Guidebook Updates for Scotland

When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Scotland, we post them here. (Of course, it’s still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you’re set for a great trip!

Across Britain

For books printed before May 2016, the following may apply:

Across Scotland

For books printed before April 2016, the following may apply:

  • The Hudson Heritage Explorer Pass has been discontinued.

Edinburgh

  • Kenvie Guest House has closed.

For books printed before May 2016, the following may also apply:

  • The Edinburgh Pass has been discontinued; consider the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass instead.
  • Metropole Café, at 33 Newington Road, has reopened as Apiary, and offers an eclectic menu.
  • Heart of Scotland Tours has a new telephone number: +44 (0)131/228-2888.
  • Belford Guest House has closed (after more than 45 years in business!).

For books printed before September 2014, the following may also apply:

  • The city’s trams, which run from the airport to city center, are now up and running.

For books printed before January 2014, the following may also apply:

  • The National Museum of Scotland’s tour schedule has changed a bit; it now offers a “taster tour” of its new galleries at 11:00 and a “highlights” tour of its Scotland galleries at 15:00, as well as themed tours, which now start at 13:00.
  • Wedgwood Restaurant is open daily 12:00–15:00 & 18:00–22:00.
  • Creelers Restaurant and Wild Elephant (a Thai restaurant) have both closed.

Glasgow

For books printed before April 2016, the following may apply:

  • Where the Monkey Sleeps cafeteria and La Vallée Blanche restaurant have both closed.

Glencoe

For books printed before April 2016, the following may apply:

  • Inchconnal B&B has closed.

Inverness

For books printed before April 2016, the following may apply:

  • The Joy of Taste restaurant has closed.
  • Leakey's Bookshop no longer has a café.
  • Macveans Supermarket near Fort Augustus has closed.

Isle of Skye

For books printed before April 2016, the following may apply:

Oban

For books printed before April 2016, the following may apply: