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The Best Family Festivals in Scotland This Year

February 27, 2013

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From the ugliest animals in the world to a good old knees-up, there are a variety of shows and spectacles on offer over spring and summer in Scotland this year. These family festivals don’t skimp on the fun, and whether you’re travelling with tots or teenagers you’ll find programmes to keep everyone entertained. If you’re [...]

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Ski Scotland

November 14, 2012

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Although the UK is not well known for its snow sport potential, Scotland definitely has some distinct advantages as a Ski destination. For winter sports enthusiasts living in Britain, indulging in their hobby often means a costly and troublesome trip overseas. While winter sports resorts in the Alps are certainly very special, they are far [...]

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Emirates Airline goes the extra mile in Scotland

May 3, 2012

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There are some airlines – you know who I’m talking about – that are always trying to cut back on services, but there are others that are always trying to go that extra mile. In this case an extra 80 miles, quite literally. Emirates airlines are extending their free chauffeur-driven limo service for fisrt class [...]

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Beautiful Edinburgh Pictures

February 23, 2012

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There are few places in the world that look so beautiful as Edinburgh on a gloomy day. It is easily one of the most intriguing and magical cities on earth, full of narrow closes (passages between buildings), that feel like deep gorges, running through the tall tenements of the old town that eventually open up [...]

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Wax Poetical in St Andrews

January 31, 2012

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As Rabbie Burns’ birthday rolls by and the haggis, neeps and attending tatties that filled a nation’s bellies with inexcusable stodge drifts happily into memory, the poetry world looks to the kingdom of Fife and 2012’s interation of the StAnza Poetry Festival, the largest of its kind in the UK. The festival kicks off on [...]

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St. Kilda: When you really need to get away from it all

January 31, 2012

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There’s  more to the north of Scotland than the Highlands of tourist brochures. Though inhabited since the Neolitic era at least, this outermost of the outer Hebrides has been resident-less since 1930, when its 36 remaining residents were moved to Morvern on the mainland thanks to population losses from WWI and the ensuing influenza epidemic. [...]

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Epic Train Journeys

December 21, 2011

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Taking the train can be a great way of seeing the world rather than flying around it. So here is our collection of some epic, must do, train journeys. The Eastern & Orient-Express A wonderfully luxurious train that gives you a tour of George Town with an observation car which makes you feel like you [...]

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Taking a Climbing Holiday and Find a Munro

December 2, 2011

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Across the UK many of the mountains and hills are accessible all year round, even in the harshest winters, and from the summits you’ll be treated to some of the most stunning views in the world. In Scotland, the Grampian Mountain range is home to some of the highest peaks in the UK and Britain’s [...]

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Visit Arran, and have a dram

November 16, 2011

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Now, I’m not being overly patriotic when I say this, but Scotland is definitely one of the most beautiful countries in the world – a well-travelled French girl told me that, so it must be true. There is lot to take in, and unless you’re going to spend several weeks rattling about in a car [...]

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Do something different this New Year’s eve

October 25, 2011

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View of the sun rise on the Isle fo Harris

As I get a little older and wiser the thought of struggling through a heaving mass of intoxicated sweaty human flesh on the 31st of December, waiting for the bells to strike, is more than a little off-putting. Now don’t get me wrong I’m no humbug and I wouldn’t consider myself overtly anti-social, but I [...]

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