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  • Women on the Railways

    Women on the Railways

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    8 March 2018

    This March 8th, in honour of National Women's Day, we are celebrating the role women have played over the generations in the creation and maintenance of our railways.

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  • Top 5 Scottish Rail Journeys

    Top 5 Scottish Rail Journeys

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    3 August 2017

    What can be said about Scotland? For one, the scenery (providing it’s not so misty you can’t see the hand in front of your face) in this wild corner of the world can never just be ‘nice’ or ‘pretty’, it can only ever be breathtakingly dramatic, awe-inspiring, and slightly ominous, and you can see all of it in its disconcerting glory through its vast selection of rail journeys.

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  • 20 Years of Harry Potter

    20 Years of Harry Potter

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    29 June 2017

    Whether you read a chapter or two each night to your children, or grandchildren, or enjoyed secretly devouring page after page by wand light, er of course I mean lamp light; the Harry Potter novels and later film franchise, are sure to have had some kind of impact on most denizens of Britain’s green and pleasant lands. With its messages of tolerance, bumbling wizards inhabiting tumbledown cottages, filled with eclectic and magically misbehaved nick-knacks, and scenic descriptions of swathey Scottish landscapes, it’s obvious to any discerning reader that good old Blighty is almost as much a leading character throughout all seven books as Harry himself.

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  • Literary Holiday Destinations

    Literary Holiday Destinations

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    12 May 2017

    How many of us have wanted to walk straight into the pages of our favourite books? While it might not be possible quite yet to experience the lives of the fictional heroes and heroines we’ve walked side by side through life with for a little while, and sometimes who’d want to (think of just about any character from a Stephen King novel).

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  • Top 5 Destinations for Vegetarians

    Top 5 Destinations for Vegetarians

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    4 May 2017

    Over the past decade, the choice and variety for vegetarians wanting to eat out has boomed – it’s not just stuffed peppers and goats cheese tartlets anymore! But there are some destinations that seem heaven sent for those keeping to a meat-free diet, places where local delicacies cater more to a vegie palate than any other and where it may even be the meat eaters who are in the minority! So here are 5 of the expected and the unexpected when it comes to global vegetarian hotspots.

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  • Britain’s most scenic railway journeys

    Britain’s most scenic railway journeys

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    4 December 2015

    Britain is an island made for railway journeys. As a long standing emblem of Britain’s powerful industrial past the railway has endured, and despite the 1963 Beeching Report, or ‘Beeching’s Axe’ - has in the last decade entered a new renaissance.

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  • Edinburgh & Scottish Highlands

    Edinburgh & Scottish Highlands

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    12 November 2015

    Discover the stunning environs of Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands with one of our Tour Managers as he recounts his exciting visit to the home of Nessie.

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  • The Orkney Islands

    The Orkney Islands

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    24 April 2015

    Make the most of train holidays to Scotland - visit the Orkney Islands. Nestled between two oceans, the culture and landscape of Orkney is breath-taking.

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  • The Jacobite Steam Train

    The Jacobite Steam Train

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    7 April 2015

    All rail holidays in Scotland should include the Jacobite Steam Train. These days the train is most famous for its appearance as the Hogwarts Express.

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