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If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place to unwind, look no further than Highland Perthshire.
Something unforgettable happens as I stroll along a vast sandbank in the middle of a seemingly quiet river in Nova Scotia.
The tiny island of Ulva will move into public ownership next month.
Dog-friendly break on the shores of Loch Rannoch with Labrador Sandy – and some fine Scottish dining
A good dog-friendly hotel is hard to come by, and one that welcomes your four-legged friend while serving good food and drink is even harder to find.
Some people thought the original idea was pie in the sky.
Direct flights from the capital of the Highlands to Norway’s second largest city are now a possibility after Loganair launched three flights a week from Inverness to Bergen.
Funding is being sought to secure the future of a historic corn mill near John O’Groats.
VE Day, which takes place this coming Tuesday, May 8, is a celebration for some, a bittersweet, painful memory for many, and a page from a school book for others, but at Aberdeenshire’s elegant Douneside House, Second World War history comes alive.
From endless encounters with Donald Duck and co, to exploring Nemo’s Reef and seeing off Captain Hook as fireworks fill the sky – life on board the Disney Dream, which evokes liners of years gone by with its dark blue hull and gold detail, promises to be a full-scale fairytale adventure.
It has been a feast followed by a famine. After a month-long honeymoon to North America in 2012, the arrival of our daughter and son led to us not even getting on a plane since flying home from Canada, let alone leaving the country (unless you consider four nights in Berwick a foreign trip). We agreed it was time to put this right.
Dundee is on the cusp of greatness – as well as seeing the physical changes taking place across the city, you can feel a great sense of pride and excitement in the air.
And they’re off! With only a few weeks to go now until Perth Racecourse’s Ladies Day, the highlight of Perth’s event calendar. Plans are well under way to make a day at the races one of the must-do events of the year.
Championing toned torsos and paleo diets, Los Angeles is probably the globe’s trendiest fitness capital. There are organic juice bars on every street corner, joggers with butts so tight there’s zero jiggle, and celebrity personal trainers with the same kudos as Hollywood A-listers.
Edinburgh is a city I love and I try to visit it at least twice a year. But I often fall into the trap of visiting the same attractions, as there’s always something new to be discovered.
As soon as we stepped out of the car we could hear the distinctive whistle and sound of steam-driven vehicles, while the aroma of coal-fired engines brought memories flooding back.
Whether it’s hard-hitting crime novels, action-packed adventures or heart-soaring romances, Scotland further cemented its place in the literary history books in 2004 when Edinburgh was named the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature.
Rolling hills, sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages are just some of the stunning sights you'll see in Aberdeenshire.
The distinctive, bold cry of the fish eagle, said to be the sound of Africa, was what I wanted to hear when I arrived at the Zambezi Queen on the Chobe River, on the Botswana-Namibia border.
Luxury hotels can easily lose their allure once children come along. Champagne in dreamy-looking rooms, state-of-the-art spas offering the ultimate in escapism, those lingering all-evening fine-dining experiences, well-stocked bars and cosy corners to unwind in all seem a waste when you’re running around after little ones who are bored senseless or splitting the childcare in a bid to steal some solo time.
As I set up my mat between ancient trees that poke through the circular wooden Armonia yoga deck – which means harmony in Greek – my lungs are grateful for the fresh mountain, forest and sea air.
Despite having criss-crossed the length and breadth of Scotland numerous times, I have to confess that until recently, I’d never heard of Callendar House in Falkirk. But having found this hidden gem, I’ve now added it to my list of favourite places to visit.
“Outlander!” That’s the first word which sprung to mind as we stepped into the residents’ lounge of Maryculter House Hotel. It’s the oldest part of the hotel and dates back to 1460.
With direct flights from Aberdeen Airport to Tenerife, the Canaries have been a popular family holiday destination for years. But for those seeking a refreshing change then consider Tenerife’s charismatic neighbour, La Gomera.
I’m all at sea. No, literally, I am out in the middle of Shediac bay, bobbing about on the good ship Lobster Tale.
This city is the epitome of modernist cool. Its clean stylish streets ring with the sound of bicycle bells and the chatter of a soft but exotic Danish accent… Pristine waterways and relaxed parks offer the perfect opportunity to relax and take in the city at your own pace, whilst the focus on nature and healthy gastronomy will mean leaving your holiday feeling revived and refreshed.
The University of the Highlands and Islands has opened applications for a new PhD opportunity that explores the history of the North Coast 500 region.
I’m your average 2018 mother. I work full-time, I run from A to B at break-neck speed and I am not known for my patience. Throw my two, stubborn divas in the mix, and watch the explosions!
Nagasaki has a surprising variety of things to do and see, and very close connections with Aberdeen. It is unusual in that when you go there you keep discovering more and more things to experience and explore.
Easter is set to be cracking at Edinburgh’s five-star attraction Dynamic Earth this year, with a whole host of fun-filled “egg-speriences” that are both in and out of this world.
Fascinated by the lives of others, George R Mitchell gets under the skin of a country, often uncovering the dark corners of culture, politics and people. He now has 25 years of off-grid travel and 85 countries under his belt, and he’s in no mood to stop just yet...
Spring is finally in the air so there are plenty of Easter deals springing up.
We were desperate for a short break. A couple of days away for some peace and quiet to recharge the batteries. But where would we find somewhere that would give us a change of scenery and the opportunity to unwind?