Old Course - Masks and Heros Parties

Masks or Capes? The Choice is Yours at St Andrews Old Course Hotel.

Christmas Parties at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrew are legendary and in 2016 they promise to be bigger and better than ever. You can choose from Masquerade Party Nights or the all new Superhero Parties.

The 2016 Parties Nights are £57 per person and include:

  • Celebratory fizz for every guest
  • Top class entertainment throughout the evening.
  • A 3-course dinner created by our team of award-winning chefs
  • Half a bottle of house red or white wine selected by our Sommelier

Dates available throughout December 2016 – see web site for details.

To book call 01334 468181 or email events@oldcoursehotel.co.uk


royal yacht britannia piper

Royal Yacht Britannia – Christmas Weekend Dec 2016

During December The Royal Yacht Britannia will be decked out with festive touches around this famous ship and Edinburgh landmark. These will include stunning garlands and festive ornaments adorning the State Apartments and a sparkling 20ft Christmas tree on the quayside!

Britannia Christmas weekend (3-4 December 2016) is always an extra special time when visitors can enjoy complimentary mulled wine and hand-made shortbread in the comfort of the Officers’ Mess.  What’s more, with fabulous gifts and stocking fillers available in our Gift Shop, it’s an opportunity to find that perfect present.

Book your group visit to Britannia today – email groups@tryb.co.uk or call 0131 555 8800.

torridon hotel mountain biking

The Torridon & Cycling The North Coast 500

Cycling the North Coast 500 is a great way to experience the north of Scotland and a growing band of intrepid cyclists are also taking to Scotland’s own Route 66.  While some may attempt non-stop navigation around the route, most will quite rightly take their time to enjoy the fantastic scenery and will arrange their holiday accordingly.

One perfect accommodation option on the North Coast 500 for the keen cyclist is to stay at The Torridon Inn. As well as great food and drink, warm Highland hospitality and a very comfortable bed for the night, cyclists on the NC500 can have secure bike storage as well as bike repairs and servicing. With some great mountain biking routes nearby, Torridon can arrange mountain bike rental if your own bike is more of the touring variety.

Contact www.thetorridon.com or call 01445 791 242

Festivals, Fireworks, Best Baths & Hot Tubs

August is one of the busiest and most exciting months in Scotland’s calendar.

The Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe both take place in venues through out the city.

At the heart of the city, Edinburgh Castle provides the historic back drop for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Virgin Money Firework Display providing a fitting climax to the month’s activities.


Elsewhere throughout Scotland there are literary festivals, film festivals, music festivals and Highland games all designed to provide wonderful entertainment for visitors and the local population.

Our Festivals & Events page on Luxury Scotland is a good starting point for more information.

Whether you are a participant, an organiser or one of the audience at these events, there is no doubt that a relaxing bath or a soothing soak in a hot tub would be a fitting reward after an exciting day’s activity.

Alright, we admit it’s a tenuous link but we are really keen to highlight two articles we recently posted on our News & Offers site – namely Scotland’s best Luxury Hotel Baths and Scotland’s Best Outdoor Private Hot Tubs. Both articles list some stunning examples of luxurious facilities to be found in our member hotels. A sublime experience at any time.


Also on our News & Offers page you will find a selection of special promotions from many of the Luxury Scotland hotels including 20% off Hebridean Cruises, Strawberry afternoon teas, stunning corporate days on Belmond Royal Scotsman Train as well as details of complimentary dinners and overnight accommodation.

Whatever you decide to do in August, we wish you an enjoyable time.


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

Here are a selection of News & Offers items
from our member hotels:

Argyll’s Atlantic Islands
20% off September Cruises


Spend 5 nights on board cruising the Small Isles of Rum and Eigg. Enjoy a 4 night cruise discovering enchanted gardens on the Atlantic Islands of Colonsay, Islay, Gigha and Jura.

Cruise over the sea of the Hebrides to Barra in the Outer Hebrides and walk where Princes once stood, discover stone circle on North Uist and experience the grandeur of Dunvegan Castle on a 5 night unforgettable cruise.


It’s ‘Action Stations’ on board the
Belmond Royal Scotsman


Combining luxury train travel through the Scottish Highlands with a series of thrilling and adventurous off board excursions, Belmond Royal Scotsman has launched ‘Action Stations’ – bespoke itineraries tailor made and designed to inspire productivity and invigorate corporate excursions.

Departing from Edinburgh with up to 7 nights accommodation on board, the off board activities including white water rafting, , abseiling, canoeing, canyoning, mountain biking, quad biking, river fishing, horse riding and ‘Bridge swinging’. Packages include top class food, entertainment plus private visits to famous estates, castles, clans and whisky distilleries.


Complimentary Third Night Free
at Trump Turnberry


Book a two night break at the re-launched Trump Turnberry Resort before the end of September and you can enjoy a third night absolutely free.

Relax in the luxury of this newly refurbished hotel with opulently furnished bedrooms, sparkling chandeliers and stunning views of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and beyond. During your stay, take advantage of the Turnberry Spa experiences and world class tuition at The Golf Academy at Trump Turnberry and also retail purchases within the Professional Shop and receive 20% off.

Call 01655 333 991 to reserve your Trump Turnberry summer experience now.


The Kohler Spa at Old Course Hotel
launch new Spa Treatments


For the next 12 months you can enjoy a selection on innovative spa experiences at Kohler Spa including ‘On the Rocks’, a complete head to toe experience beginning with a Dead Sea moor mud application combined with a remineralizing sea salt exfoliation.

Why not experience ‘Scotland and the North Sea’ with a seaweed wrap and sea salt exfoliation followed by the warm rain of a Vichy shower anda hot seashell massage and moisture application.

Complete your experience with the Rockin’ Moroccan Manicure during which your hands are exfoliated with an orange peel scrub, followed by a honey, lavender scented treatment and a choice of citrus scented enriched hand cream or signature scented body soufflé.

For a full list of treatments or more information call 01334 474371