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A Rum ideal
One of the most impressive houses in Scotland can be found on the remote Isle of Rum. Marieke Smegen pays it a visit

April 2006, Issue 26, page 40

A Well Kept Secret
We discover how new life is being breathed into a historic landmark.

December 2011, Issue 60, page 60

Aberdeen & Grampian – wild country
Few areas offer as much variety to the rambler as Aberdeen and the Grampians. Whether it is history, scenery or even whisky, the region is unparalleled. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2007, Issue 35, page 31

Aberdeen & The Grampians
The City of Aberdeen is mentioned in early Norse chronicles. Snorro's Heimskringla, which was written around 1153, records how Eysteinn, a Norwegian prince, was driven towards the end of a brutal Scan...

December 2011, Issue 60, page 20

Aberdeenshire Royal Choice
Charles Douglas recommends where to go, what to do...

October 2015, Issue 83, page 20

All about Aberdeenshire
Charles Douglas explores Royal Deeside, Donside and the City of Aberdeen

June 2018, Issue 99, page 18

Behind the kilt

February 2003, Issue 6, page 59

Blissful Blairquhan
Charles Douglas pays a nostalgic visit to an iconic Ayrshire castle

October 2017, Issue 95, page 14

Drifting down the Dee
Keith Fergus discovers the delights of the River Dee

April 2017, Issue 92, page 34

Everything you need to know about...Tartan
This issue, Roddy Martine reveals the history of tartan

December 2006, Issue 30, page 74

Everything you need to know about...wearing the kilt
In the first of a new series, Roddy Martine reveals how to look good in a kilt

October 2006, Issue 29, page 74

Fancy a fling?
The Highland Games are where storybook Scotland and the real thing meet in a spectacular coincidence of colour, pageant and competition. Simon Walton finds out that just about every other genuine Scot...

July 2004, Issue 15, page 64

Fit for a queen
Charles Douglas looks at the history of this most royal of residences

April 2014, Issue 74, page 10

Five of the best art holidays in Scotland
Artaquarius South Banks House, Portencross, near West Kilbride, Ayrshire Weekend art breaks, which run on specific weekends from May to September, are ideal if you want to incorporate a short three...

November 2007, Issue 35, page 45

Friend more than servant
History has preserved the friendship between the widowed Queen Victoria and her personal attendant John Brown. Jackie Cosh reports

June 2007, Issue 33, page 58

Hot in the city tonight
In exclusive association with

July 2005, Issue 21, page 56

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

Searching for Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria's love of Scotland is well documented. Ian R Mitchell, author of 'On the trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands', chooses 10 of his favourite Victoria locations on Deeside.

March 2004, Issue 13, page 32

Snap happy
Scotland is one of the most picturesque places in the world, so Kate Ennis gets some insider information on how to capture it on camera

June 2007, Issue 33, page 54

Take it to the bridge
Original sketches by the iconic engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel for a bridge over the River Dee at Balmoral are to go on public display for the first time at Balmoral Castle over the forthcoming summ...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 8

The palace of Holyroodhouse
Through the years, so many turbulent events have taken place within its walls... Charles Douglas visits Scotland's very own royal residence

July 2002, Issue 3, page 14

The rail thing
Scotland's disused Victorian railways have reinvented themselves as venues for shopping, eating, sleeping and guarding our cultural heritage. Kate Patrick knows her station.

May 2004, Issue 14, page 42

To conquer or die (Macdougal)
James Irvine Robertson turns his attention to one of the oldest clans in Scotland, the clan Macdougall

December 2006, Issue 30, page 52

Scotland Magazine Issue 99

Scotland Magazine Issue 99
Aberdeenshire - Corgarff Castle - Hercules Linton - Grim tales of Scotland’s mortsafes - Picts at War.

Published June 2018.

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 92

Scotland Magazine Issue 92
We explore the Armadale Castle, the stronghold of Clan Donald and reveal the winners of this year's Scottish Hotel Awards.

Published April 2017.

Scotland Magazine Issue 83

Scotland Magazine Issue 83
Royal Choice - The Aberdeenshire Castle Trail, 10 Best Nature Reserves, General George Monck, Hippopotamus Murray.

Published October 2015.

Scotland Magazine Issue 74

Scotland Magazine Issue 74
Forth Road Bridge, Battle of Bannockburn, Balmoral Castle, Angus & Dundee, 10 Best Battlefields.

Published April 2014.

Scotland Magazine Issue 60

Scotland Magazine Issue 60
Neidpath Castle - Aberdeen & The Grampians - 24 hours in Inverness and much more....

Published December 2011.

Scotland Magazine Issue 35

Scotland Magazine Issue 35
10 Castles for hire - Secret Walks - Historic seaside landmarks - Earls of Argyll - Five of the best artist holidays - Aberdeen and Grampian - Winter Hotels - Tall Ships.

Published November 2007.

Scotland Magazine Issue 33

Scotland Magazine Issue 33
Castle of Mey - Royal Scottish Retreat - Ghillie Brown - The first Highland charge - Scottish Photography - Edinburgh Tattoo - Fishing for history - National Gallery - Act of Union.

Published June 2007.

Scotland Magazine Issue 30

Scotland Magazine Issue 30
Edinburgh - out and about in Scotland's capital - Meet the Romans - Mary Queen of Scots - Crathes Castle - Auld Friends - Hebridean island of Tiree - Soup recipes - The Cairngorms.

Published December 2006.

Scotland Magazine Issue 29

Scotland Magazine Issue 29
The great outdoors - 14 Fun days out - Mail order Scotland - Skye and the Western Isles - Rob Roy - Lowland and Island whisky - Ballindalloch Castle - Clan MacLean.

Published October 2006.

Scotland Magazine Issue 26

Scotland Magazine Issue 26
Glorious Glasgow - Bath time - Mountain biking - Golf and whisky hotels - Kinloch - Shinty - Ben Nevis - Jam - Scottish Beer.

Published April 2006.

Scotland Magazine Issue 21

Scotland Magazine Issue 21
Undiscovered Ayrshire - Out and about in Burns country - Underwater world - Top dives in Scottish waters - Jewels in the Firth - The eating revolution - Clan MacLeod - Funky fashion - Walking in Scott country - Best city hotels..

Published July 2005.

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 14

Scotland Magazine Issue 14
Supernatural Scotland - Whisky and Water - Cruising on the West coast - The magic of Edinburgh - Great car journeys - Steam boats - Who killed Darnley? - Loch Torridon.

Published May 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 6

Scotland Magazine Issue 6
Island Life in the Hebrides - Mary Queen of Scots - Dog sledding in the Cairngorms - Scottish Gardens - Skibo Castle - Highland dress - Haggis tasting - Oysters.

Published February 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.

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