Respitality: Free short breaks

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 interest, we cannot guarantee availability. 

We currently have the following short breaks available:

  • Two night bed and breakfast for two people at Rufflets in St Andrews

1x two night (bed and breakfast), overnight stay is valid midweek between October 2023-April 2024. To explore the venue please click here.

  • Afternoon Tea for Two People at Rufflets in St Andrews

Rufflets would like to offer 2 afternoon teas for two people at their hotel in St Andrews. Bookings are subject to availability. To explore the venue please click here.

  • Netherurd Garden House October stay

The team at Netherurd Garden House would like to offer a wing with 9 self catering fully accessible apartments through Respitality on Monday 9th October for 3 nights. This is the perfect accommodation for groups of up to 18 people with 9 bedrooms, a prep kitchen and their recreation area.

This stay is offered for carers and guests from a mix of delivery partner areas.

  • Food & Drink Walking Tours

Eat Walk Tours would like to offer 6 food & drink walking tours for a carer and companion in either Edinburgh, Glasgow or St Andrews. Please get in contact for more information.

  • Glenkinchie Distillery Journey of Flavours Tour tickets

Diageo have offered Respitality tickets to their Glenkinchie Distillery Journey Flavour tour at their premises in Tranent.

Join us on a journey through Glenkinchie’s storied landscape and rich heritage, filled with passionate people and a quest to capture the essence of East Lothian through our flavourful field-to-glass whisky process.

Your full-sensory tour* culminates in a tutored whisky tasting of 3 drams and a wee cocktail in our Tasting Room – a delicious ending to a wonderful adventure at the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker. Please note that children under the age of 8 are not permitted on tours due to health & safety reasons. Children over the age of eight are welcome with a valid ticket.

  • Johnnie Walker Journey of Flavour Tour Tickets

Diageo have offered Respitality tickets to their Johnnie Walker Journey of Flavour tour, at their 145 Princes Street premises in Edinburgh. Embark on our signature tour and join us on an epic journey through live performances, light shows, tastings and more. Rated five stars on TripAdvisor, this multi-media adventure is a whisky tour like no other. Please enquire for more information.

  • Tasting Tour and Hamper Lunch for Two

Lindores Abbey Distillery in Newburgh (Fife) are delighted to provide whisky tours, tastings and a picnic hamper lunch for a carer and companion to enjoy in the courtyard, abbey ruins or the refectory. The picnic hampers comprise of crisps, dips, quiche, rolls, salads, a selection of cold meats or cheeses, sweet treats, sparkling water as well as two Lindores MCDXCIV drams and half a bottle of wine per person!

  • Meal for two in Pittenweem pub

On offer is a two course lunch or dinner for two people at the West End Bar in Pittenweem. Accessibility information: It’s a 200 year old property with very limited access to wheelchairs. Lots of small flights of steps inside, including for access to Ladies’ loo. They’ll do what they can to assist but important to note.

  • 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.  


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