Friday 1 June 2018  Issue No 2288 




 Ullapool has been voted among the most charming towns in Scotland in a survey by The online travel magazine invited over 300 travel writers, photographers and selected professionals to name the three towns in Scotland they consider the most appealing.

Towns of all sizes were considered for the survey, only excluding Scotland's seven major cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Perth and Stirling. The results were then collated in order to determine the top 20 most charming towns according to the number of votes received.

Located in Scotland’s Central Lowlands, Falkirk is the largest town to make the top 20. Home to some of the country’s most outstanding attractions, including The Kelpies, The Helix, The Falkirk Wheel, Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, and The John Muir Way, its appearance on the list will come as little surprise to many.

Nestled in the western Scottish Highlands on the shores of Loch Linnhe, the town of Fort William also boasts some of the nation’s finest natural landmarks. Known as a gateway to Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak, visitors also flock here to explore such delights as the Glen Nevis valley and Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

Meanwhile other Highlands destinations to make the top 20 include the popular port town of Ullapool and the delightful settlement of Plockton on the shores of Loch Carron.

Another region with strong representation in the top 20 is the Hebrides archipelago off Scotland’s west coast. Featuring in the list are Tobermory, capital of the Isle of Mull, and Portree, the largest town on Skye, both in the Inner Hebrides, while the Outer Hebrides is represented by the town of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

Among the other inclusions in the top 20 are the small town of Anstruther in Fife, the Dundee suburb of Broughty Ferry, and the market town of Crieff in Perth and Kinross. Check the full list of the Top 20 towns in Scotland at:

 Apologies for the missing front pages,

this was due to a change in staffing.