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  1. View of Edinburgh from Craigmillar Castle © Robin McKelvie

    7 Essential Tips for Visiting Edinburgh

    As a travel writer I have ventured to over 500 cities over the last two decades. My home city of Edinburgh, however, has always been high in my ever-changing Top 10. The Scottish capital impresses me with its epic history and both natural and manmade drama. I also love its unerring ability to constantly reinvent itself by tweaking existing attractions and adding new ones to keep things fresh…

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  2. Kids in bridge © Ruth Armstrong

    Competition: The Royal Yacht Britannia Tickets

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. Enter our great competition for a chance to WIN a pair of admission tickets to The Royal Yacht Britannia, as well as tea and scones in the tea room. Want to visit one of Scotland’s best visitor attractions for free? Then our competition is perfect…

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  3. The Royal Yacht Britannia © Marc Millar

    Get Shipshape Aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

    I’ve always had a thing for The Royal Yacht Britannia. On my annual holidays to the Scottish isles as a kid, I’d often see the British Royal Family cruising past on this sleek ship enjoying their holidays too. When I was in Hong Kong for the Handover to China in 1997, I waved her goodbye fearing I’d never see her…

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  4. Hopetoun House © Robin McKelvie

    5 Ways to Survive Outlander #Droughtlander

    If you’re a fan of the swashbuckling, time-travelling Scottish historical romance Outlander, you won’t need reminding that we’re in the midst of a horrible hiatus. The drama and epic plot twists of Series Two already seem too far behind us, and we’re left wondering what happened when the fog of war cleared on Culloden Moor. Series Three seems impossibly far away…

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  5. Machir Bay, Islay © Robin McKelvie

    Your Photos of Scotland’s Islands #ScottishIslands

    We’ve spent the past month celebrating Scotland’s wonderful islands. During that time you’ve been sharing your great photos with us on Twitter, with images of everywhere from Arran and Iona to Harris, Skye and St Kilda. Here are some of our favourites. Descriptions of the images and photo credits are given next to the pictures. Thanks for sharing these great…

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