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Scottish Youth Hostels Association
Hostelling Scotland
Scotland
(SYHA; Gaelic: Comann Osdailean Òigridh na h-Alba), founded in 1931, is part of Hostelling International
Hostelling International
and provides youth hostel accommodation in Scotland.[2] As of 2013, around 60% of its guests come from outwith Scotland.[1] As of 2016, the hostel guide and website lists over 60 hostels,[2] 28 of which are independently owned affiliate hostels such as those of the Gatliff Hebridean Hostel
Hostel
Trust and various local communities and authorities. Hostels vary from modern purpose-built premises to historic buildings and country cottages, sited in major towns and cities and in rural locations, including remote islands.[3] Accommodation is generally dormitory-style but increasingly this is being subdivided into smaller units. For example, the most modern hostel, Edinburgh Central, has many single and twin-bedded rooms with ensuite facilities
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Stirling
Stirling
Stirling
(/ˈstɜːrlɪŋ/; Scots: Stirlin; Scottish Gaelic: Sruighlea [ˈs̪t̪ruʝlə]) is a city in central Scotland. The market town, surrounded by rich farmland, grew up connecting the royal citadel, the medieval old town with its merchants and tradesmen,[3] the bridge and the port. Located on the River Forth, Stirling
Stirling
is the administrative centre for the Stirling
Stirling
council area, and is traditionally the county town of Stirlingshire. Proverbially it is the strategically important "Gateway to the Highlands". It has been said that "Stirling, like a huge brooch clasps Highlands and Lowlands together".[4][5] Similarly "he who holds Stirling, holds Scotland" is often quoted
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The Glasgow Herald
The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783.[1] The Herald is the longest running national newspaper in the world[2] and is the eighth oldest daily paper in the world.[3] The title was simplified from The Glasgow
Glasgow
Herald in 1992.[4]Contents1 History1.1 Founding 1.2 First sale and renaming 1.3 George Outram 1.4 Later years2 Notable people2.1 Editorship 2.2 Columnists 2.3 The Herald Diary3 Publishing and circulation 4 Political stance 5 See also 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External linksHistory[edit] Founding[edit] The newspaper was founded by an Edinburgh-born printer called John Mennons in January 1783 as a weekly publication called the Glasgow Advertiser. Mennons' first edition had a global scoop: news of the treaties of Versailles, reached Mennons via the Lord Provost of Glasgow
Glasgow
just as he was putting the paper together. War had ended with the American colonies, he revealed
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Avdat
Avdat
Avdat
(Hebrew: עבדת‎, from Arabic: عبدة‎, Abdah), also known as Abdah and Ovdat and Obodat, is a site of a ruined Nabataean city in the Negev
Negev
desert in southern Israel. It was the most important city on the Incense Route
Incense Route
after Petra, between the 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE. It was founded in the 3rd century BCE, and inhabited by Nabataeans, Romans, and Byzantines.[1] Avdat
Avdat
was a seasonal camping ground for Nabataean
Nabataean
caravans travelling along the early Petra–Gaza road (Darb es-Sultan) in the 3rd – late 2nd century BCE
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Nariman House
Nariman
Nariman
(also spelled Narriman, Nareeman, Neriman, Nəriman) is a name of Persian origin (Persian: نریمان‎ Narīmān). It has roots traced to the Persian epic, Shahnameh, written by Ferdowsi. The name can mean "faith and brightness". It can also mean "brave, hero", with roots in the Avestan word naire-manå ("brave, manly"). In other countries, like Iran, it is used interchangeably with Nauroz, the Persian festival
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Youth Square
Youth Square
Youth Square
(Chinese: 青年廣場), formerly known as Hong Kong Centre for Youth Development (香港青年發展中心) is a youth activities complex in Hong Kong. It is located at 238 Chai Wan
Chai Wan
Road, Chai Wan
Chai Wan
on Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island. It is owned by Home Affairs Bureau
Home Affairs Bureau
of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Government.  The construction of Youth Square
Youth Square
commenced in 2001 and was completed in 2008
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Once Brewed
Once Brewed
Once Brewed
(also known as Twice Brewed or Once Brewed/Twice Brewed) is a village in Northumberland, England. It lies on the Military Road (Northumberland) B6318. A motorist arriving over the B6138 from the east will see the place name shield "Once Brewed", while those coming from the west will read "Twice Brewed".[citation needed]Contents1 Name 2 Location2.1 Twice Brewed Inn3 References 4 External linksName[edit]The new youth hostel is called "The Sill"According to a sign in the Once Brewed
Once Brewed
Youth Hostel, there first was a Twice Brewed Inn, and the youth hostel was therefore called "Once Brewed". The "Once Brewed" closed in 2015/6 and was rebuilt as "The Sill". The Sill opened in August 2017.[1] Location[edit] The village consists of the Twice Brewed inn, a YHA youth hostel and a visitor centre to the Northumberland
Northumberland
National Park, and also some farms
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Mankinholes
Coordinates: 53°42′25″N 2°04′01″W / 53.707°N 2.067°W / 53.707; -2.067 Mankinholes
Mankinholes
in 2016 Mankinholes
Mankinholes
is a hamlet in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It is situated in the Pennines
Pennines
and the nearest town is Todmorden. The hamlet is part of Calder Ward in Calderdale
Calderdale
Parish Council. It has a YHA hostel, managed by the larger hostel at nearby Haworth. Mankinholes
Mankinholes
is the starting point for the popular trek up Stoodley Pike
Stoodley Pike
(pike being a North-country term for a mountain or large hill)
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Kielder, Northumberland
Kielder Village is a small, remote village in western Northumberland, England. Located at the head of Kielder Water
Kielder Water
and in the north west of Kielder Forest, the village is 3 miles (5 km) from the Scottish border.Contents1 History 2 Governance 3 Geography 4 Climate 5 Demography 6 Economy6.1 Forestry 6.2 Tourism7 Transport 8 Education 9 Religious sites 10 Public services 11 Notes 12 External linksHistory[edit] Early settlement around Kielder Castle, a hunting lodge built by the Duke of Northumberland
Northumberland
in 1775. Previous settlements were expanded in the 1950s by the Forestry Commission
Forestry Commission
who constructed housing to accommodate the workers employed in the planting of Kielder Forest. Most of this housing has now been sold back to the private sector. Governance[edit] Kielder is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham
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Kettlewell
Kettlewell
Kettlewell
is a village in Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies 6 miles (10 km) north of Grassington, at the point where Wharfedale
Wharfedale
is joined by a minor road which leads north-east from the village over Park Rash Pass to Coverdale
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Greenhead, Northumberland
Greenhead is a village in Northumberland, England.[2] The village is on the Military Road (B6318), about 17 miles (27 km) from Chollerford, 3 miles (5 km) from Haltwhistle
Haltwhistle
and 9 miles (14 km) from Brampton, Cumbria
Cumbria
along the A69 road. The A69 road bypasses the village, but until the 1980s all vehicular traffic passed through the village. The village lies just outside the Northumberland National Park, close to Hadrian's Wall. Just to the north of the village is the 12th century Thirlwall Castle, recently opened to the public
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Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
(/ˈskɒtlənd/; Scots: [ˈskɔtlənd]; Scottish Gaelic: Alba
Alba
[ˈal̪ˠapə] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[16][17][18] It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands,[19] including the Northern Isles
Northern Isles
and the Hebrides. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
and continued to exist until 1707
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Baden-Powell House
Lieutenant-General
Lieutenant-General
Robert Stephenson
Robert Stephenson
Smyth Baden-Po
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The Herald (Glasgow)
The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783.[1] The Herald is the longest running national newspaper in the world[2] and is the eighth oldest daily paper in the world.[3] The title was simplified from The Glasgow
Glasgow
Herald in 1992.[4]Contents1 History1.1 Founding 1.2 First sale and renaming 1.3 George Outram 1.4 Later years2 Notable people2.1 Editorship 2.2 Columnists 2.3 The Herald Diary3 Publishing and circulation 4 Political stance 5 See also 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External linksHistory[edit] Founding[edit] The newspaper was founded by an Edinburgh-born printer called John Mennons in January 1783 as a weekly publication called the Glasgow Advertiser. Mennons' first edition had a global scoop: news of the treaties of Versailles, reached Mennons via the Lord Provost of Glasgow
Glasgow
just as he was putting the paper together. War had ended with the American colonies, he revealed
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Birdoswald
Birdoswald
Birdoswald
is a former farm in the civil parish of Waterhead in the English county of Cumbria
Cumbria
(formerly in Cumberland). It stands on the site of the Roman fort
Roman fort
of Banna.Contents1 Middle Ages 2 Early modern period 3 Current farmhouse 4 ReferencesMiddle Ages[edit] Birdoswald
Birdoswald
first appears in the written record in 1211 when Walter de Beivin was farming the property, then part of the Barony of Gilsland. He gave land in the area to Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory
and his nephew Ralph de Birdoswald
Birdoswald
indicating he had a house there. It was a convenient location, for the thick stone walls of the old Roman fort
Roman fort
subsequently provided protection for generations of farmers in a Scottish border area that remained marginal and dangerous territory
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Dormitory
In United States usage, the word dormitory means a building primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people, often boarding school, college or university students. In the US it is common for residents (typically two) to share a bedroom
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