Twelve months ago, the world had never heard of Susan Boyle and then by the power of the Internet after one performance, she is a global sensation. Now the Scottish singing sensation has the fastest-selling album of the year in both the UK and the US. The album “I Dreamed a Dream” has now been released and has broken all recent records.

Susan Boyle’s hometown is Blackburn in West Lothian, which up to now was not on any tourist’s map of places to see whilst in Scotland. It is an old mining community town, which has seen the industry move away and it is now in the affordable commuter area for Edinburgh. However Susan has now put her hometown on the tourist map.

If planning to stay in the Central Belt of Scotland and looking for access to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife or Blackburn in West Lothian, there is this Castle Apartment. It sleeps 2 adults and 2 children and in summer 2010 for one week costs £655. Visit Scotland and live that Scottish dream!