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Step on board ‘FINGAL’ in Edinburgh and into the glamour of a bygone age of travel

Book now for stunning cabins and a taste of the bygone age of luxury travel aboard FINGAL in Edinburgh’s historic Port of Leith.

 FINGAL is a new £5 million luxury development set to enhance Scotland’s hotel scene by offering stunning cabins, dining and a magnificent entertaining space, located in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Port of Leith. 

Developed by The Royal Yacht Britannia’s trading company, FINGAL has 23 luxury cabins inspired by her rich maritime heritage. Guests can choose from a luxury cabin with private deck, a duplex cabin with comfortable living space or the stunning Skerryvore Suite with extensive outdoor space to relax and entertain.

Cabins onboard Fingal in Edinburgh
’s design complete with nautical touches and polished woods incorporates the highest specifications of craftmanship and finishes. Scottish leathers and luxury linens are used throughout in colour inspired by FINGAL’s heritage.

On board a stylish, relaxed restaurant offers a light menu showcasing the best of Scotland’s larder, a Moët Hennessy Champagne bar provides champagne, wines, spirits and cocktails from the creative menu.  Spacious outdoor decks provide a selection of private and public spaces to relax, converse or simply sit out under the stars.

With facilities for hosting up to 80 guests, FINGAL is an ideal Edinburgh venue for exclusive hire, private parties, celebrations, weddings and corporate events. FINGAL’s spectacular ballroom with its majestic sweeping staircase is located in the bow of the ship and flooded in light by a huge movable skylight.

Permanently berthed in Edinburgh’s waterfront hotspot of Leith, guests on boardis well situated to access the best that Scotland’s capital city has to offer. The Royal Yacht Britannia is berthed close by and a host of award-winning restaurants, bars, artisan boutiques and galleries are just a few minutes’ walk away.

Head of Hospitality & Events, Andrew Thomson, said: “FINGAL is like no other in Scotland. It is a privilege to take this historic ship and create a new, exciting and world-class addition to the Scottish tourism landscape. The craftsmanship and design, inspired by FINGAL’s provenance and heritage, coupled with the best of Scotland’s larder will ensure our guests’ experience on FINGAL is truly memorable.”

Fingal in Edinburgh
Step on board FINGAL in Edinburgh and into the glamour of a bygone age of travel – a truly unique experience just minutes from the heart of the city.

Reservations are now being taken. Stay on board FINGAL from £300 per night based on two people sharing, including VAT and a full Scottish breakfast.

To make your Reservations for Fingal, please call  +44 (0)131 3575000.

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Inverlochy Castle near Fort William

Inverlochy Castle Hotel is Now Second Best Hotel in Europe and Fourth in the World

The annual Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards ranked Inverlochy Castle in Fort William as second in Europe and fourth in the world, cementing the property’s position as Scotland’s most renowned small luxury hotel.

The ranking adds to an impressive roster of awards for  Inverlochy Castle Management International which was founded by the senior management team behind Inverlochy Castle Hotel.

Norbert Lieder, managing director of ICMI, said: “We are extremely proud to be bestowed this honour from the readers of Travel & Leisure magazine around the world. To rank among the pinnacle of hotels globally represents a true hallmark of luxury, standards upheld by the remarkable teams across every hotel in the ICMI portfolio.”

To make the ranking on Travel & Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards, hotels must act as incredible ambassadors for their home countries, delivering intuitive service and luxury experiences that result in a unique holiday experience.


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Favourite Dishes at Luxury Scotland Restaurants

June Newsletter Article – Guest Favourites for Summer 2018

favourite dish at Glenapp Castle
Scotland is rightly famous for its wonderful produce … beef, venison, seafood and a host of glorious vegetables and soft fruits. Seasonality will always play a major part in the design of our restaurant menus.

So, we thought we would ask our hotels which of their dishes are the most popular with their guests. Here are the results – some of our ‘Guest Favourites‘ that you can enjoy while dining in style at the restaurants in Luxury Scotland hotels.

(Full details can be found in our latest article for Luxury Scotland’s ‘Explore & Discover’ section.)

favourite-dishes at luxury scotland restaurants

At Airds hotel, a dish of Loch Melfort Sea Trout, Linguine, Oyster, Sea Vegetables, Razor Clam Viniagrette has been developed to showcase some of the best fresh produce on offer from the West Coast of Scotland.

Scottish heritage tomatoes and a wonderful goat’s cheese are the centre piece of this regular favourite on Borthwick Castle’s menus –  Scottish tomatoes with lovage pesto, Ticklemore goats cheese & Provencal granola. The dish is brought together with trickles of lovage pesto and a sprinkling of Provencal granola including garlic, basil seeds, pine nuts and honey.

Loch Crinan Jumbo Prawns Corryvreckan is one of Crinan Hotel’s spectacular signature dishes. A perennial favourite with guests at Crinan, this dish was created by Nick Ryan, proprietor and host at the Crinan Hotel for more than 45 years.

Glenapp Castle’s  Buttermilk Pannacotta with Poached Rhubarb and Honeycomb symbolises Glenapp’s ethos of utilising seasonal food and homegrown produce where possible, creating a taste sensation for our diners that reflects our local Scottish produce.

favourite-dishes at luxury scotland restaurants
Guests at Glencoe House  can enjoy the very best of Scotland’s Ocean larder served in style. A feast for seafood lovers, this favourite with Glencoe House guests features local lobster and langoustines, as well as oysters and dressed crab.

For chef Paul Kitching at 21213 Restaurant with Rooms, Haggis is a magical dish, enveloping all things Scottish. Take a creamy risotto, ‘crumbed haggis’ , a sprinkle of nuts, fruits and seeds, sliced shallot, and top with a smoked cream Arbroath or a Langoustine Bisque… and you have yet another very popular 21212 classic dish.

The Orkney Crab starter is by far the most popular starter on One Devonshire Garden’s summer menu. Head Chef, Gary Townsend uses the white meat of the crab dressed with lemon, chives and apple enhanced with avocado, confit plum tomatoes, tomato jelly and torched tomatoes to create this bright, vibrant and fresh tasting dish, perfect for summer dining.

The showstopper at One Square Restaurant in Sheraton Grand Edinburgh is Strathdon Blue Trifle with grapes, pear, walnuts and Dacquoise biscuit. The idea behind this dish was to create something truly Scottish, whilst also encapsulating the elements of a cheese board.

If you have enjoyed this latest article on Luxury Scotland Restaurants, you may enjoy our other articles in our ‘Explore & Discover‘ section.




The Torridon Wins Independent Hotel of the Year at The Cateys

The Torridon, located in the remote Scottish Highlands, was awarded Independent Hotel of the Year at The Cateys, the glittering annual hospitality awards, on Tuesday 3 July at Grosvenor House.
The 32-bedroom loch-side turreted property, with a five AA star hotel, inn rooms and private boathouse, is owned and managed by Dan and Rohaise Rose-Bristow. They bought the former Victorian shooting lodge from Rohaise’s parents in 2004, after managing it for five years.

With 100% occupancy through three consecutive months in 2017 and an annual occupancy of 96.5%, up 19% over the past three years, The Torridon is a beacon for offering the best in Scottish hospitality. Locally-sourced ingredients from land and loch, freshly picked vegetables and herbs from the Kitchen Garden, and foraging with head chef Ross Stovold delight discerning gourmet travellers. Meanwhile, Torridon Outdoors provides tailored activities for the more energetic, including kayaking with seals, loch snorkelling and mountain biking on lesser-known routes.

Staff training at The Torridon is exemplary. Led by Rohaise (also Chair of the Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Scotland) it provides a backbone for growth and development throughout the property. Each employee undergoes a bespoke three-month training programme and five-star service training. On a personal level, the staff’s wellbeing and work/life balance are paramount. A collaborative culture is encouraged, the result being a happy and productive team and staff turnover reduced to 33%.

Dan Rose-Bristow says: “We are very excited to have been honoured by our peers and awarded Independent Hotel of the Year. Our family business has grown and developed these past 25 years into a top-class resort and the challenge of operating a business in a remote corner of the world has been recognised, and achievement that we and our team of over 50 people are hugely proud of.”

Rohaise Rose-Bristow says: “The award gives us greater confidence to attract, retain and develop talent and it recognises the huge team effort that goes into making The Torridon what it is today.”

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