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Scotland's greatest golf holes revealed

It provides one of the world's most famous sporting backdrops and has played host to some of the historic game's most thrilling encounters.
A specially-branded open top bus was unveiled today to coincide with the World Fringe Day launch.

Global festivals celebration to mark Edinburgh Fringe's 70th birthday

A GLOBAL celebration of festivals is to be held in the run-up as part of the 70th birthday celebrations of Scotland’s biggest cultural event this summer.
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The rural four-star Siblu Holiday Park.

Travel: Experiencing the Normandy beauty through fresh pair of family eyes...

We’re away for a week in Normandy again, somewhere we’ve been as a couple many times before.
T in the Park boss Geoff Ellis says fans are no longer happy to "rough it" at music festivals.

T in the Park chief: music festivals have changed forever

For more than two decades it was a fixture of the summer calendar, with tens of thousands of Scots flocking to the nation’s biggest live music event.
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The collaboration will promote Scottish tourism to almost 70 million potential new visitors. Picture: Contributed

Scotland nets £150m tourism boost from TripAdvisor link-up

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced global travel website TripAdvisor has chosen Scotland’s tourism agency as its first European partner in a deal expected to boost tourism spending by up to £150 million.

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The indoor Waterworld was a particular highlight.

Travel: Creating amazing family memories on coastal break at Cayton Bay

Posters dotted around Cayton Bay Holiday Park encourage guests to ‘cherry pick the right break for you’.
Collections care officer Paul McAuley has a close look at architect Thomas Hamilton's design for the Burns Monument on Calton Hill.

Landmark exhibition to spell out A-Z of Edinburgh's history

It will feature more than 300 objects spanning 60,000 years, brought together for the first time to chart the history of the Scottish capital.

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Leith warehouse becomes film studio for Avengers movie

A vast warehouse on Edinburgh’s waterfront has been turned into a film studio for the latest Avengers blockbuster.

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Scotland’s first inner-city bike park opens in Edinburgh

CYCLISTS saddled-up to celebrate the opening of Scotland’s first inner-city bike park in the Capital.

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Lanzarotes spectacular Timanfaya National Park  Pic: Liam Rudden

Liam Rudden: Escape to the fire mountain

GAZING out over the stark lunar landscape of Lanzarote’s spectacular Timanfaya National Park earlier this week, I could easily have been on another planet.

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Wet Wet Wet first burst onto the music scene in 1987.

Wet Wet Wet to return to Edinburgh Castle after 25 years

Scottish pop favourites Wet Wet Wet are to play Edinburgh Castle this summer – 25 years after making their debut at the iconic venue.
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Edinburgh Castle was one of three Scottish attractions in the UK top 20 last year.

Top Scots attractions outperforming rest of UK

Scotland’s leading visitor attractions are outperforming the rest of the UK, according to new figures which showed they attracted more than 15 million visitors last year.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with their children, Julian, left, and Kyoko, on holiday at Durness, in Sutherland, in 1969. PIC: PA.

John Lennon and his holidays in the Scottish Highlands

It was a place where John Lennon was to bring his own children to share his love of long summers in the Highlands.

The new pop-up Fringe venue will be unveiled at the Pleasance this summer.

New Meccano-style venue created for Edinburgh Fringe

A new “flat-pack” pop-up theatre venue is to make its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

The Monarch of the Glen has been secured for the nation after a four-month fundraising campaign.

Monarch of the Glen set to tour Scotland after being secured for the nation

The iconic Monarch of the Glen painting is set to go on tour around the country after the Scottish Government stepped in to help secure its future.
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The body armour worn by Princess Diana in Angola will be on display at Edinburgh Castle for the next year.

Princess Diana's body armour goes on display at Edinburgh Castle

The body armour worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, as she walked through a minefield has gone on display at Edinburgh Castle.
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St Margaret's Loch. Picture: Douglas Corrance

Pete Irvine’s most scenic places in Edinburgh and the east

Scotland’s landscape is fortunate to be blessed with a plethora of beautiful places with some well known and others not so much.

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Clint Eastwood drew the crowds to the Cameo cinema in Tollcross in 1990.

Digital treasure trove lifts lid on 70 years of Edinburgh's film festival

It is the event that has brought the world’s biggest movie stars to the Capital for the last 70 years.

Xi'an in China is Edinburgh's largest sister city, with a population of over 8.7 million people. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

Edinburgh’s 10 sister cities explained

EDINBURGH has official international links with 10 different cities across the globe, but how many of these civic partnerships were you aware of?

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Edinburgh Castle is one of the attractions included in the app.

VisitScotland launches virtual reality tours of Scots landmarks

A host of Scotland’s best-known visitor attractions and historic landmarks have been turned into virtual reality experiences for a new mobile phone app.

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