Gourmet Hogmanay Break

Highland Hogmanay 2019: Celebrate the New Year Scottish Style with the Five-Star Dunalastair Hotel Suites

New York, Sydney, London; there are some parts of the globe with a reputation for being among the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve anywhere in the world. Yet even those international hotspots are no match for Scotland when it comes to doing December 31st with such an unbridled sense of passion, tradition, and festivity.

Every year, millions of Scots turn out in force for Hogmanay, a celebration of the winter solstice thought to have been brought to Scotland by the Vikings in the early eighth century.

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The 12 Days of Christmas: 12 Reasons Why Highland Scotland is the Perfect Destination for a Festive Getaway

As the first of the snow begins to fall, and the halls are decked with boughs of holly, there’s no escaping the fact that the festive season is well and truly upon us once again.

This year, your guest ambassadors at the award-winning Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Highland Perthshire have begun our countdown to the most magical time of year with our unique take on the 12 Days of Christmas.

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Scottish Highlands

Winter Essentials: Everything You Need for the Perfect Winter Getaway in Highland Scotland

With its beautiful, snow-capped mountains, enchanting scenery and its famously warm hospitality, few places are better suited for the perfect winter getaway than Highland Scotland.

This is perhaps why millions of people head this way every year. According to Visit Scotland, tourist numbers rose by 11% to 12 million last year, with almost 50% of those visitors arriving in the chillier months.

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Five Things to Expect on Your Winter Break in Scotland

Did you know that out of the millions of people who visit Scotland every year, 46% of them do so in the autumn and winter months?

While this may come as a surprise to anyone for whom a holiday is strictly a summertime event, for those of us who’ve experienced the captivating beauty of a Scottish winter up close and personal, it makes absolute sense that increasing numbers of visitors are flocking to the Highlands in the off-season.

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Christmas Break 2019

Three Months to Go: Why it Pays to Book Your Christmas 2019 Getaway Now

With Summer only just behind us, it may be hard to believe that Christmas is only just around the corner. Yet here we are already, approaching just three months before Old Saint Nick comes shuffling down the chimney to bring good tidings and joy to all.

So while it may not have been on your mind before now, if you’re planning on escaping the usual hustle and bustle of the festive season this year, then now is the perfect time to start making those all-important bookings.

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Edina's Vegan Food

A Vegan’s Guide to Visiting Scotland

Scotland may be better known for its haggis, shortbread, and good old neeps and tatties, but did you know the country is fast becoming a veritable hotbed for vegan food?

With some 350,000 Scots said to be eating a plant-based diet and a further 14% of those responding to a Vegan Society survey considering ditching meat and dairy in the future, it’s no wonder that we’ve seen a wealth of new stores, festivals and vegan restaurants in Scotland open up over the past few years.

Here at the five-star Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Highland Perthshire, we recently announced the launch of our own Flawlessly Vegan menu, offering a  fresh, delicious array of plant-based options at our in-house restaurant, Edina’s.

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