Five stars for luxury B&B

A COUNTRY house in the Lothians has been given a five-star rating by national tourism body VisitScotland.

The five-star quality assurance grading was awarded to Arden Country House, a luxury property in a rural setting, in recognition of its excellent standards.

Beth Cruickshank, who runs the Linlithgow bed and breakfast, said: "We strive to provide the highest level of hospitality and we are delighted to receive formal recognition of this."