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  1. 7 Reasons You Have to Visit Arran

    I’ve been visiting Arran almost every year since I was a wee boy and think it is a sensational wee island that crams so many of Scotland’s best bits into one charmingly compact space. It’s never been cheaper to get there too with CalMac’s new RET (Road Equivalent Tariff) fares. Here are my 7 Reasons You Have to Visit Arran……

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  2. Hebridean Princess: On Board a Ship Fit for a Queen

    I’ve been lucky over the years as a travel writer to have been able to cruise the Scottish islands on an array of ships, from rugged Russian expedition vessels through to plushly converted old fishing boats. There is no doubt for me, though, which is the most luxurious ship currently cruising Scottish waters, the stately old dame that is the…

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  3. A Family Adventure in the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’

    I’ve long been a big fan of Fort William, heart of the Lochaber region, and the self-styled ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’. Across its rugged slopes and silvery lochs I’ve bashed up Munros, battled mountain bike tracks and tackled the waters in a sea kayak, but I’d never taken my young family along for the ride so join me now…

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  4. Whisky, Puffins & Michelin Star Restaurants – My Return to East Fife

    I’m always amazed that Fife gets overlooked by many people planning short breaks and longer holidays. This Central Scotland region is so easy to get to and, as I discovered when I headed back to Fife’s eastern reaches, a sprinkling of recent openings have spiced up what was already a beguiling cocktail of things to see and do. Escape to Cambo…

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  5. 7 Things You Should Do This Spring In Scotland

    It’s that time of year again when the chills of winter start to fade and the snow begins to melt, so shake off memories of those colder times now and look forward to a glorious spring with us. Spring is one of the most dramatic times of year in Scotland as an explosion of colour returns to the land, visitor…

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  6. Scotland – The World’s Number One Wildlife Destination?

    Tell many Scots that they live in one of the world’s finest wildlife watching destinations, maybe even the finest, and they may look startled like a rabbit caught in headlights. It’s true, though. We are that destination. I’ve been to 100 countries and I firmly believe it. Did you know for example that Scotland is home to wild cats, red-necked…

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