Holidays Scotland - We Recommend
A great Clay Pigeon shooting ground in the heart of the Scottish Borders.
A Bed and Breakfast Guest House in Ayr, close to the beach and shops.
Luxury holiday cottages in the picturesque Ayrshire fishing village of Ballantrae.
This ancient stronghold is brimming with centuries-old heritage and culture.
Sample this Lowland Whisky at our Bladnoch Visitor Centre in Wigtownshire.
Extensively landscaped, beautiful gardens, with plant shop and restaurant.
Great activity, cycling and walking holidays, based in South West Scotland.
Southern Scotland Holidays
Welcome to Southern Holidays Scotland - we encourage you to visit and stay here a while to explore this wonderful, scenic area. This site offers you a directory of all the best quality places to stay, eat and drink, and gives you fascinating insights into the local history and heritage.
Use the Discover link to find a multitude of articles about holidays in Southern Scotland. The Itineraries section lets you get the most out of whatever activity you choose to do. We will suggest the best garden tours, the best cafes and restaurants, organise whisky tasting and your next port of call!
We have a great selection of quality hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation in Scotland, just search using the Accommodation Scotland link.
Scotland's Borders offers a comprehensive range of places to eat and Scottish foods and drinks providers in the Fine Food section, and check out the many attractions and activities around Southern Scotland in the What To Do page.
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Blogs About Southern Scotland
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GALLOWAY DARK SKY PARK
A tourism body has welcomed a study showing the economic benefits of the UK’s only Dark Sky Park in Galloway. The report, produced for Forestry Commission Scotland, shows an influx of stargazers boosted off-season winter income for accommodation...
LOCHINCH GARDEN AND COUNTRY SHOW
Lochinch Garden and Country Show “The Best of the South West” Lochinch Castle Sunday 29th April – 10.00am- 4.00pm   The show will be a celebration of “the best of the south west” featuring regiona...
There Is Only One Ayrshire
BLAIR ESATE CLASSICAL CONCERT
Enjoy the Easter Classical Concert on Sunday 17th April in aid of the Glasgow Passion 2011 at Blair Estate in Ayrshire.Following their successful “Winter Tales” afternoon in December, Blair Esate are delighted to host another recital of classical mu...
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND BUSINESS ROADSHOW
An invitation from the University of the West of Scotland came in the email this morning...Please accept our invitation and come along to the: University of the West of Scotland Business Roadshow 2011– Ayrshire Thursday 31 March 2011, 2pm West of Scotla...
Galloway Forest Park Dark Skies
BUSINESSES WANTED TO BOOST GALLOWAY’S FOREST
Artists Impression of the new Kirroughtree Visitor CentreForestry Commission Scotland is looking for dynamic entrepreneurs to help run the new £4.5 million visitor services planned for Galloway Forest Park.Expressions of interest are being sought to help...
We are coming to the end of a massive investment in the walking trails at Glentrool and Kirroughtree. Four paths in total have had a complete makeover allowing a far broader range of users to enjoy the area. The trails will be completed by the end of Marc...
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Wow - it's been a while since I updated the hotel blog and so much seems to have happened. The weather never really came to anything this summer so we're hoping for a better one this year - 2013 - let's hope we have a scorcher of a summer.So we headed tow...
ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER DESPITE THE WEATHER
Well it won't go down as the greatest summer on record as far as the weather goes, in fact probably the complete opposite. Yet Kirkcudbright managed to put on a tremendous show again from Spring Fling to the annual Jazz Festival, the Arts and Crafts trail...
Alton Albany Farm
A TASTY START TO THE SEASON AT LOCHINCH CASTLE
There was a fabulous seasonal atmosphere yesterday when we arrived at the Lochinch Castle Victorian Charity Christmas Fair. The Victorian Stables and Christmas Marquee were filled with stalls of arts, crafts and produce many of which were manned by la...
SPECIAL WINTER OFFER FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
The winter months are the best. Long walks through the scenic trails with the incentive of a cosy lounge with log fire to return to – there’s nothing to beat it! There’s a great pub in the village too (within … Co...
2 Wheel Tours
MUSEUM OF FLIGHT TOUR
Take a trip to the Museum of Flight the eco-friendly way on this guided bike tour from coast to countryside. Discover the history of aviation in Scotland and climb aboard Concorde while also getting the chance to visit the birthplace of Scotland's nationa...
Come and taste the ‘water of life’ with us on our bike tour into whisky country! There aren’t many things more Scottish than a dram of single malt whisky, and this cycle tour celebrates that fact with a visit to the famous Gl...
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The 7Stanes World Class Mountain Biking
NEW 7STANES WEBSITE - AND A NEW HOME FOR THE BLOG
From lunchtime on Tuesday 10th May, the 7stanes website - and the blog - are moving to a new home at www.7stanesmountainbiking.com.The reason for the change is that a not-for-profit organisation has been set up to manage the promotion and marketi...
BERM BABY BERM NOW OPEN
Yep, Berm Baby Berm is now open for business! 700m of bermy*, flowy, occasionally jumpy and pumpy blue grade singletrack to take you from the exit of Blue Velvet back to the Buzzards Nest carpark, on the Blue Route at Glentress. It replaces the forest r...
The start of the 2013 salmon season sees the launch of our free app for smartphones. It includes information from each river on this week’s catches, today’s river levels, and current rod availability for the next few months. Phones can...
RIVER DEE OFFICE PRESS RELEASE
New salmon season marks 150 years of the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board. Alastair Hume, elder statesman of the Dee, is guest of honour at opening ceremony The start of the 2013 salmon fishing season on the River Dee will … Continue reading &a...
Cosses Country House Blog
ROMANTIC, RELAXING SPECIAL OFFER SPRING
Exceptional value luxury spring breaks...
SNOWDROP FESTIVAL IN SOUTHERN SCOTLAND
That time of year again. It is great to be outside weeding and pruning in the shrubbery whist the snowdrops are pushing their heads above the ground. it will soon be February which marks the beginning of the SnowdropFestival in Scotland. Did you know the...
Portpatrick Golf Club
GILLIAN MONTEITH PERSONAL TRAINING
Dear Members, I have started up my own personal training business. I am offering 40 minute individualised training sessions in your own home for £10 a session. Sessions are tailored towards your own ability and goals. Golf specific exercises can be inclu...
GRAND SLAM WINNER?.
44 Pros from the UK and 6 from Continental Europe Competed for the Grand Slam Golf Event. No stone was left un-turned for this event which culminated in a final day individual pro tournament played off the blue tees over a distance of 6733 yards which f...
The Country Seat
HS2 NORTHERN EXTENSIONS, PART 2 – BIRMINGHAM TO MANCHESTER: A
DELICATE DANCE WITH ONE MIS-STEP
Having looked at the impact on country houses of the first branch of the next phase of the HS2 line between Birmingham and Manchester (‘HS2 Northern Extensions, Part 1 – Birmingham to Leeds: good for some, bad for others‘) itR...
HS2 NORTHERN EXTENSIONS, PART 1 ? BIRMINGHAM TO LEEDS: GOOD FOR
SOME, BAD FOR OTHERS
One of the major UK infrastructure projects of the next 20-30 years, assuming it gets the go-ahead, will be the construction of the long-awaited High-Speed 2 (HS2) railway line, linking London with some of the major cities of the North. … Contin...