News and information from Scotland's Best Bed and Breakfasts, a collection of the finest B&B properties across the whole of Scotland.
Established more than two decades ago the group's members offer guests assured quality and superior service every time.
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Welcome to the new Scotland's Best B&Bs Website for 2016
Today sees the launch of our great new website, just in time for our
20th Birthday next year! The
team at Scotland’s Best B&Bs have spent the whole of this year working with Plan B Online to develop a site fit for the modern
traveller, with a wealth of information, integrated online booking and
optimised for Mobile and Tablet devices.
seems possible that 20 years ago, Scotland’s Best B&Bs started with just a
humble brochure, when the internet had only just begun and Google hadn’t even
been heard of! Scotland’s Best B&Bs
was started in the Spring of 1996 by Jacqi Elmslie, a B&B proprietor in Inverness who wanted to be
able to confidently recommend B&Bs of the the same high standard, to her
guests. As this was a time before the
internet and online reviews, it wasn’t so easy for B&B owners to locate
other highly commended B&Bs or to recommend ones further across Scotland
that they’d never visited.
With a small
grant and cooperation of The Scottish Tourist Board, the very first Scotland’s
Best B&Bs brochure was published in 1996 and included 60 members.
B&Bs had all been selected for their high grading scores from the Scottish
Tourist Board, but more importantly, had been personally visited by the new
groups committee. This selection process
continues to this day and ensures that standards are kept high.
Over the years our members have received many awards for their hard
work within the B&B sector and in 2007 Joan Campbell, an ex-Chairman of
SBB&B’s was awarded the coveted Silver Thistle award for over 40 years of
work within the industry. The previous
Scotland's Best B&Bs website has also won a Thistle award in the Innovation categoryand many of our members have either won or been runners up in their
areas over the years. The Thistle awards
are the B&B version of the Oscars!
Over 60% of our members have a GOLD award from Visit
Over 70% of our
members have the Visit Scotland Taste our Best Award
A Brochure from 1998 and nest years 2016 Brochure
has continued to evolve, increasing in numbers and embracing new ways of
reaching out to its guests from the advent of email to the many forms of Social
Media. The group has also become so
well respected in the industry that
we are frequently being asked to participate in many steering groups and
committees, working toward improving tourism in Scotland. Our latest website shows our commitment to using technology
to connect with everyone who loves Scotland and wants to have the best
experience possible when visiting.
though the world might have become digital, we haven’t forgotten our roots and
our B&Bs still have the human touch.
There are some things you just can’t computerise and that is the warm welcome you will get at our B&Bs, the high
standards only a dedicated owner can maintain and the delicious food they