The cleanliness of Scotland’s bathing waters has improved in the past year, according to the latest official figures.
Historic Environment Scotland is throwing open the doors of the National Record of Scotland this weekend to reveal the hidden gems of Edinburgh’s past.
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Unlikely as it sounds, there is a place in the Caribbean where many of the locals claim Scottish descent; a place where the boat builders’ remarkable skills are said to have originated with Scottish settlers, their identities now long-forgotten; a place where, whenever a new boat is launched, there is a “traditional” launching ceremony at which an animal is sacrificed and My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean is sung.
The Hermitage near Dunkeld is a stunningly beautiful spot with the falls of the River Braan forcing their way past follies including the 18th century Ossian’s Hall, built to honour the legendary bard.