Sometimes a little deception is no bad thing. Well, it was in my case recently when the opportunity arose to test drive something new in the shadow of the Sidlaw Hills, just outside Dundee.
A multi-million-pound investment by VisitScotland will promote Angus and Dundee as "an amazing holiday destination."
Mist-covered mountains, wild seas and dramatic ruined castles drenched in history make the Isle of Skye one of the most romantic getaways that Scotland, and indeed the world, has to offer. But perhaps nowhere encapsulates the romance of the Misty Isle more than the luxurious hideaway Kinloch Lodge the island's only Michelin Star establishment. Michael Alexander travelled north to find out more.
What do Barra, Honduras and Guatemala City all have in common? They are all in the top 10 scariest airports in the world - but in another survey, Barra was voted in the top 10 'inspirational approaches'.Michael Alexander recently spent a family holiday on Barra and found out for himself whether it was scary or inspirational.
A Fife muscle man is providing a strong pull for Germans to come to Scotland.
Scotland in the autumn is a pretty special place. The tourists have gone home, the weather's still quite good, and you can sometimes feel you have the whole country to yourself. Jack McKeown spent a few days touring some of the highlights.
Ahoy, me hearties! Mike Donachie and family enjoyed a short break with a difference aboard Edinburgh's Four Sisters Boatel, which is billed as Scotland's only "floating hotel." Dragging along his wife and two young children, he filled the car with babycare junk and was already misusing nautical terms before they hit the motorway.
With 'staycations' on the rise, Richard Watt beholds a Scottish beauty Eyemouth.
Heading off with heavy scepticism and believing a pre-packaged Center Parcs holiday is for people who don't want to experience the REAL outdoors, Michael Alexander soon finds Whinfell Forest offers a perfect family retreat within easy reach of home.
Time spent in a log cabin in the heart of Argyll allows plenty of time for nature gazing, relaxation and walking, as Lisa Trainer found out.