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Scottish travel guide returns with a new look and additional sections

Scottish tourism comes under the microscope again this year with the latest edition of Pete Irvine’s Scotland the Best. Now in its seventh year, Irvine’s book arrives on bookshelves having undergone a stylish re-design and features a new strand highlighting the personalities Irvine deems to be the most prominent creative entrepreneurs and risk takers in Scotland.

Irvine’s travel guide covers all aspects of Scottish tourism, from walks, views and sights to some of the country’s best accommodation and eateries. It includes a new section on farm shops as part of an extended deli and food section. For those seeking R&R, there is a section dedicated to spas. Additionally, for the first time, Irvine has named his favourite ten restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Among others, the list features Martin Wishart, Home and Café Marlayne in Edinburgh and The Ubiquitous Chip, Fifi and Ally and Café Gandolfi in Glasgow.

Irvine is a major force behind the Glasgow Art Fair and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Earlier this year, he organised the inaugural Outsider Festival.

Scotland the Best is published by Collins.

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