Scotland: Premier Golf Destination, Not A Leading Windmill in Europe

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Given the recent timing of a major investment by the Scottish Government to promote Scotland as the premier golf destination (read the article here), it seems that the renewable energy lobby are equally determined to make Scotland the leading windmill in Europe, having just received the green light to build a wind-farm of 6 turbines just 3 miles south of St Andrews.  Read more “Scotland: Premier Golf Destination, Not A Leading Windmill in Europe”

Fairmont St. Andrews receives Top Honour

Fairmont Hotel, St. Andrews
Fairmont Hotel, St. Andrews

At the recent Golf Tourism Scotland awards ceremony, The Fairmont Hotel in St. Andrews was named the ‘Resort Hotel of the Year’.

The Fairmont is one of PerryGolf’s preferred hotel partners and quite rightly so.  It is somewhere we have used extensively over the past season and we plan to do so for many seasons to come.  Located on the outskirts of the town, the hotel sits on the summit of a spectacular cliff formation in a commanding location overlooking the River Tay estuary, the North Sea, the Fife countryside and the medieval skyline of St. Andrews.  Click here for more details.

By Gary Sheppard.  Gary has been with PerryGolf for over 4 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.

Fairmont Savoy Hotel, London

A while ago I added a blog about the refurbishment of the famous Savoy Hotel on The Strand in London.  I am delighted to report that the hotel opened its doors on Sunday the 10th of October 2010.  The 10/10/10 was projected by numerologists as a very prodigious day for romance, new projects and art – what better day to open a hotel with links to the Edwardian and Art Deco era and all its romance!

By Yvonne Shaw.  Yvonne has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is a member of our admin team.

Dining at Zizzi Restaurant in St. Andrews

Whenever I am staying in St. Andrews, I always make a point of visiting the Zizzi Restaurant for either lunch or dinner.

It is a casual setting serving excellent Italian food in four distinct sections of antipasti, salads, the mains (including pizza, pasta and risotto) and a selection of desserts, all within reasonable pricing.  Having not been to any of the other outlets, I can only comment on the warm ambience and bustling atmosphere of St. Andrews’ own Zizzi Restaurant situated on South Street.

Zizzi Restaurant, St Andrews
Zizzi Restaurant, St Andrews

Last summer, while staying in the Fairmont Hotel just outside of St. Andrews town, my partner and I decided to dine there of an evening…and we were not disappointed.  The Bruschetta  with tomatoes and basil served on toasted garlic ciabatta was so good I could of eaten another serving…but I managed to hold off for my main of Pollo Prosciutto – chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto ham and sage and cooked in white wine – amazing!  Not often opting for a dessert, I changed my mind on this occasion and decided to order the Chocolate Melt and only stopped eating when I realised I couldn’t possibly make room for anything else.  All of this was offered with the accompaniment of a great wine list.  I should mention that there really is a great choice of food and drink on the menu and I’m sure that there is something for everyone there.