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24 hours in Aberdeen
Gilly Pickup takes us on a tour of the granite

October 2010, Issue 53, page 46

50 years of Scotland's car
Hillman Imp fan Paul Coulter explores the history and Scottish roots of this iconic vehicle

April 2013, Issue 68, page 28

A Remarkable Course
Keith Fergus looks at the history of the once mighty Monklands canal

December 2012, Issue 66, page 28

A serious and thoughtful monarch
James, son of Mary, Queen of Scots was the first monarch to rule both Scotland and England. And he didn't do a bad job. James Irvine Robertson reports.

April 2008, Issue 38, page 38

An Icon Preserved
The architectural heritage of the city of Edinburgh is known the world over, but few know that the Scottish capital is home to the one of the two surviving original Assembly Rooms in the United Kingdo...

October 2012, Issue 65, page 40

Art and antiques news
The end of an era

January 2005, Issue 18, page 74


July 2003, Issue 9, page 7

Citizen Jaffray
James Irvine Robertson tells the tale of a key figure in Scotland's medical history

October 2017, Issue 95, page 48

Clan Colquhoun
James Irvine Robertson turns his attention to another of Scotland's families.

December 2007, Issue 36, page 52

Edinburgh and the Lothians
Local history, where to go, what to do...

August 2014, Issue 76, page 22

Edinburgh's NewTown: history and hostelries
Aileen Torrance takes us on a historic walk around Edinburgh's New Town.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 68

Escapades in a Dumfries Garden
Charles Douglas discovers Moat Brae House, the birthplace of Peter Pan

August 2015, Issue 82, page 12

Fat & unfit: The length and breadth of Scotland
Tom Morton on cycling from the Mull of Galloway to Muckle Flugga

April 2013, Issue 68, page 32

From Coast to Coast (Regional Focus: Ross and Cromarty)
Charles Douglas sets out to explore Cromarty, The Black Isle, Easter and Wester Ross

June 2016, Issue 87, page 20

Hopetoun House - A special house of hope and glory
Charles Douglas visits the oft-ignored Hopetoun House, just north of Edinburgh

July 2004, Issue 15, page 12

John Buchan
A life in letters.

April 2010, Issue 50, page 41

Monarchs of the Glen
The British monarchy is whee it isbecause of its Scottish roots. A look back in time by Charles Douglas

July 2002, Issue 3, page 28

On the Fringe
We highlight some of the acts appearing at the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

June 2010, Issue 51, page 12

Opportunity Knox

September 2003, Issue 10, page 20

Secrets and Lives
Annie Harrower Gray looks at the lives of Margaret and Agnes Wilson

February 2011, Issue 55, page 48

Sinclair's snapshot of a nation
James Irvine Robertson on Sir John Sinclair and The Statistical Account of Scotland

January 2005, Issue 18, page 20

Spirtual journey
In the first of a new series on Scottish holy buildings Ian Mitchell visits Iona

January 2006, Issue 24, page 65

Star Struck
Roddy Martine welcomes the bonds created by Edinburgh's festivals

August 2014, Issue 76, page 7


July 2003, Issue 9, page 28

The Clan Henderson
MacEanruig, Henryson of D'Handresson? James Irvine Robertson reveals your clan history

June 2017, Issue 93, page 56

The Clan MacNachtan
James Irvine Robertson looks at another of Scotland's great familes

June 2011, Issue 57, page 70

The Despicable Duke
James Irvine Robertson tells the tale of John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

December 2017, Issue 96, page 59

The Famous Dead
Roddy finds himself at the graveside of several historial Scottish figures

April 2011, Issue 56, page 9

The ghosts of Skaill
Charles Douglas visits Orkney's largest mansion house.

October 2010, Issue 53, page 15

The greatest fraud of all?
James Irvine Robertsonon the strange but highly lucrative case of James Macpherson

June 2006, Issue 27, page 20

The hanged man
James Irvine Robertson investigates the events leading up to Scotland's only execution for blasphemy

April 2013, Issue 68, page 14

The Law of the Land
James Irvine Robertson unravels the differences between separate systems

August 2015, Issue 82, page 31

The Lords of Inobedience
James Irvine Robertson pays tribute to the long ago antics of the Edinburgh mob

February 2016, Issue 85, page 48

The Lyon King
Robin Blair, controversial new Lord Lyon King of Arms talks to Scotland Magazine. Words and pictures by James Carney

July 2002, Issue 3, page 56

The Merchants and their city
Aileen Torrance leads us on a tour of Glasgow shaped by the historic Tobacco Lords.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 42

Thomas Telford’s Britain
John Hannavy tells of the Scottish shepherd’s son who became one of the greatest engineers of his day

April 2018, Issue 98, page 46

Totally torn in two
The 'disruption' saw Scotland's Kirk split for more than 85 years. James Irvine Robertson explains why it happened.

March 2004, Issue 13, page 20


May 2003, Issue 8, page 24

Victoria's Highland legacy
Dave McFadzean explores the Victorian Heritage trail in Royal Deeside.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 60

When Scotland Built Cars
John Hannavy goes in search of Scotland's automotive heritage

October 2016, Issue 89, page 36

Years late, but worth the wait?
The new Scottish parliament has been dogged by controversy. But it's a stunning building set to draw hundreds of thousands of people. Nick Bibby reports

November 2004, Issue 17, page 42

Scotland Magazine Issue 98

Scotland Magazine Issue 98
Speyside way - Historic Houses - Clans - Scottish Hotel Awards - Midges and more.

Published April 2018.

Scotland Magazine Issue 96

Scotland Magazine Issue 96
Wild North Land of the Vikings - Scotland's Route 66 - Castle Sinclair - Orkney's Ancient History.

Published December 2017.

Scotland Magazine Issue 95

Scotland Magazine Issue 95
Regional Focus: Firth of Clyde, Ayrshire coastal path, Exlusive interview: Ruth Connell, Shipbuilding on the Clyde, Clan MacAulay.

Published October 2017.

Scotland Magazine Issue 93

Scotland Magazine Issue 93
In search of Atlantic oakwoods, the benefits of birdwatching and a history of Harry the Ninth.

Published June 2017.

Scotland Magazine Issue 89

Scotland Magazine Issue 89
Regional Focus: The Borders; Fatlips Castle; Tales of the Tweed; When Scotland Built Cars, Outlander Uncovered: Blackness Castle; Artist in residence; The Siege of Leith.

Published October 2016.

Scotland Magazine Issue 87

Scotland Magazine Issue 87
Ross and Cromarty, Eilean Donan Castle, The voice of Scotland, Glasgow's titan cranes, Shetland's Gin, The Highland Folk Museum, Clan Crichton, Cambuskenneth Abbey, Knockando Woolmill, Scots Codebreakers of WWII..

Published June 2016.

Scotland Magazine Issue 85

Scotland Magazine Issue 85
Regional Focus: Midlothian, DNA Testing for Scottish Ancestry, Shetland Wildlife, Lords of Inobedience.

Published February 2016.

Scotland Magazine Issue 82

Scotland Magazine Issue 82
Dumfriesshire Star of Caledonia, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Moat Brae House, 10 Best Visitor Attractions.

Published August 2015.

Scotland Magazine Issue 76

Scotland Magazine Issue 76
Edinburgh and the Lothians, The Diaspora Tapestry, The Haining, 10 Best Castles.

Published August 2014.

Scotland Magazine Issue 68

Scotland Magazine Issue 68
?Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Braemar Castle & Clan Forbes.

Published April 2013.

Scotland Magazine Issue 66

Scotland Magazine Issue 66
The Borders - Dumfries & Galloway - The Monklands Canal - 10 Best Festive Activities.

Published December 2012.

Scotland Magazine Issue 65

Scotland Magazine Issue 65
Dunnottar Castle inspires Disney's 'Brave' , Angus & Dundee, 48 Hours in Perth.

Published October 2012.

Scotland Magazine Issue 57

Scotland Magazine Issue 57
Dundee & Fife - 10 best castle to visit - 24 hours in Edinburgh and much more...!!.

Published June 2011.

Scotland Magazine Issue 56

Scotland Magazine Issue 56
Dundas Castle - Photo Challenge 2010 - Ayrshire & Arran and much more....

Published April 2011.

Scotland Magazine Issue 55

Scotland Magazine Issue 55
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs - Scotland travel guide - Events planner 2011 and much more....

Published February 2011.

Scotland Magazine Issue 53

Scotland Magazine Issue 53
Skye & the Western Isle - 10 Best hotel spas - 24 hours in Aberdeen and much more....

Published October 2010.

Scotland Magazine Issue 51

Scotland Magazine Issue 51
Argyll - Loch Lomond - Stirling and the Trossachs - 10 Best Summer Walks - How tweed is made and much more....

Published June 2010.

Scotland Magazine Issue 50

Scotland Magazine Issue 50
50th Anniversary - Spirit Guide to St. Andrews - 10 Best Walks - Edinburgh & The Lothians - Artist Jolomo and much more....

Published April 2010.

Scotland Magazine Issue 43

Scotland Magazine Issue 43
Ayrshire & Arran - Events Calendar - James II - Clan Gunn - Pollock House - Haunted Orkney & much much....

Published February 2009.

Scotland Magazine Issue 42

Scotland Magazine Issue 42
Victorian Heritage Trail - Clan Macneil - The Borders - Drum Castle - Haunted Glamis & much more....

Published December 2008.

Scotland Magazine Issue 40

Scotland Magazine Issue 40
Orkney and Shetland - The merchants and their city - Ghosts of Glencoe - 10 Best museums - The Rough Wooing - Whisky Special and much more....

Published August 2008.

Scotland Magazine Issue 38

Scotland Magazine Issue 38
Free Travel Guide - 13 Castles in Aberdeenshire - 10 Best Beaches - Haunted St Andrews - Glasgow, what to do - Jute City and much more....

Published April 2008.

Scotland Magazine Issue 36

Scotland Magazine Issue 36
Perth and Kinross - 50 Things you didn't know about Scotland - Cawdor Castle - Gold Fever - Scottish Churches - and much more....

Published December 2007.

Scotland Magazine Issue 27

Scotland Magazine Issue 27
Kelvingrove art gallery - Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire, Explore Scotland by bike and train - Best Scottish beaches - Waterfalls - Best bookshops.

Published June 2006.

Scotland Magazine Issue 24

Scotland Magazine Issue 24
Perthshire - New tourist attractions - Edinburgh in words - Shetland's burning - Arbroath smokies - Iona - Travel to and around Scotland.

Published January 2006.

Scotland Magazine Issue 18

Scotland Magazine Issue 18
Urquhart castle - Dumfries and Galloway - St Kilda - Soccer Museums - Whisky and food - Travel to and around Scotland - The Picts - Drumlanrig.

Published January 2005.

Scotland Magazine Issue 17

Scotland Magazine Issue 17
Living castles - Skye and the Western Isles - Runrig - Regiments - Clydebuilt Museum - Clan Robertson - Scotland on screen - Precious stones.

Published November 2004.

Scotland Magazine Issue 15

Scotland Magazine Issue 15
Wondeful Orkney - Glasgow a guide to Scotland's liveliest city - Golfing hotels - Icons of Scotland Results - Walter Scott Walk - JS Barrie - Kirks and cathedrals - Highland Games.

Published July 2004.

Scotland Magazine Issue 13

Scotland Magazine Issue 13
Ayrshire and Arran - Lord of the Isles - Clan Donald - Scone Place - Heart of History - The real MacBeth - Isle of Skye - Cashmere - Gleneagles - Icons of Scotland.

Published March 2004.

Scotland Magazine Issue 10

Scotland Magazine Issue 10
Argyll and the Isles - Hogmanay Hotels - Whisky Distilleries - Lenoxlove a study in romance - Rothiemurchus - Juliet Lawrence-Wilson - Islay - Liqueurs tasting.

Published September 2003.

Scotland Magazine Issue 9

Scotland Magazine Issue 9
Dunrobin castle - Sir David Steel a lifetime in politics - Scottish film locations - Weddings - Best shops - Ballooning - Loch Lomond, Stirling and The Trossachs.

Published July 2003.

Scotland Magazine Issue 8

Scotland Magazine Issue 8
Fantastic Fife - Jack Vettriano - Take the high road - Great Scottish tours - University towns - Chocolate - Museums and Galleries - Montrose.

Published May 2003.

Scotland Magazine Issue 3

Scotland Magazine Issue 3
Holyroodhouse - Whisky and Castles Speysides finest - Jenners retailing dynasty - A royal passion for Scotland - The Highland Clearances - Lord Lyon - Harris Tweed - Shortbread tasting.

Published July 2002.

Travel - Tour Operators
Where to Stay - Self Catering
Where to Visit - Museums
Where to Visit - Castles

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