A guest-house in one of Scotland’s beauty spots has lost its listing with VisitScotland in a row over accommodating gay couples. Two men planning a walking trip in the Highlands complained to the tourist authority after they were refused the use of a vacant double-bedded room. But it was the rudeness of the emails, Read More

One of the world’s leading whisky writers, Charles Maclean, who has an enviable job and something of an authority on uisge beatha, Scotland’s water of life leads a four night journey on the Royal Scotsman. The tour will be taking in famous distilleries across the different whisky-producing regions – among them Glenmorangie, Talisker, Glenlivet, Read More

There will be 160 performances of 111 different events at the 2004 Edinburgh International Festival (Aug.15 to Sept.5), once again offering a bewildering choice of opera, theatre, music and dance. Since it began in the late 1940s, it has been joined by a variety of other events, including the vast Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Aug.8-30);, Read More

Where better to brush up on your golfing skills than St. Andrews, hallowed Scottish home of the game? The Golf Academy at St. Andrews, part of specialist tour operator Scotland for Golf, is a newcomer to the Scottish sporting scene. Run by hand-picked professionals, headed by George Finlayson, the PGA Coach Education Tutor for, Read More

Servants and cats are the subjects of two contrasting exhibitions in Edinburgh this spring. Portraiture traditionally celebrates the rich and powerful, but “Below Stairs” (Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Feb.12 – May 31) has over 100 images of individuals employed in service from the early 17th century to today. Highlights include Hogarth’s famous 18th century, Read More

Night-time walking tours of Edinburgh to discover its ghosts and infamous citizens of old have been a feature of the city’s tourist trail for years. Now parties of 15 or more need do no more than jump aboard a bus for a taste of the gruesome and spooky.

US Airways Vacations announces the availability of complete vacation packages to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland. This exciting destination has been added in conjunction with new US Airways(R) flight service to Glasgow beginning May 10, 2004 from Philadelphia. As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is one of the cultural capitals of Europe. Travelers can enjoy a, Read More

Two new brochures from VisitScotland will inspire all lovers of Scottish wildlife and arm them with the practical information needed to experience it for themselves. Scotland boasts an impressive list of wild creatures, ranging from massive sea eagles and copious red deer to whales and dolphins off the north and west coasts; puffins on, Read More

In Edinburgh, the run-up to Christmas, and the New Year celebrations, are on a big scale, and attract visitors from many lands to the Scottish capital. First comes Capital Christmas (Nov. 27 – Dec. 24), with lights along Princes Street and the adjoining gardens switched on from the first day, and a huge ferris, Read More