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Scotland's Best B&Bs

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Scotland’s Best B&Bs is a member-led marketing organisation which has been showcasing some of the best B&Bs across Scotland since 1996. We are inviting new members for 2024.

Do you have what it takes to be recognised as one of Scotland’s Best B&Bs?

Membership Criteria

  • Offer excellent customer service and warm hospitality
  • That special something which makes you stand out from all the rest
  • Small B&B or Guest House accommodating no more than 12 guests in 5 bedrooms
  • Establishments which are graded by VisitScotland must have a minimum 4 star VisitScotland grading (78% score). Non-VS graded members should demonstrate a similar level of commitment to quality and service.

A preference is given to members in new areas to complement the good geographic spread of B&Bs, as well as filling the positions of any retiring members.

Membership Applications

Please contact us with your membership enquiry at [email protected] and one of the committee will get in touch with you for a chat.

There is an annual subscription which enables the organisation to run this website and work with a marketing budget. 

The management of the organisation is by a small committee of volunteer members who make budget decisions, advertising policy and recommendations to the members at an AGM held each year in the winter. 

Membership Benefits include:

  • A well maintained website with members' pages linked to the Freetobook online booking system and their own website so you can get commission-free direct bookings.
  • Regular email newsletter with over 16,000 subscribers.
  • Social media promotion via Facebook (over 14,500 followers) and Instagram (over 1,100 followers).
  • Other marketing activity to promote the group, e.g. competitions.
  • A members-only Facebook support group and a WhatsApp group with a sense of community amongst members to support each other.
  • A members' newsletter giving updates on activity and tips, plus an annual social media calendar.

In 2021-23 we benefitted from a marketing grant from VisitScotland. Our website had 163 K unique page views and 78 K users in 2021, 352 K unique page views and 195 K users in 2022, and 242 K page views and 93 K users in 2023.

Within a year of opening my home to guests, I joined SBB&Bs I've learned to make my own marmalade, inspired to keep hens and gained tips for photography that I've used on my website. There's a wealth of knowledge just a message or a call away. When I hear a 'wow' from a guest, it's often from a tiny element that I've gleaned from another member. They keep me abreast too of the fire regulations, licensing, and food allergy laws. We're not rivals, more a caring, sharing team that never need to feel alone - Lynne at The Auld Post Office near Thurso

Have you stayed in an exceptional Scottish B&B?  
We are always interested to hear about special B&Bs that might be perfect additions to Scotland's Best B&Bs. If you have visited Scotland recently and stayed in a B&B that you think might be one of the best in Scotland, we would love to hear from you. Just let us know where you stayed and when you visited and why you think they might be one of the best in Scotland. We thank you in advance for your nominations.  
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