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Archaeologists return to North East ‘seat of Pictish kings’

Archaeologists have returned to a likely seat of Pictish kings in the North East of Scotland to further explore the high status site.

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The Battle of Pinkie will be re-enacted next month some 470 years after the Scots fought the English near Musselburgh. PIC: Contributed.

Bloody battle between Scots and English to be staged again

One of the biggest ever battles to take place on home soil is to be fought again 470 years after the bloody engagement between the Scots and the English in East Lothian.

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Saoirse Ronan will star as Mary Queen of Scots opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I. Picture: PA

First glimpse of Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen of Scots

The first glimpse of Saoirse Ronan in the title role of Mary, Queen Of Scots has been released.

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Edinburgh World Heritage backs bid to stretch out festivals

The body responsible for protecting Edinburgh’s world heritage site has thrown its weight behind the idea of the city’s festivals being spread out – weeks after it warned the city is at risk of being over-run with tourists.

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The Balm Well of St Catherine which sits in the grounds of a Toby Carvery restaurant. PIC: www.geograph.co.uk

The Edinburgh restaurant and its ancient healing well

For hundreds of years, people from across the Continent were drawn to a healing well on the fringes of Edinburgh to seek a spot of the ‘miraculous’ oil it spouted.

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When public sex was a part of bathtime

When public sex was a part of bathtime

British bathing habits were brought to you by the Italians, Muslims and the mucky-pups who worked up a froth down the stews.

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The Greyfriars Bobby statue at the junction of George IV Bridge and Candlemaker Row.

Lonely Planet could join Greyfriars Bobby campaign

Future Edinburgh guidebooks could include advice for tourists not to rub the nose of Greyfriars Bobby, a major publisher has said.

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Late 18th Century sketch of Logan Stone at Rhinns of Kells in Galloway. PIC: Creative Commons.

Scotland’s mysterious rocking stones

They were massive boulders balanced on the smallest of points that could be moved with the touch of a finger.

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The Greyfriars Bobby statue outside Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh.

Tour guides help bid to preserve Greyfriars Bobby statue

Tour guides have stepped in to help the campaign to save Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh from damage by warning tourists not to rub the beloved statue.

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Pluscarden Abbey. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

1,300-mile pilgrimage to monks’ Moray Abbey nearing the end

A PILGRIMAGE is retracing the steps of monks who travelled from France to the north of Scotland almost 800 years ago.

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Video: Bid to save Greyfriars Bobby from ‘lucky’ nose rub gains support

TOUR guides have stepped in to help the campaign to save Greyfriars Bobby from damage by warning tourists not to rub the beloved statue.

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The Ballachulish Figure was found in 1880 and is held by the National Museums of Scotland. PIC: National Museums of Scotland.

Who was the 2,500-year-old Ballachulish Goddess?

She was found face down in deep peat in the Highlands and dates to more than 2,500 years ago.

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The elusive white stag, which has fuelled legends and myths in Scotland for centuries, was spotted on the west coast in 2012. PIC: Hemedia.

The legend of the white stag of Edinburgh

A King’s encounter with a mystical white stag in an Edinburgh forest 900 years ago has left a rich legend and legacy that still endures today.

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Victoria Drummond. Picture: PA

Victoria Drummond – Britain’s first female marine engineer

Victoria Drummond was the first female marine engineer in the UK and the first British woman to serve as chief engineer with the Merchant Navy.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse : Palace of Holyroodhouse: Royal Collection Trust/� Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. Photographer: Sandy Young

Jacobite journeys: 6 places not to be missed

Whether you’re a long-standing Jacobite enthusiast, or simply a lover of beautiful Scottish surroundings, planning a holiday or day-trip around the spots where Bonnie Prince Charlie once laid his head and supped his whisky, is a wonderful way to see the most scenic aspects of Scotland.

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Jane at Oykel Bridge. Picture: Supplied

Time-travelling hiker is walking 5,000 years of history

A DEDICATED hiker is travelling through time - creating the country’s longest ever historical trail.

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The popularity of Outlander, and its use of Gaelic, has helped spark a tourism boom in Scotland. Picture: Starz

Scotland enjoys tourism boost thanks to interest in Gaelic

Proposals have been put forward to investigate Gaelic links with historic properties as use of the language has seen a surge in visitor interest.

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Clava Cairns near Inverness. Picture: Creative Commons/ Elliot Simpson

Outlander fans swarm Clava Cairns - site that inspired the show

Tourists are flocking to the Clava Cairns, the ancient burial monument that inspired the time-travel TV hit Outlander.

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"Tottenham Court Road Central line mosaic" by Eduardo Paolozzi. Picture: Contributed

Paolozzi’s Tube mosaic designs to be sold at auction

An iconic design by a popular Scots pop artist which features on the London Underground is to be sold at auction.

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A total of 534 people dressed as Peter Pan gathered in Kirriemuir. Picture: Kim Cessford

534 Peter Pans gather at home of JM Barrie to set world record

A crowd of 534 Peter Pans gathered at the hometown of his creator J. M. Barrie to set a Guinness World Record.

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