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Scotland: North Coast 500

It was back in 1988 that The Proclaimers first belted out Scotland’s alternative national anthem. Now a new 500-mile route through the Highlands promises to be the country’s answer to Route 66. While it may lack the sunshine and classic diners of the US, there’s nowhere more visually impressive. Peter Geoghegan hits the road

The alternative guide to British summer events

Thought summer in Britain was all tennis, horse racing and regattas? Think again. Katherine Price picks eight curious events to schedule into your calendar this month

Six essential ingredients for a Scottish Hogmanay

Fire ceremonies, raucous sing songs and a freezing cold swim — welcome to Scotland’s own brand of New Year celebration

The pleasures of Scottish golf and hospitality

Mark Jones follows in the footsteps of recent Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open winner Phil Mickelson at Castle Stuart in Scotland