Travel: How many Scottish islands can you visit in a day?

Sam Shedden whizzes through the Outer Hebrides as he endeavours to find out how many Scottish islands you can visit in one day.

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Spend a night or two at the breath-taking Scone Palace. Picture: Trip Advisor

Five Scottish Airbnb listings fit for a king

A VISIT to Scotland, with its stunning scenery, rich culture and fascinating history, is often a memorable one. Make your trip even more unforgettable by staying at one of these opulent AirBnB listings.

An image of a Caledonian Macbrayne Ferry is projected onto Dunvegan Castle. The castle is sitting on the side of a loch and the image of the castle and thr projection are reflected in the water of the loch. Overhead there are clouds moving across the sky

Calmac and Skipinnish team up to create stunning new west coast video

TEAMING up with iconic band Skipinnish, Calmac have launched an innovative new film exploring its enduring role at the heart of Scotland’s west coast, as part of the launch of their new Your West Coast campaign

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Greyfriars Kirkyard is said to be haunted by Lord Advocate George Bluidy Mackenzie. Picture: Victoria Stewart

‘Dark tourism’ must-sees revealed in new Scotland guide book

A seven foot tall vampire roaming the streets of Glasgow, a poltergeist haunting an iconic Edinburgh graveyard and a monster locked up in an Aberdeenshire castle are among the terrifying tales featured in a new guide to Scotland’s most “spooktacular” locations.

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Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Free tram rides are to be laid on in Edinburgh for the first time since the controversial service began operating - for the city’s Hogmanay revellers.
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Where in the UK can you find the best holiday bargains?

Bargain hunters find holiday treasure

On the search of a bargain? Read on ...

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A family rural business has spotted a growing trend for staycation holidays using single decker buses. Picture; contributed

Single decker buses converted to holiday homes for ‘glamping’

Some holidaymakers may worry about being taken for a ride when they are looking for a place to stay.

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A pair of coffins await the lucky winners of a competition to spend the night in the famous castle. Picture: AP

Dracula’s castle to open up to overnight guests on Hallowe’en

Venice:  the canal in the Sestiere Cannaregio ghetto

Venice: Visit the Venetian ghetto

The most famous inhabitant of the ghetto in Venice never actually set foot in it for the excellent reason that he existed only in Shakespeare’s imagination, but no-one more fully impersonates all the contradictions and complexities of this famous, or infamous, place than Shylock.

The latest drop in international visitors to Scotland comes after a slump during 2015.

Drop in Scotland tourist numbers linked to EU referendum

Spending from international visitors to Scotland rose by nearly £50 million to a record level in the spring - despite a slump in the total number of tourists from overseas.

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The Music Tourist Convention will look at the impact of Glasgow venues like the SSE Hydro.

World's first 'music tourism' summit to be staged in Glasgow

Glasgow is to play host to the world's first ever international music tourism conference -months after it emerged that gigs, festivals and events are now worth nearly £300 million to Scotland's economy.

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The old schoolhouse on Eilean Shona

Kate Winslet reveals Scots island is favourite retreat

KATE Winslet has named a Scots island hideaway as her favourite place in the world in a new travel guide.

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Derek Limbert & Julie Limbert holding the vouchers they were offered as reparation for the holiday from hell. SWNS

OAPs’ ‘holiday from hell’ on coach trip to Scottish Highlands

A retired couple who went on a sight-seeing tour of Scotland were left fuming when they were forced to sit on a coach - for more than ten hours a day.

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Exchange rates have tumbled since Brexit.

Brexit hits exchange rates with less than one euro to pound

Travellers are now receiving less than one euro to the pound at several UK airports, a study has found.

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Aerial view of Barcelona

Barcelona: travelling with teens

Treat teens to the beach, shopping and tapas, with a side order of culture, writes Janet Christie

The stunning Old School House on Eilean Shona. Picture:

Five stunning Scottish cottages to escape to this Autumn

FROM castle-like bridgehouses in Perthshire to converted mills on Skye, here are five striking Scottish holiday cottages to stay in this autumn.

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The  estate comes with its own adventure playground, coffee shop and 42-seat cinema

£1.5m Arran estate to be raffled off by American owner

A SEVEN-ACRE Scottish estate with its own adventure playground, coffee shop and 42-seat cinema could be yours - for the price of a £55 raffle ticket.

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The tourism boards in Iceland and Scotland are set to join forces. Picture: AP

Sturgeon set to announce Scotland and Iceland tourism link-up

Tourism bodies in Scotland and Iceland are to formally work together to ensure both continue to “punch well above their weight on the global stage”.

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The passport was damaged at check-in. Picture: Contributed

Couple endure holiday nightmare after airport staff rip passport

A couple’s holiday of a lifetime turned into a nightmare after one of their passports was damaged as they checked in for the flight.

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