Dinner at The Etive Restaurant Blue skies and sunshine were promised for Valentine’s weekend so we did some last minute planning for a road trip West.  We enjoyed an overnight stay at The Ranald Hotel in bustling Oban on Friday night and a hearty dinner at Coast restaurant.  The next day we set sail on…

15 Perfect Stops for Food Lovers on the NC500 We enjoyed a fantastic five days on the NC500 in October – Scotland’s answer to Route 66.  Starting our journey in Inverness, we drove the 500-mile route anti-clockwise with planned overnight stops in Brora, Tongue,  Aultbea and Torridon. We wanted to visit great places to eat and…

Dinner Bed and Breakfast at Aultbea Hotel on the North Coast 500. The Aultbea Hotel was the second last stop on our North Coast 500 tour and the biggest surprise.  We were greeted by a stunning sunset over Loch Ewe and by the equally lovely Ballal who together with his partner Robin bought the hotel…

The Old Mill Inn in Pitlochry was recently voted Inn of the Year in the Scottish Hotel Awards so we went along recently to see what all the fuss was about. During the week, when we told friends we were off to The Old Mill Inn for the night, there was unanimous love for the…