Travel: Costa Rica

Spectacular flora and fauna steal the show on a tour of resorts with green credentials

Sealladh na Beinne, North Ballachulish, Lochaber

Travel: Sealladh na Beinne, North Ballachulish, Lochaber

Do Not Disturb: A home from home where the spectacle of Glencoe is always near

Piping at Forres is one of Moray's tourism success stories. Picture: Supplied

Tourism in Moray hits record figures

MORAY has enjoyed its best ever year for tourism, with more visitors descending on the region and generating almost £120m for the local economy.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The Cuillin mountains is one of Skye's top tourist attractions. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Skye islanders call for 30-year tourism strategy

TOURISM on the Isle of Skye requires a strategy over the next 30 years to cope with growing popularity, residents are claiming.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
One of Isbanbuls ferries on the Bosphorus. Picture: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Travel: Sailing on a vintage ferry from Istanbul to the Princes’ Islands

Escape the bustle of Istanbul with a ferry trip to the Princes’ Islands, writes Neil Geraghty

Inverleith House art gallery was closed suddenly at the Royal Botanic Garden just after its 30th anniversary.

Botanic Garden told to rethink after Inverleith House closure

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh has been urged by experts to overhaul its entire approach to the arts after the controversial closure of its long-running gallery.

Culture 2
North Gaulton Castle Seastack. Picture: VisitScotland

5 hidden tourist gems on Orkney

THERE are a host of well-known tourist attractions when you visit Orkney, but what about the lesser-known tourism gems?

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The finale of the Edinburgh International Festival will be staged in two parts in August - the first without any fireworks.

Shake-up revealed for Edinburgh International Festival fireworks finale

The grand finale of the Edinburgh International Festival is to be extended by around 20 minutes - for a special musical sequence unaccompanied by fireworks.
Edinburgh festivals
Powerboat in the Clyde. Picture: Supplied

Greenock powerboat spectacular set to attract thousands

MORE than 30,000 spectators are expected to flock to the River Clyde this weekend to watch high-speed powerboat and jet ski racing.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
7km Lhanbryde to Elgin cycle route promoted in online film. Picture: John Devline

Video: highlights of River Lossie cycle path

AN ONLINE film has been created to show the delights of the new River Lossie cycle path in Moray.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Picture: the Flying Scotsman crossing the Forth Rail Bridge, contributed

Steam train experiences return to Borders line this summer

THE opportunity to step back in time and travel by steam train on Scotland’s newest scenic rail route, as well as cross the Forth Rail Bridge, is back on the timetable this summer.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Picture: North Ledaig Caravan Club Site,

Top ten Scottish beaches to wake up to in a campervan

There’s no need to venture abroad to experience beautiful coastal destinations as Scotland has plenty to offer. Here is a list of ten of the best Scottish touring and camping sites, located near beaches.

Dunalastair Hotel, Kinloch Rannoch

Travel: Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Kinloch Rannoch

Do Not Disturb

Cameron House. Picture: Supplied

Cameron House reveals new terrace with Loch Lomond views

CAMERON House Hotel, one of the most luxurious in Scotland, has unveiled a new terrace with stunning view over Loch Lomond.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Stones of Brodgar in Orkney at sunset. Picture: Visitscotland

5 great places to enjoy the Summer Solstice in Scotland

WHILE thousands descend on Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, for a pagan pilgrimage, where are the best spots to enjoy the longest day of the year in Scotland.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Piping championships to attract thousands to Forres. Picture: GnBri Photography/Supplied

European Piping Championships in Forres to attract thousands

THOUSANDS are to descend on a tiny Highland town to witness Moray’s biggest one-day event, Piping At Forres, the European Pipe Band Championships.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The Fairy Pools on Skye named best picnic spot in Scotland. Picture: Visitscotland

Skye’s iconic Fairy Pools named top picnic spot in Scotland

THE famous Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye has been declared the best picnic location in Scotland.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Looking down Broad Street at City Hall in Philadelphia. PICTURE: BRYAN KARL LATHROP

Fun in Philadelphia

With a wealth of history, fabulous food and a thriving cultural scene, it’s easy to fall for the City of Brotherly Love, finds Emma Newlands

Houses and yachts on Peninsula Bygdoy in Oslo

Travel: Oslo city break

There’s an art to seeing the Norwegian capital’s treasures without breaking the bank

See Ben Nevis in the twilight. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

5 tips on seeing the midsummer sunrise from a mountain

THERE is a tradition with many hill walkers of climbing a hill to catch the glories of a midsummer sunrise.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
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