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Explore the Edinburgh of Sherlock Holmes

14 October 2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, The Adventures of...

10 King Arthur Sites to Visit in Scotland

Many regions of the UK would be happy to claim King Arthur as their own. There are countless myths and...

Thomas Telford’s Greatest Scottish Constructions

Born near Langholm in Dumfries & Galloway in 1757,  Thomas Telford began work as a shepherd boy but went on...

Ancestral journeys: connecting to your past in Scotland

Every ancestral journey is a truly personal story. When you embark upon yours, you can never be quite sure where...

Orkney’s hidden secrets

Some of Orkney’s best known Neolithic attractions have been taking centre stage recently, thanks to the three-part BBC Two programme...

12 iconic Scottish bridges

There is an impressive range of bridges in Scotland, many of which were designed by Scots and built by Scottish...

Scottish tartan – explained

Wondering which tartan you can wear? If there’s a clan tartan out there for you? Or what the difference is...

National Museum of Flight – celebrate a century of Scottish aviation history

Cast your eyes on the brand new displays at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian, which are hosted...

The Kelpies: the mane attraction at The Helix

Just imagine this: travelling along an unremarkable section of motorway, when, seemingly out of nowhere, two gigantic, glinting horse heads,...

7 Creepy Abandoned Places in Scotland

There’s something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, melancholy reminders of previous eras with seemingly little purpose in the modern world....

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