Fantastic Festive Breaks In Scotland – Sponsored

Have a truly special Scottish experience this winter with these top festive getaways…


Visiting Scotland this Christmas or looking for a festive ‘staycation’? Our beautiful country has so much to offer.

From ceilidhs to castles and culture galore, you won’t be disappointed.

Take a look at some of the best Scottish festive experiences on offer this year.




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Hogmanay Gala Ball

Held in the Roosevelt Ballroom overlooking the waterfalls of the River Calder with our skylight allowing you to dine under the stars. Our menu has been overseen by legendary French chef Albert Roux OBE, KFO and son Michel Roux Jr.

You are cordially invited to be our guests at a Champagne and Canape Reception commencing at 6.30pm. A sumptuous four course dinner will be served at 7.30pm

And make sure you bring your dancing shoes. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh songs will kick start the party, before our live band perform songs from every decade.

Spectacular fireworks will bring in 2020, and the party will continue into the wee small hours of the morning.

New Years Day Jazz Brunch

Relax with family and friends and enjoy a hearty buffet brunch to welcome in the new year accompanied by soothing jazz music in our Ballroom. Tables available from 11am until 3pm.

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Dunkeld House Hotel



Celebrate the festive season with family, friends, and colleagues at Dunkeld House Hotel. Nestled in the beautiful Perthshire landscape, this four-star country house hotel is the perfect setting for your Christmas get together, offering a variety of magical events and dining experiences.

Enjoy a three-course Christmas lunch or an elegant festive afternoon tea. Or for those seeking some glamour and sparkle, why not celebrate at one of our festive party nights. Start the evening with a sparkling drinks reception, then wine and dine with a three-course dinner.

Finish off celebrations with a live band and dance the night away. Choose to stay overnight in one of our luxury rooms or suites, and treat yourself to a magical spa or beauty treatment at our resort spa and health club.

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For bookings, email or call 01350 727771


Macdonald Aviemore Resort


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Enjoy a Festive Celebration in the Highlands

Celebrate Christmas or New year at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, voted Resort Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hospitality Awards 2019.

Hogmanay in the Highlands

Bring in 2020 in style at our big Black-Tie Hogmanay Gala Party. Expect 4 course dining, a live ceilidh band, Scottish piper and an impressive fireworks display. Make it a New Year to remember!

Magical Christmas Breaks

Forget Lapland. Experience a Christmas like no other in Aviemore with a visit to Santa’s grotto and Britain’s only free-range reindeer herd plus a Christmas panto and much more.

Relaxing Post Christmas Breaks

Escape for a short break between or after the festivities and enjoy a stay in a 4-star hotel, full Scottish breakfast, dinner in one of our restaurants and unlimited use of our indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool bath.

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The Machrie



Set on the magical Isle of Islay, off the West Coast of Scotland, The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links is the perfect place to escape from it all and enter into our Festive Wonderland of relaxed style.

Soak up the tranquil atmosphere, toast your toes at the log fire and enjoy that much needed quality time with family and friends. Our team are on hand to ensure that all you have to do is sit back, relax, indulge in some fine food, drink and cheer and soak up the awe-inspiring view over the golf course and Atlantic Ocean.

PureGray is a small sanctuary that provides a wide range of mind and body treatments for your wellbeing. Reconnect with that rare feeling of peace and tranquillity.

Whether you’re just looking to explore this stunning island, home to some of the world’s finest whiskies, birdlife, seafood and dramatic coastal seascapes, or you’re taking on the challenge of our championship links course, it’s time you enjoyed the Machrie!

Winter Breaks from only £60 per person, per night.

2-night Christmas breaks from £289.50 per person

3-night New Year breaks from £325.00 per person

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For bookings, call 01496 302310 


The Italian Grill


Kick back at The Italian Grill this festive season. We have a choice of indulgent, and highly sociable, eating & drinking options in the heart of Dundee.

Fancy a fizz filled Cocktail Masterclass with the girls? Maybe a Christmas meal out with colleagues? We even offer a six course Festive Tasting Menu sampling the stunning dishes of Head Chef David Tough.

Italian food with more than a Scottish twist, feed your soul at Italian Grill with delicious cep gnocchi, pork cheek, rigatoni Bolognese, and squid ink spaghetti, together with traditional pasta, steak, and pizza favourites.

If it’s a more intimate experience you’re looking for, perhaps for a pre-Christmas treat for a loved one who is a real foodie, book a place at Italian Grill’s new Chef’s Table where you can watch David and his brigade cook, whilst chatting and enjoying additional snacks and nibbles with your meal. Gift vouchers available.

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