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  1. Engine Shed

    Traditional Skills Reveal Scotland’s Living History

    I’ve been touring historic sites for years and always wonder about how Scotland’s glorious built environment – from tiny churches to epic castles – was conjured up. I wonder too about how our ancient buildings are preserved through a range of traditional skills. With my young family also eager to find out, I set off for a day exploring Stirlingshire,…

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  2. The Engine Shed, Stirling (c) Robin McKelvie

    Competition: Historic Environment Scotland Prize Bundle

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. It’s our traditional skills theme week and we’ve teamed up with Historic Environment Scotland to give away a fabulous prize bundle. Want to marvel at the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries at Stirling Castle, or learn about the conservation work at Doune Castle? Enter our great competition…

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  3. Walking around Pitlochry (c) Robin McKelvie

    6 Reasons to Visit Pitlochry

    Pitlochry is somewhere that I often drive past on the A9, as I head deeper into the Scottish Highlands. However I recently decided to put some of my anachronistic images of Pitlochry aside and spent a few days in this Highland gateway town. I’m glad I did, as I discovered there is loads going on in Pitlochry. I also found…

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  4. Street Entertainment, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Festivals (c) Robin McKelvie

    Enjoying the Edinburgh Festivals with Kids

    As an Edinburgh resident I am a massive fan of the Edinburgh Festivals, which bash on all year long in the Festival City. The most famous, of course, are those held in summer when the world’s largest arts festival and its myriad companions explode into life. I’ve just taken my young children in and here are my tips on how…

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  5. View from Calton Hill (c) Brenda Linskey

    Your Photos of Edinburgh Looking Braw

    Edinburgh for me looks braw at all times of year, but really comes in to its own in the balmier summer months when the long nights and bountiful greenery bring a buzz and an extra layer of charm to this most special of cities. As a travel writer I’ve visited over 500 cities around the world, but genuinely think it’s…

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  6. Aerial View of the festival (c) Party at the Palace

    Glen’s Party at the Palace – A Family Friendly Festival

    Scotland these days boasts myriad festivals at a range of dramatic venues. There is no place more epic to catch a festival, though, than Linlithgow Palace. This ancient seat of the Stuart kings, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, is one of Scotland’s most spectacular historic sites. This summer it’s also playing host to that most family friendly of festivals, Glen’s Party…

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  7. Haymarket Hub Hotel (c) The Edinburgh Collection

    Haymarket Hub – Edinburgh’s First Hotel with FREE Smart Phones

    If you haven’t been to Edinburgh’s Haymarket quarter for a few years you’ll be staggered by the changes. The area is booming, with the new tram network and impressively revamped Haymarket railway station at the heart of the West End’s renaissance. This dynamic part of the city is the ideal location for the Haymarket Hub – Scotland’s first hotel to offer free…

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  8. Reception, Haymarket Hub Hotel (c) The Edinburgh Collection

    Win a Stay at the Haymarket Hub Hotel Edinburgh

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. WIN an overnight stay for two at Edinburgh’s Haymarket Hub Hotel It’s our #HaymarketHub #ThemeWeek and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with the Haymarket Hub Hotel Edinburgh to bring you a fantastic prize. For a chance to win an overnight say for two at the hotel with breakfast,…

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  9. Gleneagles (c) Robin McKelvie

    Gleneagles Gets a Major Facelift

    Gleneagles is a hotel that you can never get bored of. I guess that is because it is far more than just a hotel. I’ve just been back up for my fourth stay – this time with my young family – and I’m happy to report that it just gets better and better. On this visit we discovered that the…

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  10. St Hilda on achor off Jura (c) Robin McKelvie

    Cruising the Hebrides on the Tall Ship St Hilda

    How do you fancy bashing around the glorious Hebrides under sail on your very own tall ship? That’s exactly what is on offer on the St Hilda. This graceful old Scottish ketch takes half a dozen passengers on island adventures. It’s all aboard now shipmates as I tell you all about my week on the St Hilda in search of…

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  11. Hiking Buachaille Etive Mòr

    Slaying Ghosts and Hiking Munros in Glen Coe

    I’m an experienced and passionate walker, so it surprises many people that I haven’t done much hiking in Glen Coe. For me Glen Coe has always been a place I approach with trepidation and a sense of tragedy. It was the site of the notorious massacre in 1692 and in 1958 my father suffered a horrific fall from Buachaille Etive Mor….

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