Win an escape to a Scottish Isle

    Win an escape to a Scottish Isle

    We’ve teamed up with The Machrie on the Isle of Islay to offer you and a guest the chance to win an escape to a Scottish Isle

    Nestled in the dunes of a seven-mile beach on Islay, the Queen of the Hebrides, lies The Machrie – a modern, relaxed hotel with world-class golf links. The hotel’s rooms, suites and lodges provide a stylish base to explore this stunning Scottish island.

    Win an escape to a Scottish Isle
    The Stag Lounge. Credit: James Macdonald.

    Home to an abundance of wildlife, guests can travel the coastline of Islay in search of seals, Arctic terns and elusive otters. The hotel can also plan a day trip to see neighbouring islands or to discover Islay’s skerries, beaches, and hidden lagoons.

    The Machrie can arrange bike excursions, sea kayaking, archery, nature trails, fly fishing, shooting, beach picnics and film nights in the hotel’s very own cinema room. Additionally, The Machrie’s 18-hole golf course, ranked in the top 100 in the world, is perfect for avid golfers wishing to experience one of Scotland’s finest Championship links, or even new players wanting to try a round on an award-winning course. There is also a six-hole Par 3 Wee Course, as well as an all-weather driving range and indoor golf studio for those wanting to practise their swing. 

    Win an escape to a Scottish Isle
    The Machrie Hotel Golf Links. Credit: Phil INGLIS

    The 18 Bar & Restaurant has a south-west facing terrace affording stunning sunset views over the ocean. The menu is locally sourced and celebrates the very best that Scotland has to offer.

    In homage to Islay’s nine whisky distilleries, The Machrie’s bar features an impressive collection of whiskies, while The Snug, Stag Lounge and The Courtyard Lounge are a welcoming place to relax. Whisky enthusiasts might enjoy a guided distillery tour, highlighting the history of the island’s peaty single malts, renowned for their salty and smoky aromas. 

    The Prize

    One lucky winner, drawn at random from all the entries, and their guest, will enjoy the following:

    Two nights accommodation in a
    Comfy Luxe Room

    A three-course dinner in the 18 Bar & Restaurant on one night (including a bottle of house wine, teas, coffees and water)

    Breakfast on both mornings

    Terms and conditions: 

    Closing date 20 October 2022. The prize can be redeemed from 1 November 2022 – 30 June 2023, excluding blackout dates and subject to availability. Blackout dates include 19 December 2022 – 31 January 2023 and 26 May – 3 June 2023. The stay includes two nights on a bed and breakfast basis in a Comfy Luxe Room for two people, and dinner on an evening of the winner’s choice. 

    The prize is strictly subject to availability of accommodation. The prize is open to those over 18 years of age. The prize cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash value. Cost of air travel or ferry travel to Islay is not included and for the winner’s own account. Items not included which are the responsibility of the winner include any meals and drinks not specified, travel insurance, any additional travel, personal expenses and all other expenses not mentioned herein. All travellers must have sufficient resources to meet any financial commitments, without limitation, which may incur in connection with the prize beyond those included in the prize itself.

    For a chance to win an escape to a Scottish Isle, simply answer the question below:




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