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New poster competition aims to inspire Eco-friendly rail travel

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Children and young people are being encouraged to take part in an inspiring new poster competition, launched by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) to capture their visions of eco-friendly travel through fun artwork.The competition...

airBaltic to make Edinburgh debut this summer

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airBaltic will begin flying to Edinburgh Airport this summer with flights between Edinburgh and Riga from June.It’s the Latvian airline’s first route from Edinburgh and it will operate two flights per week between to...

M90 Diversion via Forth Road Bridge to be trialled

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On Saturday 30 January motorists using the M90 at Queensferry will be diverted over the Forth Road Bridge in the first trial of the emergency diversion to include live traffic.This builds on an earlier...

Ten M8 overnight carriageway closures from 30 Nov. to 12 Dec.

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M8 Motorway users are set to benefit from an improved road surface at Ratho, with £750,000 worth of resurfacing set to begin on Monday 30 November. The overnight works will see 2,990m of the...

Forth Road Bridge to close for on-going repair work

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From 06:00 on Thursday 3 December until 06:00 on Monday 7 December, the Forth Road Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic as part of the ongoing project to replace the main expansion joints.The...

First Bus has a new app to live track buses with room on board

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First Bus is launching an update to its mobile app that will enable customers across Edinburgh to live track not only the location of their next bus, but also its availablecapacity.The operator...

Turning a new page on travel writing in lockdown

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Award-winning travel-writer Nick Thorpe and national newspaper journalist Jean West are hosting an online workshop in travel writing during the Covid-19 lockdown.Newhaven-based Nick Thorpe has been a travel writer for more than 20 years...

More ScotRail Seats Added for League Cup Semi-finals

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ScotRail has announced it’s adding more seats to its trains to help fans travel to the upcoming Betfred League Cup semi-finals at Hampden Park.Hibernian take on holders Celtic in the 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday,...

Head to Dornoch – B&B for £20.20 in 2020

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DORNOCH CASTLE OWNERS REFLECT ON 20 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP AS THEY ANNOUNCE B&B FOR £20.20 & A WINTER WEDDING FOR £2020!One of Dornoch’s best known hotels is to celebrate a special anniversary next year.The...

Travel feature – French Leave

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You can fly from Edinburgh to a dozen airports all over France, so the whole country is your oyster. Here I suggest a menu of things to see and do in France this summer. LOVELY BUBBLYScotland...

Four star luxury awaits your next weekend away

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Pamela and Rui Fernandes, owners of multi award winning Garvock House Hotel in Dunfermline, have shared the story of their business success, taking what was once a retirement home for elderly ladies, and creating...

Loganair fly direct to Norway and Guernsey from Edinburgh

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Loganair’s direct services to the Norwegian cities of Bergen and Stavanger have now taken-off along with a seasonal link to Guernsey. Stavanger is now 70 minutes away and there a re four direct flights a...
Train travelling through cutting

ScotRail to add more seats for 6 Nations

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ScotRail is adding more seats for fans travelling to Scotland’s Six Nations home game at the BT Murrayfield Stadium this weekend.Scotland play Italy on Saturday 2 February at 2.15pm, and to help the day...

Silverwood trying to tempt you out of the city with discount offers

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SILVERWOOD LODGE OFFERS TO TEMPT YOU FROM THE CITYWith Christmas approaching, some Capital dwellers may want to go further afield for festive shopping, dining and attractions. Dundee, with the new V&A, is proving to...
Scotrail - Forth Bridge

More ScotRail seats for Final Test

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ScotRail is, once again, adding more seats on trains to and from Edinburgh this weekend as Scotland play their third, and final match, in the Autumn Test Series. Scotland will play Argentina at the BT...
Scotrail train at Linlithgow Station

ScotRail adds Extra Carriages for Scotland v South Africa

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ScotRail is adding more seats on trains to and from Edinburgh this weekend as Scotland look to follow up on their sensational win against Fiji in the Autumn Tests. Scotland will play South Africa at...

Two Capital options for visitors

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Hostelling Scotland offers two Edinburgh bases during the summer promising value and flexible accommodation to budget conscious travellers.Edinburgh Haddington Place Youth Hostel offers 143 beds and the Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel in Edinburgh University's...

Local Ethical Tourism Business Awarded

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Edinburgh tourism business wins national innovation competitionAn Edinburgh-based ethical tourism business has scooped an award in a national competition. The Social Innovation Competition, delivered by social enterprise agency Firstport, celebrates individuals and start up...

Edinburgh Airport enjoys busiest September on Record

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International passenger figures soar to almost 1.3 MillionThe number of international passengers passing through Edinburgh Airport soared by 14.1% during the busiest September on record at the terminal. 1,291,640 passengers used Edinburgh Airport in September...

Edinburgh graduate secures senior role at ‘Scotland’s Best Five Star Hotel’

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Megan Milliken joins Edinburgh’s The Chester Residence team as new operations manager Five star luxury hotel, The Chester Residence, has welcomed new operations manager, Megan Milliken, to the team this month. Napier University graduate Megan will ensure the day...

Sir Freddie Laker’s back!

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When travelling with Norwegian recently we mentioned more than once the lovely tail fins on the distinctive planes, and also the late Sir Freddie Laker who first offered low price fares across the Atlantic.Now...

Virtual Reality Travel around Scotland

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Experience Scotland from your armchairPeople across the world can now instantly walk through the prehistoric village of Skara Brae in Orkney, soar high over Edinburgh Castle like a bird, journey into the depths of...

Time to book that flight to Australia

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by Robin Gauldie Flights from Edinburgh to Australia are cheaper than from anywhere else in the UK, according to one of the world's largest travel agency chains. Flight Centre's first-ever Australia Travel Trends Report, released today...

Mid-winter blues – new software uses your brain to find a holiday

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Recent research commissioned by a travel company found that 68 per cent of Scots find choosing a destination is the most challenging part of booking a holiday.And 58 per cent claim it takes more...

Our advent calendar – Christmas Gift suggestion #10

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GIVE THE GIFT OF TRAVELYou know those gifts. A novelty tie that’s never worn, the alarm clock that hops around, that third rice cooker you’ve never needed.Those gifts you look at once, then store...

Rupert Wolfe Murray: Stories from the Road

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Gap years - they cost money, right? Your trip is organised by a company, your parents and granny feel obliged to chip in with large donations towards your 'target', you travel with a group,...

The Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2016

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Just in case you are thinking of visiting the north of Scotland, whether on the new North Coast 500 route or you are planning a quick weekend away, you might like to know about some award-winning...

Norwegian launches its UK autumn sale today!

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You may have seen their distinctive aircraft flying over towards Edinburgh Airport or you may have used them already of course! But from today low-cost airline Norwegian has launched its UK autumn sale offering...

Valentine’s at the Horseshoe Restaurant and Rooms

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Looking for something extra special for your loved one this Valentines Day? The Edinburgh Reporter has found the perfect treat! If you like a bit of luxury, fine dining and of course, romance, then...

easyJet will help you fly without fear

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easyJet announces new Fearless Flyer course dates for 2016 If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground then easyJet's courses could help you get up, up and away.The two-day courses will take place...

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