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More Secret Skye

Following on from his first Secret Sky piece, Terry Marsh opens the lid on more Secret Skye locations on the wonderful Isle of Sky.

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Secret  Skye

The most surprising thing about the Isle of Skye is that no matter how many times you visit, you never stop finding something you’d missed on previous visits.Here are a few off-the-beaten-track places you might otherwise pass by without knowing, and yet they will invest you with a true sense of place, something that takes […]

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Isle of Skye

Whatever might be said of the Isle of Skye, it remains, and always will be, a most remarkable place: a land of passion, legend, pride and fierce loyalties.

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Edinburgh Festivals anyone?

Heading up to any Edinburgh festivals? Anna Smith shares fresh finds and hidden gems for this years’ Edinburgh festival season.

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Shetland. Islands with Latitude

In 1999, when I first visited Shetland, I was presented with a certificate confirming that I had been farther north than 60°; it was a marketing ploy, but I was pleased to receive it – and still have it. Latitude, clearly, was anything but a geographical platitude to these people of the far north of Britain, closer, as they are, to the Arctic Circle than they are to London, and on a level with Hudson Bay in Canada, St Petersburg in Russia, Stockholm in Sweden and Helsinki in Finland.

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The Glasshouse Hotel

The Glasshouse Hotel  is something of a Tardis: walking past the beautiful old church near Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill, you’d have no idea that the facade leads into a modern 77 room hotel, beautifully designed to both compliment the traditional exterior and to make the most of its scenic setting.

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