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Photographer Martin Shields has been encouraging viewers of The Hour to send in their summer snaps, and here are some of the best.
The Hour viewers send in a collection of their best pictures from their trips to all four corners of the globe.
The Hour visits Scotland's largest go-karting centre for a test drive.
Carnivore keeper Raymond Russell spoke to The Hour about the new baby anteater at the zoo and how the public have been fascinated with the unusual-looking animals.
Keep yourself busy this weekend with a musical, a dance-athon and a visit to the Highland Games.
School pupils visit Royal Highland Show to see what daily life is like for a honey bee.
The Aussie tried speed-scoffing Scotland’s national dish at the world’s first haggis-eating contest in Edinburgh but failed miserably after being beaten by a wee Scots lassie.
This weekend the Royal Highland Show takes place at Ingliston and across the country the farmers are preparing their livestock.
Although it was decommissioned in 1997, the “yotties” of the Royal Yacht Britannia return once a year to renovate it and celebrate their time together.
This weekend marks the start of the 2011 Glasgow Mela, a festival that celebrates the city’s vibrant South Asian culture.
The legendary fisherman took two young lads out to learn his trade.
Scots told to keep their eyes peeled for Northern Lights as sun gives off massive release of energy.
Got the summer feeling and want to get out and have some fun with the family? Check out this weekend’s best events.
The Hour’s Eadie Manson goes behind the scenes at the Mount Gay distillery plant in St. Michael, Barbados.
If you are planning on heading out to enjoy the sunshine this weekend, The Hour has some suggestions on what to do with your days off.
Chef Eadie Manson headed to Barbados to find out where the country’s Celtic connection comes from and to explore the culinary delights of the Caribbean.
Lynn McKechnie from the Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian, Scotland, scared the life out of Michelle McManus and Stephen Jardine when she brought killer spiders, a poisonous frog and a couple of pythons to The Hour studio.
After months of work the Castle is about to re-open to the public and comedian Bruce Devlin was shown some of the highlights.
Wallace the Albino Wallaby hops into The Hour with Melissa Murray, who has helped hand rear the rare marsupial to prepare him for returning to his family.
There’s no let up at Strathisla Farm but plenty of wee-calves as calving season passes the midway stage.