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Foreign trips worth more to Capital attractions

Overseas visitors to the UK’s heritage attractions such as theatres, museums and national parks spend more than double per trip compared with domestic tourists, a new study shows

The picturesque scenery of Krakow.

Polish up your cycling skills - Alan Hart gets on his bike for a journey across the southern part of Poland

Activity holidays are increasing in popularity every year as we seek adventure in pastures new.

Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Free tram rides are to be laid on in Edinburgh for the first time since the controversial service began operating - for the city’s Hogmanay revellers.
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A family rural business has spotted a growing trend for staycation holidays using single decker buses. Picture; contributed

Single decker buses converted to holiday homes for ‘glamping’

Some holidaymakers may worry about being taken for a ride when they are looking for a place to stay.

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The latest drop in international visitors to Scotland comes after a slump during 2015.

Drop in Scotland tourist numbers linked to EU referendum

Spending from international visitors to Scotland rose by nearly £50 million to a record level in the spring - despite a slump in the total number of tourists from overseas.

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The passport was damaged at check-in. Picture: Contributed

Couple endure holiday nightmare after airport staff rip passport

A couple’s holiday of a lifetime turned into a nightmare after one of their passports was damaged as they checked in for the flight.

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Picture: Alex Hewitt

7 places for amazing views in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city is famed for it’s history, heritage, culture, and of course the stunning views.

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Yellowcraig beach. Picture: Martin Burns/Flickr

Five of the best coastal walks around Edinburgh and East Lothian

THE south east coast of Scotland is home to some beautiful scenery and there is no better way to see it than by getting out there and enjoying it.

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Lupe Pintos Chili Cook-off comes to Tollcross Pic: Contributed

Tollcross chili cook-off

IF you’re still recovering from the news that Mary Berry has left the Great British Bake-Off, why not spice things up a bit this weekend with a jaunt to Tollcross for the Lupe Pintos Chili Cook-off.

National Record of Scotland will reveal Edinburgh’s past

National Record of Scotland will reveal Edinburgh’s past

Historic Environment Scotland is throwing open the doors of the National Record of Scotland this weekend to reveal the hidden gems of Edinburgh’s past.

The castle is lit up at the start of the Edinburgh International Festival. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Castle most popular summer tourist attraction

Edinburgh Castle has topped a list of tourist attractions in Scotland as summer visitor numbers across the country hit almost two million.

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Stockbridge Market. Picture: Rich Dyson

What’s on and what’s new in Stockbridge

Singled out as the best place to live in Scotland, Stockbridge visitors will be familiar with its character, history and vibrancy.

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New routes from Edinburgh Airport . Picture; Neil Hanna

Ryanair launches new Edinburgh-Milan route

Ryanair has announced a new route from Edinburgh-Milan Bergamo, with a five times weekly service beginning in March 2017

The Lake District. Image; contributed

Cumbria is a force to be reckoned with

IT seems ironic that the storms which turned some of Cumbria’s most picturesque valleys into an almost alien landscape last winter coincided with the release of new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, in which the Lake District is a stand-in for imaginary intergalactic worlds.

The Hyatt Capita Gate is one of a number of prestigious  hotels hoping to attract visitors to Abu Dhabi.

Capital gains in Abu Dhabi - Julie Marshall on how the city’s tourism is hot on the heels of near neighbours Dubai

Despite being the capital and the second-highest populated city in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is some years behind near-neighbour  Dubai with regards to tourism – but  it is going all out to catch up.

Dr James Richardson. Picture: Jon Savage

Botanist on the front lines of battle to save chocolate

IMAGINE a nightmare future in which chocolate is in such short supply that emergency rationing is introduced.

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The Queen will be treated to a host of entertainers as she passes by. Picture: Bill Henry

Thousands expected to flock to Holyrood for Big Day Out

THE Queen is addressing the Scottish Parliament today at a special ceremony, which also sees Ultravox frontman Midge Ure singing Burns’ song A Man’s a Man for A’ That.

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An installation by C�leste Boursier-Mougenot. Picture: Toby Williams

The rise of Jupiter Artland on Scotland’s art landscape

Since its nomination as Museum of the Year, visitor numbers to Jupiter Artland are up by 47 per cent. Moira Jeffrey joins the judging panel on 
its visit to the sculpture park and discovers that win or lose, this corner of West Lothian is a growing presence in Scotland’s cultural and artistic life

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Magician Kevin Quantum at Summerhall ahead of the Magic Festival which starts there on Friday. Picture: Greg Macvean

Edinburgh International Magic Festival to conjure thrills

ILLUSIONISTS, mind readers and magicians from across the world will arrive in the Capital this weekend for the UK’s biggest magic extravaganza.

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