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Scottish Highlands & Islands

Andrew Fairlie in his two-Michelin-star restaurant.

Scotland

On course to luxury

Lee Tulloch The many activities at Gleneagles may pull even the keenest golfer off the greens, writes Lee Tulloch.

Scotland

Last stand of the Gaels

Loom with a view ... 15th-century St Clement's church on the Isle of Harris.

Jamie Lafferty is lost for words in the Western Isles, where a unique language and tradition thrive on the edge of Europe.

UK

Rats for dinner: tourists learn how to be Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls Survival Academy

A new academy backed by TV adventurer Bear Grylls offers training in vital survival skills. Oliver Smith signed up for a 'taster' session.

Scotland

Castles, inns and isles

Glengorm castle.

Sophie Dening recommends where to stay and dine on a driving holiday of the Scottish west Highlands.

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Tourist boom fuels rush for bigger, better airports in Asia

Terminal 1 Exterior at Singapore Changi International Airport

9:32am | Asian countries are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

30 Jul | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

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