Renowned for choosing quality and fresh ingredients to create delicious meals, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, theUK's largest privately owned hotel group is championing the return of that timeless classic - the Great Scottish Sunday lunch!

A Scottish culinary institution, it was once the highlight of the week bringing families together over the dinner table. Yet figures reveal that over the past 50 years the number of those enjoying a traditional Sunday Lunch has halved. 

So from, 4 January 2013, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has launched the Great Scottish Sunday Lunch Campaignto resurrect the appeal of the delicious traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. 

And to kick off the campaign in style, the leading hotel group, with an impressive 45 AA Rosettes held by its restaurants across the UK, is offering a new traditional Sunday Lunch menu from just £15 per person for two courses, including a glass of wine or soft drink. 

From Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa in the heart ofScotlandto the rolling countryside around Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa in the Scottish Borders, the revival of the Great Scottish Sunday lunch will allow family and friends of all ages to savour classic gastronomic delights.  

Using only the finest, freshest and where possible locally sourced produce, prepared from whole raw ingredients, diners can enjoy traditional soups, a roast of the day with seasonal vegetarian alternatives, and nostalgic puddings including apple crumble or bread and butter pudding. 

Ruaridh Macdonald, Operations Director of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, commented: "Sunday lunch was once a time when friends and family gathered together for a catch up over a succulent roast. However, in today's generation with an ever increasing array of leisure activities to tempt us, we have moved away from the traditional Sunday gathering.

"In a year that has seen the UK celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and Scottish athletes taking the lead at the Olympics, not to mention the forthcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, there are many who have enjoyed the greater sense of community and national spirit. So what better time to revisit and revive the appeal of the Great Scottish Sunday lunch as a savoured classic - and at prices that offer outstanding value." 

To book your Great Scottish Sunday Lunch please contact your local Macdonald Hotel directly.