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Historic Environment Scotland blacksmith, Stacey Hibberd. Credit: Historic Environment Scotland.

Life With a blacksmith: ‘We need to hold on to this craft, if we let it die out historic ironworks will suffer’

Historic Environment Scotland blacksmith, Stacey Hibberd, on growing up playing with tools, working on the King's Coronation and delving into some of Scotland's most historic...
Balmoral Castle. Credit: Adobe Stock.

Balmoral Castle: King Charles opens Royal Family home to public for first time

For the first time in its 169 year history, visitors will be able to tour parts of Balmoral Castle used by the Royal Family this...
Kayti Peschke. Credit: Skíō Pottery.

Life With a potter on Skye: ‘It’s really satisfying to see a ball of clay turn into something beautiful’

A year ago potters Kayti Peschke and Luke Seaton moved 440 miles to Skye from Yorkshire to set up Skíō Pottery in Waternish. Kayti tell...
An oval stone building which was discovered has now been dated to between the 7th and 10th century.

Archaeologists discover lost monastery of St Moluag on Isle of Lismore

It has long been believed that St Moluag was one of the earliest saints to arrive in Scotland after he made it to the Isle...
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Aye Write: Glasgow book festival called off after event turned down for funding

It has been attended by some of the biggest authors in the country, from Ian Rankin to Val McDermid. But Glasgow’s long-running Aye Write book...
Newspaper conservator Claire Hutchison.

Life With the National Library of Scotland: ‘I have conserved incredible material from Jane Austen to Charles Darwin’

Conservator Claire Hutchison on having the patience to handle delicate archive material, working on a first edition of Darwin’s The Origin of Species, and safeguarding national collections....

Jacobite steam train over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Credit: Adobe Stock.

Jacobite train: World famous Harry Potter steam train service suspended

The world famous Harry Potter steam train service has been suspended following a row over safety regulations. The Jacobite train and the Glenfinnan Viaduct, near...
Jenni at work at VisitScotland film guide launch with actor James Cosmo.

Life With VisitScotland: ‘Scotland looks stunning on screen, we want to capitalise on that’

Jenni Steele, film and creative industries manager at VisitScotland, has worked on some of the biggest movies filmed in Scotland. From The Da Vinci Code,...
Work is now underway to discover where the propeller came from. Credit: NTS

Propeller thought to be from WWII plane discovered in Isle of Arran peat bog

A propeller thought to be from a WWII plane has been found buried in a peat bog on the Isle of Arran. The blades are...
Rosslyn Chapel.

Rosslyn Chapel: More than 20 years on The Da Vinci Code still has an impact for visitors

It was published more than 20 years ago, but Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is still having an impact on Rosslyn Chapel two decades later, with...
Laurie Goodlad.

Life With a Scottish tour guide: ‘Shetland runs through my veins, we have to protect places from mass tourism’

Scottish travel writer and tour guide Laurie Goodlad on writing for Lonely Planet, being snubbed by a Hollywood celebrity, and filming with Ben Fogle who...
North Berwick. Credit: Adobe Stock/ francescodemarco

North Berwick: Scottish seaside town named best place to live in UK

The Scottish seaside town of North Berwick in East Lothian has been named the best place to live in the UK. It topped a list...