Brian Ferguson: Lews Castle restoration could be a model for the rest of Scotland

An artist's impression of how the Royal High in Edinburgh would look after developed into a luxury hotel. Picture: Contributed

Royal High hotel ‘impossible to deliver’ without extensions

Brazilian pro surfer Filipe Toledo at the Cove prototype in San Sebastian, Spain

The hi-tech wave pool that could turn Edinburgh into Scotland’s Surf City

Leith Theatre has stood abandoned in the Capital for some 28 years. Picture; Jon Savage

Derelict Leith theatre to open up for Edinburgh Festival


2017 SAY Award longlist unveiled ahead of public vote


New map charts Scotland’s clan battlefields over 600 years

Picture: G&V HOTEL Edinburgh  DND SOS

Five of the best boutique hotels in Edinburgh


Brian Ferguson: Too few Scottish historical dramas on screen

Brian Ferguson
Jurys Inn, Brighton Waterfront

Travel: Jurys Inn, Brighton

Tbilisi city centre from Narikala Fortress, Georgia

Travel: Georgia

The canvas cottages at Dundas Castle have king-sized beds and log-burning stoves

Travel: Five-star glamping at Dundas Castle near South Queensferry

The steam train experience is heading to the Borders Railway.

Borders Railway set for unique steam experience

Travel 2

How to bag 3 Munros in 3 hours: Climbing the Cairnwell Trio


Travel: Klinika Uzdrowiskowa, Poland

High Society

Theatre review: High Society

Thomas S�nderg�rd PIC: Martin Bubandt

Music review: The RSNO & Thomas Søndergård

Stina Tweeddale, left, and Cat Myers of Honeyblood have a Say award nomination. Picture: Robert Perry

Music preview: The Scottish Album of the Year nominees

The 10ft Tall Theatre company, from left: Sarah Helena Ord, Cameron Mowat, Mark Wood and Adam Coutts. Picture: Graeme Macdonald

Theatre: The young theatre makers bringing new work to Aberdeen


Music review: The Beach Boys


Dr Mary Brown: Singing has health benefits – but it’s also fun


Under the Radar: Calum Mackenzie Jones


Festival review: Hidden Door Opening Weekend


Scotland’s ‘biggest ever’ gaming festival heading to Glasgow

Games studio ImmersiveMinds spent more than 125 hours to make the scale map

St Kilda recreated in Minecraft to mark World Heritage Day

Tech 1
Learner drivers are to be tested on sat nav technology. Pic: JP

Sat navs to form part of new driving test

News 14
The 'Droughlander' is nearly over for fans of hit show Outlander. Picture: Starz

Every major TV show of 2017 - and when they’re on

Lifestyle 1
Wetherspoons customers will soon be able to order drinks via their phone without going to the bar.

Drinkers at Wetherspoons can now order drinks by phone

Luke and Hazel Robertson plan to kayak a total of 700 miles, cycle 650 miles, then run 550 miles as cross the frozen Alaskan wilderness

Scots couple in ‘world-first’ bid to cross Alaska

UK 2
Exercise classes are just one way to improve the lives of elderly people   but councils could do much more by looking at the services they provide and making changes in many areas of care

Keith Robson: Don’t forget the old when you vote

Opinion 3
Martin Gillespie has been the lead piper with Skerryvore since helping to form the band in Tiree in 2005.

Scots piping star's secret five-year battle with medical condition

News 1
The exercise obtained from getting on your bike has significant health benefits.

Kevan Christie: Cycling is healthy but it does carry other risks

Opinion 2

Olympic champion Callum Skinner in plea over stolen bikes


David Tennant closes Glasgow Film Festival with RD Laing biopic


5 growing exercise trends to look out for in 2017


Real-life concerns of scientists inspire Val McDermid drama on deadly outbreak

A smack must be the ultimate deterrent, says John V Lloyd

John V Lloyd: Nothing wrong with a smack to keep kids safe

Opinion 2
The Scottish Government's baby box. Picture: Scottish Government /PA Wire

Registration for Scotland’s baby box will open in June

News 27
River City on a Tuesday instead of Holby City is one of the few downsides to living in Scotland for Nicky McPherson

Nicky McPherson: Life in Scotland fab for my English family

Opinion 8


When will the young earn more than experience?

Scottish Book Trusts Bookbug encourages story-telling for kids

Marc Lambert: Tune in to young children’s needs with a song

Opinion 1
Parents can tell children how they learned from mistakes

Heather Hill: I’m learning to forgive myself for my choices


Mum’s the word


Smacking ban is not about criminalising parents, says MSP

News 19

Mum’s the Word


Keith Robson: Don’t forget the old when you vote

Opinion 3
Vanguards move to allow customers to buy its low-cost funds directly  has the potential to shake up an investment sector in desperate need of a jolt. Picture: Getty

Gareth Shaw: Will Vanguard force fund managers to up their game?

Picture: PA

Martin Lewis: Get creative and you will be coining it in


Gareth Shaw: Mind the gap for your state pension

Opinion 1

Gareth Shaw: Will you like it if you lump it?


Martin Lewis: How to get your currency beach-ready


Nearly 7,000 NatWest customers fall victim to scams

A Waitrose store in your neighbourhood may add value to your house. Picture: TSPL

‘Waitrose effect’ boosts value of Scottish homes by £36,000

Companies 4

Concert promoters reveal plans for Botanics event in Edinburgh

Heritage 2

Infinity pool with loch view added to converted Highland church

Homes & Gardens