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Vivien Devlin

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I have been a full time arts and travel writer for 18 years with particular knowledge of reviewing hotels as a judge for the Scottish Hotel Awards. Specialist subjects: restaurants, food and drink, cruises,

I have been a full time arts and travel writer for 18 years with particular knowledge of reviewing hotels as a judge for the Scottish Hotel Awards. Specialist subjects: restaurants, food and drink, cruises, islands, city guides, culture, arts, theatre, dance, books. I contribute reviews and features to Scotland magazine, Luxury Scotland, Cruise magazines and websites, Great Boat Journeys, Smart Leisure Guide, Edinburgh Guide, ArtMag and other arts and travel publications.

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Arts, lifestyle and travel writer living in Edinburgh. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. I specialise in reviews, features and tourism stories about Scotland - hotels, restaurants, bars, city guides, islands, Highlands, heritage, arts festivals, culture, food and drink. I am co-founder and chair of the Judges for the Scottish Hotel Awards (www.scottishhotelawards.com). I have written two travel guide books on Edinburgh and Central Scotland, and books on Social and cultural History. With a passion for Cruises, (small scale luxury ships, boats and barges), I have circumnavigated the planet to indulge in cultural, culinary, wildlife adventures, city lifestyle, arts & heritage and exploring remote tropical islands. Also travel worldwide by luxury trains on literary inspired journeys. Key destinations covered - South America, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Caribbean, Seychelles, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore.

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