Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe.

Scotland: A beginner's guide

From its endearing cities, which extend well beyond Edinburgh and Glasgow, to its familiar myth-soaked lochs, glens and far-flung islands, bonnie Scotland is one of Europe's most visually - and culturally - absorbing destinations. 

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Edinburgh Cityscape

Talk of the Town

Edinburgh's mysterious 'modern' half deserves exploring, writes Anthony Dennis.

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Street entertainers perform on the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Living on the Fringe

Craig Platt walks Edinburgh's Royal Mile, where basements, parks and alleys become the stage for 20,000 performers.

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