National Galleries set to launch public appeal over The Monarch of the Glen

A public appeal is set to be mounted to help secure The Monarch of the Glen painting for the nation.

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Sable Island horses. Picture: Michelle Valberg

Canada: The Wild Horses of Sable Island

Are you going to Sable Island? It’s the graveyard of the Atlantic, you know,” said an elderly, craggy-faced man with a freshly lit cigarette held between tobacco-stained fingers as I waited to board a vessel in St John’s in Newfoundland.

The rooms are bright, pleasant and not entirely without feature. Picture: Contributed

Do Not Disturb: Novotel, Edinburgh Lauriston

‘My image of the Novotel,” said a frequent-flying US visitor at breakfast, “is that it’s next to airports and it’s small.”

Raasay Community Stores crowned best in Scotland for contribution to community. Picture: Contributed

Lifeline Raasay shop wins community award

IT serves a community of only 150 Hebridean islanders and was on the brink of closure just four years ago.

The first year-long celebration of Scottish history and heritage was launched at Mary King's Close in Edinburgh.

World heritage sites to be transformed under new Scottish tourism campaign

Scotland’s world heritage sites will be brought to life by spectacular sound and light projections, pop-up festivals and street musicians, dramatic Viking re-enactments, a “Great Roman Bake-Off” and a St Kilda version of Minecraft.
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The penguin parade at Edinburgh Zoo has been a popular fixture there since 1951.

Edinburgh Zoo penguin parade shelved over bird flu scare

Edinburgh Zoo has been forced to axe its popular penguin parade - over bird flu fears.

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Aldourie Castle. Picture: Celtic Castles

Five fantastic castles you can spend Christmas in

MAKE your Christmas day even more memorable this year by spending it in one of these stunning Scottish castles.

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TrexTuesdays at UrquhartCastle on the shores of Loch Ness. Picture: VisitBritain

Two American dinosaurs go hunting for Nessie

TOP Scottish visitor attractions have been given a major boost after a visit from two Tyrannosaurus Rex from across the Atlantic.

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Dunottar Castle in Aberdeenshire is close to toasting its 100,000th visitor of 2016. Picture: Wikimedia

Dunnottar Castle set to welcome visitor 100,000

STAFF are in celebration mode as historic Dunnottar Castle prepares to welcome its 100,000th visitor of the year.

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Part of the North Coast 500 route. Picture: Contributed

North Coast 500 launches VIP membership drive

THE North Coast 500, the road trip hailed as Scotland’s answer to Route 66, has launched a new VIP membership scheme aimed at encouraging repeat visitors.

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The statue of the police chief and his wife will be a centrepiece of the exhibition.

Treasures found in police chief's ancient tomb to be showcased in Edinburgh

Dozens of treasures discovered in an Egyptian tomb built for a police chief and his wife 3300 years ago are set to go on display in Edinburgh.

Royal Salutes at Stirling Castle. Picture: Lisa Ferguson.

Stirling Castle named Scotland’s best visitor attraction

Stirling Castle has claimed the title of Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction at the inaugural 2016 Scottish and Outdoor Leisure Awards.

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"The Andrews" help to switch on the Christmas Lights in St Andrews. Picture: Steven Brown

21 Andrews descend on St Andrews to celebrate saint’s day

St Andrew’s Day has been celebrated with a unique gathering of people named Andrew in the Scottish town that bears the saint’s name.

The former hunting lodge of the Clan Macdonald dates back to the 16th century.

Escape to Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye

The autum light was just beginning to fade as we passed the iconic Eilean Donan Castle and headed towards Skye, the island’s familiar mountains beckoning us.

T in the Park has been cancelled in 2017 after two troubled years at Strathallan.

Loss of T in the Park 'would be a victory for neds'

The permanent loss of T in the Park, Scotland’s biggest music festival, will be “a victory for neds and nimbys”, according to one of the nation’s leading promoters.
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Dundee's new waterfront V&A museum is expected to be at the heart of any bid to become European City of Culture in 2023.

SNP warns Dundee's European culture capital bid is threatened by Brexit

The Scottish Government has demanded clarity over whether Dundee will be able to press ahead with a bid to be crowned European Capital of Culture.

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Dougie MacLean has staged his own festival in his native Perthshire for the last 12 years.

New blow for Perthshire as Dougie MacLean cancels his own festival in 2017

Perthshire has lost a second major festival in the space of a week after singer-songwriter Dougie Maclean confirmed he was shelving his annual event.

Geoff Ellis says he is determined T in the Park will make a comeback.

T in the Park chief says he wants to take the event back to Strathallan

The boss of T in the Park has broken his silence over the cancellation of next year’s festival to declare he wants to take the event back to Strathallan.
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Stonework damaged through rising damp is said to be affecting buildings through Edinburgh's world heritage site.

Probe into historic buildings reveals new threat to Edinburgh's world heritage site

Edinburgh’s world heritage site is at serious threat from the decline of crumbling tenements in the heart of the capital, it emerged today.
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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have become huge stars since Outlander launched two years ago.

Outlander named ahead of Trainspotting as Scotland's greatest screen adaptation

Scotland gave the worlds of film and television iconic characters like Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Inspector Rebus, Miss Jean Brodie, Rob Roy, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
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