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  • VisitScotlandHeatherVisitScotlandHeather Member ✭✭✭
    Dugswelcome has loads of suggestions for where to go and stay with your dog.  A really useful resource if you're heading somewhere new  :)
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  • ananyahananyah Member ✭✭
    This is my little Yorkshire terrier called Bobby enjoying a little alfresco lunch at The Waterside Inn in Ayr after a run on the beach. 

    Dugswelcome is a good site and I've used it a few times to find some new locations in & around Glasgow. 

    If only Scotland could be more like France and allow our little furry friends into most locations without any issues. Bobby has enjoyed many a baguette from the local patisserie, pasta from a little italian restaurant and enjoyed a pint of *cough* water from the local pub where my dad lives in Paris. 





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  • ScotlandAdventuresScotlandAdventures Member ✭✭✭
    Great thread, I travel with my lurcher Willow quite often so will add more dog friendly places as we come across them.

    I really think it would be useful if there was an official dog friendly scheme in Scotland that would encourage businesses to join and display a sticker saying that dogs are welcome and offer basics like a water bowl and a treat.  I find myself having to ask at so many places if they allow dogs and some sort of welcome scheme would be a great tourism asset.

    I've blogged about a few dog friendly stays and I found The Four Seasons Hotel in St Fillans to be genuinely dog friendly although must try some of the other suggestions here.  
    In Glasgow we often head to West Brewery for food as there are no restrictions on where you can sit and treats/water are available, and you can enjoy a walk around Glasgow Green.  
    SYHA have a few hostels now with dog friendly rooms, ideal for an affordable walking break.  I loved our room with a view in Lochranza and we have also stayed in dog friendly rooms in Glencoe and Torridon.  

    I also went on the Forth Boat Tour and Willow loved it as much as the humans. Highland Games can make a great dog friendly day out too.

    Of course if you want your dog to take you out for the day then The Dug Cafe in Loch Lomond Shores is a must, dogs definitely rule in this place!

    This is Willow :-)

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  • ScotlandAdventuresScotlandAdventures Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks @Samantha_Grant glad we can share tips on places that welcome our furry friends  :)

    SYHA do charge a £5 supplement for dogs but still works out pretty cheap for a night away and in every hostel I've stayed dogs have been allowed in the quiet sitting rooms (although not the main lounges) so you aren't stuck in your room.

    Looking forward to getting more ideas on new places to visit  :)
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  • VisitScotlandAmyRVisitScotlandAmyR Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    I am loving the pictures of these gorgeous pooches! Perhaps 11 pawesome dog-friendly days out might inspire the next walkies?
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  • VisitScotlandHeatherVisitScotlandHeather Member ✭✭✭
    This article dropped into my inbox this morning and is full of doggy days out ideas in Glasgow.  The picture of the dog with the glass of wine made me chuckle :D
  • MightyAtomKTMightyAtomKT Member ✭✭
    edited June 2016

    Hi all! I have a wee pup called Reilly -  only got him 4 weeks ago.  We've had lots of adventures in Holyrood Park (I'm based in Edinburgh) but would be good to know of other fun walks and also bars and cafes that are dog friendly.  I find the dog friendly sites that exist quite unwieldy to use and sometimes info is out of date.  So any advice from anyone for Edinburgh and beyond would be fab!  

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  • MightyAtomKTMightyAtomKT Member ✭✭
    That's fab @Samantha_Grant !  I'll take a look!  I've seen your posts on Twitter, your wee dug is SO CUTE!!! 
  • BrianBrian Member ✭✭
    Hi @Samantha_Grant great post and very informative.
    Just like to ask if the ferries between the islands of Orkney allow dogs on board as we are going to Mainland Orkney next year with our Patterdale and intend exploring the outer isles.
    Would like to say P+O ferries from N.I to Cairn Ryan are excellent.The dog was left in car but we were escorted down to car deck as often as we needed and the guys on car deck also kept a lookout, very impressed.
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  • ElaineRElaineR VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    @Samantha_Grant Lots of great info in your posts. Rail travel in Scotland is reasonably dog friendly as Scotrail will allowed you to take two dogs on a journey free of charge.

    Re choosing dog friendly accommodation - it's a bit hit and miss sometimes as to whether a place is truly dog friendly or just dog tolerant. We were hoping to visit the Isle of Coll sometime, however I was rather surprised to find that the Isle of Coll Hotel is completely dog intolerant and advised us that if we wanted to, we could leave our dogs in the car outside the hotel - I think not! To overcome such difficulties, we always just book a dog friendly holiday let - that way, our dogs have a proper home away from home.
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  • ElaineRElaineR VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    @Samantha_Grant likewise, we always opt to go for a dog friendly option even if it means travelling a bit further and perhaps even paying a bit more at times. Dogs are family too! 
  • IknowluxuryIknowluxury Member ✭✭
    Edinburgh is such a great place for dog owners, so many wonderful W.A.L.K.ies :smiley: We are spoilt for choice!
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  • mustseescotlandmustseescotland VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    We were taking friends on a tour of the Banffshire Coast last weekend. Gamrie (aka Gardenstown) was totally unwelcoming of dogs - we were 6 adults ( and one well behaved small Border terrier) prepared to spend money. But we were turned away (in the rain) . Read more "No Dogs - and it's raining"  On a more positive note - we have found North Berwick very dog-friendly as well as Lossiemouth and Findhorn.

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  • LeodhasachLeodhasach Member ✭✭
    @Samantha_Grant I'm really enjoying your updates. We've been thinking about getting a Westie for a while now so I'll need to pick your brains on the trials and tribulations of owning one :)
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  • mustseescotlandmustseescotland VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    Love Mallaig / Arisaig area @Samantha_Grant - my Mum grew up there. Thanks for the positive tip - next short break will be there!
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  • NenucaNenuca Member
    What a cutie dog @Samantha_Grant
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