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Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete is one of Mollie Hughes' favourite Scottish walks (Photo: Shutterstock)

7 of the best walks in Scotland - according to an Everest climber

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes reveals her seven favourite climbs in Scotland.
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Mollie Hughes has summited Mount Everest twice

How Scotland's mountains prepared Mollie Hughes for Everest

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes explains how living in Scotland prepared her for record-breaking climb of Mount Everest.
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Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry is a great weekend getaway (Photo: Contributed)

10 three-night summer staycations in Scotland for less than £300

Whether you're planning a romantic trip for two, a family excursion or a group holiday with a difference - we’ve put together a list of fantastic places to stay here in Scotland.

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The Fisherfield Forest Munros contain two of Scotlands least climbed mountains (Photo: Shutterstock)

The 10 wildest and least climbed Munros in Scotland

Head into the wilderness and take on one of the most remote Munros.
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Crail to Anstruther is a popular Fife walk (Photo: Shutterstock)

6 of the best walks in Fife with pubs at the end

A day out exploring the beautiful scenery of the Kingdom of Fife followed by a visit to one of its inviting inns is a day well spent. Try one of these Fife walks and earn your next pint.

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Gavin Wood discovered a plot filled with so many characters about the Jacobite Grenadiers that he ultimately had to publish a trilogy!

Gallery of characters results in a blockbuster of a plot ...

An Angus man has been putting pen to paper to complete the last book in his trilogy about the adventures of the Jacobite Grenadiers.

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Kenny at the end of the trek.

Kenny ends epic 2627 mile walk with a surprise

A St Monans man is taking a well-earned rest, after an epic five-month trek through the US, from the Mexican border to Canada.

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Revealed - Britain’s favourite flower

Revealed - Britain’s favourite flower

The humble garden rose has been revealed as Britain’s favourite flower.

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Achieving the perfect summer lawn requires a methodical approach

Top tips: How to maintain your lawn this summer

Getting out into the garden and enjoying your lawn requires some hard work to keep it looking tip top.

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New 'glamping' at Ardross - pic of what the 'tents' will look like.

It’s camping, just not as we know it

A new holiday development in the East Neuk will offer visitors to the Kingdom a completely new experience.

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A map showing the route of the Artline

All aboard the Artline for Fife open doors weekend

Seven unique Fife stations on the East Coast mainline will be the focus of an open doors weekend at the end of the month.

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Kingsbarns beach

Bid to halt closure of Fife Coastal Path section

Plans to close Kingsbarns Golf Links, part of the Fife Coastal Path, the car park at Kingsbarns Beach and its access road, during the Ricoh British Women’s Open will open to consultation within days.

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5 beautiful Scottish beaches you may not have heard of

5 beautiful Scottish beaches you may not have heard of

Scots may be more than able to withstand Arctic weather, but there’s no denying the pull of fairer climates as the cold winter season rages on.

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The group at Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.

Walk this way – to get exercise and forge new friendships

From low level country walks to strenuous munros and long distance mountain treks, there is a Fife group dedicated to providing the widest range of opportunities for people who enjoy spending time outdoors.

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Fifers are urged to sign up for the Race for Life and  'Race for Life Family 5k' this year. Pic: Liam McAvoy.

Fifers are invited to sign up for the Race for Life 2017

Fife women are being encouraged to banish the winter blues by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life – and now men can join them too.

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Volunteers work at Ravenscraig Walled Garden.

Green group one step closer to training centre

Community eco charity Greener Kirkcaldy has taken another step forward in its aim of developing a new horticultural training centre at Ravenscraig Walled Garden in Kirkcaldy.

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Work to begin on new Fife cycle path

Work to begin on new Fife cycle path

Work begins in Dreelside Park this week to progress a multi-use cycle path between Anstruther and Cellardyke.

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Neil MacNicol broke two unofficial records.

Running man breaks two unofficial records

A Burntisland runner believes he has become the first person to complete a popular walking route unsupported while breaking another record at the same time.

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Walkers at the Kissing Trees

Fife walking festival hailed a success

Dozens of people put their best feet forward to take part in the Craigencalt Rural Community Trust’s third annual Walking Festival.

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