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T in the Park chief: music festivals have changed forever

For more than two decades it was a fixture of the summer calendar, with tens of thousands of Scots flocking to the nation’s biggest live music event.
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Tourism is the lifeblood of Edinburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow

Brian Ferguson: Like it or not, tourism is vital to Edinburgh

On a sunny spring afternoon all appeared oddly quiet in the streets of Edinburgh’s New Town. Only a handful of weekend shoppers and tourists were wandering around on the historic thoroughfares leading downhill from the throngs on Princes Street and George Street.

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The hairpin bends of Bealach na B� in the Highlands. Picture: Stefan Krause

Travel: The ten best cycle routes in the world

From car-free Sundays in Bogota to India’s 18,300ft high Khardung La trail, author Sarah Woods recommends some of the world’s best bike rides

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The standing stones at Callanish, Isle of Lewis. Picture: Swen Stroop

Travel: Family adventures on the Isle of Lewis

With a quirky sporting lodge as a base, Donald Walker and family explore the Isle of Lewis

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Lois Marshall. Picture: SYHA

Youth hostelling association appoints youth manager

SYHA Hostelling Scotland has announced the appointment of Lois Marshall as Youth and Volunteer Engagement Manager.

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Music charity founder Tommy McGrory is organising the Baker Street tribute with the Paisley 2021 bid team.

Baker Street tribute to be staged in Paisley in Gerry Rafferty's honour

It was the song that made Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty his fortune after becoming a world-wide hit and has been played on radio more than five million times over nearly 40 years.

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The tourist industry is worth billions to Scotland. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Richard Mayne: Tourism sector needs smarter training

Whether influenced by geopolitical uncertainty or ­recognition of the long-term business value in effectively managing a talent pipeline, many in Scotland’s hospitality sector are keenly aware of the need to train and retain key staff.

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The Owners'  Room at Prestonfield House is sumptuous

8 of Scotland’s most luxurious suites

There’s no shortage of world-class hotels in Scotland, from historical castles, country houses and boutique boltholes all which offer sumptuous suites.

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A cruise vessel at Duart Castle, Isle of Mull. Picture: Majestic Line

Surge in bookings for small-ship charter firm in Hebrides

SINCE launching their third mini-cruise vessel in April 2017, the Majestic Line has experienced a massive surge in forward bookings.

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One of the magnificent views from the Highland's newest tourist attraction. Picture: Ewen Weatherspoon/Contributed

Highlands gearing up for busy tourist season

A World War II Festival, Highland gatherings and cycle sportives are amongst events due to take place in the Highlands over the summer months.

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The unassuming exterior of the Hotel du Petit Moulin.

Travel: Hôtel du Petit Moulin, Paris

Winding through the streets of Le Marais, I found myself gazing in awe at the graceful buildings, atmospheric cafés and fashionable Parisians that surrounded me. With clear blue skies and crisp cold air, it was the perfect day for a wander around the oldest quartier of Paris, studying every rooftop and elegant street I stumbled across.

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Dunbar Beach,  East Lothian. Picture: Becky Duncan Photography/Contributed

John Muir Way celebrates third anniversary

THE John Muir Way officially opened its famous 134-mile coast-to-coast route three years ago.

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Rooftop pool at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Travel: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

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View from Inverness Castle Viewpoint. Picture: Ewen Weatherspoon/Highland Council

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.

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Beinn Dorain. Picture: Shutterstock

6 Munro walks you can easily reach by train

SOME of the most scenic and beautiful Munro mountains in Scotland are in remote locations - but others you can easily get to by train. Here are six of the best.

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Barcaldine Castle. Picture: submitted

Eight Scottish hotels steeped in history

In Scotland tourism and history tend to go hand-in-hand, which is why there are an abundance of historic (and iconic) hotels in every region. From country house hotels, to ancient inns and former castles, we have it all.

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Finnich Glen.  Picture:: John McSporran

15 inspiring outdoor activity ideas to do in Scotland this summer

Away from the much-visited and more famous visitor attractions in Scotland is a treasure trove of lesser-known outdoors gems. Fiona Russell reveals 15 must-sees for this summer.

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Edinburgh and Glasgow offer a range of  flight deals for those looking to get away in May. Picture: Contributed

6 new flight routes from Edinburgh and Glasgow coming soon

With two bank holidays in May, it’d be rude not to take advantage of those long weekends and jet off somewhere more exotic.

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Corbetts are defined as peaks between 2,500 and 3,000 feet.

Nine of the best Corbetts to climb in Scotland

Size isn’t everything. Especially in the case of the Munro’s smaller sibling, the Corbett.

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