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Fife to become new hub for the horror film industry

Fife is set to become a major new hub for the horror film industry under plans to transform a gothic church.
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Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop says the government has been 'working relentlessly' to mitigate Creative Scotland's decline in lottery income.

Creative Scotland wins extra funding to offset lottery slump

Arts quango Creative Scotland is set to get an extra £6.6 million a year from the Scottish Government to offset the impact of a slump in National Lottery funding.
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The G&V Royal Mile has rooftop beehives

How sustainable is Scotland’s hospitality sector?

Sustainability is taken seriously in the hotel and tourism industry, with top-end operators increasingly seeing planet-friendly credentials as a major selling point when competing for the green pound. From eco-luxury pods heated by a stove fed by locally-sourced wood in the Swiss Alps to a resort in the Maldives which creates fresh drinking water from seawater to be distributed in recycled glass bottles, guests who are conscious of their carbon footprint have plenty of choice when it comes to holiday destinations.

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Video: 15 photographs showcasing Scotland’s winter scenery

The weather outside might well be frightful, but a little snow effortlessly turns Scotland into a winter wonderland.

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Almost 50% of British public have ‘never visited a Scottish Castle’

Tourism chiefs have urged visitors to get “castle-bagging” after research revealed almost half of British people have never visited a Scottish castle.

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Lego exhibition at New Lanark. Picture Sarah Peters.

A magnificent year for the Scottish tourism industry

There has been much to celebrate this year for the Scottish tourism industry: “spectacular” growth in international visitors; record numbers at the National Museum of Scotland; soaring passenger totals at Edinburgh and Glasgow airports; high-profile hotels and restaurants opening in the capital – and so the list goes on.

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A Deluxe room on the 12th floor serves up a cosy ambience.

Do Not Disturb: Glasgow Marriott Hotel

With a last-minute early flight to catch the next morning and the airport hotels all full, Marriott Glasgow ticked the box for convenience. Easily reached from the train station and sitting next to the Kingston Bridge and an underground station, the 302-room, four-star city-centre hotel also provided friendly service and amenities – there’s a swimming pool with sauna and steam room, gym, restaurant and bar, plus function rooms and planners if you’ve an event to organise.

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The grand finale of the Dior exhibition is inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Photograph: Getty

Travel: Paris couture tour

In Paul Gallico’s Mrs Harris Goes To Paris (1958), a London char lady, Ada ’Arris, sets her heart on buying a Dior evening gown after glimpsing such a creation in the wardrobe of one of her wealthy clients, Lady Dant.

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South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project manager Cat Barlow holds an eagle chick. (Right image) A full grown eagle. Pictures: South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project.

Wanted: Workers to help with conservation of Scottish golden eagle

If your idea of a dream job is protecting one of Scotland’s most majestic animals then look no further.

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A view from a room at Lodge on the Loch hotel, Loch Lomond. Picture: submitted

Travel review: The Lodge on Loch Lomond

When it comes to recharging the batteries there are few places more suited to the job than Loch Lomond.
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Deacon Blue's hit debut album Raintown was released 30 years ago.

Deacon Blue to headline HebCelt festival during 30th birthday tour

Scottish pop and rock legends Deacon Blue are to stage a headline show in the Outer Hebrides to help celebrate a career spanning four decades in the music business.

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Jamie Fraser  played by Sam Heughan  in Outlander, which was filmed at several locations in Scotland. Picture: Starz/Sony Pictures and TSPL

10 Outlander film locations you can visit in Scotland

Outlander – the story of a time travelling nurse who was transported back to Scotland in the 1740s – has captured the imagination of millions around the globe, helping to turn it into a worldwide phenomenon.

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A man attempted to smuggle 11kg of drugs through the airport. Stock image

Man ‘attempted to smuggle 11kg of cannabis’ through Edinburgh Airport

A 24-year-old man has been jailed for 18 months at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for attempting to smuggle approximately 11 kilos of cannabis through Edinburgh Airport.

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A 16.8 million overhaul of the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh was due for completion in 2018.

National Gallery revamp going over budget despite being cut back

A long-awaited overhaul of Scotland’s flagship art gallery is set to go millions of pounds over budget - despite being dramatically scaled back in a bid to keep its cost down.
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The Miami skyline. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

Travel: Fall under spell of Miami magic

Blazing sun, blatant bling and gritty graffiti make a brief visit to Florida’s party paradise vivid and vibrant

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The former Dutch consulate has been transformed.

Do Not Disturb: Eden Locke, Edinburgh

Reflecting the grandiose surroundings of Edinburgh’s Georgian city centre thoroughfare, the entrance to new Eden Locke in George Street is as classic as it is understated. Indeed, strutting confidently towards my destination for the night, I had passed Tigerlily and it wasn’t until reaching the familiar facade of Browns that I realised I had missed the entrance.

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Travel: On the trail of the dogs and mushers racing in the Grand Odyssée in the Alps

Night is settling on the village of Lanslebourg in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise region of the French Alps.

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Yotel hotel brand has announced plans to open its first hotel in Scotland, which it says will provide an alternative to "traditional" offerings. Picture; PA

Yotel comes to Scotland with first hotel in Edinburgh’s New Town

A 280 ‘cabin room’ hotel designed to mimic the comfort of luxury air travel will open its first Scottish hotel in a vacant office building on Queen Street.

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Superyachts could be on their way to Scotland's west coast. Picture: Getty Images

Drive launched to attract superyachts to Scottish west coast

A drive to attract superyachts to the west coast of Scotland has been launched to help businesses share in its £3.7 billion marine tourism industry.

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TRNSMT named Britain's best new festival

TRNSMT named Britain's best new festival

Glasgow Green's new live music extravaganza has been name one of Britain’s leading festivals.

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