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Glasgow Science Centre tower to reopen

The tower at the Glasgow Science Centre is finally set to re-open after a prolonged series of problems that forced closure for a number of years.

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Culloden Battlefield. Picture: David Moir

Five of the best woodland walks near Inverness

THE Highlands is one of the most amazing places to see, but the region is bigger than many countries, including Wales, so is difficult to explore.

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Rabbies staff toil in cold weather. Picture: Contributed

Drive and enthusiasm from tour bus staff on Skye

RESILIENT tour bus drivers braved high winds and hail showers to ­complete urgent path repairs at one of Skye’s busiest scenic spots.

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Cycling campaigners in the Highlands. Picture: Contributed

Campaign launched to make Inverness a cycle-friendly city

A MASS cycle to Highland Council HQ in Inverness is to take place with walking and cycling enthusiasts demanding more action to improve active travel facilities in the city.

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A view of the Cairngorms on the tourist route.

Cairngorms Snow Roads scenic route plan on track

A plan to turn a 90-mile Highland road into a tourism route has reached another major milestone.

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Mikey Wimbledon-Hall at Belhaven Bay, near Dunbar

Scottish surfers wax up for Lowland Longboard Competition

I’ve always been suspicious of surf-related statistics – the kind that tell you that X-thousand people now surf in Scotland or Europe or the world. Counting the number of people surfing in a given place during a given period of time is not like counting crowds at a football match. There are no turnstiles, no ticket sales. People roll up to the beach, they surf, they get back in their cars and they go. And all being well, they leave no trace.

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Sacha Dench is planning to fly 'from tip to toe' of the Hebrides. Picture: Contributed

‘Human swan’ planning flight over Hebrides

A conservationist who made headlines when she made a 4,500-mile paraglider flight following a route used by migrating swans has revealed plans for a similar journey over the Hebrides.

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The Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin, Isle of Skye. Picture: Picfair.com

Revealed: Scotland’s favourite pictures

THESE are ‘officially’ the best images of Scotland as chosen by a smart algorithm on a photography website.

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The cruise liner Wind Surf, one of the largest sailing cruise ships in the world, berthed in Leith Docks last year.

Scotland steps up campaign to attract more cruise ships

SCOTLAND has its biggest representation yet at Seatrade Cruise Global in Florida - targeting industry operators as they plan itineraries several years ahead.

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The Two Eejits in the award-winning CalMac campaign. Picture: Contributed

The Two Eejits wins marketing award for CalMac

A FUN promotional campaign called The Two Eejits has won a prestigious Travel Marketing Award for Scots ferry firm CalMac.

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Bagpipe player dons his kilt colours.

How to choose the right kilt

Highland dress is a popular choice of outfit for weddings, graduations and glitzy events - and not just in Scotland, either.

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North coast 500 route. Picture: Contributed

‘Jobs boost’ on North Coast 500 - Scotland’s Route 66

THE success of the North Coast 500 tourism initiative could lead to the creation of 200 new jobs in one of the remotest parts of the country, a survey has revealed.

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Aonach Eagach. Picture: Contributed

6 of the best ridge walks in Scotland

Nothing quite gets a hillwalker’s heart racing like a ridge walk.

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Kayaking on Skye. Picture: VisitScotland

Discover the hidden Highlands in eBook

A new eBook and film – which has already been viewed over 80,000 times on You Tube - are bringing to life the scenery and array of activities on offer in the Highlands, as part of a VisitScotland marketing campaign promoting the region.

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Loch Tay safari cruises to begin in April. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/Contributed

Safari cruises launched on Loch Tay after 70-year absence

THE first commercial boat to operate on Loch Tay since WWII will next month begin 90-minute excursions on the iconic tourist attraction.

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Dan Bell is vlogging the road less travelled on his bike

Adventurous photographer Dan Bell is exploring Scotland’s great outdoors in a new series of Facebook vlogs, discovering the journey is just as important as the destination.

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Dalwhinnie distillery. Picture: TSPL

6 Munro walks with distilleries nearby

THERE are few better ways to reward a walk up one (or more) of Scotland’s 282 Munros than with a dram.

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The Cullin mountain range, Isle of Skye. Picture: Creative Commons

8 inspiring quotes about the landscape of Scotland

The unique landscape of Scotland is very important to Scottish writers.

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Mountain biker Alan Hunter rides high on the 7stanes bike trails at Glentress Forest

A guide to mountain biking at Glentress

The Tweed Valley Forest Park offers the whole gamut outdoor adventures, including some of the most exhilarating mountain bike trails in the country.

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St Margaret's Loch. Picture: Douglas Corrance

Pete Irvine’s most scenic places in Edinburgh and the east

Scotland’s landscape is fortunate to be blessed with a plethora of beautiful places with some well known and others not so much.

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