Luxury Scotland Newsletter – January 2019

Luxury Scotland 2019

With 2019 just a few days old and the festivities now a distant memory, at Luxury Scotland our focus is firmly on wellness, recharging the spirit and discovering new and inspiring experiences for our visitors. 

We already have a number of wellness events scheduled at Luxury Scotland hotels including a ‘Live Better‘ Day at Borthwick Castle near Edinburgh and a ‘Revive Wellness‘ Day at Crossbasket Castle near Glasgow.

Many more will be posted on our ‘News & Offers‘ page during the weeks ahead, so keep watching if you’re keen to enjoy a spa break or wellness retreat after all the festive action.

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2018 was an exciting year for Luxury Scotland.

 As well as introducing more members into our collection, we continued to increase our online audience, build our social media following and add more online features including our ‘Explore & Discover‘ section which now contains a host of informative articles including:

Discovering the Art of Luxury Scotland Hotels 
 A Foodie Tour around North East Scotland 
 Scottish Luxury Self Catering Suites & Apartments 
Guest Favourites at Luxury Scotland Restaurants

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For our energetic followers there is an article on Scottish golf and our latest article on Road and Mountain Biking in Argyll.

We hope these short articles might inspire you to discover more in your next Luxury Scotland break.

During January, the long awaited film ‘Mary Queen of Scots” premiers throughout Scotland.

 It explores the turbulent life of Mary Stuart, Queen of France at 16, widowed at 18 and her return to Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. A story of betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies that changes the course of history, the film highlights the amazing locations and film connections that Scotland has.

Within Luxury Scotland there are historic connection with Borthwick Castle and Kinross Estate as well as strong ties to Edinburgh where guests at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa and The Radisson Royal Mile will be well placed to walk in Mary’s footsteps and discover more.

Gleneagles and Borthwick Castle both offer exclusive packages focused on the life and times of Mary Queen of Scots.

2019 promises to include a number of very innovative developments both online and offline at Luxury Scotland. Our email subscribers will be the first to know all about them.

 In the meantime I wish you all a very enjoyable 2019 and look forward to offering yet more inspiration and travel ideas from Luxury Scotland throughout the year ahead.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year

Dorothy Welsh, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.

The Art of Luxury Scotland Hotels

A tour of the wonderful paintings that can be seen in many of our members’ properties


Gleneagles – 3 day Mary Queen of Scots itinerary

During 2019, Gleneagles invites you to discover the romantic passion, violent drama, and fascinating history surrounding Mary Queen of Scots.
With prices from £2,850 for the 3 day itinerary, based on 2 adults sharing an Estate Room for 3 nights, the package includes personal guided tours of Stirling Castle and Linlithgow Palace, return chauffeur transfers to each location, dinner at Gleneagles on one evening including bespoke Mary Queen of Scots cocktails in The Century Bar.

Guests will also receive a complimentary gift and full use of the famous Gleneagles spa.

Step Inside Mary Queen of Scots’s Famous Borthwick Castle

To celebrate the premier of the award winning film Mary Queen of Scots, fans now have the chance to experience the setting of this historic drama themselves at Borthwick Castle, the Scottish fortress that Mary famously fled in 1567.
On 19th January Borthwick Castle is holding an exclusive ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ themed feast. Priced at £160 per person the four-course meal is being prepared by Borthwick Castle’s chef, Derek Johnson . For an extra charge, the evening’s experience can be enhanced by choosing to ‘sleep like a queen’ in one of Borthwick Castle’s 12 gothic bed chambers.

Borthwick also have a ‘Live Better’ Wellness Event during March 2019

As part of our Winter Programme we have created an exceptional four-day well-being and mindfulness retreat starting on 7th March in collaboration with acclaimed nutritionist, Amanda Hamilton.
Set against the backdrop of our exquisite venue just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, this leading-edge Retreat will provide a finely balanced blend of nutrition, exercise, education and inspiration.

This all takes place in the unforgettable space of tranquility that is Borthwick Castle.

A ‘Revive Wellness Day’ at Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle’s ‘Revive Wellness Day’ on Sunday 24th February offers a core of expert yoga tuition and nourishing food as well as the chance to meet a number of wellness practitioners and relax in Crossbasket’s luxury accommodation and walk in the castle grounds.
With yoga sessions by Alan Lambie, talks by nutritionists and aromatherapists, the option of choosing a personal massage AND a nourishing menu specially created for Revive guests and cooked by Crossbasket’s award winning Roux chefs – this is the perfect recharging experience and only 25 minutes from Glasgow city centre.

Wellness Events at Kinross House Coach House Spa in March

The Coach House Spa at Kinross House offers luxury weekend retreats for a maximum of 10 guests staying at any one time.
Set in the stunning setting of Kinross House Estate in Kinross & Perthshire, this has to be the perfect location to find peace and recharge. The weekend comprise a combination of yoga, pilates and meditation workshops as well as time to pamper, relax and enjoy some personal time out in the gorgeous surroundings of our estate overlooking stunning Loch Leven just 40 minutes from Edinburgh.

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Valentine’s Offer & Easter Breaks at Airds Hotel

Choose the wonderful lochside setting of Airds Hotel for a romantic Valentine’s Weekend or a memorable Easter Break and enjoy the stunning views, delightful accommodation and award winning dining that has made Airds such a favourite with guests. Located in the very heart of the HIghlands on Scotland’s west coast, you can be assured of the very best in Scottish cuisine and hospitality.

Art Demonstration & Lunch with Philip Raskin at Lochgreen House Hotel

If there is an artist amongst your family or friends then perhaps the offer of an Art Demonstration & Lunch at Lochgreen House Hotel could make a superb Christmas gift.


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