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Travel: A sparkling taste of Christmas in Germany’s capital city of contrasts

As the snow began to fall and the sparkling lights glistened on the wooden roofs it was easy to see why thousands of people visit the continent’s Christmas markets each year to add festive sparkle to the seasonal celebrations.

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A man attempted to smuggle 11kg of drugs through the airport. Stock image

Man ‘attempted to smuggle 11kg of cannabis’ through Edinburgh Airport

A 24-year-old man has been jailed for 18 months at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for attempting to smuggle approximately 11 kilos of cannabis through Edinburgh Airport.

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A 16.8 million overhaul of the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh was due for completion in 2018.

National Gallery revamp going over budget despite being cut back

A long-awaited overhaul of Scotland’s flagship art gallery is set to go millions of pounds over budget - despite being dramatically scaled back in a bid to keep its cost down.
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Yotel hotel brand has announced plans to open its first hotel in Scotland, which it says will provide an alternative to "traditional" offerings. Picture; PA

Yotel comes to Scotland with first hotel in Edinburgh’s New Town

A 280 ‘cabin room’ hotel designed to mimic the comfort of luxury air travel will open its first Scottish hotel in a vacant office building on Queen Street.

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Take a look at Lothian’s festive bus timetable

Take a look at Lothian’s festive bus timetable

lothian has announced its Christmas and New Year service information for customers travelling during the festive season.

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Sample the delights of fine food and drink in London.

Travel: Food glorious food and luxury living in the capital

London has been on our ‘to do’ list for a while.

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The new hotel will be placed in a gap site in the Old Town

First look: New images released of £20m hotel planned for Old Town

AS work continues brick by brick, floor by floor, this computer generated image shows how one of the Old Town’s last remaining gap sites will look after it undergoes a £20m regeneration.

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Flights from Edinburgh to New York have been discounted.

Black Friday sale offers Edinburgh - New York flights for £140

It is common for shoppers to not only look on the high street for Black Friday deals, but also, to try and arrange a trip away, taking advantage of sales.

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Dundee has spent years preparing a bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023.

Dundee's European culture capital bid sunk by Brexit 'bombshell'

Dundee’s hopes of being crowned European City of Culture in 2023 appeared dead in the water today - due to the Brexit vote.
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Chirk Aqueduct and railway viaduct.

Travel: Peace and quiet reigns in border country where battles once raged

The first clue that we were going to enjoy our stay in the borderlands of rural Shropshire was the discovery of a farm’s cheese vending machine en-route to our self-catering cottage near Ellesmere.
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Curator Adrienne Hynes with part of Bonnie Prince Charlie's travelling canteen, one of the star objects in the exhibition.

National Museum breaks two million visitor barrier for the first time

A blockbuster exhibition on Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites has helped propel visitor numbers at Scotland’s busiest ever visitor attraction through the two million barrier for the first time.
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Morecambe Sailing Club.

Travel: Morecambe on comeback trail to reclaim title as ‘Naples of North’

There was a time when Morecambe was known as the Naples of the North.

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Fergus Linehan has been at the helm of the Edinburgh International Festival since the 2015 event.

Fergus Linehan to remain Edinburgh International Festival director until 2022

THE figurehead of the Edinburgh International Festival is to stay in the role for an extra three years, organisers have revealed.
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View down the historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland.

How to spend the perfect weekend in Edinburgh

The Scottish capital knows how to get into the festive spirit, but there’s plenty to recommend a visit outside the peak season, from rousing rambles to artisan ice cream, writes Chris Green.

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One of the signature events of the Year of Young People will be the opening of Dundee's V&A Museum.

£2m line-up of events for Scotland's Year of Young People

A year-long celebration of Scotland’s young people will see them help design and plan the opening of Dundee’s V&A Museum, stage a take-over of the Georgian house that inspired JM Barrie to write Peter Pan and enter a “school of stand-up" at Glasgow’s annual comedy festival.
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Romantic lure of Scotland fuelling boom in US visitors

The welcoming nature of the Scottish people, a spiritual bond with its landscapes and the romance of hit TV show Outlander is fuelling a record boom in American visitors, new research has found.

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Picturesque views of Boston.

Travel: Boston – home of ball games, seafood and lots of boiled treats!

There are three things that I love about Boston and Massachusetts – the sport, the history and the food.

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Matthew Kidd and Jessica Gray at a press conference following their ordeal, with the two accused men with their heads covered.  Picture: SWNS

Scottish couple’s trip ruined by ‘armed’ gang of shepherds

A SCOTTISH couple on a round-the-world trip were forced to cross a river in India in an inflatable dinghy to escape the clutches of an “armed” gang of shepherds.

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Alasdair Graham, of architects Chipperfield, and Sir Ewan Brown, chair of the Impact Trust, at the site of the new concert hall.

£45m Edinburgh concert hall to open up access to huge chunk of New Town

Edinburgh’s new £45 million concert hall will open up access to a huge swathe of little-known New Town squares, lanes, terraces and gardens, its backers have revealed.

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Isle of Eriska Hotel frontage.

Travel: Tasty cuisine amid glorious scenery served up on the little Isle of Eriska

Natalie Walker and her family enjoy five-star Michelin dining in picturesque surroundings at this Scottish Baronial style mansion

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