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Why Orkney is the centre of ancient Britain (Guardian)

There was a great article posted over at the Guardian website on the weekend written by Robin Mckie, who travelled...

Escape to the Isle of Rum

I would never consider myself a hill walker, let alone a climber, so it was a pretty big deal for...

All aboard the Royal Scotsman

David Netto from the Wall Street Journal recently wrote of his experience on the Royal Scotsman – a historic train...

Here be monsters!

Every one knows Nessie, the fabled monster that hangs about Loch Ness, when she’s not starring in Hollywood blockbusters, various...

Blue bloods, barbarians and berbers

Dundee United’s fans are known as The Arabs* but who would have thought that their nickname was maybe more accurate...

Taste of Ness

Guga tasting offered at Scotland’s Festival of Museums Have you ever wondered what gannet tastes like? Look no further than...

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