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Outdoors spotlight on Ayrshire

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So close to the city of Glasgow yet so often overlooked, Ayrshire offers a surprising array of outdoors gems. Read more ›

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10 great winter activities in Scotland

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Don’t let the cold, snow or ice put you off an outdoors adventure this winter. Wrap up warm to make the most of these fun activities. Read more ›

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The rise of the young riders

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First it was the MAMILs, now it’s young people who are creating a huge boost to Scottish cycling. Read more ›

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Scottish Youth Hostels – the First 15

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There are some impressive players in the affordable accommodation squad. We select our top team, from among the Scottish Youth Hostel Association’s own hostels, its affiliates and the independents. See whether you agree with our choices. Read more ›

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15 great summer holiday outdoor activities

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Whatever the age of your children, we suggest some fun summer activities in Scotland’s great outdoors. Read more ›

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Ten great walks around ruins

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Scotland has a wealth of crumbling, atmospheric buildings in dramatic spots, and they make a fine focus for a ramble or bike ride. Dave Hamilton, author of a great new book, Wild Ruins, picks his top ten. Read more ›

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Cream o’ the Croft

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Neil Braidwood tries out some mtb trails ahead of the inaugural mountain bike festival in Perthshire. Read more ›

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How the outdoors boosts Skills for Life

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As a new Skills for Life programme is launched by the Outward Bound Trust we find out about the benefits for young people. Read more ›

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What kind of camper are you? 

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As camping increases in popularity, so does the spectrum of camping “styles”. We take a fun look at different types of campers. Read more ›

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Time to try some outdoor cooking

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With the evenings getting longer and camping trips marked on the calendar, Eileen Malone has some advice for when all that fresh air makes you hungry. Read more ›

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Tell the story of your journey

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Scottish Book Trust wants to publish the best of your travellers’ tales. Read more ›

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Top 21 things to do with the family in Scotland

There are so many amazing things to do in Scotland’s great outdoors this spring and summer. Read more ›

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