The Allan Ramsay Hotel



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TRAVEL (South Africa) ( Jacana offer fantastic backpacking trails and wild frontier adventure tours covering Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Free State, Gauteng, Northern Cape, Kwazulu Natal, Mpumalanga, the North West, Western Cape as well as Swaziland, Namibia, and Mozambique.


PHOTOGRAPHY ( Dean Woodhouse Photography: for business, food and product photography, portraits and personal branding headshots (actors or business executives). I'm also available for shooting events and to PR, editorial, and commercial photography briefs. I use full-frame Canon DSLR's (including a 50 megapixel Canon EOS 5DsR), pro lenses, printers and flashes, pro-grade Elinchrom strobe lighting, Lastolite, Manfrotto, Avenger and Tethertools studio gear and Pocketwizard flash triggers for my work. Shooting with 35mm film (using my Canon 1V) is still available on request. I can be reached by email (, by using the "Enquires" link shown above, or by phone at: (07770) 029292 My contact address is: DRW.Photo, Hazeldean, Chapel Brae, West Linton, Peeblesshire, EH46 7EP, Scotland


GRAPHIC DESIGN: ( Professional and tailormade graphic design services - see my website for more details and examples of my work.


PRINTING ( Your very own printroom online and in store. We specialise in printing all types of documents - business and academic as well as general printing of leaflets, posters, business cards, booklets, magazines etc and also indoor and outdoor banners. We print direct from your files but offer graphic design services too. To complement our document printing services we offer a range of document binding and finishing and are confident we can present your work to the highest standard.


LOCAL CONSERVATION: ( The Esk Valley Trust cares for the beauty, history and character of the River Esk. The river North Esk rises in the Pentland Hills above the N. Esk Reservoir while the source of the river South Esk is beyond Gladhouse Reservoir in the Moorfoot Hills. Both rivers flow northeast through wooded valleys rich in wildlife, history, towns and villages, to their confluence at Waters' Meet in Dalkeith Country Park. As one river, The Esk then flows for a short distance through East Lothian where its banks form an attractive backdrop to the seaside town of Musselburgh situated at its mouth on the Firth of Forth. This new website, launched in the Autumn of 2013 includes a wealth of information that needs constant updating. Please contact us with updates and corrections.


CARLOPS COMMUNITY WEBSITE ( Carlops is a former weavers' village located at the foot of the Pentland Hills only 20 minutes from Edinburgh on the A702 main road. See the website for all that's going on locally.


SPORT: ( Carnethy is a Hill Running Club, of course, but much more than that. Carnethy is arguably one of the premier Clubs in Britain and is certainly the largest hill running club in Scotland with a membership of over 300 in 2011. A glance through the past and present member’s list reads like a Hill Running Who’s Who, with World, British and Scottish Champions, Ultra-distance record holders, Internationals and the like, but that would give a false impression of Carnethy’s origins and what Carnethy is still about today. In essence, Carnethy is an association of like-minded people, enjoying hill running for all it has to offer whether it is some crucial competition or a social stravaig ‘up there’.



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What our customers say

supper was delicious, to say nothing of the malts in the bar afterwards

Tim & Claudia, Gettendorf, Germany

stay blessed...

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pleasant and relaxed...

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thank you very much Rosie and Kenny

Viraj and Laci, Hungary

Lovely Easter morning in Scotland

Morna, Dublin and NY

what a great little joint

Linda & Terry Richardson, NSW, Australia

another enjoyable stay, fourth in two years.

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another enjoyable stay, fourth in two years.

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cracking atmosphere

Harry & Pauline Armstrong

Very comforting.

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great place for a contractor to stay too

Steve, Luton

loved Sam the pub dog...great place to stay

Anne, Harry, Andrew Stafford, Manchester

Lovely old inn

Jane & Bill Ironside, Fraserburgh

Excellent accueil...

Evelyne & Patrick, France

Enjoyed the local walks...

Mr & Mrs Galbraith

Breakfast great!

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made to feel so welcome..

The Tait Family, Glossop, England

Lovely occasion and celebration for poet Allan Ramsay...

Helen S., Edinburgh

Very good place!

Claudia, Monika, Bruno

Loved my stay

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gorgeous place


bed was so comfortable

Steven Mitchell

Recommend 100%

Ernest, Miami, Florida USA

Excellent hospitality...

M.J. Hardcastle, Lesmahagow

Excellent hospitality...

M.J. Hardcastle, Lesmahagow

Excellent hospitality...

M.J. Hardcastle, Lesmahagow

Auberge pleine de charme...

Catherine Patrice et Lucas, Offerrent, France

Oh it was lovely! 5*

James Nicholls

Will always use this lovely hotel as a stopover from now on.

Margaret And Ted

Really comfortable and peaceful.

Heather Ireland, Aberystwyth

Lovely historic pub/hotel in a village near Edinburgh. Extremely friendly proprietors

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This is a lovely place.

Maria & Alfiia

lovely staff and brilliant manners

Susie & Iain, Edinburgh

comfy bed

Doreen & Norman, Somerset

thank you for all your hospitality

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Merci Chef

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Lovely stay

Bryan & Nicola Nunn, Ousden Suffolk

Wonderful hotel!

Jan, Catalonia

Very welcome at The Allan Ramsay

Mr & Mrs Mackenzie

First class

Mr. Sturrock, Dundee

never disappointed with meal or service

Mr & Mrs Brunton

Great value for money

Ms. K. Habsburg

Really nice pub / restaurant

Ms. F. Black, Edinburgh

Friendly service - welcoming.

F. Shaw, Edinburgh

loved staying here

Anne & John Williams (Wolverhampton)

a dream

F. Rose

lovely stay

Margo & Jim Grierson (Donaster)

Thank you for a lovely stay...

Stuart Vorzie

Nice big bed...

Jakup & Lenka

Fantastic, we love it.

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Warm hospitality and staff couldn't have been more helpful. Clean and comfortable rooms

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Really enjoyed ourselves.

Jackie & Liam

A really good hotel...

Micha, Mimi, MA and Lia

Special place....genuinely warm welcome....superb grub...keep up the good works folks!

C. Gibson & C. Scrutton

dog friendly too

Simon and Jane Knight

a real home from home

Graham & Joy Knight


Dave Edley, Wakefield, England


Dave Edley, Wakefield, England


Dave Edley, Wakefield, England

Everyone so helpful and friendly.

Ruth & Tom

Lovely stay for us and our doggies, fantastic location and lovely people

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Richard & Sue Tyrrell, Kilmarnock

Charming place

Janine, Australia

food been amazing

Mr & Mrs Dodd, Bigginhill, Kent

an amazing find

Michelle and Martin

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