Posts Tagged ‘ Scotland ’

Saturday snippets: August 5th 2017

Aug 5th, 2017 | By

in some places tourism is causing problems like the Isle of Skye. In others such as the Cook Islands a new marine reserve may attract many more. They are part of Adrian’s look at some of the tourism stories of the week.



Air Departure Tax: Who Benefits?

Jun 21st, 2017 | By

Yet again we have a report that rehashes old ideas, presents few new ones preferring to rely on hoary old arguments instead.



A new national park in Scotland?

Jun 6th, 2017 | By

One wonders why the SNP government cannot support the idea of more national parks and more Scottish economic growth particularly at a time when the EY Scottish Item Club says that the Scottish economy is showing signs of slowing faster than the rest of the UK.



Where the experts holiday: Campbell Jefferys, travel writer and author

Apr 7th, 2017 | By

Australian travel writer and author, Campbell Jefferys, shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel



Where the experts holiday: Reza Pakravan, traveller, adventurer and film maker

Apr 2nd, 2017 | By

Reza Pakravan – a traveller, adventurer and film maker – shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers



What’s hot: April 2017

Mar 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Making better use of waterways

Mar 9th, 2017 | By

Given the finite space on roads should river boat travel be encouraged as a way for commuting and for tourists to see more of our destinations without having to put up with the slow pace of road travel?



The Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By

In Scotland, the snowdrop is of such significance that there is a Scottish Snowdrop Festival which runs from the beginning of February until March 12th.



Saturday snippets: 14th January 2017

Jan 14th, 2017 | By
skiing

Stonehenge, Club 55, Star Wars and medical assistance abroad compete with children’s attitudes to holidays in Adrian’s column this week. And there is the almost obligatory Southern rail story.



What’s hot: December 2016

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Scotland’s ticket giveaway

Nov 6th, 2016 | By
image of Stirling Castle

Historic Environment Scotland‘s annual Ticket Giveaway has begun. From last Tuesday you could apply for the free tickets which can be used on the weekend before St Andrew’s Day.



Where the experts holiday: Brian Luckhurst, founder of the Home Exchange 50plus website

Aug 18th, 2016 | By

Brian Luckhurst, founder of Home Exchange 50plus, talks travel



Where the experts holiday: Nick Wandering, travelholic

Aug 5th, 2016 | By

Travel blogger, Nick Morris, shares his travel highs and lows



A day in…North Berwick

May 23rd, 2016 | By

Adtian spends a windy day in North Berwick, a town known for golf, beaches and the Scottish Seabird Centre.



#OpenforBusiness

Feb 4th, 2016 | By

Parts of Cumbria, Lacashire, Yorkshire and Scotland were flooded before and after Christmas. Most parts weren’t. Will we holiday tere this half-term and Easter?



Reasons to love Scotland

Jan 25th, 2015 | By
Urquhart castle

Every year on 25 January, Scotland celebrates the life of its national poet, Robert Burns. To mark Burns Day here are some of the things we love about our northern neighbours



Scottish independence and the visitor

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
tourist buses

Update: Scotland has voted no but comments from the Prime Miniister suggest that we could still have differential APD for example.



Where the experts holiday: Luis Rubén Cuevas, director of Travel Times

Aug 7th, 2014 | By

Luis Rubén Cuevas, director of Mexican travel magazine – Travel Times – talks travel



Glasgow is great!

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

The Commonwealth Games aren’t the only reason to visit Scotland’s largest city



Spotlight on San Antonio

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

Saddle up. San Antonio is ready to ride says Kaye Holland



What’s hot: May 2013

May 1st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world. This month it’s all about taking a trip to Times Square, bobbing around in the Dead Sea and schlepping to Sydney…



Where the experts’ holiday: Richard Harpham, kayaker and adventurer

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

Richard Harpham – one half of the leadership of the Big 5 Kayak Challenge, a small team taking on five distinct and unique expeditions, paddling some of the most challenging water on the planet – talks travel



Where the experts holiday: Phoebe Smith, editor of Wanderlust travel magazine and author of Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper

Jan 25th, 2014 | By

Some of the best travel adventures can be found right here in the UK says Phoebe Smith – editor of adventure travel magazine Wanderlust and author of Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper



Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Jan 8th, 2014 | By

It’s just three weeks until the Scottish Snowdrop Festival with events running from the first of February until the sixteenth of March.



Scottish skiing begins

Nov 11th, 2013 | By

At the weekend, skiers and snow boarders headed to the opening of the season at Scotland’s CairnGorn mountain.



Loch Lomond in the autumn

Sep 7th, 2013 | By

Hardly have the schools returned and destinations are rolling out campaigns to persuade us to visit them. Smaller places have much less money so, today, I thought I would highlight Loch Lomond which is spending just £85,000 over the next few months.



Scotland’s award winning beaches

Jun 10th, 2013 | By

Today it’s the turn of Scotland to hear how its beaches have been affected by the new water rules used in determining which get blue flags and which do not. Three beaches – all in Fife – won the blue flag award…



Birdlistening… the new birdwatching?

May 5th, 2013 | By

It’s a brave person that wakes me up before 6am. Yet I’ve found myself wide awake well before my alarm clock this last week or so, thanks to a couple of perky songbirds perched right outside my window and singing their hearts out