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  • Video: 5 reasons you need to visit Islay

    Video: 5 reasons you need to visit Islay

    May 10th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    With its rugged, edge-of-the-world vistas, the stunning Hebridean island of Islay in Scotland‘s Argyll region has an aura of isolation. But as our videographer Colt St. George found out, it’s a breeze to get to – whichever direction you’re coming from. And while Islay is rightly famed for the peaty goodness of its whisky, there... Read more »

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  • Hazy days on the Scottish Riviera: 5 reasons to visit Dumfries & Galloway now

    Hazy days on the Scottish Riviera: 5 reasons to visit Dumfries & Galloway now

    April 27th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    There are two very different streams down in Dumfries & Galloway, the region that makes up Scotland’s southwest corner. First, with the region sitting on the shoulder of the English Lake District, there is – inevitably – a stream of cross-border traffic plying the A74. But there’s a second stream – and if the tourists... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful region in Scotland: the results!

    The most beautiful region in Scotland: the results!

    April 20th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    In a country as stunning as Scotland, how do you choose the most beautiful region? VisitScotland asked us to help them find out, so we ran a poll with our readers, inviting you to vote for the fairest of them all. After more than 4000 votes, the results are now in. Check out the video below for... Read more »

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  • How to ace Aberdeen: an expert’s guide to the Granite City

    How to ace Aberdeen: an expert’s guide to the Granite City

    April 18th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
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    With more than thirty other namesakes around the world – from New South Wales in Australia to South Africa’s Eastern Cape – Scotland’s Aberdeen remains the original and best, wearing its history well. Known as the Granite City, and built on centuries of nautical heritage – herring fishing, whaling, shipbuilding, and the far more recent offshore oil boom, which took off like a... Read more »

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  • 9 quirky British islands to explore

    9 quirky British islands to explore

    April 6th, 2018Rachel Mills
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    Just a fraction of Britain’s more than 6000 islands are accessible – and even fewer are inhabited. If you’re dreaming of life, or just a holiday, on a remote coastal island you’ll know that islanders have a reputation for being rather quirky. Local traditions and customs are fiercely protected and every British island has a... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful regions in Scotland: vote now!

    The most beautiful regions in Scotland: vote now!

    March 23rd, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    *Voting has now closed* As spring finally arrives, we’re running a poll to discover the most beautiful region in Scotland. We know it’s hard to choose, but if you had to pick one – just one – of the regions below, which would it be? Take a look at our taster images for inspiration. To... Read more »

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  • 7 reasons to visit Dundee & Angus

    7 reasons to visit Dundee & Angus

    March 14th, 2018Helen Ochyra
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    You might have heard that a certain big-name design museum is coming to Dundee later this year. The architecturally stunning V&A will indeed open its doors on Dundee’s waterfront in September, offering an exciting programme of exhibitions and events – but there’s so much more to the Dundee & Angus region than one long-awaited museum. Here are seven more reasons... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful places in Scotland – as voted by you

    The most beautiful places in Scotland – as voted by you

    October 4th, 2017Mike MacEacheran
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  • On the fringes of Edinburgh: 8 ways to explore the city’s quirky side

    On the fringes of Edinburgh: 8 ways to explore the city’s quirky side

    August 30th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    During August, all rules and social conventions are put to one side when Edinburgh hosts the world’s biggest arts festival. Actors perform improvised soliloquies on the Royal Mile – often on stilts, and maybe smothered in something – while this year one troop of comedians took it upon themselves to perform part of their show... Read more »

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  • 8 alternative UK winter breaks

    8 alternative UK winter breaks

    November 7th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    The UK gets pretty grim during the winter, with its dark, early nights and splutteringly cold weather. But if you can’t wait until spring to start having fun again, there’s still hope. Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson has compiled eight ideas for alternative UK breaks during the winter months, from a singing retreat in Northumberland to... Read more »

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  • 8 spectacular remote places in Scotland

    8 spectacular remote places in Scotland

    September 19th, 2016Robin McKelvie
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    Scotland’s cities offer myriad urban charms, but if you want to really get to the heart of the country, you need to get into the wild. Making up 69 percent of the UK coastline and boasting more than 800 islands, Scotland is home to some of the last great wildernesses in Europe. From the Highlands to the... Read more »

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  • Video: 5 reasons to road trip Scotland

    Video: 5 reasons to road trip Scotland

    September 5th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Scotland is undeniably beautiful. From famous landscapes like Glen Coe and Loch Ness to unheard of islands scattered off the far reaches of the Highlands, there are stunning vistas at every turn. Our readers even voted Scotland the most beautiful country in the world. After a few weeks driving the North Coast 500, co-author of... Read more »

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