Thursday, 22 September 2011

Ayrshire Golf Deal at Monty Course

More "flash sale" Golf Deals coming online daily just now and more now than ever before - have the golf clubs ever thought of giving the golf tour operators the same prices and see what they can do with the product? Hmmmm...

We'd suggest making an overnight of it with the boys or girls and staying in one of Ayrshire's welcoming hotels. You can take advantage of some great Autumn rates  and book online in Ayrshire now.

Anyway you can enjoy a Round of Golf With Tea or Coffee for £24 at Rowallan Castle Golf Club (£69 Value)

Highlights of the offer?
  • Course designed by 2010 Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie
  • Home to Europe’s only 19th hole
  • Covers approximately 600 acres
  • Glasshouse restaurant and bar
  • Based at the historic 13th century Rowallan Castle estate
They didn't say it but we will - one of the highlights is that it is so accessible from Glasgow and the Central Belt as it sits off the new motorway from Glasgow. Maybe twenty minutes top to the clubhouse from the centre of the sity.

Expires 30 November 2011.  Groupon valid for 1 person, may buy multiples as gifts. Booking required. 24 hour cancellation policy. Subject to weather conditions; can reschedule in the event of bad weather. Must wear smart casual attire, no jeans or trainers permitted. Equipment not included. Handicap limits: 24 for men; 28 for women. Tea and coffee either before or after golf.

Our own small print! This is not a SFM promotion but just a reporting of the Groupon offer that was available at the time of writing. Don't shout at us if it's sold out!! See Groupon for their terms and conditions or bookings or go straight to the golf course and ask them for a deal!!


Drumnadrochit Deal

Ah another Groupon Deal for a Scottish Hotel! This time on the banks of Loch Ness at Drumnadrochit in the Highlands.

Two Night Loch Ness Break For Two With Breakfast, Wine and Entry to the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre for £109 at The Drumnadrochit Hotel (Up to £218.95 Value)
  • Family-run hotel in the Highlands
  • Wine on arrival
  • Twin or double room
  • Central location for tours around Loch Ness and beyond
  • Boat trips, birdwatching, and waterfalls
According to the published copy the offer is valid 17 Sep 2011-30 Nov 2011, 1 Mar 2012-31 May 2012. Not valid 1 Dec 2011-29 Feb 2012. Groupon valid for 2 people, may buy multiple as gifts. Booking required.  48 hour cancellation policy. Original value based on rack rate. Expires 31 May 2012.

This offer was available on 22nd of September 2011 and was available through Groupon  and is not available through Scotland's For Me - you could always check availability in The Inverness and Nairn area for offers direct from a wide range of hotels if it isn't for you!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Short Break offer at Roslin Glen near Edinburgh

Another offer for Scottish Hotels from Groupon this time...

Overnight Stay Plus Afternoon Tea and Two Course Dinner With Wine For Two for £79 at The Roslin Glen Hotel (Up to 53% Off)

  • Close to historic Rosslyn Chapel
  • Six miles from Edinburgh
  • Traditional Scottish character with modern comforts
  • On-site restaurant serving locally sourced, fresh produce
According to the published copy the offer is valid 10 October 2011 - 19 May 2012.Groupon valid for 2 people, may buy multiple as gifts. Booking required. Check-in 1pm; check-out at 11am. 48 hour cancellation policy. Pets allowed for £10 additional supplement. Afternoon tea available midday to 2pm. Original value based on rack rate.

This offer was avaiable on 20th September 2011 and was available through Groupon  and is not available through Scotland's For Me - you could always Visit the Distillery's own website and buy direct.


Tullibardine Whisky Tour Offer

Whisky tours make it to Groupon! Ah there's no stopping Flash sales - we've taken a bit of time to decide whether featuring them will do Scottish tourism any good but who are we to decide whether the consumer is benefitting in the long term!! So we'll promote what we see on SFM and welcome your feedback. Here's their offer...

Whisky Tasting Tour For Two With Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Gift Bag for £38 at Tullibardine Distillery (Up to £89.60 Value)
  • Traditional distillery methods
  • 1 hr 30 min tour (approx.)
  • Gift bag includes 21 year old 5cl whisky miniature and Glencairn nosing glass
  • Hot soup and sandwich lunch
  • Near Kincardine Castle
  • Within 45 minutes’ drive of Glasgow and Edinburgh
According to the promotional copy, "the offer Expires 20 November 2011. Groupon valid for 2 people, may buy multiple as gifts. Booking required 36 hours in advance. First tour 10am, last 2.15pm. Must be 18 or over for tasting."

This offer was published on 20th September 2011 and was available through Groupon  and is not available through Scotland's For Me - you could always Visit the Distillery's own website and buy direct.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Lochgreen House Hotel in Ayrshire - A Short Break Waiting to Happen

It's just one of those places that were it located in Edinburgh or The Highlands or even Glasgow then it would have a world wide reputation. As it is Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon is remembered and I dare say recommended by all who visit it for its excellence in welcome, wining and dining and accommodation.

It is truly a world class hotel and whilst hardly unknown it remains in part one of those Scottish hidden gems that deserves visiting for a short break.

Minutes from Prestwick Airport and much less than an hour from Glasgow (90 minutes from Edinburgh Airport) it is easily accessible and with its views across the golf courses to Arran perfect for the golf trip. Of course there is much more to Ayrshire than golf but once you sit down to your Champagne afternoon tea and browse the evening menus you may just be tempted to sit in front of the fire with a little whisky and savour this wonderful country house ambience.

Have a look at the slideshow and just do it! Click on to the Lochgreen House Hotel website and book yourself a little escape to the Ayrshire coast.

Autumn Live Music at The Inn at Lathones

There's nothing like a small intimate Venue and The Inn at Lathones near St Andrews in Fife has a superb line up gigs in the next three months.

Here's a little taster of what;s in store - you can get full information on the venue and artistes at The Inn's website or at Mundell Music!

Have a look at the List below for some truly fantastic Artists who are literally lining up to play this Award Winning Venue.

More Artists will be added so keep looking at the website for additional gigs or call the booknig line on 01334 840494
  • Thurs 15th Sept - John Goldie
  • Sun 18th Sept - Nick Harper
  • Fri 23rd Sept - Paul Rose / Acoustic
  • Sun 9th Oct - Rodney Crowell & John Jorgenson
  • Mon 10th Oct - Henry McCullough / Acoustic
  • Wed 12th Oct - Rodney Crowell & John Jorgenson
  • Fri 14th Oct - Rod Clements
  • Sat 15th Oct - John Jorgenson Electric Band
  • Sat 22nd Oct - J J Gilmour
  • Tues 25th Oct - Ambassadors Of Morocco
  • Tues 1st Nov - Mary Coughlan
  • Wed 2nd and Thurs 3rd Nov - Orleans
  • Fri 4th Nov - Dick Gaughan
  • Sat 12th Nov - Classic Clapton
  • Wed 23rd Nov - Keith James - The Songs Of Leonard Cohen
  • Thurs 24th Nov - The Motives Feat Matt Taylor
  • Sat 26th Nov - Steve Gibbons Band
  • Sun 27th Nov - Adroit Records Showcase

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

"A Lonely Place To Die" starring Scotland

It's not been released by Disney Pixar so we haven't heard the VisitScotland chairman discuss it but just have a wee look at the trailer for this movie "A Lonely Place To Die" and tell me it's not worth a fortune in PR? Beautiful and this is the sort of thing that VisitScotland should be flagging up on their "Scotland is the star of the movie..." said the female lead Melissa George on Breakfast TV this morning.

If I was a hotel in the Highlands I'd have this embedded in my website now! Great sales tool and dare I say a little more effective than the cartoon representation of Brave?

"A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety"