New tourism body wants visitors to back Scots communities

A new national tourism body is urging visitors to support community owned tourism enterprises across Scotland and deliver a boost for local jobs and services as the sector rebuilds after Covid-19. Scottish Community Tourism (SCOTO) is a new network of around 100 community owned tourism organisations and enterprises. Its aim is to promote and represent…

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Learn, grow, laugh and flourish at St Leonards

Big in ambition yet small enough for every pupil to be known by name, St Leonards School in St Andrews offers an outstanding education for pupils aged five to 18. On Monday, 2 May, St Leonards will be welcoming prospective families to its beautiful, green school campus to discover the endless opportunities it provides for…

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Tamdhu ready to offer a Spain to Speyside experience

Tamdhu distillery only opens its doors to the public once a year during The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. This year the brand is hosting an immersive ‘Spain to Speyside’ tour and tasting with London’s famous Spanish deli, Brindisa. Taking place on Thursday, 28 April, the exclusive whisky experience includes an in-depth tour with distillery…

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A guide to Scotland’s lost railway lines

As cars turned the world of transport on its head, multiple Scottish railway branch lines were swept away by the ‘Beeching Axe’. With that in mind, Spaven – an award-winning author with a life-long interest in the rail industry – meanders along the country’s old branch lines, examining both their glory days and the devastating…

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The corrupt world of business and politics

As part of the Angus Blue series, this third edition details a thrilling investigation led by DI Blue who is drawn into the corrupt world of business and politics. As we have come to expect of Martin, he has excelled himself with vivid descriptions of Scotland – in this case, of Oban – adding authenticity…

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Vault City’s sour beers are boosting their sales

Vault City has announced that its sales have tripled year-on-year to almost £2 million as customers across the UK increasingly become suckers for sour beer. This news comes as the Edinburgh-based brewery launches two new beers made using real fruit nationwide in Tesco – a Blueberry Maple beer and Triple Fruited Mango beer. Last April,…

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Tourism group launches ‘Breathing Space’ campaign

A new campaign to attract UK-wide visitors to Caithness and Sutherland in 2022 and beyond has been launched. The destination management organisation responsible for promoting tourism in the far north Highlands, Venture North, has launched the new Breathing Space campaign to help promote businesses and attractions in the region as the country begins to emerge…

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Scotland’s Circus Cabaret Night is back this weekend

Scotland’s iconic Circus Cabaret Night is back, freshening the blood flow of Scottish Circus Arts. Created by Edinburgh-based company Delighters to demonstrate the true skill of Scotland’s Circus scene today, their seventh event in the Cirqulation series is coming to Assembly Roxy on Sunday 24 April. Cirqualtion: Future will celebrate our time ahead of us,…

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Mains of Taymouth for Ukraine is announced

Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course in Kenmore are to hold a special fundraising event for the charity Highland Perthshire Welcomes Ukraine. Choosing Highland Perthshire’s traditional Raft Race Weekend, which this year falls on 18 and 19 June, the estate has put together a special weekend of fundraising to support existing local efforts…

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Celebrating the bravery of Scots who went to war

In 1914, as the world prepared for war, thousands of men enlisted in Scotland. But thousands more Scots, and those of Scottish descent, joined up across the world. As the optimism of 1914 gave way to the grim reality of years of conflict, the human cost of fighting the First World War became a foundation…

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