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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.

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A view toward Tignes Le Lac.

Travel: Scaling the heights and slopes in beautiful Tignes

I edge out onto the Grande Motte glacier, looking out over dozens of gleaming, snow-covered mountains at more than 3,100 metres.

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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.

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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.

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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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Fringe shows have been staged in St Andrew Square Garden for the last three years.

Last-ditch plea over Fringe shows banned from historic square

Edinburgh Festival Fringe promoters have issued an eleventh-hour plea for a rethink over a ban on shows being staged in a historic New Town garden after city council chiefs rejected a bid to relocate them elsewhere.
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Wavegarden Scotland is to be created in the Capital. Picture; contributed

Disused Edinburgh quarry to become surf water park

A MAN-MADE surf park is to be created in the Capital under plans which would see a disused quarry pit turned into an artificial lake with waves controlled at the flick of a switch.

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John Muir: The Scot who fathered America’s national parks

John Muir helped federalise America’s national parks on a camping trip with President Roosevelt and yet he was relatively unknown in his native Scotland until the 1970’s.

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Tobermory, Mull. Picture: submitted

10 of Scotland’s best visitor attractions revealed

Ten of Scotland’s best visitor attractions have been nominated for the BBC Countryfile Magazine’s annual awards.

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Inverleith House was closed down suddenly by bosses at the Royal Botanic Garden in October.

Botanics art gallery to reopen for summer exhibition after outcry

The Royal Botanic Gallery in Edinburgh is to reopen its art gallery for a major summer exhibition in the wake of a campaign over its sudden closure backed by Ewan McGregor, Irvine Welsh, Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley.
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Cameron House on Prestonfield Avenue has been plagued by bizarre incidents. Picture Steven Scott Taylor.

Cameron House Community Centre floods for the third time

A COMMUNITY centre dogged by botched building works and a row over alleged dirty tricks has been hit by further problems, the Evening News can reveal.

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Finn Chomczuk, 4, explores the rainforest at Dynamic Pic: Lesley Martin

Could your kid be Indiana Jones Jnr?

WHAT better way to spend half-term than by exploring a tropical rainforest without having to leave home.

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The Elephant House on George IV Bridge

Best things to do in Edinburgh for a book lover

With over 500 years of literary history to be discovered, Edinburgh is like heaven for book lovers.

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Tourists and holidaymakers in Edinburgh. Picture; Jane Barlow

Could Edinburgh be damaged by introduction of tourist tax?

A “TOURIST tax” which would see extra charges added to hotel bills has divided opinion in the Capital, according to an Evening News poll.

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A host of locations in Leith were deployed for T2 Trainspotting including the docks area.

T2 helps boost value of film industry to Edinburgh to nearly £8m

A three-month shoot across Edinburgh on the sequel to Trainspotting boosted the value of film and television productions to the Capital to its highest level since records began 26 years ago.

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