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.

Autumn breaks in Scotland

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

Barra Airport

This is Barra Airport – one of the world's most spectacular and beautiful airports, located on the Hebridean island of Barra.

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.

David Livingstone - The boy from Blantyre who became an African legend

David Livingstone, the world-famous missionary and explorer, was born 200 years ago today in Blantyre.

Edinburgh Castle: Ageless Beauty

Multi-coloured fireworks exploding from the Castle at the climax of the Festival is one of the most widely used images symbolising the power and allure of modern Scotland.

Explore Scotland : South West Scotland

Turn west from the Borders into Dumfries & Galloway and you're soon breathing fresh sea air and taking in the incredible views across the Irish Sea towards the Isle of Man.

Explore Scotland: East Central Scotland

East Central Scotland covers the spectacular regions of Perthshire, Fife, and Dundee. Perthshire's spectacular, diverse countryside is steeped in history: the stories of Mary Queen of Scots, Rob Roy and William Wallace all have their chapters here.

Explore Scotland: North East Scotland

The North East of Scotland is home to more Castles than anywhere in the UK. Speyside itself contains over half the Distilleries in Scotland, and the Spey and the Dee are, of course, some of the best fly-fishing waters in the world.

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