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Hop Scots: Scottish islands passport could lead to travel discounts

Regional transport group Hitrans suggests passport scheme to boost tourism to Scotland’s 93 inhabited islands

From “munro bagging” to completing the West Highland Way, travellers to Scotland have always loved a challenge. Now, with plans being drawn up to for a Scottish islands passport, a new task for tourists could be on the horizon: visiting the country’s inhabited islands – 93 of them.

The Scottish islands passport scheme was proposed in a recent report by regional transport body the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (Hitrans).

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Hong Kong – city walking guide: Victoria Peak to Admiralty

Descend from Hong Kong’s highest point into lush greenery, before exploring grand buildings, urban parks … and perhaps even a swish hotel ­or two

Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak was once the home of the city’s colonial ruling classes, and these days its mansions still house Hong Kong’s richest. They chose well: topping out at 552 metres (1,800 ft) above the city, the highest point offers up views of a concrete and glass forest rising out of tropical wilderness. But there’s a better way to get a sense of Hong Kong’s mash-up of natural and manmade – a meander down the mountain.

Related: Hong Kong – city walking guide: exploring the Sham Shui Po district

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