The colour-coded map based on the country’s 354 council areas puts Oban North and Lorn as one of the least at threat constituencies along with Oban South and the Isles and Mid-Argyll.
VisitScotland and Sustrans have launched a new route planner to help make it easier for more people to explore a long-distance cycling route.
Volunteer pilots have flown and photographed the entire Scottish mainland, revealing the extent of coastal litter.
There is no place in the British Isles quite like Orkney. It is breathtakingly beautiful and with more than 70 islands, many of which are uninhabited, it is the perfect destination for being at one with nature, in wide open spaces. As you travel across Orkney, its Neolithic ancestry is evident in the many ancient monuments, stone circles and tombs that are testament to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status and a fascinating history stretching back 6,000 years. Discover tales of Viking intruders, wartime exploits and immerse yourself in Orkney’s rich maritime heritage.
Islay’s not called the Queen of the Hebrides for nothing and she’s been home to people since 8,000BC. They knew they were on to a good thing; even today the Gulf Stream keeps the climate mild compared to the mainland.
A remarkable history, breathtaking scenery and eight distilleries, what more could an island want?
The Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William, An Gearasdan, is at the heart of Lochaber. It’s the place where the West Highland Way ends and the Great Glen Way begins. It has mountains and skiing when there’s snow and even if there’s no snow, there’s walking, running, climbing, river races, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking to name but a few. Fort William is everyone’s favourite base camp for whatever sport they choose.
ONE of Argyll’s largest towns, Campbeltown, on the eastern tip of the Kintyre peninsula, is a natural port, set in deep water and sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly wind by Davaar Island.
Originally called Kinlochkilkerran back in the 1600s, the Chief of the Clan Campbell decided that, as one of the key towns in his domain, it should carry the name of Campbell and so it became Campbeltown.