter to look forward to. This is a good time to get into your car and exploring Scotland.

If you need further inspiration to explore Scotland by road, you’ll find several useful features in our articles archive. Many of these are now ‘responsive’ and are easy to read on mobiles and tablets.

There is often a light dusting of snow on the hill tops which, with blue skies, shows off Scotland in the best possible way. And to tempt you on to the open road here are are several offers available from our Luxury Scotland members.

Whatever you do in March, enjoy yourself.


Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive, Luxury Scotland.

Lunch for the Senses at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews


Guests who dine at Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa often talk about how the experience touches their senses of taste, touch, sight, sound & smell – the fabulous food, wonderful aromas from the gallery kitchen and breath-taking views across the Old Course and the sandy beaches of St Andrews.

Now the Old Course Hotel has added a sixth sense: to take the experience further… sounds common sense to me.

On the first Sunday of each month, you can enjoy Lunch for the Senses, a 3-course lunch to excite your sense of smell & wow your taste buds, with stunning views across the Old Course and soothing sounds played by the resident pianist. Everything is prepared and served by loving hands … including the celebratory glass of Prosecco that accompanies your meal, all for a modest £29.59 per person. Each guest also receives 10% off any treatments at the world-class Kohler Waters Spa, delivered by expertly trained therapists. Booking is essential.

Please call 01334 474371 or email


Gleneagles voted Scotland’s Best Hotel/Resort by Today’s Golfer Travel Awards 2016

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The Gleneagles Hotel has been awarded the title of Scotland’s Best Hotel/Resort in Today’s Golfer Travel Awards 2016, for the 3rd year running.

From 5th to 8th July The 2016 Gleneagles International Pro-Am takes place across The King’s, Queen’s and PGA Centenary Courses. Gary Silcock, Gleneagles’ Director of Golf, commented: “We’re really excited about this new event for the 2016 golfing calendar, which gives players from around the world the opportunity to compete across Gleneagles’ three championship courses.

Competitors will have the chance to play two of James Braid’s Classic Courses – The King’s and Queen’s – as well as the PGA Centenary Course, the venue for 2014’s Ryder Cup Matches. The fact that it’s taking place the week before The Open at Troon means it is a great timing to make the trip.

For more details go to: PGA Gleneagles International Pro-Am


 Triple Championship Course Package from The Marcliffe

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The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa are offering The North East Scotland Triple Championship Links Courses Deal from April to October 2016.

This is a superb golf package for people keen to test their prowess on three of Scotland’s internationally-renowned championship links golf courses and includes two nights bed and full Scottish breakfast.

You will experience one round at Royal Aberdeen or Murcar, 18 holes at Trump International and 18 holes at Cruden Bay – all challenging and extremely scenic venues for the golf lover. All three of the golf courses tee-times and accommodation are subject to availability.

This offer runs until October 2016. For more details email


 Roux Family open two new restaurants – Inverlochy Castle and Crossbasket Castle


Anyone who has met and dined with anyone from the Roux family will very likely remember the occasion with respect and affection.

They say the best things come in threes and so Inverlochy Castle and Crossbasket Castle can now offer Emily Roux, Michel Roux Jnr. and Albert Roux as the culinary geniuses behind their menus because these three members of the Roux dynasty will be opening their new restaurants at Inverlochy Castle later this month and at Crossbasket Castle on 1st May. Bon appetit!


 The Book Menu – Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa


Edinburgh established her place in literary records many years ago. Robert Burns lived in Edinburgh in 1786 and Robert Louis Stevenson was born in the city in 1850.

Sadly renowned Scottish author Ian Banks passed away three years ago but will still have many world class authors including Ian Rankin, Alexander McCall Smith, Kate Atkinson and others to enthral us with their writings.

If you are staying at Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa and have left your reading material at home then just ask for the Book Menu and your choice, signed by the author, will be delivered to your room in minutes.


 Littles celebrate 50 Years of Famed Scottish Hospitality


Our chauffeur guide and transportation specialists, Littles, were awarded The Herald Scottish Family Business of the Year in 2015 have reached a very significant milestone – their 50th birthday.

Since inception in 1966 Little’s have showcased the famed Scots hospitality to countless clients, with their Scottish heritage guiding operations  providing both a traditional and truly bespoke chauffeur service.

The story of Little’s spans 50 years, growing from a fleet of three cars, an Austin Princess, a Humber Hawke and a Humber Super Snipe to what is now Scotland’s largest fleet of Mercedes and Jaguar saloons and MPVs. Each car is purchased new, to their exact specifications. In 1980 Little’s purchased a 1933 Rolls Royce which is still available for clients to book today.

Little’s classic Rolls Royce collection has expanded with the addition of both a Rolls Royce Spirit and Spur, again quintessentially British vehicles perfect for clients looking to experience Scotland in both comfort and timeless sophistication.


A New Web Site and Travel Film for Hebridean Princess

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Hebridean Princess have launched their new 2016 website.

It features a wonderful travel film of Scotland, which coincides with the first cruise of the season – Doon The Watter, which departs from Greenock on 1st March. After spending time in Argyll and the Clyde, Hebridean Princess returns to her home port of Oban for the ‘Easter in the Hebrides’ cruise.

More details, and do be sure to watch the film at


Easter Special at Trump Turnberry


Work on the £200 million renovation at Trump Turnberry continues and there is a very special offer for Easter.

Enjoy two nights for the price of one over the Easter weekend and be entertained by ‘The Sound of…The Musicals.’ This sensational evening will be held on Saturday 26th March in The Duel in the Sun restaurant and includes a five course dinner and a selection of hits from Broadway classics such as ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Wicked’.

With accommodation in The Trump Villas, you will also enjoy a complimentary night stay on either the 25th or the 27th March plus Trump Turnberry’s popular Sunday Brunch on Sunday 27th March.

Priced at just £249 per room.

For more details and to book, please call 01655 333 991


Shingle Lodge – stylish Self Catering on the coast in South West Scotland


Knockinaam Lodge has developed a beautiful, new self catering cottage, Shingle Lodge, which sleeps 4-5 people in an outstanding, luxury property that couldn’t be closer to the sea!

Here, guests can enjoy an incredible seascape within a modern living space which includes a cosy, log burning stove. Two luxury bedrooms also offer enviable sea views and en-suite bathrooms with underfloor heating. A fully-equipped, modern kitchen provides ample space to prepare a meal.

A stay in Shingle Lodge is an opportunity for a luxury break in the seclusion of a secret beach cove surrounded by dramatic rock faces and towering cliffs. Suitable for couples and families alike, the lodge sits exclusively at one end of the cove but is just a short stroll from Knockinaam Lodge where guests are invited to indulge in exquisite dining served up by its Michelin Awarded chef.

Bookings are being taken now by contacting 01776 810 471 or


Spring & Easter Escapes at Airds Hotel in Appin

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Airds Hotel and Restaurant is a wonderful place to consider for that Spring or Easter break.

With Spring and a long bank holiday weekend just around the corner, Easter is the perfect time to enjoy a mini break on the West coast of Scotland. Airds Hotel at Appin is sophisticated yet relaxed with friendly service, warm log fires where you can enjoy afternoon tea and pre dinner drinks, and an award winning romantic candlelit restaurant.

Airds Easter package prices are for 2 or 3 days and include dinner, full Scottish breakfast and VAT. Airds will also include an Easter Gift and a delicious cream tea on a day of your choice.

Rates available from £295 per person for the 2 night package and from £445 per person for the 3 night package.  Both rates are based on double occupancy.

For more details go to


Spring Breaks at Kinloch House


As the days start to lengthen and the snow drops begin to fade and give way to the bright colours of spring bulbs it is time to think about treating yourself to a midweek break.

With this in mind we are offering a special Spring midweek break, Sunday to Thursday inclusive, between now and the end of April.

This special rate of £145.00 per person per day includes a three course dinner with canapes, room, full Scottish breakfast and VAT and is based on double occupancy.

Bookings can only be made directly with the hotel – Telephone – 01250 884237 or Email – and please mention ‘Spring Special Offer‘.


Luxury Scotland 2016 Brochure


Featuring the finest luxury hotels in Scotland and selected partners from the world of luxury travel.

Our 2016 Luxury Scotland Brochure is an invaluable source of perfect Scottish destinations for the discerning traveller. As well as a special feature on Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink, the brochure contains full details of all our five star hotels, the luxury cruise ship MV Hebridean Princess and the Belmond Royal Scotsman Train.

>> To view our 2016 Brochure click here