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Rediscover Orkney and The Outer Hebrides

This year The Lonely Planet revealed that the Shetland Islands had secured the sixth place in its top 10 “Best in Europe” destinations for 2019 - the only spot in the UK to be included - but these aren't Scotland's only incredible island locations.

10 amazing reasons why Scotland is so family friendly

Scotland will put a smile on your face around every corner, with so many family-friendly aspects to make living and working here so special.

Active Scotland

Scotland's gearing to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, so it's an exciting time for sport, whether you're a spectator or a participant.

Ancient History of Scotland

People have lived in Scotland for over 12,000 years, right back to prehistoric times.

Arisaig – Scotland is silence and breathtaking beauty

Rough guides readers have voted Scotland the most beautiful country in the world. With stunning locations such as Arisaig, it’s little wonder.

Autumn breaks in Scotland

Want to see Scotland at its best this Autumn? Here are a ten great locations to inspire.

Best Hiking Trails in Scotland

In Scotland, we never get tired of boasting about our country's beautiful landscapes. With rolling green hills and windswept mountain ranges, there's no shortage of magnificent hikes and walks in Scotland.

Climate Change & Renewables

Renewable energy is a priority, not just for Scotland, but for everyone. That's why we're committed to finding ever-greener and cleaner methods of powering the modern world.

Danny MacAskill – blazing new trails

Danny MacAskill is a professional street trials mountain bike rider from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. His incredible biking skills have amassed hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.

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