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10 of the best coastal camping sites in Scotland

WITH so many beautiful stretches of coastline to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go for your Scottish beach holiday.

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Scotland is filled with some excellent walking trails. Picture: Jon Savage

5 of the most famous Scottish walks

SCOTLAND is famed for its magnificent long-distance walks. The most well known of these is the West Highland Way, which spans a huge stretch of the Scottish wilderness.

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The Hermitage of Braid is a popular dog-walking spot. Picture: Jon Savage/TSPL

5 of the best dog walking routes in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH is a great city for dog owners. There is a whole variety of parks, nature reserves and beaches for dogs and owners to visit.

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Loch Lomond is a favourite destination for camping.

Best forest camping locations in Scotland

IF you want to escape the urban jungle and leave modern stresses behind, we think that camping in Scotland’s ancient forests is the perfect choice.

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Cammo Estate. Picture: Jon Savage

5 of the best woodland walks in Edinburgh

Although Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, there are lots of places in and around the city that offer a welcome escape from urban life.

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Melanie Smith, of Inverness College UHI, with Graham Mackenzie, Scott Mackenzie and junior casters Fraser Shanks, Jordan Grant and  Fraser Munro. Picture: Contributed

Salmon Fest to celebrate 100 years of Inverness Angling Club

A HISTORIC angling club is to celebrate its 100th anniversary as part of Scotland’s Salmon Festival being hosted in Inverness.

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A panoramic view of the Cuillins on Skye showting at least six Munros from Sgurr nan Gillean on the left to Sgurr nan Banachdich  (Photo: Bob Crawford)

6 Munro walks with good pubs at the end

If you’ve conquered one of Scotland’s tallest mountains, there’s a good chance you’ll want to rest with a refreshment afterwards.

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Running in Glasgow

5 recommended running routes in Glasgow

Not only does this allow you to cover more ground and see more, but it helps you keep fit.

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Wavegarden Scotland is to be created in the Capital. Picture; contributed

Disused Edinburgh quarry to become surf water park

A MAN-MADE surf park is to be created in the Capital under plans which would see a disused quarry pit turned into an artificial lake with waves controlled at the flick of a switch.

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Eve, 7 and Daniel, 5, have some fun at  a previous NSPCC event. Picture: Contributed

Gardening Scotland unveils NSPCC Scotland as charity partner

THE organisers of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – have announced NSPCC Scotland as its charity partner for this year’s event at Ingliston.

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The Willow Tea Rooms. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Travel Itineraries: Glasgow and the West

THE West of Scotland has a wealth of castles, national parks and beaches just waiting to be explored.

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Swimmers at Glen Coe. Picture: Aileen Emerson

What are the health benefits of open water swimming?

We all know that open water swimming is a bracing and invigorating form of exercise. However, many people do not know about the multitude of health benefits you stand to gain from regular outdoor swims. Whether you swim in the sea, a loch, or even a pond, there are a number of reasons why you will be healthier as a result of your efforts.

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A view of the Holy Isle on the east coast of Arran. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/ TSPL

Scottish open water swimming events in 2017

Open water swimming is a healthy and fun way to exercise.

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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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An Caisteal. Picture: Contributed

11 Munros to try within two hours of the Central Belt

Despite being home to 282 peaks over 3,000ft, reaching Scotland’s highest mountains can still be quite an undertaking if you don’t live in the Highlands.

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The Assault Bikes fan creates extra resistance. Picture: PA

5 growing exercise trends to look out for in 2017

To ensure lasting results, the way we exercise is going to come under much greater scrutiny, writes Abi Jackson

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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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