Respitality: short breaks

There's loads of kindness and generosity from many sectors across Scotland. That's why Respitality in Scotland in partnership with the hospitality industry have joined forces and are offering a number of free activities and short breaks all over Scotland to unpaid carers.

In order to qualify for them, you must be registered as an unpaid carer. If any of the below sparks your interest, get in touch with us by emailing and letting us know which activity you are interested in. 

Due to high high interest, we cannot guarantee availability. 

We currently have the following short breaks available:

  • Lindores Abbey Distillery

Lindores Abbey Distillery (Fife) are delighted to provide whisky tours, tastings and a platter lunch to a carer and companion. The platters offer cheese and charcuterie platters and serve them with pickles, chutneys, oatcakes and crusty bread and they are very tasty! Open 7 days and tours are at 10am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Subject to availability.

  • Peebles Hydro

1 hour session for 2 people – choose from a 60-minute session of archery, air rifles or Segway (Peebles Hydro) in the grounds of Peebles Hydro Hotel.

  • Loch Earn Watersports

1 hour of paddleboarding or kayaking at Loch Earn Watersports for 2 people

  • Ballachulish Hotel

1 night stay for 2 adults at Ballachulish Hotel

  • Peebles Hydro

1881 Gin Distillery Tour for 2

  • Rogue Village

Virtual places on all of their online courses. There may be requirements for carers to buy materials. All available courses can be found here:

  • Sea Kayak Oban Adventures

Sea Kayak Oban Adventures would like to offer kayaking experiences for carers through Respitality.  If the  carer doesn’t live in or near Oban, this might be an ideal “add on” if they are planning to visit Oban. 

  • Radical Travel

Day coach tours departing from Edinburgh or Inverness. Radical Travel would like to welcome carers (individually, families, couples, friends or groups) onto their coach tours through Respitality. If the carer doesn’t live in or near Edinburgh or Inverness (where the coaches depart), this might be an ideal “add on” if they are planning to visit the area. Tour availability will be subject to availability.

  • Ferry Row B&B, Largs

Ferry Row B&B in Fairlie (3 miles outside Largs) would like to offer a break for 2 or 3 nights at their seafront property for a carer and companion.

  • Stage 2000 music lessons

Voucher for 2 x half hour music lessons. Wide range of instruments to choose from. This can be done virtually.

  • Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery Tour

Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery would like to offer an unpaid carer and a companion a Complimentary Cask Tasting Tours with lunch in their café. 

  • Howe of Torbeg, Glamping 

A brilliant base for your holiday as well as a real haven from the hustle and bustle and the perfect place to connect with nature. 2-night glamping stay on October 8th and 9th 2022 in the Shepherds Hut.

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