Meet The Perth Indies, Parklands Hotel

With over 16 years under the watchful eye of Scott and Penny Edwards this year, Parklands Boutique Hotel with Dining is the only 4 star hotel based in Perth city centre.

Overlooking their award-winning gardens and the stunning South Inch Park, Parklands boasts fifteen individually decorated bedrooms, two award-winning restaurants, two meeting rooms, and a lounge bar. They offer a seamless blend of services for their local guests – in normal times that means weddings, corporate and non-residential dining – and high-end Scottish hotel accommodation for Perth’s many visitors.

Like all small business owners, Scott and Penny have had to adapt to the new rules of trading and last July they opened Parkland's Pub, an altogether new addition to their usual 2-rossette offering that makes the most of those unrivalled views with table service bringing gourmet bar snacks, beers, gins, wine and champagne by the glass or bottle.  Add in heaters, parasols and a huge warm welcome and you'll see why this became such a a popular choice with the locals of Perth as an upmarket alternative to the city’s beer gardens.

"Parklands Pub was a big hit last summer and to be honest, Penny and I really enjoyed oursleves serving all of our lovely Perth locals!  We're now on a countdown to the 26th April and I can promise more of the same great service with some new ideas for food and drinks!"

During lockdown, Scott and Penny are open to key workers from across Scotland and have met a whole host of new and interesting people in the past year.

"We've had some amazing guests come to stay at Parklands. One repeat team of engineers stayed as they were working on essential equipment locally.  Others have been part of teams responsible for transporting PPE and maintaining crucial infrastructure. Its been really great to play a small part in keeping these people going and I'm pleased to say we're in a position where we can offer the same service again this time round."

If you are a key worker or require accommodation for an essential reason please get in touch via [email protected] or on 01738 622451

Quick Fire Questions With Scott Edwards

Name of business and how long in Perth?
Parklands Boutique Hotel with Dining, and of course, Parklands Pub

What is your favourite thing to do in your own business?
Sit on the terrace with friends and have a beer, or a coffee if its pre-noon! I can't wait until we reopen again.

What would be at the top of your wish list from another Perth Indie's website?
It has to be a cheese club voucher - with a nice bottle of wine or two - from Provender Brown.

Who or what are you missing most in lockdown?
Our daughter. She graduated last year and moved from Glasgow to work down south so we're really missing just popping through to see her.  

Who will be top of your list for a post lockdown party?
All of the friends we usually invite to our Parklands Christmas party - it's always a great night full of good food, lots to drink and plenty of dancing. We'll make up for it in style as soon as we can!

Key Workers can book into Parklands Hotel now. 

To enquire about future short breaks, please email [email protected]