The 50 most romantic things to do in Scotland for Valentine's Day

These loved-up ideas are better than cards
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1 Get sweaty in Haar Sauna on St Ninian’s Beach in Shetland,

2 Get sweatier with hot yoga or Pilates at Glasgow’s Damn Hot,

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3 Stay in a suite that overlooks Loch na Dal at Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye,

The Fife Arms - The Prince Albert Suite.  Pic: Sim Canetty-ClarkeThe Fife Arms - The Prince Albert Suite.  Pic: Sim Canetty-Clarke
The Fife Arms - The Prince Albert Suite. Pic: Sim Canetty-Clarke

4 Hire a tandem from Leith Cycle Co, and whirl round Leith Links,

5 Book Andy Murray and Kim Sears’s five-star Dunblane hotel Cromlix’s Game, Set and Perfect Match package which includes one night’s accommodation, a bottle of Taittinger Champagne, artisan chocolates, MODM skincare couple’s gift, brekkie and late check out, £528,

6 The Alchemist in Edinburgh and Glasgow offers a selection of cocktails for two. Or, have a French Kiss each,

7 Propose in the grounds of Culzean Castle in South Ayrshire,

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Snowdrops at Cambo

8 Spot seals while staying on the shores of Loch Fyne with Kabn Company,

9 As seals know, seafood is an aphrodisiac. Eat langoustines at Mara on the Isle of Arran,

10 Or try bivalves at The Oyster Shed on the Isle of Skye,

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11 Let them sleep in, while you join the queue for Edinburgh’s Lannan Bakery (Instagram @lannanbakery)

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COCO Chocolate's Poor Things bars

12 Send them a Cake Tasting Box from wedding cake makers, The Kilted Cake Company,

13 Fletcher’s Cottage Spa at Archerfield, Dirleton, boasts a Made for Two experience, from £180, with a mud rasul, plus 60 minute facial or massage, glass of bubbly and use of facilities,

14 Invest in the Shetland Gay Bird Checklist by Daniel Clark of Gaada,

15 Eat spaghetti, a la Lady and the Tramp, at Glasgow’s Sugo,

16 Kiss on a cobbled New Town street to recreate the smoochy scene from the 2010 film adaptation of One Day.

17 Buy tickets to see Scottish poet Hollie McNish and her show Lobster and other Things I’m Learning to Love in Edinburgh on March 13, or Galashiels, Dunkeld, Glasgow and other Scottish dates in October,

18 Book a romcom at Scotland's oldest purpose-built cinema, The Hippodrome in Bo’ness,

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19 Strip the willow at Bonnie & Wild Edinburgh’s White Heather Club ceilidh on February 29,

20 Sleep in a four-poster bed in one of the Victoriana Suites or Royal Suites at The Fife Arms,

21 Listen to the sea, while getting cosy at The Crusoe in Lower Largo, Fife,

22 Stroll through The Hermitage in Dunkeld and count the coins in the wishing tree. Then head to Aran for cake,

23 Share an ice-cream from Giacopazzi’s, Eyemouth,

24 Put a ring on it at Gretna Green. From February 2-14, there’s a Steak for Two offer in Gretna Hall for £60 per couple,

25 Walk along North Ronaldsay’s beach. The Orkneys won a Mills & Boon prize a few years ago for most romantic destination.

26 Bake someone a cake from The Hebridean Baker at Home (Black & White Publishing, £26).

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27 At Edinburgh’s new W Hotel, try their Away Spa Time for Two treatment packages, from £220. They include a 60 minute treatment each, use of the couple's relaxation room, with sauna, experience shower and Jacuzzi,

28 Walk along North Berwick beach with a Bostock Bakery cruffin,

29 Share a Heavenly Afternoon Tea at five-star Inverness hotel, Ness Walk,

30 Smell Peploe’s roses at The Burrell Collection in Pollok Country Park,

31 Forget Milk Tray and order some of Scottish business COCO Chocolate’s Poor Thing inspired bars,

32 The couple who cook together, stay together, so book a session at Nick Nairn’s newly reopened Bridge of Allan Cook School,

33 Escape to a private island, and stay at the new Sail Lodge at Loch Duart’s Eilean Shona,

34 Melt inside with Glasgow or Edinburgh puppy yoga,

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35 Let your heart (and the rest of you) soar with Loch Lomond Seaplanes by Cameron House,

36 Join a pole-dancing class in Dundee,

37 Book a Treat Me Like I’m Famous package at the sexy new House of Gods Glasgow,

38 Drop some heavy hints about Grainne Morton and Ellis Mhairi Cameron pieces at Edinburgh jewellery shop Aetla,

39 Swoon over the Christopher Kane Lovers Dress in the V&A Dundee’s Scottish Design Galleries. Apparently, FKA Twigs wore this design to the Met Gala in 2015,

40 Plan your NC500 trip,

41 Pick them up in a French Blue Triumph TRS, on hire from

42 Pick your own at The Flower Field at Laurencekirk,

43 Wander the paths of Cambo Garden for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival (January 25 to March 11) and check out potential wedding venue, Cambo House, now open for tours,

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44 Book your spot to join Ballintaggart’s experts in Grandtully for a new Chocolate Making Workshop on March 22,

45 Book a journey on the steam train, Jacobite Express, from Fort William to Mallaig,

46 Star-gaze in Dark Sky Park, Galloway Forest Park, in Dumfries & Galloway.

47 Pretend you’re a loved-up Ewok at Perthshire’s Treehouses at Lanrick, where they’ve just launched a Woodland Sauna,

48 Take an alpaca trek into the Cheviot Hills,

49 Win their heart with a visit to Scotland’s only two Michelin Star venue, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles,

50 Treat them to a bottle of unisex perfume, Firewater, inspired by Corryvreckan Whirlpool and created by Scottish’s first perfume house, Jorum Studio,



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