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  1. Scotland’s Cool Camping Revolution

    Camping in Scotland has come a long way since the bad old days when it was dismissed as something for boy scout groups content to struggle around in soggy fields. Camping in Scotland today has become – maybe take a seat before I tell you this – cool. I’ve written dozens of articles on camping in Scotland as well as…

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  2. Scotland – A World Class Adventure Playground This Spring

    It always amazes me when fellow Scots jet off to Switzerland or even to long haul destinations like New Zealand in search of adventurous thrills. That is because we’ve got all the outdoor activities you could ever need right here in Scotland from fishing and hiking, right through to surfing and even bungee jumping. And the major bonus is that…

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  3. Top 10 Recommended Things To Do in Skye

    1. The Cuillin – Scotland’s Mightiest Mountains Quite simply Scotland’s most dramatic mountain range boasts a multitude of Munros in its Black Cuillin range, plus the slightly more rounded Red Cuillin. These mountains are a serious mountaineering challenge so if you don’t have the skills, experience and gear admire their epic peaks from afar. Peaks like the Inaccessible Pinnacle are…

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  4. 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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  5. Glasgow – Reaching for Gold with the 2014 Commonwealth Games

    Scotland’s largest city has come a long way since the 1980s when this then decaying post-industrial giant did not even have a tourist office. I’ve watched proudly as Glasgow has picked herself up and transformed herself into a genuine city break destination complete with all the restaurants and hotels you’d expect of a global city that is about to host…

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  6. The Tweed Valley – The Star of the Borders

    The Tweed Valley has always been a bit under the radar for many Scots. One of the area’s greatest sons, the great writer Sir Walter Scott, may have waxed lyrical about its bucolic charms, but it is all too often ignored by Scots and tourists rushing to get to Edinburgh. I’ve been a big fan of the Tweed Valley for…

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  7. View from Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh © Robin McKelvie

    Cupid’s Valentine Guide to Scotland, the Most Romantic Country in the World

    It is that time of year again when Cupid starts firing his love-laden arrows and people’s thoughts turn to loved ones, intended loved ones or just the girl or guy in the office that they’ve fancied all year. Well I’ve been to Venice and to Paris and I can safely say that Scotland is up there with the world’s most…

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  8. Cowal Peninsula (c) Robin McKelvie

    Cowal – Scotland’s Forgotten Peninsula, an Epic Land of Sea Lochs, Rugged Hills and World Class Seafood.

    It says a lot when even most of my Scottish friends asked ‘where?’ when I said I was heading off to The Cowal Peninsula. It said even more when they all started guessing, with a few sticking it in the Highlands and one even floating this Argyll oasis off to the Shetland Isles. Cowal may not be well known, but,…

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  9. The New Face of Scotland’s Ancient Capital of Edinburgh

    When I’ve not been travelling around the globe as a writer I’ve been lucky enough to spend the best part of four decades living in or around Edinburgh. I say lucky as Edinburgh is one of the world’s truly great cities. This UNESCO World Heritage listed gem is a deeply historic oasis that boasts stunning architecture and swirls in rich cultural…

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  10. What Will be Hot in Scotland in 2013

    It is that time of year again when we all get a bit reflective, looking back over the past year, but then also starting to think and dream about the new year to come. I’ve spent a lot of 2012 travelling around Scotland researching blogs for you to read and I’ve been keeping a keen eye out for what I…

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  11. Take a Ride on the Flying Scotsman, Britain’s Most Famous Train Ride

    Ever since I was a wee boy I have had a thing about trains. I blame my dad, who used to take my brother and I down to Princes Street Gardens to watch them rumble in and out of Edinburgh Waverley. Little did I know then that I was looking at the trains heading off on one of the most…

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