Best Things To Do In Scotland’s Two Days Of Summer

The sun’s finally out, so it’s time to make the most of Scottish summer while it’s here. If you’re bored of lying down in a patch of sun at the park, here’s a few alternatives. Camping Although not blessed with great weather all year round, Scotland is blessed with amazing camping spots. From Glen Etive to Loch Lomond, Dumfries and Galloway to the islands, there are hundreds of great places to pitch a tent and have a night in the countryside with your friends. Remember : if heading into the wild, always clean up after yourself. No-one wants to litter the lovely Scottish hills with party…

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How to survive your Leaver’s Holiday

Summer has arrived, you’ve packed your bags and you’re ready to leave your childhood behind and embrace your 6th year holiday. Follow our top tips to make sure you come home in one piece … Don’t get a naff t-shirt Airports are strange places. You’re not allowed to take suncream or water over 100ml and yet on the other side you can buy a gallon of whiskey and enough Toblerone to immediately induce diabetes. People lose all sense of time and personal space: belts loosen and shoes come off. You’re delirious at the thought of having just spent £200 to…

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Six Things I learnt on my Sixth Form Holiday

I’m getting a bit old. I really hate to admit that. And aside from getting two degrees out the way and a REAL job, I’ve grown up in other ways too. On Friday I went to a chippy at the end of a night out and thought, Actually, no, and then went home and made a cup of tea. Someone said “lit” to me and I had no desire to find out what it actually meant. I’ll be honest, young me is completely gutted at this development. Old me— I’m ready to dish out some advice. I went to Magaluf for…

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Sun, ski, chalet? Here’s the Source guide to seasonal summer jobs

Fancy earning some cash abroad this summer, while also boosting your CV? If you’re keen to work in the sunshine, meet new people and have a summer you’ll never forget, grabbing a seasonal job is probably a wise idea. There are thousands of jobs available for bright young Scots like yourself, you just need to work out the one that’s right for you. We’ve done a little pick-and-mix of job opportunities for you to capture your imagination, to give you some inspiration on how to spend your summer. Summer Camp Summer camps are a great opportunity to get involved in sport,…

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InterRailing explained

Want to see more of Europe but don’t have heaps of cash? InterRailing could be the answer… InterRailing is maybe the most cost effective way to see multiple places in one trip. It’s been growing more popular lately, especially with students who get a youth discount. The concept involves travelling across Europe, or through one country, on trains and ferries using one ticket for anything from 15 days to a month. With a choice of 30 countries, including the UK if you aren’t a resident here, using an InterRail pass is much cheaper than booking your travel individually. You can travel…

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Travelling to Greece? Here’s what to know

It’s been all over the news for the past week – and the economic crisis in Greece isn’t going anywhere any time soon. And it’s affecting more than just the country’s native people. The impact’s being felt right across Europe. Greece is, to put it simply, in deep trouble financially. The country has borrowed over €220bn from various organisations (and you thought the £20 you owed your mum was bad), and the majority hasn’t been paid back. Over the weekend, they failed to pay off an instalment of €1.6bn to the IMF (International Monetary Fund), the same day their bailout expired,…

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How To… Travel On A Shoestring

You’ve just finished your exams and walked out the gym hall with a tired but relieved smile on your face. Back home, your whole body sighs as you slump down on your bed and try not to think about anything for a while. You look out the window at the drizzly rain tapping the glass and realise that you’d love to soak up some sunshine this summer but don’t have much dough to pack your bags and head for warmer climes. Travelling overseas can sound like an expensive venture, but if you’re smart you can have a foreign adventure without…

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The weirdest laws across the globe

  Travelling can be so much fun – but amidst making time for some epic selfies, mad nights out and finding new friends, you’ll have to consider differences of culture and unusual laws as you explore foreign lands. No one knows that better right now than 23-year-old Eleanor Hawkins, who was arrested along with nine others for posing naked for photos on top of a sacred mountain in Malaysia. Because of her daft prank, Eleanor and her pals could be imprisoned, with the senior minister of Malaysia blaming the group for an earthquake that killed 18 climbers last week. A priest in the Asian country…

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Conservation volunteering

Caitlin Spencer – African Bushveld Conservation in Southern Africa Jetting off to a foreign country can be quite daunting. This was how Caitlin Spencer felt when she first signed up to take part in Projects Abroad’s African Bushveld Conservation Project in Southern Africa. She soon realised, though, that it was the best decision she ever made and she had the time of her life making new friends and experiencing the great outdoors and wildlife. She shares her experience of her four week African adventure with us here. What made you decide to volunteer on this project? I decided on the…

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