Son matches father’s feat of lifting ancient Deeside boulders

A father and son have both mastered one of Scotland’s greatest sporting achievements – lifting boulders weighing a whopping 733lbs.

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A retired trawler from the Cod Wars has staked a claim to having one of the most beautiful British locations on Airbnb. Picture: DeadlineNews.

Retired Cod Wars trawler converted into Ben Nevis BnB

A retired trawler from the Cod Wars has staked a claim to having one of the most beautiful British locations on Airbnb.

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John Muir: The Scot who fathered America’s national parks

John Muir helped federalise America’s national parks on a camping trip with President Roosevelt and yet he was relatively unknown in his native Scotland until the 1970’s.

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Some of Scotland's most dramatic scenery can be found in Glencoe. Picture: John McSporran

Everything you need to know about walking in Glencoe

Some of the most dramatic scenery in Scotland can be found in Glencoe. This is the perfect destination for hill-walkers and bird-watchers, due to the fabulous views, challenging walks and abundant bird-life. The landscape was carved out by glaciers and volcanic explosions millions of years ago, creating towering mountains and a deep valley.

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Loch Ness. Picture: Visit Scotland

Scottish Travel Itineraries: Inverness and Highlands

The romantic Highlands of Scotland have a huge variety of attractions to offer visitors. Outdoor activities, historic sites and delicious food abound in this dramatic northern landscape. To help you find the best Scottish holiday, we have compiled some itineraries, so you can discover the Highlands’ magic for yourself.

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10 of Scotland’s best visitor attractions revealed

Ten of Scotland’s best visitor attractions have been nominated for the BBC Countryfile Magazine’s annual awards.

Jason Morris becomes Scottish deals leader at PwC. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Business advisory giant PwC has announced an enhanced structure for its deals line of service in Scotland with corporate finance partner Jon Shelley and director Mark Addley joining the leadership team and Jason Morris taking on the senior role of Scottish deals leader.

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Ballantyne House in Inverness will be converted into a Travelodge hotel. Picture: Neil Hanna

Inverness to gain new hotel after £4.4m Maven deal

Maven Capital Partners’ property arm has acquired an office building in the centre of Inverness in a multi-million-pound deal that will see the site converted into a budget hotel.

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6 of the best hotel pools in Scotland

As Scotland’s weather isn’t exactly tropical, you may not realise how many fabulous pools there are in Scottish hotels. From infinity pools, to spa pools, to leisure pools, Scotland’s hotels offer the finest facilities for health and relaxation.

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Amateur photographer captures ‘Monarch of the Glen’ shot

An amateur photographer has captured the dramatic moment the silhouette of a majestic stag appeared against a sunset backdrop in the Highlands.

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The dipper bird under water in the River Ness. Picture: Contributed

River Ness bird’s underwater exploits an online sensation

A FILM of a dipper bird diving underwater in the River Ness has made a major Internet splash - with over half a million viewers so far.

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DM Hall names John Albiston as new senior partner

Chartered surveyor DM Hall has named Inverness-based veteran John Albiston as its new senior partner.

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Canal bosses float notion of boaters’ app to open bridges

Boaters would be able to open canal bridges with their mobile phones under plans being considered for the Scottish network.

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Kylie Minogue popped into a sweet shop in Ballater. Picture: Facebook

Kylie Minogue pops into Ballater sweet shop

STAFF at a Scottish sweet shop were left Spinning Around - when they sold a bag of Soor Plooms to Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue.

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Sueno's Stone has been damaged. Picture: Wikimedia

Sueno’s Stone glass panels smashed by vandals causing £10k damage

Glass panels housing one of Scotland’s most significant Pictish monuments has been smashed by vandals.

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The Lairig Ghru, Cairngorms. Picture: submitted

Five essential Cairngorm walks

Containing five of the six highest peaks in the UK, the Cairngorms are a must for any Scottish hiker.

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Global Energy Group chairman Roy MacGregor. Picture: Jeff Holmes/SNS Group

Global Energy Group profits fall on restructuring

Inverness-based Global Energy Group has seen sales and profit drop in its latest full-year results, but said its performance was resilient given market difficulties and its restructuring in the period.

Rangers' Lee Wallace receives treatment during the match versus Inverness at Ibrox. Picture: Rob Casey

Mark Warburton hopeful Lee Wallace will recover for Old Firm

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is keeping his fingers crossed skipper Lee Wallace has not suffered an injury which could rule him out of next week’s Old Firm clash.

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Pupils design tail fins for Orkneyplanes

Pupils design tail fins for Orkneyplanes

Two aircraft which operate the world’s shortest flight have been given a colourful makeover courtesy of some Orcadian schoolchildren.

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Aldourie Castle, on the east shore of Loch Ness. Picture: Contributed

Fairytale Scots castle owned by Danish tycoon to be revamped

A Scottish castle owned by a Danish billionaire is to undergo an extensive revamp.

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