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Free Bus Travel in Aberdeen for January Weekends

Free Bus Travel in Aberdeen for January Weekends

A New Year Gift for Commuters First Bus and Stagecoach, the two major bus operators in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, have announced that they will offer free bus travel across the region every weekend in January 2023. This is a part of a joint initiative to encourage more people to use public transport and reduce carbon emissions. The free bus travel will be available on all First Bus and Stagecoach services within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, including the night bus services, from Saturday 6th January to Sunday 28th January 2023. The bus operators have teamed up with Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council,…
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Glenshee: The Fairy-Tale Ski Resort of Scotland

Glenshee: The Fairy-Tale Ski Resort of Scotland

Glenshee, the largest ski resort in the UK, is a winter wonderland that offers a magical skiing experience for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. With more than 2,000 acres of terrain, 21 lifts and tows, and 40 km of pistes, Glenshee has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for gentle slopes, challenging runs, or off-piste adventures, Glenshee has it all. A History of Glenshee Glenshee, which means “Glen of the Fairies” in Gaelic, has a long and rich history of skiing. The first recorded ski descent of the glen was in 1931, when a group of enthusiasts from…
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South Queensferry: A charming town with more than just bridges

South Queensferry: A charming town with more than just bridges

South Queensferry, or simply “The Ferry”, is a town on the shore of the Firth of Forth, west of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is known for its three iconic bridges that span the Forth: the Forth Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge, and the Queensferry Crossing. But there is much more to see and do in this historic and scenic town than just admire the engineering marvels. Here are some of the attractions and activities that make South Queensferry a worthwhile destination for visitors and locals alike. Explore the rich history and heritage of the town South Queensferry has a long and…
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How to gift a memorable Scottish experience this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you are looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for your loved ones, why not consider a Scottish experience? Scotland is a land of stunning scenery, rich culture, and adventurous activities, and there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want to treat someone to a relaxing spa day, a thrilling outdoor adventure, or a taste of Scotland’s finest food and drink, you can find the perfect experience to suit their personality and preferences. Here are some of the best experiences in Scotland that you can gift this Christmas. A scenic…
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Aslef strike disrupts Glasgow-London train services

Aslef strike disrupts Glasgow-London train services

Passengers travelling between Glasgow and London by train are facing major disruption due to a strike by Aslef members over pay. The union, which represents train drivers, said its members have not received a pay rise for four years and are demanding a fair and sensible offer from the train companies. Strike affects Avanti West Coast and LNER trains The strike, which started at midnight on Thursday, affects Avanti West Coast and LNER trains, which operate cross-border services between Scotland and England. Aslef said the strike will force the train companies to cancel all services and a ban on overtime…
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Scotland’s first W Hotel opens in Edinburgh with a stunning design

Scotland’s first W Hotel opens in Edinburgh with a stunning design

The W Hotel, a luxury brand of Marriott International, has opened its first property in Scotland at the heart of Edinburgh’s new St James Quarter. The hotel features a distinctive ‘walnut whip’ design that has been the subject of much debate and controversy. A landmark in the skyline The W Hotel Edinburgh is part of the £1 billion St James Quarter development, which aims to transform the city’s east end with a mix of retail, leisure, residential and office spaces. The hotel occupies the upper floors of the ribbon-shaped building that spirals up to a 12-storey spire. The bronze-coloured facade…
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W Edinburgh: A New Luxury Hotel with Stunning Views and Amenities

W Edinburgh: A New Luxury Hotel with Stunning Views and Amenities

W Edinburgh, a new luxury hotel by Marriott International, has opened its doors to the public, offering a spectacular experience of the Scottish capital. The hotel is part of the £850m St James Quarter development, which also includes retail, dining, leisure and entertainment facilities. SushiSamba: A Fusion of Flavours on the Rooftop One of the highlights of the hotel is SushiSamba, a restaurant concept that blends Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and design. SushiSamba is located on the 10th and 11th floors of the hotel, featuring a main dining room with views of Edinburgh’s skyline, a bar and…
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Hebridean Cruise: A Unique Way to Experience Scotland’s Scenic Beauty

Hebridean Cruise: A Unique Way to Experience Scotland’s Scenic Beauty

Scotland is a land of stunning landscapes, rich history and diverse culture. One of the best ways to explore this country is by taking a Hebridean cruise, which offers a unique opportunity to visit some of the most remote and beautiful islands in the world. Here are some of the things you can expect from a Hebridean cruise. A Small and Luxurious Ship Hebridean Island Cruises operates the Hebridean Princess, a small and elegant ship that can accommodate up to 50 guests. The ship has been chartered by Queen Elizabeth II twice for her private holidays, and has a reputation…
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Highland Tourism Projects to Benefit Local Communities and Environment

Highland Tourism Projects to Benefit Local Communities and Environment

The Scottish Government has announced a series of new initiatives to support the sustainable development of tourism in the Highlands, with a focus on empowering local communities and protecting the natural environment. A New Fund for Community-Led Tourism One of the main initiatives is the creation of a new fund for community-led tourism projects, which will provide grants of up to £100,000 for groups that want to develop or enhance tourism facilities or services in their areas. The fund aims to help communities to benefit from the economic and social opportunities of tourism, while also addressing the challenges and pressures…
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SAS withdraws Edinburgh-Oslo flight route amid financial woes

SAS withdraws Edinburgh-Oslo flight route amid financial woes

Scandinavian Airlines suspends popular service to Norwegian capital Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced that it has withdrawn its Edinburgh to Oslo service until further notice. The airline said the decision was made amid wider financial considerations rather than individual commercial success. The route was a popular choice for travelers between Scotland and Norway, especially during the summer season. However, the airline said it may reintroduce the service once its “resource situation is more clear”. SAS faces challenges from Covid-19 and competition The withdrawal of the Edinburgh-Oslo route is part of a larger restructuring plan by SAS, which has been hit…
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