Autumn and Winter in Greenock

Auchentoshan Whisky distillery, Clydebank

Open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Visit their website to choose a tour | Ticket prices start from £10 per person 

Established in 1823, Auchentoshan Distillery is on the mainland of Scotland, situated between the cosmopolitan cityscapes of Glasgow and the idyllic surroundings of Loch Lomond. This lowlands malt distillery rests at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills overlooking the River Clyde, widely regarded as the Scottish gateway to the world.
Auchentoshan, meaning ‘corner of the field’, is a delicate, smooth and light single malt whisky. The smooth flavour and subtle aroma of Auchentoshan’s spitit is the product of its unique triple distillation process, creating one of Scotland’s most distinctive malt whiskies.
A warm welcome awaits you at the Auchentoshan distillery. Take a guided tour, sample a wee dram, and browse a gift shop stocked with the complete range of Auchentoshan single malt whiskies, in addition to a selection of branded merchandise.

Auchentoshan single malt whisky is one of the last remaining Lowland malts. In contrast to most traditional Scotch whiskies, which are distilled twice, Auchentoshan’s unique taste is the product of a triple distillation process which softens the whisky’s flavour and body. The smoothness synonymous with Auchentoshan is a favourite with whisky connoisseurs. Auchentoshan Distillery’s position as a treasured landmark on the Glasgow horizon makes Auchentoshan the perfect choice of locally distilled single malt to accompany your stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Greenock, in addition to the other properties operated by Starboard Hotels.


Lyle Hill – Greenock

Lyle Hill is a local landmark which perfectly encapsulates the myriad of picturesque views that are available to guests visiting Greenock and the surrounding areas of the Scottish Lowlands. Lyle Hill provides a panoramic view of unparalleled beauty across the Clyde and represents the pinnacle of various scenic walks around Greenock’s idyllic topographies. As a landmark, Lyle Hill and , and its highest point Craig’s Top, is thereby a particularly attractive proposition to walking and hiking enthusiasts seeking a rural retreat to the UK’s Northern territories


Helensburgh Fireworks Display

Saturday 4th November 2017

From 6.30 pm

Remember, remember the 4th November, and witness one of Scotland’s finest annual displays as the Helensburgh skies become the backdrop for a night of unparalleled theatre orchestrated by some of the country’s leading pyrotechnic artists.


Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Welcome to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the most beautiful landscape in Scotland’s celebrated wild Highlands. The home of a picturesque collection of twenty-one Munros, nineteen Corbetts and twenty-two large lochs, including Loch Lomond itself at the heart of the park. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park represents one of central Scotland’s most idyllic locations, ideal for both tourists  seeking a tranquil space that inspires peace and serenity, and adventurers seeking the challenge of traversing the park’s various walkways and trails.

The still waters of the Loch is the perfect location for a broad spectrum of aquatic activities, such as canoeing, kayaking and wind surfing. There is also plenty of activity beneath the surface to satisfy the keen anglers and fishermen among our guests. If you prefer to remain on firmer ground, you can choose any number of walks through the open landscapes of the National Park’s Southern territories to the rocky terrain in the North.

This varied, romantic part of the world is the perfect destination for a relaxed Highland getaway, which provides a microcosm of the sparkling lochs and sleepy foresty synonymous with Scotland.


Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Barber Violin Concerto, Queen’s Hall, Argyll and Bute

Thursday 14th December 2017 | Concert starts at 7.30 pm

Full price £17 per ticket | Concession price £6 per ticket

This festive season, the interiors of Queen’s Hall will reverberate with the dynamic soundscapes of the world-renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Directed by Karina Canellakis, winner of the 2016 Georg Solti Conducting Award, the orchestra will be performing a diverse programme, including Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 and John Adams’s Son of Chamber Symphony. The centrepiece of the programme is a rendition of Barber’s Violin Concerto featuring guest soloist Benjamin Beilman, a virtuoso performer critically acclaimed for the delicate and intense sensitivity of his playing.


Snow White, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Tickets price from £10 to £20

Friday 8th December – Sunday 31st December

This Christmas, Imagine Theatre bring the wickedly funny Snow White to the pantomime stage at Greenock’s Beacon Arts Centre. Featuring a special guest by CBeebies star Justin Fletcher as the magic mirror, this spectacular show is guaranteed to enthral audiences throughout the festive season. This adaptation of the classic Grimm fairy tale will present the magic of Snow White to a new generation.


Glasgow Christmas Markets

9th November – 22nd December (St Enoch Christmas Market)

25th November – 29th December (George Square Christmas Market)

This year, the Glasgow Christmas markets return to St Enoch and George Square, offering a selection of locally produced food, seasonal beverages and a range of handcrafted gifts, ideal for those seeking unique present ideas for Christmas. The centrepiece of the George Square market is a traditional carousel, the iconic Big Wheel and a whole host of entertainment.

The Glasgow Christmas markers are the perfect way for the whole family to begin their seasonal celebrations together.