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Top 10 Free Visitor Attractions in Scotland

| October 7, 2014 | Reply
Top 10 Free Visitor Attractions in Scotland

Scotland is a awash with world-class visitor attractions, and with so many to choose from it can be difficult to decide where to go. Entry charges might also be a factor when it comes to planning your itinerary. The good news is that Scotland has a whole host of first-rate attractions that you can visit free […]

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Top 5 Glamping Sites in Scotland

| October 7, 2014 | Reply
Top 5 Glamping Sites in Scotland

Camping is cool these days in Scotland. We are firm fans of camping and we’ve written two editions of Cool Camping Scotland. We’ve got a lot of Scotland entries too in the Cool Camping Britain guide. The growing popularity of camping has also given rise to an increasing number of sophisticated camping options, that come […]

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The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street

| August 18, 2014 | Reply
The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street

One of Edinburgh’s Best Kept Dining Secrets If you thought Edinburgh’s Queens Street branch of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was just for whisky drinkers and members then think again. It is also home to one of the Scottish capital’s best kept dining experiences in the form of The Dining Room. The aptly named restaurant […]

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Edinburgh Festival’s Pommery Champagne Café Bar

| August 15, 2014 | Reply
Edinburgh Festival’s Pommery Champagne Café Bar

If you love quality champagne, superb food and world-class architecture you will instantly fall in love with the Pommery Champagne Café Bar. This gorgeous retreat is back for its fourth year at the Edinburgh Festival. For us this seriously classy pop up bar is as captivating as any Festival show! You get the very rare […]

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Ready, Steady, Ceilidh! Edinburgh Festival Fringe

| August 5, 2014 | Reply
Ready, Steady, Ceilidh! Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Ready, Steady, Ceilidh! at Edinburgh Festival Fringe If you are looking for an interactive Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience for all the family, then Ready, Steady, Ceilidh! is for you. An engaging introduction to that old mainstay of Scottish culture, the Ceilidh – a traditional Scottish party with music, dancing, stories and jokes – the show […]

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Q&A with VisitScotland Chairman Mike Cantlay

| April 26, 2014 | 1 Reply
Q&A with VisitScotland Chairman Mike Cantlay

    Question and Answer Session with VisitScotland Chairman Mike Cantlay at VisitScotland Expo in 2014   How is this year’s Homecoming Scotland 2014 building on and moving on from the first Homecoming in 2009? The first Homecoming was chiefly about getting people to come over and visit friends and relatives and, of course, this […]

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Review of Arc’teryx Beta LT Men’s Jacket

| February 14, 2014 | 1 Reply
Review of Arc’teryx Beta LT Men’s Jacket

As a travel writer I am always looking for great outdoor clothing, both for tackling the great outdoors in Scotland, but also for making forays further afield hiking in the likes of the Canaries and Slovenia. So I jumped at the chance to test out one of the top of the range Arc’teryx Beta LT men’s […]

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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, Scottish Borders

| February 3, 2014 | Reply
Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tucked into a fold of rolling hills in the Scottish Borders between the market towns of Peebles and Galashiels, the four star Cardrona Hotel is a great family-friendly base for exploring this picturesque region. The surrounding area replete with attractive towns and stunning countryside offers plenty to do. Brilliantly one of Europe’s leading mountain bike […]

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Top 5 Finnieston Bars Near the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

| January 28, 2014 | Reply
Top 5 Finnieston Bars Near the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

The new SSE Hydro lies in a bit of a no man’s land when it comes to bars. Handily we’ve just trawled around the area surrounding Finnieston to unearth our Top 5 Finnieston Bars Near the SSE Hydro in Glasgow: 1. The Kelvingrove Café  – At the hub of the emerging Finnieston Strip’s bar and it’s social […]

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24 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 1 Reply
24 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2014

24 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2014 1. It’s the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014– The Scottish Government and Visit Scotland have designated 2014 the year of Homecoming Scotland 2014. There are over 400 events up and down the country all year so get stuck in! 2. Coast with the Most – Scotland’s coastline (even […]

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