from LUXURY SCOTLAND
With the rich golds and reds of Autumn now appearing on Scotland’s trees, ramblers and walkers can look forward to dramatic explosions of colour across Scotland’s forest landscapes.
In our Luxury Scotland archives there is a very interesting article on Autumn Walks and Woodland Trails which gives some handy advice on where to see this autumnal spectacle.
With the arrival of Autumn our thoughts turn to the coming winter months and in particular the festive season. Christmas and New Year are key dates in Scotland’s calendar with festivals throughout the Highlands & Islands – and city celebrations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. It’s a busy time with many hotels already enjoying excellent bookings for their Festive Packages.
Hogmanay is the name given to our News Year’s Eve celebrations in Scotland. For many this is the highlight of the festive calendar. The origins of the word are unclear but what us certain is there is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. It can feel like one huge party right across Scotland with all kinds of celebrations involving young and old, neighbours, best friends and a very inclusive welcome for our visitors.
In the Luxury Scotland calendar this is a time for some exciting Special Offers and Festive Packages covering everything from city breaks, country house celebrations to exclusive use options in romantic Scottish castles. As we look ahead to the festive season, this month’s newsletter focuses on some early offerings from our members – a selection of which are listed below.
Wishing you all a very enjoyable Autumn,
Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive,
With its wonderful setting and relaxing atmosphere, where better to celebrate a traditional Hogmanay and New Year than at the Crinan Hotel in it’s idyllic lochside setting.
Arrival on Saturday 30th December and depart on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
The three night package is priced from £625 to £865 per person and includes:
3 nights Accommodation
Full Scottish Breakfast
Dinner each night
Champagne reception on Hogmanay
Boat trip on Venture West (weather permitting)
plus a Crinan Voucher on departure for a complimentary double or twin room for 1 night B&B during 2018.
Airds – 15th Anniversary Offer
& Festive Breaks
Airds Hotel owners, Jenny and Shaun are celebrating 15 years at The Airds in December.
To mark the occasion they have a wonderful 2 night Celebration Package on offer from November to end of January including accommodation, full Scottish breakfast, dinner each evening and a delicious cream tea on a day of your choice.
Rates start from just £244 per person for the two night package, based on double occupancy. The famous Airds Hogmanay & New Year House Party is also available and includes gourmet diner and sumptuous brunches, a Scottish Ceilidh and a celebratory Black Tie dinner.
Prices start at £729 per person.
The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa at Pitfodels is offering Champagne Offers and King Crab Dinners as well as host of Festive Menus featuring the best of Scottish produce during Christmas and Hogmanay.
The Marcliffe is a luxurious, relaxed and ultra-elegant five-star Scottish country hotel set in its own picturesque grounds yet only 10 minutes drive from Aberdeen in North-east Scotland.
A very popular destination for a host of world leaders and celebrities, the hotel is set in Scotland’s Castle’s and Whisky Country with dozens of castle and distilleries to enjoy.
Join the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews for their famous Hogmanay Black Tie Gala Ball held in the Hall Of Champions.
The offer includes welcome drinks, a sumptuous 6-course dinner and live music entertainment as well as a midnight piper and firework finale.
The Old Course Hotel also has a Family Ballroom Party with a wonderful buffet, table magicians, soul band and disco as well as New Year Celebration fireworks.
Arrive with time to relax and enjoy your sumptuous bedroom before early evening cocktails and canapés at 6.30pm.
The evening continues with fantastic food and entertainment at MacLeod House’s Hogmanay party held in the stylish Dunes Restaurant.
Drinks reception at 7.30pm followed by a lavish five-course dinner served from 8.00pm featuring the finest Scottish produce.
Entertainment is provided throughout the evening building up to the midnight celebration. The party then continues with late-night nibbles and a liqueur of your choice.
A laid-back morning and a wonderful buffet breakfast plus late check out completes your memorable stay.
Prices from £225 per person based on two people sharing superior Queen Room.
Gleneagles is famous for wonderful indulgent, magical Christmas breaks.
With a stunning Christmas Day feast and a range of exciting live entertainment, as well as a custom built ice rink and visits from Santa Claus and his reindeers, all the family will be in Christmas heaven!
Experience the full magic of Gleneagles from £3,780 per room for a 3 night stay, based on 2 people sharing a Sovereign Room and all food and entertainment, including our Christmas Banquet and Boxing Day Ceilidh.
Are you looking for that classic luxurious sophisticated New Year or Hogmanay Break?
Experience the joy of Hogmanay at Kinloch House in the glorious surroundings of Highland Perthshire in the luxury, warm and cosy environment of this stunning 5 star Victorian Scottish Country House Hotel.
Roaring log fires, a selection of over 100 malt whiskies, a superb quality wine list and great company only starts to set the scene for a fantastic stay.
2 and 3 night New Year Breaks are available from £900 per person.
Price includes accommodation and full Scottish breakfast each day, gourmet dinners, champagne, entertainment and complimentary voucher for an overnight stay for two during 2018.
Your Cameron House Hogmanay Break starts with the stirring sounds of a highland piper as you approach the hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond.
Prepare in style for New Year with Scottish dancing lessons and whisky tasting. The Pipe Major will signal the start of Hogmanay celebrations followed by a sparkling champagne reception.
Choose from the ‘Gathering of the Clans’ formal ceilidh, the family gathering ‘Hogmanay Hoolie’ or an intimate table in the Cameron Grill.
Watch the stunning fireworks display and pipe band display at midnight on the lawn. Then relax on New Year’s day with a glass of prosecco at breakfast, perhaps a cruise past the snow-capped peak of Ben Lomond on the luxury motor cruiser, a falconry display or a refreshing walk on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond.
Packed with new content, our latest Brochure showcases our 31 members in style.
New photographs, an illustrious forward, our iconic map and articles on the North Coast 500 and the rise of Scotland’s artisan gin distilleries all provide a fresh overview of Scotland’s best hotels and luxury destinations.
To ensure you have instant access to this 25th anniversary edition we have created an online virtual brochure for you to enjoy at your leisure.