Festival first-timers (Part 2: Budget)

Last week I covered how you can skim £100s from your spending by opting for self-catering accommodation, but cash can be saved at every turn, making the Festival suitable for everyone and every budget. Now that you’ve used my tips to secure some savvy accommodation, the next big expense to consider is tickets. A long weekend with a few shows every day will soon rack up, but you can keep your pocket happy with a little bit of foresight and an open mind. For your ‘big ticket’ events, there are a number of ways to grab a bargain.

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British Travel Awards 2014

We're very pleased to announce that we are one of the nominees for this year's British Travel Awards! We're one of the contenders of the Best Small UK Holiday Cottage/Self Catering Booking Company award. Please vote for us now. (It takes just a few minutes).

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Festival first-timers (Part 1: Booking)

Heading for your first Fringe Festival experience this summer and don’t know your Pleasance from your Udderbelly? Fear not, because over the next few weeks I’ll be releasing my 4-part guide, chockablock with the must-have tips and tricks for newbies. All of the essentials are covered as I break your visit down to the five Bs – Booking, Budget, Booze & Belly, and Bearings.

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Great Scottish bagpipe tunes

Over a weekend in August, Pipe Bands from all over the world will be battling it out on Glasgow Green in all manner of competitions. The World Pipe Band Championships (15th-16th August) is definitely one not to be missed by any piping fans! Not only will you be treated to some world class pipping and drumming but there is also Highland Dancing and Highland Games events on throughout the weekend. In honour of this event I thought I would take a look at some of the most recognisable and best loved marches and bagpipe tunes known in Scotland.

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Days out... getting a break from central Edinburgh

If you are staying in Edinburgh with your family and friends this Summer and fancy taking a break from the history, architecture and hustle and bustle of the city, why not look for days out slightly further afield? There are many great activities surrounding Edinburgh that welcome all manner of groups. I have put together five fun filled options for you to look over.

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