Party at the Palace, Linlithgow is a huge success

Nile Rodgers and Chic, live at Party at the Palace , Linlithgow , Sunday 9 August 2015

This year’s Party at the Palace  at Linlithgow Palace on  8TH and 9TH August has been declared a huge success by music fans and organisers .
The party started on Saturday with a superb day of music rounded off by Scots super-group Travis .  “The Hitmaker” Nile Rodgers and Chic  closed the festival on Sunday with a brilliant set featuring all their biggest hits . Surprise guest Susan Boyle came on stage at the end to dance , dance , dance with Chic .

Linlithgow is just 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport . Book your transfer on 07576-127097

Party at the Palace line up announced

Party at the Palace is at Linlithgow Palace on Saturday 8TH and Sunday 9TH August .
This year, PATP have opened up the festival to bands and artists from all over the UK and indeed, the world, to create a real party atmosphere in Linlithgow. Scots super-group Travis will headline on Saturday 8 August and “The Hitmaker” Nile Rodgers and Chic will take the top spot and close the festival on Sunday 9 August.
The full line up is –

Saturday- Travis, The Feeling, Horse, Justin Currie (del Amitri), Little Eye.

Sunday – Nile Rodgers and Chic, Scouting for Girls, Julie Fowlis, Red Hot Chilli Pipers more acts still to be announced.
VIP tickets are strictly limited in number and are now on sale. Standard tickets can also be upgraded to VIP.

Linlithgow is just 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport . Book your transfer on 07576-127097

Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel restyles seven bedrooms in original 16th century tower

Five hundred years after Mary Queen of Scots reportedly rested within its ancient walls, the four-star Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel is ready to host guests in seven beautifully restyled bedrooms within the imposing original 16th century tower.
The transformation of the feature bedrooms, with touches that include 4-poster beds, powerful Mansoon showers and in-room Nespresso machines is part of a £330,000 refurbishment programme of 23 bedrooms in the picturesque West Lothian hotel that’s a key conference and wedding venue in the area.

Herve Bernier, general manager of Macdonald Houstoun House, commented: “I am very pleased that we can now offer guests the opportunity to experience the style and comfort of our newly refurbished tower bedrooms.  We are also on schedule to complete the refurbishment of an additional 17 bedrooms by early February.

“This significant investment underlines our commitment to ensure Macdonald Houstoun House operates as a leading business and leisure destinations in the west of Edinburgh.”

The 73-bedroom hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh Airport and easily accessed off the Edinburgh-Glasgow M8 motorway.

Party at the Palace , Linlithgow

The Party at the Palace takes place at  Linlithgow Palace this month ,  featuring Deacon Blue , fresh from their appearance at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games ,  and Simple Minds . A host of new Scottish talent will also be featured .

Transport information

Airport Transfers from Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow take just 15 minutes by taxi from Linlithgow. Passengers are picked up in the dropoff zone in the multistorey carpark outside the terminal .
Phone now or contact us online. Bookings and payments can be made online or on freephone 0800-0029165.
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The taxi cost Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow is from £22 depending on the time of day and which part of Linlithgow you are travelling to . An airport transfer from  Linlithgow can be booked 124 hours a day

Linlithgow  has a train station which is on the Glasgow to Edinburgh express line . A bus service , number X38, runs from Edinburgh to Stirling via Linlithgow .

Edinburgh has 1.3 million overseas visitors in 2013

Edinburgh held on to its spot as the most “in demand” city in the UK in 2013 , except London, with foreign tourists, giving Scotland’s tourism trade a much-needed boost.

Arch-rival Manchester has been held at bay by Scotland’s capital, which brought in 1.3 million overseas visitors in 2013.

The city attracted an extra 50,000 foreign tourists in 2013, keeping it in front of Manchester, which attracted 988,000 visitors.

London was well ahead of both cities, with 16.7 million visitors last year, while Glasgow was in sixth place, behind Birmingham and Liverpool.

However Glasgow, which saw a decrease of 6,000 overseas visitors in 2013, is expected to reap a major boost this year thanks to it hosting the Commonwealth Games and other major events such as the MTV Europe Music Awards and BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.

Two other Scottish cities made the top 20 list of UK destinations for foreign tourists, with Aberdeen the 16th most popular city attracting 241,000 visitors. Inverness made it to the 17th spot with 226,000 overseas tourists.

The figures showed Scotland was outperforming the rest of the UK when it came to attracting overseas visitors last year, with both visitor numbers and spending increasing north of the Border, despite a slight decline in the number of domestic visitors coming to Scotland.

The figures for overseas visitors were revealed by Visit-
Britain chiefs, who said they wanted to ensure that more ­international tourists ventured outside London.

The research – which is based on foreign visits involving at least one overnight stay – found that overseas visitors spent a record £21 billion in the UK last year – up 17 percent on 2012.

The lucrative overseas market was responsible for 32.8 million visits to the UK – an increase of 5.6 percent on 2012.

Visits for holiday purposes rose 6.4 percent to a record 12.72 million, while business visits were up 7 percent to 7.94 million. The number of overseas visitors coming to Scotland rose by 9.8 percent last year, compared to an 8.6 percent increase in London.

Spending by overseas tourists in Scotland rose by almost 20 percent last year, to nearly 
£1.7bn, compared to the previous 12 months.

In contrast, the number of ­domestic visits – from around the UK – was down by 4.9 percent, although spending was down just 0.1 percent.

VisitBritain strategy director Patricia Yates said: “We need to encourage people to come back time after time, which in turn will mean our visitors venture out across Britain.”

VisitScotland has hailed the performance of the overseas market last year as a major “bounce back” for the industry following a slump in 2012.

Its experts have cited the ­addition of air routes from major airports as a major boost, along with “increased confidence” in key overseas markets.

VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay said: “As we move into an action-packed summer for Scotland with the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup, and a staggering 830 events under the Homecoming Program, Scotland is in a perfect position to exploit tourism as a key driver of the Scottish ­economy.”

Book an airport taxi Linlithgow to Edinburgh on 07576-127097

A taxi from Edinburgh to St Andrews costs from £85 .

Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow

Airport Transfers from Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow take just 15 minutes by taxi from Linlithgow. Passengers are picked up in the dropoff zone in the multistorey carpark outside the terminal .
Phone now or contact us online. Bookings and payments can be made online or on freephone 0800-0029165.
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The taxi cost Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow is from £22 depending on the time of day and which part of Linlithgow you are travelling to .

Edinburgh Airport transfers

Airport Transfers to Edinburgh Airport from Linlithgow take just 15 minutes by taxi from Linlithgow.
Phone now or contact us online. Bookings and payments can be made online or on freephone 0800-6190575 .

For a quote from  Falkirk  or a taxi to Edinburgh Airport  , phone 07576-127097

Phone now or contact us online. Bookings and payments can be made online or on freephone 0800-0029165.
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The taxi cost Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow is from £22 depending on the time of day and which part of Linlithgow you are travelling to .

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Falkirk FK2 0NX
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Falkirk Wheel celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Falkirk Wheel , opened by the Queen in 2002, has celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Wheel’s iconic design has attracted visitors from around the world and it has become one of Scotland’s most popular tourist attractions .The Wheel enables canal boats to transfer from the Union Canal to the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Chairman Dr Jon Hargreaves said: “The Falkirk Wheel has made a great contribution to the image of Scotland and is now an intrinsic part of the Lowland canals and a perfect symbol of their renaissance and the broad economic, social and environmental public value they together deliver.”

The proposal to reopen the Forth & Clyde and Union Canal first became a real possibility in the early 1990s – a canal network enabling travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow, while regenerating the communities along the waterways.

Dr Hargreaves added: “When planning the Millennium Link, we wanted an extraordinary design which could become an icon affirming that the 18th century canal system is back and have an important role to play in travel in the 21st century.

Transfers from Linlithgow town centre take just twenty minutes and can be booked by phone . Transfers can be arranged for the surrounding areas including  Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow.

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Airport Transfers Edinburgh to Linlithgow

Airport Transfers Edinburgh

Airport transfers Linlithgow have been serving customers in Falkirk  for many years.

We can transfer you to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport. Book your taxi or make an online booking. We offer fixed price fares to travel to  most destinations from Edinburgh Airport. Travel from  Edinburgh to Linlithgow takes about 15 minutes subject to traffic.

. Travel from  Edinburgh to Falkirk takes about half an hour subject to traffic. Airport Transfers from Edinburgh can be booked online or by phone on 07576-127097 .