Scotland

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.

Rare retreats

From tree houses to trailers, roulottes to railway carriages, these unusual escapes offer a chance to abandon bricks and mortar without sacrificing style or comfort.

The Mighty Fells: Britain’s highest peaks

Many have taken on the demanding Three Peaks Challenge – walking to the top of Britain’s highest peaks.

Countryside drives in Scotland

Take a drive through the Scottish countryside and the view through your windscreen is a constantly changing panorama of castles, mountains, lochs and glens.

Castle Fraser. Credit: Creative Commons

Scotland’s spectacular castles

Scotland is home to a host of spectacular castles. Famed for their breathtaking surroundings, they are also key to unlocking the country’s remarkable history In a nation swirling with stories of ferocious clan rivalries and battles against the…

Royal Treasures: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Holyroodhouse Palace

Treasures from The Queen’s Palaces

An exhibition of some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display on 16 March in the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Loch Lomond Glasgow

Glorious Glasgow

Glasgow bustles with shops and has a thriving cultural scene, with easy access to some stunning Scottish countryside. Here is our pick of the best places to visit

Find Nessie at Loch Ness

Eight unique Scottish Highlands experiences

From hunting Nessie to attending the Highland Games, there’s lots of things to see and do across the Highlands, offering  unique experiences for visitor.

Glasgow River Clyde

Glasgow: an insider’s guide

Glasgow was known as the second city of the British Empire for much of the Victorian and Edwardian period. Today, the Merchant City bustles with shops and has a thriving cultural scene

Victorian Edinburgh photos

A selection of photos of historic Edinburgh, taken at the end of the 19th century

Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands insider’s guide

The Highlands are typified by awesome mountains, expansive sandy beaches and atmospheric moors but it’s not just the landscape that’s captivating