Radisson Collection Royal Mile Edinburgh partners with Plan Bee Ltd

The Radisson Collection Royal Mile Edinburgh has partnered with Plan Bee Ltd, one of the UK’s leading sustainability businesses and sets up three beehives on the roof of the only 5-star hotel on the historic Edinburgh street. 

As well as joining an exclusive club of world leading brands who already house Plan Bee hives, the hotel will also receive dozens of jars of bespoke branded honey each year as part of the partnership. Read more

Welcome to Luxury Scotland Newsletter – September 2016

Autumn Glory in Scotland

As the autumnal colours appear throughout Scotland, there is much going on in our Luxury Scotland hotels.

Scotland’s woodlands and forests rival much of the world for the magnificent autumn colours and our online article entitled Autumn Glory has lots of information on where to enjoy wonderful autumn walks and to experience Scotland at its best.

If one of your ambitions is to play golf on the famous Muirfield course then the charity Fourball Offer from Greywalls could be just what you are looking for. Join 18 lucky fourball teams on the 13th October to play at the oldest golf club in the world.


The North Coast 500 has received much publicity recently and, although most people choose to drive around the route, The Torridon has an exciting alternative for the growing band of intrepid cyclists are also taking to Scotland’s own Route 66.

festive luxury scotland

With less than 20 weeks until Christmas, we have a number of Festive offers and ideas from Gleneagles, Britannia, Old Course Hotel and Torridon including Christmas weeks, Winter Wonderlands and Super Hero Christmas Parties. Take a look at our News & Offers section for the latest promotions.

So, whatever you do in September, enjoy Scotland.

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

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



The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers has nominated Leuchie House as its 2016 charity and beneficiary of their annual charity golf day taking place on Thursday 13th October. Join with 18 fourball teams at the prestigious Muirfield Golf Course – the oldest club in the world and only a few short putts from Greywalls Hotel.

Ticket Price: £1,600 for Team of four players – To book call Jackie on 01620 892864

Guests arrive from 7.30am for registration, followed by champagne and a cooked breakfast.  The golf begins with a shotgun start at 9.15am.  Prizes will be awarded for Longest Drive, Nearest the Hole and 1st and 2nd places following Stableford scoring.  Drinks in the lounge will be followed by lunch and the grand auction.

Accommodation is available for the Charity Golf  Event at nearby Greywalls Hotel & Chez Roux at a very special price of £175 for a double room and £75 for Single Caddy Room.

Email to  enquiries@greywalls.co.uk  or call +44 (0) 1620 842144.

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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 NC500 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 will arrange mountain bike rental if your own bike is more of the touring variety.

Contact www.thetorridon.com or call +44 [0]1445 791 242

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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’s 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.

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Gleneagles will become a winter wonderland once again this December when its festive programme comes to life, transforming this magnificent hotel into Scotland’s most magical ‘home from home’.

The hotel will become a glorious playground of country pursuits and activities. Guests can choose from shooting, falconry and hawking sessions, cocktail making, cheese and wine tasting, golf tuition and tennis coaching. Have fun on the full-sized festive ice rink and watch the magnificent firework displays.  Little ones and teenagers will be entertained by treasure hunts, cookery classes, movie screenings, arts and crafts workshops, dancing and singing lessons, pony mornings and the appearance of Santa Claus himself on Christmas Eve.

The Christmas Cracker Break, Hogmanay Heroics break and the Half Way Holiday include accommodation, all food, all entertainment, the festive programme and complimentary airport transfers for guests arriving and departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports.

For festive packages details visit www.gleneagles.com or call Resort Sales on 0800 389 3737.

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Christmas Parties at The Old Course Hotel 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 – see web site for details.

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

Afternoon Tea Dance & Adele Tribute Night

On Thursday 1st December, the Old Course celebrates with the most sophisticated of soirées; the Afternoon Tea Dance. Price £33.00 per person.

Fans of Adele should book now for Friday 2nd December 2016 when the magnificent KT Star, ‘the one and only’, takes to the stage for a stunning performance of Adele’s top hits. Price £57.00 per person.

For further details on all Old Course Hotel events call 44(0) 01334 468181.

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Hebridean Island Cruises have launched their 6th season of European river cruises on board The Royal Crown. The 2017 season on board The Royal Crown is more enchanting than ever before with exciting itineraries on each of the Main, Rhine and Danube rivers as well as the Dutch and Belgian Waterways.

As with all Hebridean Island Cruises, guests will not only enjoy the highest standards of service and comfort, but each Hebridean European river cruise is fully inclusive ensuring that guests have a carefree holiday both on board and ashore.  Unlike many other river cruises, the Hebridean river cruises include all shore visits – from architecture and history to music, food, drink and art-  the possibilities to discover and explore and hugely widespread.

For details on Hebridean Island Cruises call 01756 704704 or email reservations@hebridean.co.uk

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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