How o Use This Guide
The entries are arranged numerically in an anti-clockwise progression around Scotland. Each B&B has a number corresponding to its number on the map.
Map The map is in the centre pages of this booklet. Different areas are colour coded to match the entries for that area.
Entry Information Entries are numbered and include the name of the B&B, address, telephone, fax/mobile where applicable, web site and e-mail addresses. You will also find your host/ hostesses name(s), months when open and room rates per person, per night. Please check, when booking, the exact rate, as prices may vary according to type of room, time of year and length of stay. The symbols represent some of the facilities available and a key to these symbols is conveniently placed on the Back Inside Cover.
Visitscotland Quality Assurance B&Bs participating in the QA scheme are visited annually, usually on an incognito overnight stay, by the very demanding Quality Assurance Advisors. During their visit they sample the warmth of welcome, the food and the accommodation and the general efficiency with which their requirements are met. The Advisors award marks in over 40 different categories and only if the establishment achieves between 70- 84% are they awarded the 4 star grading and B&B owners can be proud of having received this Excellent rating. A 5 Star Grading is only given to truly exceptional establishments who achieve over 85% in their assessment. A New Gold Award was introduced in 2009 for establishments who provide exceptionally high standards of hospitality.
Be A Popular Guest! Please remember that B&Bs are private homes, not hotels. Your hosts have to do all those things that we take for granted – go shopping, visit the doctor, have a haircut etc. Access to your B&B may be restricted during the day and your hostess will appreciate your consideration, especially with regard to arrival and departure times.
Cancellation Or Changing Of A Booking Making a booking, either verbally, by e-mail or in writing, is a legal contract, which both parties must honour. Different establishments may have different cancellation policies, so check when booking. If you cancel, then the establishment is legally entitled to charge you for the whole of the accommodation you booked, unless it is re-let. We advise that you take out holiday cancellation insurance and that you only make a reservation if you intend to turn up.