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Discover Scott’s Scotland as Waverley turns 200

by January 15, 2014

Whether you’ve read Waverley, or even heard of it, this historical novel has probably affected the way you think about...

Artist creates illustrated Edinburgh Alphabet

by January 14, 2014

Arthur’s Seat, Blue Blazer, Calton Hill… which of Edinburgh’s iconic sights would you feature in its A-Z? Illustrator and Glasgow...

Rough Guides and The Telegraph name Glasgow top city to visit in 2014

by January 8, 2014

Glasgow’s reputation as a must-see destination has got off to a flying start in the New Year, hailed by both...

New Year’s resolutions with a Scottish twist

by December 29, 2013

With the year drawing to a close and Hogmanay just a few days away, no doubt many of us have...

Edinburgh’s winter art offerings

by December 11, 2013

  No matter where you are in Edinburgh, you’re never too far from an art gallery – I live in...

The Railway Man

by December 6, 2013

  Back in May 2012 I wrote a piece about a film being shot in the East Neuk of Fife,...

Perfect Christmas presents from Scotland’s crafty and creative places

by November 28, 2013

There’s no denying it now – Christmas is on its way. If you, like me, wholeheartedly embrace the jolliest of...

Orkney’s most-visited attractions

by November 22, 2013

  You’d be hard-pressed to find a region with a longer or prouder history than the Orkney Isles. From Stone...

Happy birthday Robert Louis Stevenson!

by November 12, 2013

If you are one of the countless brave gentleman across the world cultivating your facial hair this month for the...

See Lewis on screen in Katie Morag series

by November 1, 2013

It’s not often that Generation Y gets excited about kids’ TV (though I will freely admit I still watch Pingu...

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