It inspired writers such as childhood favourite Beatrix Potter and poet William Wordsworth, and has recently been named a Unesco World Heritage site.
UNESCO World Heritage site
Police are hunting "mindless" vandals who damaged a world-famous prehistoric site on Orkney.
A new "game-changing" visitor centre to tell the story of St Kilda could be open by 2020 - to coincide with the the 90th anniversary of the island's evacuation.
2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Nicholas McAvaney visits the iconic structure, and discovers why south-east Scotland has so much to offer