A TOURIST asked bewildered Glasgow hotel staff for directions from the city to the Cairngorms - on foot.

The off-the-wall request - made to workers in the city centre branch of Travelodge - is just one of a list published by the hotel chain

Another customer, calling the hotel from Yorkshire, asked: "Is there a time difference between Glasgow and where I am?"

Staff were also asked: "Can you write me a briefing paper on the independence referendum for my boss?"

And, by another guest: "Do you burn the supper at a Burns supper?"

Staff at the Braehead hotel branch were asked: "Can you decorate my room in traditional Scottish patterns? It’s a surprise for my husband."

Their colleagues in the Glasgow Airport Travelodge hotel were asked by tourists: "Can you teach me to play the bagpipes?"

And: "Can you come to a meeting with me and pretend to be on my team?"

Hotel staff at the Paisley Road branch were also asked: "Can you build me a Snowman?"

Shakila Ahmed, a spokeswoman for Travelodge said: “With over 17 million customers staying annually in our 506 UK Travelodge hotels, our hotel teams receive thousands of unusual requests from business and leisure travellers.

"Our hotel teams will always try their best to accommodate all customer requests but there are some requests that we just cannot help with such as redecorating our recently refurbished rooms or directing people to the Cairngorms.”