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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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