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  1. Elie and Elie Beach © Robin McKelvie

    Elie – An Ideal Base for Exploring Fife’s East Neuk

    I’ve long been a fan of the seriously underrated East Neuk of Fife. This scenic corner of the Scotland, which is awash with golden sandy beaches, golf courses and trim wee fishing villages, often gets overlooked by visitors making a beeline for the Highlands or Scots focusing on St Andrews. The East Neuk for me makes for a brilliant wee…

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    Perthshire’s Finest Whisky Experience

    Think Perthshire and you might normally think gorgeous scenery, silvery rivers and lochs, plus lashings of history. These days I also immeidately think great food and first-rate whisky! Handily you can find both in one shortbread pretty setting – on the outskirts of Crieff – in the form of Scotland’s oldest working distillery, Glenturret, and its Famous Grouse Experience. Glenturret…

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  3. Edinburgh’s Foodie History Trail

    I’m in Edinburgh dining like a medieval peasant. I’m at the award winning seafood restaurant Ondine in the UNESCO World Heritage list Old Town enjoying the pleasures of oysters washed down with something alcoholic. It’s a menu that my predecessors would have been familiar with centuries ago in the riotous old ‘oyster cellars’ of Edinburgh at a time when the…

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  4. Taste Perthshire

    The bountiful Scottish region of Perthshire these days screams produce. And fresh, local produce at that. Perthshire after all is home to some of the finest soft fruits in Europe and was the site of Scotland’s first farmers’ market (in Perth itself). It boasts a heaving natural larder stocked with world-class salmon and lamb, not to mention the only two…

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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. 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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  9. Beaches, Museums and Lobster – Travel Around East Lothian, Scotland’s Sunniest Region

    It may only be a short drive east of Edinburgh, but I think that the Scottish region of East Lothian is one of the most criminally unexplored corners of the country. You also have to love travelling around here as it is the sunniest region in Scotland! East Lothian may not attract the tourist crowds that flock to the nearby capital,…

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