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Oban teen internet piping sensation lands first major gig

A 13-year-old who became an online hit after performing live on a transatlantic flight to New York is to be a special guest artist to open Oban Live, Argyll’s biggest music event.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The Enchanted Forest. Picture: Angus Forbes/Contributed

Perthshire’s famous Enchanted Forest set to make a return

Scotland’s premier sound and light event is set amidst the Autumn woodland of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Faskally Wood.

Dundee & Tayside
View of Ile de Re, La Rochelle, in the Charentes-Maritime (Poitou-Charentes) region of France

Travel: Ile de Re, France

Infused with Gallic charm, this island basks in a charisma of its own

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Guest room at Klinika Uzdrowiskova

Klinika Uzdrowiskowa, Poland

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Conic Hill, Loch Lomond. Picture: Contributed

Eight hill walks with spectacular views of Loch Lomond

YOU don’t have to be an experienced hill walker to enjoy Scotland’s most spectacular views.

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Five of the best boutique hotels in Edinburgh

Enjoy a stay in the capital with our pick of the top boutique boltholes

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A circular carpet of dancing flames will create a "fire garden" for the new Christmas at the Botanics event.

Concert promoters reveal plans for Botanics event in Edinburgh

Organisers of spectacular Christmas lights events in London, Oxfordshire and Berlin have revealed plans for their first major outdoor event in Edinburgh.
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Mullach nan Coirean, in the Scottish Highlands. Picture: Andrew Smith / geographic.co.uk/ wiki commons.

Scotland could be getting a new Munro

SCOTLAND could be getting a new Munro after modern technology found that a mountain near to Ben Nevis was 6.6 metres higher than originally thought.

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The image of the 18th century woman was constructed from her excavated skull.

Exhibition puts spotlight on Edinburgh’s ghoulish past

She was laid to rest in an 18th century graveyard along with the bodies of the “unclaimed dead” whose relatives were too poor to afford a proper burial.

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Lions in the Maasai Mara. Picture: Nick Mitchell

Travel: Big game spotting on safari in Kenya

Nick Mitchell gets up close to Kenya’s iconic wildlife during a three-stage safari from the Maasai Mara to Kilimanjaro

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The exterior of Airds Bay Luxury Beach House, Sandgreen, Gatehouse of Fleet

Travel: Family fun by the beach in Gatehouse of Fleet

Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway is the perfect base for a family weekend of fun, finds Gaby Soutar

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Outlander author Diana Gabaldon has been getting the lowdown on the forthcoming Jacobites exhibition st the National Museum of Scotland.

Outlander author hopes BBC will screen the show - as long as it is not cut

It is the most lucrative television programme ever made in Scotland - yet has never appeared on the nation’s TV screens.
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Gardening Scotland 2017 to open next month.

Real buzz promised for families at Gardening Scotland 2017

SCOTLAND’S garden and outdoor living show takes place from 2-4 June at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston.

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The view out from Culzean Castle in Ayrshire. Picture: Robert Perry.

Best Scottish castles to spend the night in this summer

Once they were the preserve of nobility. Now you can stay there. Gaze out from the same turrets as Macbeth, putter around medieval grounds, and sleep the night away in a four poster bed. Visit Scotland has rounded up some of the best Scottish castles to visit this summer.

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Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Inverness and Loch Ness is ‘King of the Castle’

INVERNESS and Loch Ness has been officially recognised for its warm welcome to visitors.

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The Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, where there are tourism infrastructure problems. Picture: Jon Savage

Solutions sought for Skye’s tourism infrastructure problems

A SERIES of meetings are to take place to identify and find solutions to the pressures on the Isle of Skye caused by increases in tourism on the island.

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The St David's Hotel, Cardif

Travel: St David’s Hotel, Cardiff

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A dhow off the north Mozambique coast. Picture: Sean Sheehan

Travel: Ibo island, Mozambique

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Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye. Picture: Russell Sherwood/Contributed

Skye’s Fairy Pools seeks £500k to improve visitor attraction

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to upgrade visitor facilities at the famous Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye.

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