Most mystical memory: Stirling Castle at dawn

Best group activity: Falconry at Gleneagles, Perthshire

Coolest hotel touch: Harris Tweed in every imaginable pattern at Blythswood Square, Glasgow

Best tea: Pittormie Castle, St. Andrews, complete with homemade scones

Dreamiest dram: single malt at Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne (outside Glasgow)

Cutest pub: Jigger Inn, St. Andrews

Most engaging piper and haggis ceremony: Pipe Major Iain Grant at The Balmoral, Edinburgh

Hippest venue: The Corinthian, Glasgow

Surprise suite: J.K. Rowling Suite at The Balmoral, Edinburgh