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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 providing quality holiday accommodation in Scotland since 1996. Now in its 25th year, it is the only pan-Scotland marketing organisation specifically for 4 and 5 Star B&Bs and has an excellent geographic spread across the country.

We are inviting new members for 2021-2022. If you think you have a B&B or small Guest House that could be one of Scotland's Best B&Bs, please get in touch with us

Membership Criteria

  1. Members must be a 4 or 5 star B&B or Guest House (graded by VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme with a 78% minimum entry level for the 4 star rating, or if your accommodation awaits VS grading and you expect to achieve a high score when quality assessments resume, you would be most welcome as new members, with 'awaiting grading' status).
  2. No more than 12 guests in 5 bedrooms.
  3. Committed to providing an excellent service over and above normal expectations.

Currently, membership numbers are capped at 96. A preference is given to new areas to complement the good geographic spread of members’ B&Bs, as well as filling the positions of any retiring members.

Membership Applications

There is an annual subscription which enables the organisation to run this website and work with a marketing budget.
Autumn 2021: we are currently offering 15 months membership for the price of 12. Join now and your subscription will last until December 2022.

Please contact us with your membership enquiry at [email protected] and our Membership Secretary will get in touch with you.

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.
  • Regular email newsletter with over 6,000 subscribers.
  • Social media promotion via Facebook (9,000 followers), as well as Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
  • Other marketing activity to promote the group, e.g. competitions.
  • A members-only Facebook support group and a sense of community amongst members to support each other.
  • A members' newsletter giving updates on activity and tips for members.

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 (in the last year) 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. Remember we can only consider Visit Scotland 4 and 5 Star Graded properties. We thank you in advance for your nominations.
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