Heading for the Highlands this Christmas or for Hogmanay? If you’re squeezing in a Scottish timeshare break before we ring in the New Year, we’ve rounded up some of the most useful apps for your next trip. And if you’re eating in with friends and could do with some foodie inspiration, we’ve picked out some of the best Foodie Apps, too.
So take your wellies, wrap up warmly and enjoy the exhilarating scenery, hearty food and fresh, clean air Scotland is famous for.
Visit Scotland Days Out
Check out the ‘Visit Scotland Days Out’ – it lists 2,000 attractions, activities, places to eat and drink as well as special offers.
Welcome to Scotland
It’s free, excellent and covers pretty much everything. The ‘Welcome to Scotland’ app provides info on where to stay, what to do, where to eat as well as listing events and offers. Download both Visit Scotland Days Out and Welcome to Scotland and you’ll have your trip pretty much covered!
Visiting Edinburgh with the kids? Don’t miss a visit to the National Museum of Scotland in the capital, this attraction is so worth seeing! You can download their fun ‘Museum Explorer’ app which sets you a challenge to track down 9 mystery objects within the museum. It’ll keep the kids busy and is a fun way of exploring the museum.
View from the Train
Trainspotters will love this one. Scotland is one of those destinations which comes into its own when you see it from a train, the scenery is stunning and a reminder of how precious our woodlands and wildlife are. The ‘View from the Train’ app lets you learn more about the scenery and landmarks you pass by on the train, so your view from the window becomes an interactive learning experience. Another great one for children and teenagers but you’ll be hooked by it, too.
The Food Apps
One of the best things about timeshare is how cost effective it can be. Instead of having to eat out all the time you can cook all the family favourites from the comfort of your own well equipped kitchen! Here are some of the food and recipe apps you’ll want to have handy for weekend dinners and impromptu get togethers.
Jamie’s Recipes IOS free
The man who made men interested in cooking delivers ten recipes and six videos every month so you’ll never be short of hearty food ideas that are good for you.
The perfect egg timer 69p
There’s also a steak version of this one – it’s the perfect app if you can never quite get your boiled egg right and it even takes into account egg diameter so your golden-orange egg turns out just as you love it – not too hard, not too soft, cooked to perfection.
The eco way to eat fish, this Marine Conservation Society app will tell you if the fish you are planning on catching (or buying) is an “eat” or an “avoid”.
Riverford veg recipes IOS free
Even if you’ve never been a big veg lover, you’ll find more than a few recipes to tempt you with almost 800 here, plus storage and preparation tips. Should you put tomatoes in the fridge (or not)? And what’s the best way to keep potatoes longer? There’s also a fruit machine-style search tool children will love to play around with.
What are some of your favourite travel and food apps? Share yours with us on Twitter at @GoTimeshare