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Travel: Morecambe on comeback trail to reclaim title as ‘Naples of North’

There was a time when Morecambe was known as the Naples of the North.

Fergus Linehan has been at the helm of the Edinburgh International Festival since the 2015 event.

Fergus Linehan to remain Edinburgh International Festival director until 2022

THE figurehead of the Edinburgh International Festival is to stay in the role for an extra three years, organisers have revealed.
View down the historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland.

How to spend the perfect weekend in Edinburgh

The Scottish capital knows how to get into the festive spirit, but there’s plenty to recommend a visit outside the peak season, from rousing rambles to artisan ice cream, writes Chris Green.

One of the signature events of the Year of Young People will be the opening of Dundee's V&A Museum.

£2m line-up of events for Scotland's Year of Young People

A year-long celebration of Scotland’s young people will see them help design and plan the opening of Dundee’s V&A Museum, stage a take-over of the Georgian house that inspired JM Barrie to write Peter Pan and enter a “school of stand-up" at Glasgow’s annual comedy festival.

Romantic lure of Scotland fuelling boom in US visitors

The welcoming nature of the Scottish people, a spiritual bond with its landscapes and the romance of hit TV show Outlander is fuelling a record boom in American visitors, new research has found.

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Picturesque views of Boston.

Travel: Boston – home of ball games, seafood and lots of boiled treats!

There are three things that I love about Boston and Massachusetts – the sport, the history and the food.

Matthew Kidd and Jessica Gray at a press conference following their ordeal, with the two accused men with their heads covered.  Picture: SWNS

Scottish couple’s trip ruined by ‘armed’ gang of shepherds

A SCOTTISH couple on a round-the-world trip were forced to cross a river in India in an inflatable dinghy to escape the clutches of an “armed” gang of shepherds.

Alasdair Graham, of architects Chipperfield, and Sir Ewan Brown, chair of the Impact Trust, at the site of the new concert hall.

£45m Edinburgh concert hall to open up access to huge chunk of New Town

Edinburgh’s new £45 million concert hall will open up access to a huge swathe of little-known New Town squares, lanes, terraces and gardens, its backers have revealed.

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Isle of Eriska Hotel frontage.

Travel: Tasty cuisine amid glorious scenery served up on the little Isle of Eriska

Natalie Walker and her family enjoy five-star Michelin dining in picturesque surroundings at this Scottish Baronial style mansion

Joanna Vasconcelos previously created sculptures of blue champagne bottles for the Palace of Versailles in France.

Jupiter Artland to get swimming pool artwork

A fully-functional swimming pool will be created for a vast outdoor art gallery near Edinburgh Airport to mark its 10th anniversary.

Caledonian backpackers hostel on Queensferry Street is now closed down. Picture: Alistair Linford

Ex-staff launch online attack on ‘s******e’ city hostel

A CITY-CENTRE backpackers’ hostel has closed amid a row between staff and the owner – with departing workers taking a parting shot online.

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Loch Ness monster named UK’s greatest supernatural mystery

It has been one of the country’s most intriguing mysteries since the sixth century, when Irish monk Saint Columba is believed to have saved a man swimming across a Scottish river from a terrifying beast.

The Stockbridge Colonies in Edinburgh, built by a workers group in the 1860s. Picture: Alistair Linford

Stockbridge Colonies residents demand restrictions on holiday lets

The growing Airbnb trend is facing a further backlash as another campaign group from one of Edinburgh’s most historic communities has issued calls for the number of holiday lets in the capital to be curbed.

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An aerial view of the park.

Travel: Caravanning in style

Rob Hollingworth and his family take in the history, heritage and tranquility amid a backdrop of stunning hills and countryside

Hallowe'en: Liam Lambie as Dracula, Talia Stirling as the Witch and Taylor McEvoy (9) Pic: Greg Macvean

8 things you shouldn’t miss this... Hallowe’en

AS the spookiest night of the year approaches, whether it is clubbing, fancy dress, feasting or face-painting, there’s something for everyone in the Capital this Hallowe’en.

The airline said that staff had been in error. Photograph: Getty Images

Easyjet ‘sorry’ after cabin crew reject Scottish bank note

Easyjet is training cabin crew to recognise Scottish banknotes after a passenger’s attempt to make an onboard purchase with Scottish money was turned down.

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The Black Swan Hotel

Travel: Delightful dog friendly hotel in Yorkshire

Daniel Bailey takes his pampered pet pooch to the delightful town of Helmsley for a weekend of walking, relaxation and fabulous food.

Growing numbers of overseas visitors are flocking to Scotland, according to the latest figures.

New hike in number of overseas visitors to Scotland revealed

The number of overseas visitors flocking to Scotland has risen by 10 per cent, according to new industry figures.


Travel: Why you should pay Helsinki a visit...

Helsinki’s 18th century sea fortress is built upon six islands – Kustaanmiekka, Susisaari, Iso-Mustasaari, Pikku-Mustasaari, Länsi-Mustasaari and Långören

Strolling across the beach to Perranporth.

Travel: Exploring the idyllic hidden gems of the South-West

The sun was out, the surf was up and the scene was set for an unforgettable family holiday packed with action, adventure and the adrenaline rush of the Atlantic Ocean.

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