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  1. Lodges at Hunters Quay Holiday Village (c) Argyll Holidays

    Win a Luxury Self-Catering Holiday in Argyll

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. Win a short break in a superior 6-berth lodge at a stunningly located Argyll holiday park. It’s our #LoveArgyll theme week and we’ve teamed up with Argyll Holidays to give away a luxury self-catering holiday for up to six people. Choose from the prettily situated holiday parks of Drimsynie…

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  2. Proud Seahorse and her tender off Canna (c) Robin McKelvie

    Cruise with an Outdoor Hot Tub in the Hebrides

    I was as surprised as anyone when I heard that there was a new vessel cruising the Hebrides that had an outdoor hot tub aboard. That surprise turned to delight when I took a six-night cruise on Proud Seahorse. I not only enjoyed relaxing in that hot tub, but also discovered a great way to explore the isles. The food on board…

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  3. Loch Awe from Ardanaiseig (c) Robin McKelvie

    Loch Awe – Scotland’s Awesome Loch

    The name perfectly sums up its scenic splendour. Loch Awe. The scenery around the banks of Scotland’s longest loch – when you take into account all of the branches of its Y-shape – is truly epic. The hulking mountains of Argyll –including its highest peak Ben Cruachan – soar all around the silvery loch and tower above its tree shrouded banks….

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  4. Engine Shed © Robin McKelvie

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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