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One of the perks of this job is being invited to visit new holiday ventures when they open, whether that be five-star hotels, self-catering apartments or caravan parks.
I was part of an official foreign press tour of the Jewish communities on the Israeli side of the Gaza Strip.
I learned that “do not touch” is not a phrase my mum understands too well on this trip.
A £30 million harbour plan has been announced to serve major energy projects and attract hugely valuable tourist cruise liners to the Highlands.
A pioneering marine biologist whose work gained prominence in an award-winning documentary has died aged 56.
After just one night away at Aberdeen’s Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel, my two friends and I felt refreshed and as if we had been somewhere far-removed from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.
Unmistakable twinges of envy can be detected on the ruffled faces of friends and family after informing them that you are off for a break at Stobo Castle.
With only five weeks until Christmas, the stress levels will be rising, so you will be in great need of a winter getaway – before it begins or once it’s all over. To take the hassle out of trawling the internet for the best deals in Scotland for winter escapes, we have compiled an essential list of 11 of the best…
The Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland could be set to join the Taj Mahal in India, the Grand Canyon in the USA and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia as a World Heritage Site.
Councils in Aberdeen and Glasgow are dishing out more bus lane fines than London – despite having just one tenth of the population.
Some rural roads should be reduced to 40mph to make them safer for bike users, according to a leading cycling charity.
When it comes to visiting Skye, the journey is as important as the destination.
During visits to Invergordon, I’d feel a pang of envy seeing the relaxed-looking passengers disembarking from cruise ships.
Winter is that time of year when we want to treat ourselves before we spend on others in the run up to the festive period, and a pre-Christmas getaway is never far from our thoughts. Before the shopping begins and the stress levels rise, take a little time out to relax and unwind. Here we bring you some inspiration for the perfect winter getaways…
It was close to midnight on a beach on south-west mainland Shetland, yet the sea still held the ghostly afterglow of summer sunshine. This was not an entirely unexpected phenomenon because we had chosen to visit this northerly destination during the midsummer period known as the simmer dim.
The festive season is nearly here and you can enjoy the best of the Scottish festivities, thanks to a north-east tour operator.
Anyone who has enjoyed a stroll through Inverness of late can’t fail to have noticed there’s a buzz about the place.
VisitScotland have launched a new ghost trail at Crathes Castle - just in time for Halloween.
The Highlands and Islands has been named one of the top regions in the world to visit next year by a leading travel guide.
Tourists have ranked V&A Dundee only 40th on a list of the best things to see or do in the city.
North Berwick makes for the perfect overnight trip – offering stunning views and quaint coffee shops
In every corner of Scotland you’ll find breathtaking scenery but this delightful town – sitting around 25 miles east of Edinburgh – really is an attractive place.
Tattooed muscle men in tight pink shorts. Drag queens in ballgowns and bedazzled bras. A tiny tot in kaleidoscopic fairy wings. Whole families out for a day of fun, cheering on the out-and-proud crowd marching through the streets of Belfast.
Shetland’s most famous Viking fire festival has been rated as among the best to light up winter.
Eastern Airways travellers have been told its flights between Stornoway and Aberdeen are to be stopped within weeks.
Flying to Malaga, booking a hotel/apartment with a pool, spending a week horizontal in the sun, sampling the sangria and lounging on a huge inflatable flamingo (they’re all the rage this year) is what many individuals desire of a holiday.
After a few weeks back home, visiting Peterhead Prison and interviewing the brave ex-prison warder Jackie Stuart, it was time to leave the UK again. And that’s me until Christmas.
Perthshire is known as Big Tree Country. With more than 200,000 acres of woodland, the region is home to some of the biggest and oldest trees in the world.
When tacks were found deliberately strewn across part of the NC500 – Scotland’s Route 66 – it sparked fears a sinister stance was being taken against bad driving by tourists.
Magical cash boost for fans of Harry Potter as Glenfinnan car park one of several projects to receive vital funding
“Magical” funding for rural tourism projects - including parking for the the Harry Potter railway - in the north will help to create the infrastructure required for an ever increasing number of tourists in Scotland.
Every week Royal Bank of Scotland flying banker, Anne Rendall, embarks on a whistle-stop tour of Scotland’s islands, bringing vital services to the country’s most remote communities.
Autumn is an enchanting time across Scotland; the leaves turn from luscious green to rich red, gold and fiery orange, there is no better time to explore the country’s vast woodland in the crisp air before curling up in front of a crackling fire with a wee dram or a warming hot chocolate.
Any consultation on the introduction of a tourist tax needs to be wide-ranging and inclusive in its scope, Highland Council’s convener said yesterday.