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Royal Highland Show 2018: Everything you need to know

With massive crowds expected at the biggest country event of the year, Ilona Amos has the low-down on the Royal Highland Show, which opens this week


Most remote hostel in UK opens at Cape Wrath lighthouse

Perched atop a 300 foot cliff and a bombing range, the remotest hostel on mainland UK has opened its doors.

Tristan Cameron Harper. Picture: supplied

Edinburgh hotel launches bespoke multi-sensory mindfulness experience

The five-star Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh has launched an in-room multi-sensory bath experience, meaning even the busiest of travellers can take a moment to relax

The Rolling Stones are set to play Edinburgh this weekend

Prices spiral as Edinburgh gears up for Rolling Stones

TENS of thousands of revellers are set to descend on the capital for The Rolling Stones this Saturday – but it has emerged that many will be forced to pay an arm and a leg to get here.

A new five-year vision for the future of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was unveiled at its launch today.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe to introduce cashless donations for performers

A new cashless donations system and bigger stages for performers will be introduced on the Royal Mile as part of the biggest shake-up of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s street theatre arenas for 20 years.
Monitors have been installed to record plane noise near Edinburgh Airport. Picture: David Moir

Flight noise monitors installed near Edinburgh Airport

Real-time data is being published showing how loud plane noise is at locations close to Edinburgh Airport.

Beautiful views of the La Managa Club complex.

Travel: Anyone for tennis? Serving up a great sporting break in Murcia sunshine...

La Manga Club, in the Spanish region of Murcia, markets itself as one of the best leisure resorts in the world, and it’s not difficult to see why.
Time honoured trademark tradition, tempered by celebration of the craic.

Travel: Dublin is a must for craicing adventure made for stout hearts

Hi, my name’s Chris, I’m a craic addict.

Luxurious afternoon tea at Burj Khalifa.

Travel: Amazing sights and heights in the immaculate jewel of the Middle East

Intrigued was the word I always used when talking about going to Dubai.
Dunbar's Close Garden. Picture: Wikimedia

Five most historic gardens in Edinburgh to visit

We discover the most ancient gardens in the capital for a shady summer stroll through tranquil gardens.
Some TripAdvisor reviewers are very hard to please (Photo: Shutterstock)

Quiz: match the Edinburgh landmark to the miserable TripAdvisor review

There are many reasons why Edinburgh has become the second most popular tourist destination in the UK.

Space for more than 100 diners is being created in the second-floor restaurant of Dundee's new V&A museum, which will be transformed into a bar in the evening.

First look at Dundee V&A's waterfront restaurant and cafe

The first images of the restaurant and cafe which are being created for Dundee’s waterfront V&A museum have been revealed.


Scientists ‘hunting’ Loch Ness Monster will test lake’s DNA

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster has baffled scientists for centuries - but now a group of experts hope modern technology will reveal what really lives in the murky depths of the Scottish lake.


Richard Branson: Edinburgh tourist tax could drive visitors to Glasgow

Sir Richard Branson has warned that Edinburgh risks chasing tourists away to Glasgow if it goes it alone in bringing in a tourist tax.


Edinburgh Castle named UK’s fourth best landmark in TripAdvisor awards

Edinburgh Castle has been named as the fourth best-rated landmark in the UK in the Travellers’ Choice TM awards for Landmarks, announced by TripAdvisor.


Edinburgh Marathon 2018: full list of road closures

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival rolls into town this weekend with races running on both the Saturday and Sunday - make sure you don't get caught out by road closures with this handy guide.
The Fallbarrow holiday homes border the eastern shore of Windermere.

Travel: Fantastic family adventures on the picturesque shores of Windermere

For one reason or another, taking a family trip to explore the splendour of the Lake District had always eluded us.

There are plenty of events going on in Edinburgh this weekend that are completely removed from the royal wedding (Photo: Shutterstock)

12 ways to avoid the royal wedding in Edinburgh

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll surely know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to tie the knot this Saturday 19 May.

New to running? Try one of these capital city routes.(Photo: Shutterstock)

5 running routes for beginners in Edinburgh

Are you new to running and looking for inspiration? Try one of these scenic and flat city running routes.

Drivers face delays on City Bypass

Motorists face delays getting into the city this morning

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