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  • Billy Connolly's Great American Trail Episode 3

    Billy Connolly's Great American Trail Episode 3

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    23 September 2019

    After spending time in Al Capone’s prison cell, tracing the footsteps of 60s hippies at Woodstock, and discovering the eerily beautiful Luray Caverns, Billy Connolly is back to round off his epic journey along the 18th-century Scots’ migratory trail through America.

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  • Billy Connolly's Great American Trail Episode 2

    Billy Connolly's Great American Trail Episode 2

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    16 September 2019

    In the 2nd episode of his immersive travelogue, Billy Connolly plays Hank Williams’ old guitar, visits the infamous penitentiary which housed Al Capone, and discovers that the Scots brought football to the USA.

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  • Britain's Favourite Birds

    Britain's Favourite Birds

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    2 January 2019

    Britain’s wildlife is a thing to behold. The natural parks, forested hills and fertile meadows of all four islands play host, in particular, to an astonishing range of birdlife who call these weather-beaten coastal crags, lazy inland canals and rolling woods home.

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  • Alternative Romantic Breaks

    Alternative Romantic Breaks

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    14 February 2018

    A hand in hand stroll along the banks of the Seine, illuminated by the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower, or a serene gondola ride through the extravagant Baroque buildings that proudly line the waterways of Venice...

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  • The Traditions of Burns Night

    The Traditions of Burns Night

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    25 January 2018

    Traditional Scottish music and poetry, an iconic haggis supper and a wee dram or two of whisky - Burns Night is undoubtedly a highlight in a month which otherwise offers little in the way of respite.

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  • The comfort of a big, warm hygge

    The comfort of a big, warm hygge

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    7 December 2017

    Hygge, pronounced hoo-ga, is a word that is likely to be fairly new to your lexicon if not completely unheard of, but is something you've probably experienced many times without even knowing it.

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  • St Andrew's Day

    St Andrew's Day

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    1 December 2017

    To celebrate wonderful St Andrew’s Day this week, we thought we’d delve into the heritage of a country that has an abundance of the stuff.

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  • Train Films

    Train Films

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    17 August 2017

    With the unique iconography, the rosy nostalgia and the inherent romance, rail travel and trains have long been a deep well of inspiration for the cinematic industry. From Bond to Potter, Wes Anderson to Alfred Hitchcock, all manner of trains have appeared in all kinds of film including thrillers, romances and comedies. In a difficult list to compile and with minor spoilers for some films, here are our favourite film scenes featuring trains and railways:

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