Autumn gold in Scotland

October 10 2010

Scotland in the autumn is a pretty special place. The tourists have gone home, the weather's still quite good, and you can sometimes feel you have the whole country to yourself. Jack McKeown spent a few days touring some of the highlights.


Boatel your friends hearty good fun aboard the Four Sisters

August 15 2010

Ahoy, me hearties! Mike Donachie and family enjoyed a short break with a difference aboard Edinburgh's Four Sisters Boatel, which is billed as Scotland's only "floating hotel." Dragging along his wife and two young children, he filled the car with babycare junk and was already misusing nautical terms before they hit the motorway.


Family bliss at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

July 9 2010

Heading off with heavy scepticism and believing a pre-packaged Center Parcs holiday is for people who don't want to experience the REAL outdoors, Michael Alexander soon finds Whinfell Forest offers a perfect family retreat within easy reach of home.


Loch Melfort Hotel: the west at its best

May 29 2010

Take warm sunshine, add Scotland's stunning west coast, sprinkle in some freshly caught seafood and hold those legendary midges and you have the recipe for the perfect weekend, finds Nora McElhone.