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  1. Rosemarkie Caravan and Camping Club Site (c) Robin McKelvie

    Take Your Campervan Away from the North Coast 500

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m a huge fan of the massively successful new North Coast 500. It’s just that this epic Highland driving route is a bit prescriptive and misses out so many amazing places. It also focuses tourists on certain parts of Scotland rather than letting them naturally spread around. So I recently took my young family away for a…

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  2. River Clyde, Glasgow (c) Robin McKelvie

    A Weekend of Old and New in Glasgow

    I may live in Edinburgh, but I’m not one of those east coasters who bashes Glasgow. Quite the opposite – I rate Glasgow as one of Europe’s best city break destinations. Join me now as I return to Scotland’s largest city and find it adding new attractions to bolster its impressive old favourites. Glasgow Green Base My base was perfect for…

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  3. An Sgurr on Eigg (c) Robin McKelvie

    The Ultimate Guide to the Small Isles

    The Small Isles is not exactly a name to get the spirit soaring and the heart rate racing. Despite the prosaic moniker the quartet of Small Isles – which lie tucked spectacularly between Skye to the north and Ardnamurchan to the south – all have plenty to justify a visit to them, or even better, to the whole archipelago. Getting…

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  4. Goatfell and Brodick Bay, Arran (c) Robin McKelvie

    Arran – The Island That Never Stops Changing

    When I was a kid I was lucky. My parents took me to Arran every summer. I say lucky as Scotland’s seventh largest island is a stunner and those trips gave me a lifelong love of Arran A love that grows as I take my own young family back every year. I’ve just been back again and I’d like to share…

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  5. Inchcolm Abbey, Firth of Forth (c) Robin McKelve

    WIN a Historic Scotland Family Explorer Pass

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. It’s our Maritime theme week and we’ve teamed up with Historic Scotland to give away a Family Explorer Pass. Want to marvel at the mighty fortifications that grace the Firth of Forth, or explore Scotland’s living history at a mind-boggling wealth of attractions that range from…

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  6. Blackness Castle (c) Robin McKelvie

    Around the Banks of the Historic Firth of Forth

    I live on the banks of the Firth of Forth and admit that I’m guilty of taking it for granted. I love the trio of world-class bridges at South Queensferry – including the epic new Queensferry Crossing. But I’d never really thought about how many historic sites grace the Forth’s picturesque shores. Until now that is. Join me as I explore an…

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