Scotland’s lighthouses help illuminate the tourist market

They were built as a navigational aid for seafarers but many now double up as hotels and tourists attractions.

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Fringe shows have been staged in St Andrew Square Garden for the last three years.

Last-ditch plea over Fringe shows banned from historic square

Edinburgh Festival Fringe promoters have issued an eleventh-hour plea for a rethink over a ban on shows being staged in a historic New Town garden after city council chiefs rejected a bid to relocate them elsewhere.
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The Hermitage of Braid is a popular dog-walking spot. Picture: Jon Savage/TSPL

5 of the best dog walking routes in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH is a great city for dog owners. There is a whole variety of parks, nature reserves and beaches for dogs and owners to visit.

Loch Lomond is a favourite destination for camping.

Best forest camping locations in Scotland

IF you want to escape the urban jungle and leave modern stresses behind, we think that camping in Scotland’s ancient forests is the perfect choice.

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Melanie Smith, of Inverness College UHI, with Graham Mackenzie, Scott Mackenzie and junior casters Fraser Shanks, Jordan Grant and  Fraser Munro. Picture: Contributed

Salmon Fest to celebrate 100 years of Inverness Angling Club

A HISTORIC angling club is to celebrate its 100th anniversary as part of Scotland’s Salmon Festival being hosted in Inverness.

St John's, the capital of Antigua at twilight Picture: Getty

Antigua and Barbadua have plenty to celebrate on Independence day

There’s more to this Caribbean gem than topping up your tan

El Palauet Living, luxuriate in Catalan Modernista architecture

Do Not Disturb: El Palauet Living, Barcelona

Right in the heart of Barcelona’s upmarket Gràcia quarter is El Palauet Living, a fascinating fusion of art deco and contemporary design. This listed Catalan Modernista building dating from 1906 contains six five-star suites and tops it all off with a rooftop spa and garden.

Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris

TripAdvisor users vote Luskentyre beach best in Scotland

Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris has been named best in Scotland by travel site TripAdvisor.

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Wavegarden Scotland is to be created in the Capital. Picture; contributed

Disused Edinburgh quarry to become surf water park

A MAN-MADE surf park is to be created in the Capital under plans which would see a disused quarry pit turned into an artificial lake with waves controlled at the flick of a switch.

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Eve, 7 and Daniel, 5, have some fun at  a previous NSPCC event. Picture: Contributed

Gardening Scotland unveils NSPCC Scotland as charity partner

THE organisers of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – have announced NSPCC Scotland as its charity partner for this year’s event at Ingliston.

The Willow Tea Rooms. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Travel Itineraries: Glasgow and the West

THE West of Scotland has a wealth of castles, national parks and beaches just waiting to be explored.

Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore

Do Not Disturb: Macdonald Resort, Aviemore

Family fun with wow factor

Swimmers at Glen Coe. Picture: Aileen Emerson

What are the health benefits of open water swimming?

We all know that open water swimming is a bracing and invigorating form of exercise. However, many people do not know about the multitude of health benefits you stand to gain from regular outdoor swims. Whether you swim in the sea, a loch, or even a pond, there are a number of reasons why you will be healthier as a result of your efforts.

A view of the Holy Isle on the east coast of Arran. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/ TSPL

Scottish open water swimming events in 2017

Open water swimming is a healthy and fun way to exercise.

A retired trawler from the Cod Wars has staked a claim to having one of the most beautiful British locations on Airbnb. Picture: DeadlineNews.

Retired Cod Wars trawler converted into Ben Nevis BnB

A retired trawler from the Cod Wars has staked a claim to having one of the most beautiful British locations on Airbnb.

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The Waterloo Monument - a landmark on the A68

Towering sights in the Scottish Borders

Bracing days out and cosy nights in make for the perfect break near Jedburgh, finds Fiona Laing

Nearly a third of Scots surveyed said they were less likely to visit America due to Donald Trump's election victory. /Getty Images

Scots "less likely" to visit US in wake of Trump election

Scots travellers are less likely to visit America since Donald Trump was elected as president, but remain divided on whether Brexit has made them more or less likely to travel to countries within the European Union, a poll has revealed.

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John Muir: The Scot who fathered America’s national parks

John Muir helped federalise America’s national parks on a camping trip with President Roosevelt and yet he was relatively unknown in his native Scotland until the 1970’s.

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Loch Ness. Picture: Visit Scotland

Scottish Travel Itineraries: Inverness and Highlands

The romantic Highlands of Scotland have a huge variety of attractions to offer visitors. Outdoor activities, historic sites and delicious food abound in this dramatic northern landscape. To help you find the best Scottish holiday, we have compiled some itineraries, so you can discover the Highlands’ magic for yourself.

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