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Concert promoters reveal plans for Botanics event in Edinburgh

Organisers of spectacular Christmas lights events in London, Oxfordshire and Berlin have revealed plans for their first major outdoor event in Edinburgh.
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The image of the 18th century woman was constructed from her excavated skull.

Exhibition puts spotlight on Edinburgh’s ghoulish past

She was laid to rest in an 18th century graveyard along with the bodies of the “unclaimed dead” whose relatives were too poor to afford a proper burial.

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Travel: Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Fife

Travel: Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Fife

It doesn’t sound like much of a holiday when you tell colleagues you can see your destination from the office window.

The Swan Hotel.

Travel review: Wonderful Welsh weekend in the ‘Town of Books’ - Hay-on-Wye

Ever fancied mixing literature with fine dining? There’s a small town in Wales that can give you both.

American author Diana Gabaldon has sold more than 28 million copies of her Outlander novels.

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon to appear at National Museum

The author of the best-selling Outlander novel series is to make a public appearance in Edinburgh this month ahead of a major new exhibition on Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites opening in the city.
Pupils at St Mary's, Scotland's only independent specialist music school, launched the campaign for a new home at the old Royal High School.

New campaign to turn old Royal High School into world-class concert hall

A nationwide campaign to turn one of Edinburgh's most prominent landmarks into a music school and performing arts venue was launched today - months before the fate of a rival hotel scheme is decided.
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Edinburghs five-star walking tour company, Mercat Tours, has launched its first experience for children: Ghosts, Gore and Grime.

Gardyloo! New kids tour boasts ghosts and gore

THERE’S nothing kids like better than a grisly to make them squirm, just look at the success of the Horrible History series... it’s something Mercat Tours have realised and led to them launching their first ever tours for children.

The Seattle skyline.

Travel: Seattle do very nicely for a buzzing city break

It’s scientifically proven that calories don’t count on vacation,” I’m told, as I bite into a hot, chewy, sugar-covered doughnut from Daily Dozen – the first of seven stops on my tour of Pike Place Market.

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 staged for 24 hours in the run-up to the 70th anniversary Edinburgh Fringe - in a bit to emulate the worldwide buzz generated by St Patrick’s Day and Burns Night.
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Hugh Morrison examines an 18th century shield used by Highland clansmen.

Scottish art treasures to go on display in China

Dozens of historic Scottish paintings, photographs and historic treasures have been sent more than 5,000 miles away to go on display in the heart of one of China’s leading cultural attractions.

The 18th at the Old Course in St Andrews has been named the nation's favourite golf hole.

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.
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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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