19th December Update – Cottages only open to essential customers as Mainland Scotland tier 4 from Boxing Day

Scotland will significantly tighten protections against Coronavirus (COVID-19) to prevent the spread of the new, highly contagious strain of the virus. Other than for specific exemptions, travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK will not be legal. Both Aberdeenshire and Moray will move into tier 4 on Boxing Day for at least 3 [...]

By |2020-12-21T17:53:13+00:00December 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 19th December Update – Cottages only open to essential customers as Mainland Scotland tier 4 from Boxing Day

15th December update

Aberdeenshire will move to Scottish Protection Level 3 at 6pm on Friday 18th December. Unfortunately that means that Sandend Cottage and Driftwood Cottage can only take bookings from people resident in our local authority area, ie Aberdeenshire, unless you have one of the allowable exceptional circumstances! Sorry! Stay safe and take care everyone! We will [...]

By |2020-12-16T09:43:08+00:00December 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 15th December update

4th December – Updates to Scottish Government Christmas Covid-19 Restrictions

The key points of the update are summarised below, but for full details please read the relevant Scot Gov website page for yourself! KEY POINTS Out with the festive period (23-27 December inclusive), it is illegal to travel for non-essential purposes from the rest of the UK to Scotland. Travel between Scotland, England, Wales and [...]

By |2020-12-07T18:33:26+00:00December 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4th December – Updates to Scottish Government Christmas Covid-19 Restrictions

20th November Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Update

To suppress the spread of COVID-19 it is essential that, with limited exceptions, there is no travel to or from areas where higher numbers of people may be carrying the virus.  Moray (Lossiemouth) is currently Level 1 and Aberdeenshire (Portsoy and Sandend) Level 2. If you live in a Scottish Level 3 or 4 local [...]

By |2020-12-07T18:57:20+00:00December 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 20th November Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Update

Night Skies and Northern Lights

It's getting to that time of year again. The days are shorter than the nights. Just perfect for cosying up in front of the fire or getting out and looking upwards!   This season often brings with it clear nights. With little light pollution, there are many opportunities to see the night sky clearly. With [...]

By |2020-12-09T18:00:31+00:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Night Skies and Northern Lights

Favourite Coffee Shops around Lossiemouth

It's not that I am overly focussed on coffee shops, you understand, it's just that 'fancy pieces' (that is cakes and homebakes in common parlance English!) and ice cream are two things they do very well round here! Of course you will find your Starbucks and Costa Coffee on the Plainstones in Elgin. However, here [...]

By |2019-06-12T10:12:58+00:00June 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Favourite Coffee Shops around Lossiemouth

More awards for Lossie brewery?

After their starring role in the ITV show, James Martin's Great British Adventure, our favourite Lossie brewery are hoping to raise their profile ever higher.  Windswept have been announced as finalists in the 2019 North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards. Shortlisted in two categories - Best Brewed for HURRICANE, a 4.5% session IPA and Best Food and Drink [...]

By |2019-04-16T19:16:38+00:00April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on More awards for Lossie brewery?

Sandend Bay on Video

Can you imagine anything better than having a beach and coastline as stunning as this, right outside your front door? Take a look at a couple of our favourite Sandend beach videos. Perfect for dog lovers, sandcastle builders, walkers and ramblers, beachcombers, book readers, sand loving kids (and their parents!) and romantics. Days and scenes [...]

By |2019-04-04T19:54:46+00:00April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandend Bay on Video

Favourite coffee shops round Sandend

There is something about being on holiday that makes sitting in a coffee shop very appealing… Maybe it’s easier to banish the feeling of guilt when you look at that huge slice of chocolate fudge cake with an ‘oh well, I AM on holiday… or maybe it’s just the feeling of time when you get [...]

By |2019-03-11T16:42:11+00:00March 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Favourite coffee shops round Sandend