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  1. Campervan on the NC500 ©Robin McKelvie

    A Campervan – The Best Way to Tackle the North Coast 500

    If you’ve not heard of the North Coast 500, or have not tackled it yet, I suggest you stop what you’re doing and get a trip booked right away! This long distance route, which was launched in 2015, has quickly become one of the world’s great drives. I have been to over 100 countries and I reckon it’s up there…

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  2. Brodick, Isle of Arran © Richard Paterson

    #ArranWeek 2016

    Our recent #ArranWeek theme week helped us showcase this wonderful island, which more than deserves its ‘Scotland in Miniature’ nickname. You, quite rightly, love Arran too. Here’s a round up of our #ArranWeek. Thanks for sharing your stories, memories and photos, Slainte! Looking for travel info on the go? Download Scotland’s most comprehensive travel App for free. Check out our mobile…

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  3. © Edinburgh Oktoberfest

    Say Prost to Edinburgh’s Oktoberfest!

    Love a party? Love German beer culture, but cannot afford the time and expense of a trip out to Munich for Oktoberfest? Well don’t despair, as help is at hand in the shape of Edinburgh’s very own Oktoberfest. Edinburgh Oktoberfest 2016 will see a riot of German beer, food and music bring in flagons of Bavaria to the Scottish capital…

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  4. Corrie Fionn Lochan © Robin McKelvie

    7 Places on Arran You’ve Probably Not Been

    I am a huge fan of Arran. Indeed I’ve been going pretty much every year since I was a little boy, and I have family there. I take my two wee girls down every summer and they love it too. It’s easy to fall in love with Arran as the ‘Scotland in Miniature’ tag really does ring true. Its northern half is…

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  5. Competition: Win a Luxury Stay on the Charming Isle of Arran

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. WIN a luxury stay for two on the charming Isle of Arran We have teamed up with VisitArran and the luxurious Auchrannie Resort to give away an overnight stay on the beautiful Isle of Arran. The prize includes ferry tickets for two adults and one car, and one…

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  6. Eilean Donan Castle © Robin McKelvie

    6 Castles That Scream Scotland!

    Run a range of images of Scotland through your mind and the chances are that castles will probably be in the mix there somewhere. These rugged fortifications proudly strut out across the land evoking the glories of past centuries and the intoxicating legends of such folk heroes as William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce. There are…

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  7. Competition: Win Edinburgh Oktoberfest Tickets

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. We’ve giving away a pair tickets to Edinburgh Oktoberfest. Tickets includes entrance, seat reservations and complimentary food and drink. Enter below for your chance to WIN. Edinburgh Oktoberfest Bringing a slice of Munich to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Oktoberfest is a five-day celebration of German beer, food, music and…

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  8. Top Tips for Families in the Festival City

    It’s that time of year again when the world’s biggest festival rampages its way through colourful streets of the Scottish capital. It is not really just one festival, but rather the Edinburgh Festivals, a rich collage of family friendly entertainment. We’ve just been in to preview a few of the top family shows. Festivals City There is a mass of choice…

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  9. West Highland Way © Robin McKelvie

    Can You Take Your Family on the West Highland Way?

    When I told family and friends that I was planning on taking my eight and five year olds on Scotland’s most famous long distance walk – the challenging 96-mile long West Highland Way – the most polite of their reactions was astonishment. Undeterred I set off on what very quickly became of the most enjoyable, thrilling and utterly memorable things we have ever done as…

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  10. Linlithgow Palace © Robin McKelvie

    McEwan’s Party at the Palace

    Scotland these days boasts myriad festivals at a range of dramatic venues. There are no more dramatic places to catch a festival, though, than Linlithgow Palace. This ancient seat of the Stuart kings, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, is one of Scotland’s most spectacular historic sites and this summer it’s playing host to that most family friendly of festivals,…

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  11. Sands of Morar Sunset over Eigg and Rum © Robin McKelvie

    7 Scottish Beaches to Make You Scream Wow!

    When it comes to the world’s best beaches most people start to think of the Caribbean and Asia. What about Scotland though? As a travel writer I have been to over 100 countries and seriously reckon that Scotland boasts the most spectacular range of beaches anywhere on the planet. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at the following photos,…

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