Top vegan holiday spots in Scotland

Saorsa 1875

Find your inner peas with our pick of top plant-based travel destinations around the country

2 East Moulin Road, Pitlochry,
Another big winner at the PETA awards, Saorsa 1875 is an entirely vegan luxury hotel, the first in Scotland. Every single thing here is vegan, from the décor, bedding and toiletries to the food, which is served family-style with the owners frequently joining guests to share stories over chef Luca Sordi’s five-course dinners. The eleven individually-styled rooms are furnished with ethically-sourced sheets and duvets, the bathrooms are stocked with vegan shampoo, and even the cleaning products used are cruelty-free.

1 W Victoria Dock Rd, Dundee,
Combine a trip to the V&A in Dundee with a spa weekend at Apex City Quay Hotel. Named the first ‘green’ spa in Scotland, Yu Spa keeps its pools clean with ozone instead of chlorine, hot tubs are scrubbed with ultra-violet light instead of chemicals, and carbon emissions are kept to an absolute minimum. All of the Elemis products used are cruelty-free, and many are vegan, too, so have a chat with your therapist in advance. You can have a massage or facial that’s as kind to animals as it is to your skin.

Sannox, Isle of Arran,
Sea views and home-grown ingredients are just a couple of the things that might attract you to Ferghan Mhor, a fully vegan B&B by Sannox beach on Arran. The cosy cottage has two double bedrooms available, with vegan toiletries and even a mini-fridge stocked with plant-based milk for when you fancy a cup of tea. Guests are welcome to wander the garden, where they grow herbs and veg, or sit in the conservatory and try to spot dolphins out at sea.

44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee,
Picking up this year’s PETA award for Best Hotel Chain for Vegan Food, Malmaison certainly pays attention to what their vegan guests want. The Mal’s location in Dundee sits right on the waterfront, and offers 91 comfortable and vibrant rooms. The hotel’s restaurant, Chez Mal, offers an entire vegan menu, including such delights as toasted fregola pasta stew with a chickpea, courgette, roast tomato and chilli sauce, or a chocolate, pecan and banana brownie with hot chocolate sauce.

Rhue, Ross-shire,
An architect-designed timberframed house on the shores of Loch Broom near Ullapool, Suilven is a vegetarian B&B that offers vegan options. The property, which was built to the highest standards of environmental design and energy efficiency, has three rooms for guests and even a free charging station for electric cars.


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