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  1. Edinburgh Castle © Robin McKelvie

    5 Classic Scottish Castles

    Love castles? Scotland boasts more castles per hectare than anywhere else in the UK so you’re in the right place here. These rugged, evocative fortresses stand proud across the wilds of a country that boasts over 10% of Europe’s coastline. Scottish castles come in all shapes and sizes. They range from craggy old ruins through to fairytale beauties that trump…

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  2. Scott Monument, Edinburgh (c) @bay2beach

    Your Photos: Spring In Scotland

    Spring has arrived in Scotland, what a wonderful sight! We’ve enjoyed sharing your favourite tips of where to go, what to do and what to see this spring during our theme week #ScotSpring. Here are some of your fantastic photos that you shared with us on Twitter (find us @WelcomeScotland) for #ScotSpring.               Find out…

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  3. #selfcateringweek 2015

    We loved #selfcateringweek and sharing what’s great about self-catering in Scotland! Here’s a round-up of what happened…   [View the story “#selfcateringweek 2015” on Storify] Looking for travel info on the go? Check out our brand new mobile website. You can also sign up to our blog right here!

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  4. Self-catering in Scotland

    Some travellers these days do not feel that hotels always offer the best value for money and others seek more space and flexibility. That is where self-catering accommodation comes in. Self-catering has never been more popular and there has never been a better range of options available in Scotland. I’ve stayed in over 100 self-catering places across the country and here…

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  5. Escape to Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland’s Southern Charmer

    Scotland’s southernmost region of Dumfries and Galloway often gets overlooked by tourists. That is a real shame as it is Scotland’s balmiest region and offers so much as I found out when I took my young family down there for a long weekend. We were soon wrapped in a world of spectacular scenery, mysterious saints and long lost kings, not…

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  6. #Blogmanay

    Hogmanay is a word known around the globe and indeed a party time that revellers from all over the planet flock to Scotland to enjoy. The word #Blogmanay is now hot on its heels, a snappy catch-all on social media that brings together all the best bits of Edinburgh’s Near Year celebrations and opens up other spectacular corners of the…

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  7. (c) Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

    9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hogmanay

    The Word Hogmanay hails from Gaelic – Definitely Gaelic. Or hang on, maybe it comes the Norse language brought to these shores by the Vikings? Or maybe even Scotland’s Auld Alliance with the French as some scholars say? No one seems to know for certain, but it’s the name Scots give to the last day of the year, which tends…

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  8. Five Places to Escape the Festive Stress

    Christmas can be the most enjoyable, cosy and fun time of year. It can also end up being very stressful, especially for families spending days on end crammed together at home. Help is on hand with a myriad of day trip options for you to get out and enjoy Scotland at this time of year. You can even stay the…

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  9. A Collection of Tartan Goodness

    This week on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and right here on our blog, we’ve been celebrating #TartanWeek. You can find out more about what #TartanWeek has to offer and you still have plenty of time to get involved. To further the celebrations of our national attire, we wanted to do something different. Here’s a collection of TV characters that have…

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  10. Tartan Day Parade 2008 © Salim Virji http://www.flickr.com/photos/salim/

    What is Tartan Week?

    Ever since the U.S senate declared April 6th to be National Tartan Day in 1998, America have continued this holiday and every year since celebrated Tartan Week!  April 6th was chosen as Tartan Day as it marked the anniversary of the signing of the  Deceleration of Arbroath in 1320. National Tartan Day was originally to recognise the contributions made by…

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  11. #ScotFoodWeek Storify

    Sadly #ScotFoodWeek is over for another year but a huge thanks to everyone who took part and thanks for all the lovely looking dishes!   [View the story “#ScotFoodWeek” on Storify] Looking for travel info on the go? Check out our brand new mobile website. You can also sign up to our blog right here!

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