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  1. Boreray St Kilda © Robin McKelvie

    7 Things You Must Do in Scotland in 2017

    The year 2016 will go down as quite a year whatever your politics. A lot remains uncertain, but what I can say as a travel writer who has travelled to over 100 countries with certainty is that it will be another brilliant year for visiting m favourite country in the world, my native Scotland. The big events is the massive…

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  2. Ring of Brodgar, Shetland © Robin McKelvie

    Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology 2017

    Scotland has had its fair share of theme years over the last decade, from Food and Drink, through to Active and on to Homecoming. As a travel writer I’ve loved every one, as they have shone light on sights both famous and less heralded and also brought a brilliant array of special events. Next up is the Year of History,…

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  3. Balbinny © Balbinny

    Top 5 Cosy Winter Self-Catering Getaways

    It’s that time of year when the mercury dips and the chill winter winds ravage into Scotland from the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. I know it can be very tempting to just hibernate until spring, staying at home with your central heating and favourite jumper. If you do, though, you are missing out on Scotland’s scenery looking utterly…

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  4. Vortex © Tony Marsh, www.tonymarshphotography.com

    Competition: Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. We have teamed up with Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions to give away a whopping three sets of family tickets to this five-star attraction. With six floors of mind-boggling optical illusions, visual trickery and bags of interactive fun, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions…

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  5. © Tony Marsh, www.tonymarshphotography.com

    Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

    It’s an Edinburgh icon, the grand historic camera obscura that sits snugly in a prime spot on the skyline in the shadow of the castle right in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town. As its full name suggests – Camera Obscura and World of Illusions – it’s far more than just a deeply impressive camera obscura. At this brilliantly wacky…

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