Taychreggan, Oban: you’ll be in Awe of the loch

April 3 2010

With the global economic downturn biting and some miserly exchange rates on offer, the popularity of the "staycation" has rocketed in recent months. Dave Lord joined the growing band of Scots who holiday at home with a stay at the 300-year-old former drovers' inn Taychreggan near Oban named one of the most romantic retreats in Britain.


Marseille: Vive la difference

March 27 2010

Twenty years after Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence attracted hordes of tourists and expats to the region, Nora McElhone finds the Mediterranean city of Marseille is the perfect base for exploring this stunning area.