Here at Hamish Mair Chauffeur Services we have had an exceptionally busy end to the month of March.
A very wealthy Russian business man visited Edinburgh with his entourage to conduct a major deal involving the finances of both countries. Our job was to follow detailed specific instructions and provide a business roadshow for the clients at various destinations in the capital city.
Who said we could not work with our competitors?! The requirement for this job was two black Mercedes and three silver Mercedes. Together with one of the Cities main executive car companies we managed to provide the highest standards of service and cater for all the requirements of our foreign friends travelling from venue to venue in convoy on a beautifully sunny spring day.
Another attractive proposition for the tail end of March was to show four of our American friends parts of central Scotland taking in some of the beauties of our countryside along with visits to a collection of whisky distilleries on our travels.
After their arrival and transfer to the Roxburghe Hotel in the city centre our guests spent some time checking out some of Edinburgh’s tourist attractions before asking our chauffeur team about showing them some of the sights over four days.
The first two days were taken up by a visit to the Glengoyne Whisky distillery through the central west side of the country which followed on to the scenery at the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. This was followed by a trip through Glasgow via the Clyde Tunnel and through the city centre.
Next on the radar was a trip to St Andrews to see the famous Old Course the University and a sample of the whisky on offer at The Kings Barnes Distillery.
We then shot our guests across the countryside for a visit to the House of Bruar in Blair Atholl where they loved a good shopping spree for all the top quality Scottish merchandise on offer.
The following day we were back on the road with our now close American friends for another visit to a selection of our fantastic historical whisky distilleries. On our travels we visited the Deanston Distillery in the village of Doune and then on to The Tullibardine visitor centre near Auchterarder. By the way my guests are not raving alcoholics! They just love to learn the the different flavours between the different brands and the process of their manufacture.
The next destination was the town of Crieff where my guests were able to see the Strathearn Crystal factory and then a late lunch at The Glen Turret whisky Distillery also known as the Famous Grouse Experience which is the oldest working distillery in Scotland.
The final destination for the day was yes yet another Distillery in Pitlochry known as Edradour which is the smallest distillery in the country. The ladies had some time to wander round the shops in the quaint wee town.
The travelling had finally taken its toll on our friends so Dinner Bed and Breakfast at The Glen Eagles Hotel was a fabulous end to a very eventful day.
The trip back to Edinburgh late the next morning was also filled with surprises. We took in Stirling Castle, The Wallace Monument and Linlithgow palace before travelling through South Queensferry and back to The Roxburghe Hotel in the City Centre.
The gents went to one of the local bars for a beer and the ladies made a visit to The Cloth fabric centre in Bonnington Road, where they purchased a lot of tartan fabrics to take back home to remind them of our beautiful city!
Here at Hamish Mair Chauffeur Services we look into every avenue to make our clients wishes come true and see what they wish to see and do what they wish to do.