Christmas is a fantastic and exciting time of year for a family to get together. As a traditional season of meeting up and getting festive in large groups, what better way to really push the boat out, than to rent a beautiful holiday house.
While you’ll find lots of trees, tinsel and turkey north of the border at Christmas, the festive period in Scotland isn’t quite the same as the rest of the UK. It’s a much younger celebration for a start, Father Christmas goes under a different name and there’s a real penchant for all things fiery. Then there is New Year that the Scottish have their own name for and celebrate like no one else. Read on to discover some truly Scottish Christmas traditions.
Winter coats and sturdy boots ward off the chilly day. Forced inside by long dark evenings, with windows shut and curtains drawn. The warmth of a log fire pulls in the crowd, the perfect conduit for family interaction. Whether you’re roasting chestnuts, toasting crumpets or warming toes, a home with a hearth is a happy place to be.