Scotland

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Scotland, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Self-drive cruising along the Caledonian Canal

Deprived by the Covid crisis of an annual trip to his ancestral home in Ireland, James Ruddy heads for Scotland’s Caledonian Canal in search of Celtic craic and stunning natural beauty.

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Uig Hotel, Isle of Skye

After 50 years of visiting Skye, Terry Marsh finally gets to stay at the Uig Hotel and finds it worth the wait.

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Fairmont St Andrews

If your ball heads towards the cold dark sea, look beyond for consolation, towards a lone fishing boat tossing on the waves. This is the boat that will catch lobster for your supper in the Fairmont St Andrew’s Bar and Grill.

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Knockinaam Lodge

This was the country house, in which Winston Churchill and General Dwight Eisenhower, secretly met to plan what became known as the D-Day landings.

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Just Wild about Mull

Even on the gloomiest of days, the beauty of Mull will out, and the rewards for patience and persistence are memories that will last a lifetime and bring a joy that will make the heartache.

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The Kitchin, Leith

Set in a converted whisky bonded warehouse in Leith, the eponymous Kitchin combines British seasonal cuisine with the techniques of French cooking

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