Video: Scotch Whisky Experience begins sign language tours in Edinburgh

The Castlehill attraction has invested more than £50,000 into digital companions suitable for ASL and BSL signers.

The tidy garden to the back would be perfect more sunny days. Photograph: Paul Marr

Travel: The Victorian Townhouse @ Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Do Not Disturb – Scotland On Sunday

A city break to Edinburgh with the boys, back to the city where they were all born. While the adults know the place like the back of their hand, the children have no real recollection of living here – despite our best efforts to prompt their deepest memories by regularly drilling them “do you remember visiting here/when we used to do this?” There’s no explaining nostalgia to them.


Ten stunning pictures from around Scotland

We are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world where an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city can sometimes only be an hour away.

The kind of pipeline wave that makes the Gold Coast a paradise for surfers. Photograph: Brad Delaney/iStockphoto/Getty

Travel: Gold Coast, Australia

Queensland is in the grip of gold fever – not the prospecting of the outback pioneers, nor the gambling of the inter-state travellers – it’s medal fever.

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Video: The story of Fingal’s Cave

The incredible hexagonal basalt columns on the Isle of Staffa date back around 60 million years.

Dundee's 80 million waterfront museum has been in the planning for more than a decade.

V&A Dundee to open in September with ocean liners exhibition

A lavish celebration of the golden age of ocean travel will be unveiled at Dundee’s long-awaited V&A Museum of Design when it opens to the public in the autumn.
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How would you spend your three days in Edinburgh? Picture: TSPL

3 days in Edinburgh? Here’s the best way to spend them

SPENDING just three days in a major European capital takes a lot of careful planning. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

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Karen Gillan will be patron of an expanded programme for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.

Karen Gillan to be Edinburgh film festival's figurehead for young people

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has agreed to be the figurehead of a dedicated string of events for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.
Artistic director Donald Shaw is at the helm of the 25th Celtic Connections, which launches on Thursday.

Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund to be opened up to Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s long-running winter music festival will be able to access an Edinburgh Festival funding pot for the first time.
Local residents have complained about the effect that sites such as AirBnB are having on their communities.

AirBnB proposes 90-day curb on Edinburgh lets - except during Festival

Short term letting hosts in Edinburgh would be restricted to renting out their properties for just 90 days a year - outwith peak festival periods - under proposals put forward by industry leader AirBnB.

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VisitScotland director Paul Bush is one of Scotland's leading festivals and events experts.

Scottish festival organisers told they may have to rely on crowdfunding in future

Festival and event organisers may have to rely on crowd-funding campaigns and donations from philanthropists to keep running in the face of the public spending squeeze, one of Scotland’s leading industry experts has warned.

World Trade Center skyscraper and skyline of Manama City, Kingdom of Bahrain, Middle East

Travel: Bahrain, the ‘Pearl of the Gulf’

In Bahrain, the sunlit silhouettes of lofty skyscrapers fringe ancient forts and Unesco-recognised burial grounds. A fusion of the old and the new, this Middle Eastern island paradise offers a little more substance than its UAE neighbours.

The unmistakable exterior of The Beaumont features a self-portrait sculpture, ROOM, by artist Antony Gormley.

Travel: The Beaumont, London

Do Not Disturb – Scotland On Sunday

The older I get, the fonder I become of London’s Mayfair and its quiet, old-school sophistication. The Beaumont is a relative newcomer to its hotel scene, having opened in 2014, but it feels like a longstanding presence, housed in a 1920s art deco building and maintaining the style of that era inside.


Video: Six of the most beautiful Scottish postcard views

If you’ve ever received a postcard from Scotland, it may have had a picture of one of these iconic locations.


Video: When is the best time of year to visit Scotland?

Scotland has something to offer everyone all year round, but when is best for you?

Dundee's 80 million V&A Museum of Design is due to open to the public later this year.

Dundee named one of the world's most 'design-savvy' cities

Dundee has been named of the seven most "design-savvy" cities in the world months ahead of the opening of its long-awaited V&A waterfront museum.
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Video: Five of the best one-day road trips to take in Scotland

You shouldnt be struggling to come up with day trip ideas in Scotland, but if you are we’re here to help.

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia Picture: Lisa Young

Travel: Perth and the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

From city to reef, WA has so much to offer

The hotel has spectacular views of the new Queensferry Crossing.

Travel: Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing, North Queensferry

Do Not Disturb, Scotland on Sunday

North and South Queensferry have had a little resurgence recently as interest in the Queensferry Crossing takes hold. Millions of visitors have gone to these charming historical villages to gaze at the astonishing feat of engineering as the construction has taken place. Now that the new bridge is complete and open, it’s no less impressive. The Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing (a bit of a mouthful, I’ll grant you) is situated between the Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing and its owners have thought ahead to this increase in traffic and have recently refurbished rooms and restaurant to entice people to stay awhile.

Andorra offers user-friendly skiing with a Catalonian flavour

Travel: Andorra, skiing

Hospitality and the cuisine have a flavour all their own in the tiny principality in the Pyrenees region between France and Spain

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