New Inverness Castle visitor attraction is a massive success

THE newest visitor attraction in the Highlands - which provides views over the city of Inverness - is proving to be a major success after just opening.

Donald Forsyth joins the Inverness office of accountant Saffery Champness. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Accountancy firm Saffery Champness has announced that Donald Forsyth has joined as a partner based in its Inverness office.

Queen Street Station's concourse has re-opened after this closure last year, but very little else. Picture: John Devlin

Alastair Dalton: Passengers are getting a raw deal during station overhauls

Rail passengers have really felt the disruption from the upgrading of Scotland’s railway lines - and they are now being made to feel it again as major stations are re-built around them.

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From left: Robin and Robert Keane, directors at Ardent Group, the developer behind Travelodge's Peterhead hotel. Picture: Contributed

Travelodge eyes 21 more hotel sites across Scotland

Budget hotel operator Travelodge has detailed the latest phase of its Scottish roll-out in a multi-million pound move that looks set to create hundreds of jobs.

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Police hunt for three men after Inverness robbery

DETECTIVES investigating a robbery at a house in Inverness on Saturday night are seeking to trace three men.

Kinmylies Primary School in Inverness. Picture: Kinmylies PS

Inverness pupils on flight home after terror attack

Pupils at an Inverness school who had been on a visit to the Houses of Parliament were safely on a flight home this evening.

Bidwells forestry specialists Kate Sheppard and Ian Stewart. Picture: Contributed

Property firm Bidwells hails ‘substantial’ growth

The Scottish arm of property consultant Bidwells has racked up a 12 per cent increase in annual fee income.

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Travelodge is creating jobs in Inverness, Peterhead and Stirling. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Travelodge to create 325 jobs with 15 hotel openings

Hotel chain Travelodge is to open 15 hotels this year, including in Inverness, Peterhead and Stirling, creating 325 jobs in the process.

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The merged firm will have offices across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Dunblane. Picture: Mark F Gibson

Law firm WJM in expansion mode with BMK Wilson merger

Law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM) is growing its services in Scotland by merging with BMK Wilson as of May.

Edinburgh plans to copy this Norwegian bike lift in Trondheim. Picture: Plataforma Urbana

Bike lift planned to haul Edinburgh cyclists up The Mound

A bike lift pioneered in Norway would pull struggling cyclists up the steep incline of The Mound in Edinburgh under plans for new cycleways unveiled today.
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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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