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  1. (c) New Lanark World Heritage Site

    Why You Should Visit New Lanark World Heritage Site

    Love history? Love nature? Then how do you fancy visiting a glorious heritage village on the banks of the River Clyde, where you can walk by the river and through history? That’s exactly what New Lanark offers, not to mention exhibitions, a well stocked shop, an excellent café and a superb hotel. New Lanark lies on the banks of the River Clyde in Lanarkshire,…

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  2. © TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

    TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships

    I’ve been playing Badminton pretty much since I could walk – the zenith of my ‘career’ came when I played in the Scottish Championships – so I was delighted to hear Glasgow is hosting the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017. The great hope that the 2014 Commonwealth Games would leave a lasting sporting legacy for Scotland and Glasgow have been realised. This…

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  3. Caeverlock Castle (c) Robin McKelvie

    Your Photos: Classic Castles

    We recently celebrated Scotland’s classic castles in a dedicated #ThemeWeek. Here are some of the great photos you shared with us during the week. (Tap photos or hover over them for image credits) If you have any more pictures to share post them to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/welcome.scotland or Tweet us @welcomescotland. Slainte! If you love Scotland’s castles you’ll love…

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  4. Paisley Abbey & Town Hall © John Cooper

    Paisley – A True Cultural Colossus

    Paisley for me has always been an unusual place. Unusual in a good way – as Scotland’s largest town has always felt more like a city. Ever since the days when I passed through as a wee boy – heading from Glasgow to the Firth of Clyde ferry ports – Paisley has felt vital and important. It came as no surprise to…

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  5. CalMac ferry © CalMac

    6 Winter Island Adventures

    Are you holed up in winter hibernation just waiting for the first signs of spring? Well the good news is that there really is no need to hide, not with a ferry full of winter adventures awaiting across the CalMac network, whether you’re eighteen or eighty! I love the instant romance of a holiday escape by ferry. Setting sail for…

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  6. Largs Ferry Terminal © Neil Barr

    CalMac Ferries #MatesRates Competition

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. Enter our competition to WIN one of FIVE sets of £50 in CalMac vouchers and discover how far #MatesRates will take you! Love ferries? Looking for a Scottish island adventure? Then our competition is perfect for you. We’ve teamed up with CalMac to give away FIVE…

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  7. MV Lord of the Isles, Sound of Mull © Mary Turner

    Top 5 Family Winter Escapes for 2017

    I love my ferries, I mean I seriously love my ferries and, fortunately, so do my two wee girls, Tara and Emma! While some families shy away from a trip to the isles in winter we actually find it’s a great time to escape the humdrum post-Christmas comedown with the summer holidays still so far off. I was inspired to think…

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  8. 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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  9. Your National Ferry Fortnight 2016 Photos

    Over the last fortnight we’ve been asking you to share your stories and photos of ferry journeys that you have taken in Scotland, as well as the places that they’ve taken you. Here are some of the stunning images that were shared with us on social media over the past couple of weeks. Were you inspired to become a ferry…

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  10. 7 Great Places You Can Only Reach by CalMac Ferry!

    Driving onto the Isle of Skye or flying across to Lewis? That is just cheating! We won’t let you away with even the funky beach landing on Barra. Here is a rundown of 7 great places you can only get to by CalMac ferry. Arran ‘Scotland in Miniature’ never disappoints whether you enjoy the leisurely 50-minute crossing from Ardrossan on the…

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  11. Highlights of our #Blogmanay 2015/2016 Theme Week

    We hope you all had a great Hogmanay 2015 and New Year’s Day. We wish you all the best for 2016. Thank you for joining in with our #Blogmanay theme week. Here are some photo and video highlights. Slainte! [View the story “#Blogmanay was great!” on Storify] Looking for travel info on the go? Check out our brand new mobile website….

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