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Travel: Cringletie House Hotel - stunning views at home away from home

I just love the timeless glamour and old world charm of a large baronial house. If these walls could speak, what stories would they tell, what would the wooden panelling whisper? I could happily spend an entire day relaxing here, in the Maguire lounge of the Cringletie House Hotel near Peebles.

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Cat Thomson visits the Kintyre peninsula. Picture: Contributed

Travel: Exploring the Kintyre penisula

Travelling to the west coast of Scotland is always an experience as you never know what the weather will bring.

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Kearvaig Bothy near Cape Wrath on Scotland's north coast (Photo: Flickr / Jakub Solovsk)

7 Scottish bothies on beaches - and how to find them

Living by the sea on a tranquil beach is a dream for many - you can make it a reality by visiting one of these free to visit, seaside bothies.

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In pictures: 10 Scottish locations that should be World Heritage sites

The Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, The Grand Canyon; these are just three of the stunning 1073 UNESCO World Heritage sites being celebrated today as part of The International Day for Monument and Sites.

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The Resort at Pelican Hill

Travel: Palladian splendour at Newport Beach, California

If it’s a lathering of American luxury with a generous dash of Mediterranean vibes you’re after, look no further than The Resort at Pelican Hill in sunny Orange County, California.

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Ackergill Tower Hotel is a wonderful stop on the NC500 (Photo: contributed)

7 luxury hotels to visit on the North Coast 500

Despite northern Scotland's wild reputation there's ample choice of luxury hotels for those who decide to take on the North Coast 500.

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The index looked at the number of vegan cafes and coffee shops each city offered. Picture: John Devlin

Edinburgh and Glasgow among top 50 hipster places to live in the world

Scotland’s two largest cities have been named in the top 50 “most hipster” places in the world.

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An osprey taking a fish just after dawn at the Rothiemurcus fishery near Aviemore. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Jeremy Paxman on the thrill of watching ospreys catch fish

To see an osprey haul a fish out of a river or loch is one of the most thrilling sights in nature, while their flying feats from Britain to Africa each year are awe-inspiring, writes broadcaster and author Jeremy Paxman, who shares his love of the bird of prey and the work of the Tweed Valley Osprey Project

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The rules will "help close" the gap in consumer rules. Picture: PA Wire

Online holiday bookings to benefit from better protection

Holidaymakers who book trips online will soon get greater protection if something goes wrong.

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Tourism secretary Fiona Hyslop said the campaign was 'the first time we've had a campaign to brings together all the different messages that promote Scotland internationally'

‘National brand’ unveiled to sell Scotland to the world

The biggest ever campaign to sell Scotland to the world has been launched - to attract new high-spending visitors, international students, major investors and “migrant talent”.

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Boom in Scotland's Chinese tourism market revealed by Nicola Sturgeon in Beijing

Boom in Scotland's Chinese tourism market revealed by Nicola Sturgeon in Beijing

The number of Chinese visitors flocking to Scotland has soared by almost 200 per cent in the space of a decade.
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Crail to Anstruther is a popular Fife walk (Photo: Shutterstock)

6 of the best walks in Fife with pubs at the end

A day out exploring the beautiful scenery of the Kingdom of Fife followed by a visit to one of its inviting inns is a day well spent. Try one of these Fife walks and earn your next pint.

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The North Coast 500 route has proved popular with motorists

Campaign launched to keep North Coast 500 route litter free

It has been hailed as one of the world’s best road trips since a drive to attract more visitors to remote parts of the North Highlands was launched exactly three years ago.

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The view from the planned site of Paul and Michele Bartholomew's shepherd's hut

Help crowdfund this Skye holiday home - and get a bargain stay in return

An English couple have relocated to Glendale on the Isle of Skye - and the pair want to share the beautiful views of the incomparable island with visitors.
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The Jet2 flights will travel to Turkey and Corfu.

Edinburgh Airport announce new direct flights to destinations in Turkey and Corfu

A LOW cost airline has announced two new destinations it will fly to from Edinburgh.

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The Ring of Steall is a ferocious circuit of four Munros which can be climbed in a single day (Photo: JP)

6 walks where you can bag multiple Munros

There's only one thing better than ticking off one Munro in a day: bagging several in a single outing. Test yourself with one of these challenging, but rewarding routes.
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The new Discovery Centre. Picture: TGDT.

Tomintoul Museum reopens after refurbishment and rebranding

A village in the Cairngorms has re-opened its museum after significant refurbishment and a rebranding to reflect the area’s background and local history.

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Skyline of Honolulu, showing Diamond Head volcano including the hotels and buildings on Waikiki Beach.

Travel: Surfing capital will sweep you off your feet

Strolling along Waikiki beach promenade following an afternoon exploring this iconic area of Hawaii, I notice crowds massing on the shoreline. The bars and cafés which lace the front are also packed with onlookers gazing out to sea, prompting me to search the horizon for the source of the mystery. And there it is, bang in front of my eyes – the most dramatic sunset imaginable is just moments away.

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Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews

Travel: Fairmont, St Andrews

Scotland on Sunday, Do Not Disturb

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Creative Scotland has launched a recruitment drive for a new figurehead for the film and TV sectors.

Creative Scotland to pay new film and TV chief up to £93k

A new figurehead for the Scottish film and television industries will be paid up to £93,000, it emerged today.

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