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Scotland is the UK’s most northerly nation, traditionally famed for its mythical monsters, whisky, haggis, tartan, bagpipes and golf. Its landscapes are full of drama and variety, from the gentle rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway to the breathtaking peaks of the Cairngorms.
Scotland is packed with history and culture, from the neolithic sites of the Orkneys to the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Balmoral Castle

Royal Deeside: Scotland’s Victorian Heritage Trail

Janice Hopper follows the Victorian Heritage Trail in Royal Deeside, Scotland, to discover the land that Queen Victoria fell hopelessly in love with

Early evening over Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. Edinburgh Castle history

Edinburgh Castle history: 900 years protecting Scotland’s capital

Scotland’s biggest attraction still stands proud above its capital city 900 years after its inception

Isle of Eriska, Oban, Argyll, Scotland. Best hotels in Scotland

Best hotels in Scotland: From castles to cottages

Yearning to escape it all? We’ve found some of the best hotels in Scotland to indulge in some serious down time

The Torridon Scotland. This Victorian hotel, is located on the shores of Loch Torridon in Wester Ross, the Highlands

Scottish Highlands hotels: The Torridon Scotland

The Torridon Hotel and Inn offers a warm welcome and luxury accommodation in one of the most majestic settings imaginable

Airds hotel autumn sunset, Port Appin, Argyll, Scotland. Airds hotel views

Airds Hotel, Port Appin, Argyll: Scotland’s Clan Stewart country

At the westernmost edge of the Great Glen stands the Airds Hotel – the perfect get-away-from-it-all Scottish hotel

King James I (James VI of Scotland)

Who was James VI? How did he escape the Gunpowder Plot?

King James oversaw a relatively peaceful reign, despite Guy Fawkes trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament. He was King of Scotland as James VI from 1567 and King of England and Ireland as…

Adrian Vanson’s Sir John Maitland, 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane (1589) and an X-ray view which reveals a portrait hidden underneath the top paint layers

Remarkable portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots discovered under 16th-century painting of a man

Unfinished portrait of controversial 16th-century queen Mary Stuart found under painting of Sir John Maitland. The picture may have been painted and then covered up in dangerous times

Scottish Highlands. From VisitBritain video on how Siobhan Mackenzie was inspired by Scotland

Video: Inspired by Scotland – The Scottish Highlands

In this stunning video from VisitBritain and BBC StoryWorks, fashion designer Siobhan Mackenzie reflects on how her roots in the Scottish Highlands have inspired her work

Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart. Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites. The 1745 Jacobite Rebellion

Bonnie Prince Charlie and The Jacobite Rebellion

One of the most pivotal periods in Scottish history, the failed rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites had widespread repercussions

Pippa Stephenson, curator of European Art at Glasgow Museums, with the lost Rubens’ painting ‘George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham’

Lost Rubens painting of Jacobean duke found in Glasgow stately home

Oil painting by leading 17th-century Flemish artist is of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham – a controversial figure in Jacobean times

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