B&R Scotland FAM

Steve Wilson

Monday 12th February – Monday 19th February 2024

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Highlights

  • Tour a selection of handpicked accommodations available to B&R guests
  • Join a B&R guide on an experiential e-bike tour in the Cairngorms
  • Visit the Wilderness Scotland office and connect with the team

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 12th February - Drive Buckinghamshire to Edinburgh

Drive from Buckinghamshire to Edinburgh

Site Inspection:

16:00 – Schloss Roxburghe

Meet with Debbie Philliips-Howie, Director of Sales – 7862660066

 

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Roseate Edinburgh
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Tuesday 13th February - Travel to Pitlochry

Breakfast at Roseate Hotel.

Before departing Edinburgh to drive to Pitlochry, you will visit several hotels for site inspections.

Site Inspections:

08:30 – The Roseate Hotel

Meet with Kristi, Ops Manager

 

10:00 – The Bonham Hotel

Meet with Monika, Reservations Supervisor – 0131 226 6050

 

11:30 – Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Meet with Kayleigh Moriaty, Cluster Director of Sales – 07918 621 103

 

13:30 – Virgin Hotel

Meet with Emma Jackson, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing – 07355 033969

 

15:00 – Gleneagles Townhouse

Meet with Tara MacBeath, Membership Experience Manager – 0131 322 3780

 

Once you have departed Edinburgh, you will drive north to Pitlochry, where you will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Fonab Castle in the picturesque setting of Pitlochry.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Wednesday 14th February - Travel to Aviemore Via Ballater

Site Inspections:

08:30 – Fonab Castle 

Breakfast meeting and show around with Angela Lorimer, Sales Manager for Group – 07897 420303

 

10:30/11:00 –  The Grandtully Hotel

Meet with Chris Gordon, Hotel Reception Manager – 01887 447 000

Followed by Ballintaggart Farm (part of the Grandtully)

Meet with Charlotte, Farm Reservations Manager – 01887 447 000

 

14:00 – Darroch Learg Hotel

Meet with Nigel Franks, the Owner – 01339 755443

 

15:30 – Balmoral Arms   (It’s worth highlighting this is a 5* Inn,  not 5* hotel)

Meet with Joanna Whysall, GM – 01339 755413

 

We suggest a stop at the Rothesay Rooms in Ballater for lunch and then a pleasant stroll through the pretty village. Continue your drive to Aviemore.

**Please be mindful of winter driving conditions on the Ballater road.

Overnight: Aviemore | Ravenscraig Guesthouse
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Thursday 15th February - Aviemore & Wilderness Scotland Visit

Breakfast at Ravenscraig.

9:00 – Russell and Dani will collect you from Ravenscraig and join you for the site inspections.

Site Inspections:

09:30 – Glenfeshie Lodge

Meet with Lorraine, the House Manager – 7377556385

Followed by Killiehuntly Farmhouse, again with Lorraine.

 

Return to WSHQ for lunch, followed by an e-bike ride along the Speyside Way with one of our experienced guides.

Spend the afternoon in the office to meet with members of the Wilderness Team.

 

Enjoy an evening with the Wilderness Team at The Balavoulin Pub

18:00 – Drinks

19:00 – Dinner

Overnight: Aviemore | Ravenscraig Guesthouse
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 - Friday 16th February - Travel to Inverness Via Speyside Way

Depart Aviemore and enjoy the scenic drive along the Speyside Way, finishing the day in Inverness. Along the way, you will stop to inspect the following properties:

09:30 – The Dowans Hotel

Meet with Steph and Lauren, the Directors/Owners

Immediately followed by Hotel 1881, sister hotel to the Dowans, also with Steph and Lauren.

 

12:30/13:00 – Boath House

Meet with Paul and Ali

 

13:30-ish – Golf View Hotel 

Meet with Johnny, Operations Manager – ask for him at Reception

 

15:00 – Rocpool (currently under construction, but to see the property and get a sense of their vision)

Meet with Vicki, she will be on site all day

 

16:30 – Ness Walk

Meet with Tracey Milton, Sales Manager – 07748 625146

There is the possibility to see Kingsmills afterwards, if you would like. (Run by the same company)

 

Finish the day in comfort at Ness Walk and enjoy a stroll along the Ness River.

Overnight: Inverness | Ness Walk
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Saturday 17th February - Travel to Isle of Eriska

Depart Inverness, driving along Loch Ness.

Site Inspections:

8:30 – Aldourie Castle   – Wander property

Aileen at Aldourie’s no- 07808795140

Code to the Gate: TBA

 

10:00- The Lovat Hotel

Meet with Tiff or Caroline (Caroline is the owner)

 

12:00-ish – Glennfinnan House Hotel (currently under construction, but to see the property and get a sense of their vision)

Meet with Johnny, GM – 07482 095620

 

Site inspection for The Isle of Eriska Hotel will be upon arrival. Please phone in advanced to confirm ETA – 01631 720 371

19:00 – Drinks

19:30 – Dinner

 

Overnight: Isle of Eriska | Isle of Eriska
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 - Sunday 18th February - Travel to Glasgow

Depart Isle of Eriska, heading east toward Tyndrum.

Site Inspections:

10:30 –  Monachyle Mhor

Meet with Tom or Lisa Lewis, the Owners

(**Tom is a bit quirky – a great chef and nice guy)

Continue on to Glasgow.

 

15:00 – Invisible Cities Tour with Angie and Sonny

Meet at People’s Palace in Glasgow Green

Afterwards, coffee meet up with Zakia Moulaoui, Founder

Meet at Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

 

 

Overnight: Glasgow | Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Monday 19th February - Drive Home

Before departing Glasgow, you will view the following properties:

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel 

We could not get a confirmed time for official show around. Hopefully you will get the vibe of the place as you will have stayed the night.

 

10:30 – One Devonshire Gardens

Meet with Paige McGhee, Sales Manager

 

TBA 14:00-ish – Glenapp Castle

Have called and followed up with email regarding site inspection

Overnight: Buckinghamshire
Meals Included: Breakfast