London 2012's Olympic torch relay will start in Land's End and travel as far as the outer Hebrides on an 8,000-mile journey to the stadium.
The magical Orkney Islands are located off the north coast of Scotland. An archipelago made up of 70 ruggedly beautiful islands and skerries, Orkney is one of the furthest flung provinces of the British Isles, and one of Scotland’s greatest natural wonders.
Four far-flung homeowners explain why they've chosen remote residences
If last week clouded your opinion of flying, then Simon Calder has some ship-shaped solutions, from island-hops to cross-channel bargains
£15m ‘Nordic’ makeover to banish image as Britain’s most disappointing attraction
Icelandic sagas carried a warning for Norsemen
There are literally so many things to see and do during a break to Scotland this autumn. From sampling delicious Scottish produce in one of the many Michelin Starred restaurants, to immersing yourself in Scotland's vast array of arts and culture.
Publisher bins manuscript about 'repressed drunks stuck in the 1950s' after threats of legal action and MP's complaint
A plane carrying dozens of British holidaymakers skidded off a runway as it landed today, ending up just yards from a beach.
When is a bicycle not a bicycle? When it's a foldable and fiendishly clever expression of British design genius. Will Self tells the story of the Brompton bike, and reveals how he lost his heart to an unlikely two-wheeled wonder. Portrait by Andy Sewell
Attacks by killer whales may be helping to drive the sudden and mysterious decline of seals around the northern coasts of Scotland, new research suggests.