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Hiking in the Cairngorms

Whoever said that less is more has never set foot in the Cairngorms National Park. Situated in the heart of the Scottish highlands, it’s twice the size of Scotland’s sister park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and a whopping 40% bigger than the Lake District. Especially for active types, take a look at our guide to hiking in the Cairngorms.

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Tough Mudder EventsPicture being dunked in frigid vats of ice water. Crawling through mud – while being electrocuted. Scrambling up greased walls, wading through waist-high muddy water, and, on top of that, running for miles and miles. No, this isn’t boot camp or a new form of torture – it’s Tough Mudder, and it’s spearheading a huge new trend for endurance, obstacle course-style group challenges. Try your hand at these top Tough Mudder events, if you dare.

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The Best Ryder Cup CoursesWith the Ryder Cup returning to golf’s spiritual home in Scotland for this year’s tournament at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, it’s only fitting to look back at some of the other memorable courses that have played host to one of the biggest tournaments in the history of the sport. Here we remember some of the best Ryder Cup courses.

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The 68th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival kicks off next week and we're thrilled to be the Official Airline Partner for the event. Find out more and enter our competition to win tickets to an exciting film screening.

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A Nature Lover's Guide to Wild Camping in Scotland

Wild camping was once a bit like Fight Club. You did it; you just didn’t talk about it, less the joy of venturing into the wild became somehow sullied by an over exposure to the masses. Hope of the wild camping practice staying under the radar may be largely spent, but the possibilities for a truly unique experience, remain as thrilling as ever. Take a look at our guide to wild camping in Scotland for some of the most scenic spots to sleep al fresco.

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Wild Swimming in Scotland

by AnnaMillar April 2014 - last edited April 2014

Wild Swimming Scotland

Plunging the depths of Scotland’s chilly natural waters isn’t top of the average to-do list. But it should be. Tropical in climate it is not, but that doesn’t stop young and old jumping, diving, or slipping in and experiencing some of Scotland’s most beautiful waterfalls, lakes, lochs and seas.

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