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Free town with shares in a brewery

Free town with shares in a brewery

Free town with shares in a brewery

25 November 2011

NORTH of Vienna, Austria borders on the Czech Republic. The scenery is pleasant, agricultural, forested, and not touched by industry or motorways.


Bohemia ... a real discovery destination

Bohemia ... a real discovery destination

Bohemia ... a real discovery destination

21 October 2011

SOUTHERN Bohemia, part of the Czech Republic, lies along Austria's northern border.


Caught in the middle of bus battle

Caught in the middle of bus battle

Caught in the middle of bus battle

29 September 2011

HAVE you read ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’? I’m sure that this great story was inspired by Lichtenstein. In the fictional Ruritania, the town of Zenda is…


Lucky to be in Luxembourg

Lucky to be in Luxembourg

Lucky to be in Luxembourg

07 September 2011

Luxembourg always wanted to be neutral but travel writer RON SMITH finds his stance completely one-sided in regards to its attributes as a fascinating…


Constance or Konstanz - character remains the same

Constance or Konstanz - character remains the same

Constance or Konstanz - character remains the same

19 August 2011

AS YOU go around Europe, you become used to places having at least two names, usually as a result of wars changing boundaries. Konstanz seems to have…


Paris - a city of contrasts

Paris - a city of contrasts

Paris - a city of contrasts

29 July 2011

PARIS is the best of cities, the worst of cities. It is easy to get to as Air France has daily flights direct from Aberdeen, taking just two hours (see…


Traffic and Travel

Traffic and Travel

Traffic and Travel

14 July 2011

Get up-to-the-minute information on roads, rail, bus and ferry services, along with fuel prices in your area


Mysterious Mountains of Mourne

Mysterious Mountains of Mourne

Mysterious Mountains of Mourne

12 June 2011

HALFWAY up Slieve Donard, my daughter Sophie suddenly stopped and asked: "Why are we going up when this is County Down?" But for the look on her little…


Full steam ahead for fairytale trip

Full steam ahead for fairytale trip

Full steam ahead for fairytale trip

07 June 2011

Travel writer RON SMITH makes tracks for the Hartz area of Germany to revive memories of steam train travel, and encounters magnificent scenery, service…


A weekend of peace in Fife

A weekend of peace in Fife

A weekend of peace in Fife

15 May 2011

OK, we should come clean, as should Dugg the dog. We were spending a lovely morning walking around some of the 120 acres of our holiday accommodation…


Inverness Cycle Streets

Inverness Cycle Streets

Inverness Cycle Streets

19 April 2011

Plan your journey around Inverness by bike with Cycle Streets journey planner.


A9 and A96 traffic cameras

A9 and A96 traffic cameras

A9 and A96 traffic cameras

19 April 2011

Live traffic pictures from Traffic Scotland showing the A9 at Slochd and the A96 at Delnies.


Live flight information

Live flight information

Live flight information

19 April 2011

Live flight information from Inverness Airport.


Ferry service updates

Ferry service updates

Ferry service updates

19 April 2011

Check here for any CalMac ferry disruptions and cancellations.


Train journey checker

Train journey checker

Train journey checker

19 April 2011

Get live updates on train times in the Highlands from First ScotRail.


Bus service live updates

Bus service live updates

Bus service live updates

19 April 2011

Check live bus service updates in and around Inverness from Stagecoach.


Traffic cameras - Delnies, Nairn

Traffic cameras - Delnies, Nairn

Traffic cameras - Delnies, Nairn

16 March 2011

Live Eye Views from the A96 at Delnies, Nairn.


Traffic cameras - Aultguish and Braemore

Traffic cameras - Aultguish and Braemore

Traffic cameras - Aultguish and Braemore

16 March 2011

Live Eye Views from Braemore and Aultguish on the A835.


Traffic cameras - Glen Coe and Morar

Traffic cameras - Glen Coe and Morar

Traffic cameras - Glen Coe and Morar

16 March 2011

Live Eye Views from traffic cameras in Glen Coe and Morar.


Traffic cameras - Road to Skye

Traffic cameras - Road to Skye

Traffic cameras - Road to Skye

16 March 2011

Live Eye views from the A87 Road to Skye.


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