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John Lennon’s high jinks in the Highlands

It was a place where John Lennon was to bring his own children to share his love of long summers in the Highlands.

A ghost walk in Alloway.

Find out about Scotland’s ghosts - with blood, guts and gore

SCOTLAND is steeped in dark history but where can you go to learn more about the ghosts of Scotland.

Cortachy Castle near Kirrimuir, Angus. PIC: Creative Commons/Flickr/Lesley-Brew.

The story of the ghostly drummer of Cortachy Castle

The sound was enough to turn the residents and guests of Cortachy Castle in Angus a whiter shade of pale.

Knockhall Castle

Medieval Scots castle on the market - for just £150,000

A HISTORIC castle once vistited by King James VI and sitting near to US president Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course has gone on the market - for £150,000.

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Entrance to Francis Cave, Eigg, which is also called Massacre Cave given the 1577 clan killings. PIC:

Bones of clan massacre victims found in Eigg cave

More than 50 human bones found in an island cave have been identified as belonging to the victims of one of Scotland’s worst clan atrocities.

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Dunedin Railway Station on New Zealand's South Island. Picture: Thinkstock

The Scottish origins of New Zealand city Dunedin

In Dunedin today, there is no shortage of reminders of the first Scots who settled in this part of New Zealand 169 years ago this week and wove themselves into the fabric of the country.

The Nor' Loch in Edinburgh. Picture; TSPL

The origins of Scotland’s city nicknames explained

Scotland’s six cities, and yes for the purposes of this piece there are six (what constitutes a Scottish city could fill a whole book of opinion) are all known by a variety of names.

The new terminal at Renfrew Airport was opened in 1954 but was not big enough to cope with rapidly growing passenger numbers. PIC: Contributed.

Scotland’s busiest airport that just ‘disappeared’

It was hailed as one of the most modern airports in the world with paparazzi crowding its runways to snap royalty, footballers and celebrities as they landed in Scotland.

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‘Vikings’ take fight over treasure hoard to Holyrood

A group of “Viking” campaigners have taken their fight to the Scottish Parliament in order to keep a 1,000-year-old treasure hoard on display in the south of the country.

The former home of defunct wave power firm Pelamis is hosting its first temporary art exhibition. Picture: Chris Scott

Leith wave power plant reborn as Edinburgh exhibition space

A former wave power plant on Edinburgh’s waterfront has become home to one of the nation’s biggest art gallery spaces.

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Artists impressions of the new physic garden and flowering meadow, which will reconnect the Palace of Holyroodhouse to its historic roots. Picture: Contributed

New public garden at Holyroodhouse to honour Royal Botanics

A new public garden is to be created at the Queen’s official residence in Scotland – to pay tribute to the roots of the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.

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Perth wants the stone moved from Edinburgh to support its City of Culture bid.

Perth wants Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh in culture bid

Fresh calls have been made for “the Stone of Destiny” to be returned to its original home.

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Farnell Castle, near Brechin, is now up for rent. PIC Contributed.

Rent a pink Scottish castle for less than a London three-bed flat

Renters have the chance to live like a laird in a stunning pink Scottish castle for less than the cost of a three-bedroom flat in London.

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Meet the family that lived on Calton Hill

PERCHED high atop Calton Hill, the Nelson Monument is one of Edinburgh’s must-visit tourist attractions, offering unrivalled panoramic vistas of the entire city and beyond.

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The handwritten version of The General, by Siegfried Sassoon will feature in an exhibition of anti-war protest. Picture: PA

Handwritten Siegfried Sassoon poem goes on show for first time

A handwritten poem by Siegfried Sassoon is to go on display for the first time as part of a major exhibition on anti-war protest, the Imperial War Museums (IWM) said.

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D-Type Jaguars are loaded up at the home of Ecurie Ecosse at Merchiston Mews.

When a racing team from Merchiston won Le Mans

FOR two consecutive seasons in the 1950s, a small, resourceful racing team from Merchiston swept aside the big guns to become Le Mans 24hr champions

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The Beamer Rock lighthouse beneath the Forth Road Bridge before its removal. Picture: Jane Barlow

Row over a Forth lighthouse ‘too far’ from the bridge

A historic mini lighthouse displaced by the Queensferry Crossing is at the centre of a storm over plans to re-site it to overlook the new bridge.

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Saint John Ogilvie at the church of the same name in Easterhouse, Glasgow. Picture: Robert Perry

Memorial planned for Scotland’s only Catholic martyr

AN online campaign has been launched to mark the spot where St John Ogilvie was executed.

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The Cocos Islands, which sit halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka, which became a private fiefdom of a Shetland family. PIC Creative Commons/Flickr.

The Shetland sea captain who became “King of the Cocos”

Shetlander and sea captain John Clunies-Ross was a long way from home when he stepped onto the white sands of the Cocos Islands in December 1825 to collect coral reef to ballast his boat.

The broadcast on March 14 1952 was made following the switch-on of the Kirk O' Shotts transmitter (pictured). PIC: TSPL.

When Scotland went quiet for the nation’s first TV broadcast

In Glasgow, people crowded round televisions in shop windows with hundreds queueing outside public halls where dealers had set up half a dozen sets for free screenings.

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