Scotland News and Events

Below you will find a selection of latest articles and news about Scotland, including the Highlands, Islands and Scottish Borders. From time to time we will also include information about interesting key Scottish events that should be of interest to visitors.

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23rd March 2015

Scotlands walk and cycle routes to be extended by 500 miles

Great news for walkers, cyclist and horse riders in Scotland after the recent announcement that the current 4,000 miles of cycle trails, walking routes and towpaths is to be increased by a further 500 miles.

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29th January 2015

Shetlanders Ready for Up Helly Aa Fire Festival

The final preparations are under way for the traditional Viking fire festival of Up Hella Aa which takes place on the final Tuesday of January each year in the island's capital of Lerwick. The spectacular event recognises the Viking roots of the islands and with day long celebrations culminating in the setting on fire of a replica Viking galley. The festival attracts hundreds of spectators from all around the globe.

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22nd October 2014

Scottish Referendum No Vote Causes Leap in Scottish Tourism.

Following the referendum on the question of Scottish independence being in favour of a ‘no' vote there has been a marked increase in the number of bookings for visitors to Scotland.

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30th August 2014

Rise in tourist numbers for Dumfries and Galloway

As Scotland prepares for the national referendum to decide whether it stays within the UK or leaves it to become a separate country there has been good news regarding the number of visitors to Dumfries and Galloway in the south west of the country. The chief of the tourism company Destination Dumfries and Galloway - Gordon Mann stated that tourist numbers showed a much better increase than in previous years.

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4th June 2014

Retreat to the Scottish Highlands for a touch of romance and mystery!

The scenery and rugged countryside of the glorious Scottish Highlands has held a degree of mystery for visitors throughout the centuries. Recently the growing availability of self catering Lodges and Log Cabins with their own private hot tubs is bringing a much more romantic and relaxing feel to our short breaks and holidays.

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21st March 2014

Easter, Whitsuntide & Spring Bank Holiday Breaks in Scotland

As Spring gets well and truly under way and thoughts turn to a well-deserved break there is no better place to spend it than the glorious highlands and coasts of Scotland where many hotels, guest houses and cottages offer superb deals and the choice is endless.

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19th December 2013

Christmas and New Year Breaks in Scotland.

New Year celebrations in Scotland( known as Hogmanay) are famous throughout the world. Edinburgh plays host to the midnight fire work spectacular and the fringe theatres but the Scots are party people and Christmas time is celebrated just as much with the lights in George Square Glasgow, always worth a visit in the evening time.

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21st November 2013

It's positively Arctic in the Highlands!

The amazing indie band Arctic Monkeys are to headline once again at the 2014 T in the Park festival in Scotland next July. The exciting news comes as organisers begin to announce the playlists for the 21st anniversary of this prestigious event, which promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

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