Royal Mile Light Show Held Over Festive Period

Throughout the Festive Period, The Royal Mile in Edinburgh will be transformed into a spectacular light show that will utilise 60,000 lights.

The show which will run from the 30th November – 24th December is sponsored by Virgin Money and Scotland’s Winter Festivals. The event will show twice daily at 6.30pm and 8.30pm. For more information click on this link Royal Mile Light Show

Things to do in Edinburgh

Coming to Edinburgh but not sure what to do? I’d recommend you check out this article: http://ow.ly/RgUXf . Washing your face with the dew from Arthur’s Seat is a must!

Edinburgh as original inspiration for Game of Thrones

Who would have thought Edinburgh was the original inspiration for Game of Thrones. For those of you that have yet to visit Edinburgh this interactive map will give you a perspective of where the various landmarks are situated. Simply click on the link below:

Game of Thrones Edinburgh

Edinburgh Hogmanay Packages Now on Sale!

Our sister group Destination Edinburgh is now selling packages for this year’s Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party. There is a variety of hotels on offer as part of these packages so why not browse through our selection by clicking on the link below

Destination Edinburgh Hogmanay Packages

Commemorate The 144th Open at St Andrews with some Golf Memorabilia!

 

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Golf tankards and hipflasks are an ideal way to commemorate your time at The 144th Open at St Andrews this July. Choose from a variety of golf themed tankards, including the pewter golf handle (pictured above) or the St Andrews – The Old Course – for an added element of nostalgia. Personalise your tankard or hipflask with engraving or why not gift one to your golf buddy in a stylish presentation.

http://buyatankard.com/1-pint-st-andrews-golf-course-picture-tankard

http://buyahipflask.com/6oz-classic-pewter-pocket-flask-with-crossed-golf-clubs-design

 

 

 

 

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For an even bigger nod to the infamous tournament, the Pewter Claret Jug is just the ticket. At 8” tall, it’s the perfect miniature replica of The Golf Champion Trophy.

http://buyatankard.com/8-inch-claret-jug

Not a UK resident? Don’t worry, delivery is worldwide so your souvenir can be waiting for you when you return back home.

Are you a true Scotsman?

At buyakilt.com you’ll find a range of good quality traditional Scottish attire at affordable prices. So why not get into the Scottish Spirit and purchase one today and make your stay in Edinburgh that bit more authentic.

http://buyakilt.com/

 

Savour Edinburgh

Looking for a quick weekend away in Edinburgh? Love food?

SAVOUR

Foodies delight as Edinburgh’s top wine merchants, chefs and food and drink producers come together for an afternoon of tasty exploration at Edinburgh’s Summerhall. Following on from 2014’s sell out eent, Savour Festival welcomes a mix of artisan producers, local restaurants, craft beers, puddings purveyors, gins, mixologists and wine sellers.

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If you’re staying at our apartments already over this weekend why not check out this great event here. Just a short walk from our Southside Apartments.

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Yum!

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Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland

A round-up of the biggest New Years Eve celebrations in the World

The Hogmanay festival is a Scottish tradition famous throughout the world. It is when Scots joyously come together to celebrate the previous year and the new, upcoming year. Unlike many parts of the world the celebration is not solely a party for one evening on the 31st December instead the festivities last for days.

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is famous for holding the best Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland. Edinburgh hosts the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the world with its Hogmanay Street Party, shutting down the city centre so that thousands of people from all over the world can listen to top musicians, join together in a ceilidh dance, watch the most spectacular of fireworks displays and sing the world’s biggest rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

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The Edinburgh Hogmanay festival actually begins on the 30th December with a torchlight process starting at George IV Bridge and proceeding up to Carlton Hill to watch another magnificent firework display. With many celebrations happening on New Year’s Eve during the day, a real highlight is the Candlelit Concert in St Giles Cathedral, a must-do event.

To shift those hangovers in the morning of January 1st hundreds of people gather in South Queensferry to take part in the Loony Dook which involves diving into the River Forth, in the shadow of the famous Forth Rail Bridge, in a skimpy outfit to raise money for charity, proving that Scots are perhaps the barmiest nation of all.

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This year we totally sold out all our Hogmanay packages, so book early to avoid disappointment. Book from January 5th 2015, to reserve your 2015/16 Hogmanay packages with Glory Days and Destination Edinburgh.

 

 

For further information and other Scottish Hogmanay destination ideas look at:

http://www.visitscotland.com/holidays/seasonal-breaks/hogmanay-breaks

 

What is your New Year resolution?

Turkey, check.  Christmas songs, check.  Time to make a New Year resolution or 5??  Check.  A brand new year is the perfect starting point for a variety of things, whatever it may be.  So many of us will be making resolutions for 2015, but are they more often than not the same?  Is there a list of the most popular resolutions that most of us make?  We have been researching this and have found that the answer is yes!!

So, with these as inspiration, what is yours?

*stats taken from statisticbrain.com

Rank Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2014
1
Lose Weight
2
Getting Organized
3
Spend Less, Save More
4
Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5
Staying Fit and Healthy
6
Learn Something Exciting
7
Quit Smoking
8
Help Others in Their Dreams
9
Fall in Love
10
Spend More Time with Family