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Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH1 1JF
Scotland

Telephone: +44 131 247 4422
Fax: +44 131 220 4819
Web: www.nms.ac.uk

10 Best Castles to Visit
Keith Fergus gives us the low down on some of the greatest castles to visit

June 2011, Issue 57, page 26

10 Best Festive Activities
Keith Fergus looks at things to do during the festive period

December 2012, Issue 66, page 46

10 Best Holiday Activities
Keith Fergus selects his favourite family destinations

December 2015, Issue 84, page 34

10 Best Urban Walks
Keith Fergus looks at some wonderful walks round town

August 2012, Issue 64, page 46

24 hours in Stirling
Charles Douglas takes us round the essentials of this medieval city.

June 2010, Issue 51, page 46

50 Must See Attractions
Our choice of the great Scottish places.

April 2010, Issue 50, page 58

A tranquil corner
Charles Douglas sets off into the far South West

December 2016, Issue 90, page 20

A walk on the wild side
At this time of year Scotland is ablaze with wild flowers. Lindsay Mackinlay explains what you should be looking for

April 2005, Issue 20, page 50

Artist In Residence (Andrew Crummy)
Roddy Martine meets Andrew Crummy

October 2017, Issue 95, page 52

Artist In Residence: Alexander Stoddart
Roddy Martine visits Alexander Stoddart, Her Majesty the Queen's Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland

August 2016, Issue 88, page 52

Capital delights
Charles Douglas looks at the attractions to amuse you in Edinburgh

December 2013, Issue 72, page 60

Capital Delights
Charles Douglas takes us on a whirlwind tour of 'The Athens of the North"

June 2011, Issue 57, page 30

Capital Delights
Charles Douglas explores the medieval offerings of Edinburgh

August 2012, Issue 64, page 64

Capital's military connection
In the final part of our series on Scotland's army regiments, Mark Nicholls looks at the Edinburgh-based Royal Scots, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the role of the Scots Guards

January 2006, Issue 24, page 62

Defending the realm
Roy Stevenson explores Edinburgh Castle's remarkable gun batteries and military museums.

August 2009, Issue 46, page 38

Edinburgh & Lothians – protecting the capital
Charles Douglas takes us on a journey through this varied part of Scotland.

April 2010, Issue 50, page 31

Edinburgh & Midlothian
Charles Douglas and Ian Gardner explore the sights of Edinburgh and Midlothian

February 2016, Issue 85, page 20

Edinburgh & the Lothians
Where to eat, visit and stay in Edinburgh & the Lothians

December 2006, Issue 30, page 34

Edinburgh & The Lothians
In popular mythology, there lived, around 518 AD, King Loth of the Gododdin, a great Celtic ruler who administered his territory of Lothian from a compound on Traprain Law, one of a series of volcanic...

April 2012, Issue 62, page 18

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

August 2014, Issue 76, page 22

Edinburgh – a truly capital city
Alison Thomas ensures that you won't be at a loss in Scotland's capital city, armed with a selection of the best places to stay, eat and visit

November 2002, Issue 5, page 50

Edinburgh – Athens of the North
Kate Patrick explains what makes Edinburgh such a magnificent and lively city, sublimely combining the modern with the ancient

November 2002, Issue 5, page 46

Edinburgh – So much more than a castle
Roddy Martine has spent most of his life in Edinburgh and loves it. Here he explains why.

May 2004, Issue 14, page 46

Everything you need to know about Highland Weaponary
In an age when governments are doing their best to clamp down on the carrying of knives, it is perhaps apposite to reflect on the lawless times of long ago when individuals were obliged to carry some ...

June 2008, Issue 39, page 74

Everything you need to know about... sporrans
Sporan is the Gaelic word for a purse or pouch, and the sporran, as we know it today, is a relatively ‘modern' and largely decorative addition to Highland dress. The outfit of long ago was the belte...

March 2008, Issue 37, page 74

Everything you need to know about...Scottish weaponry Part 2: Antique guns and gunnery
Effective siege weaponry employing gunpowder only started to emerge in Scottish warfare during the 15th century. With huge guns capable of hurling stones weighing as much as 350 kilograms over a dista...

August 2008, Issue 40, page 74

Exhibition for a changing nation
Charles Douglas looks in on the museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 61

Fort of the spear shafts
Where legend and land collide

February 2017, Issue 91, page 71

In brief...
In brief... The legend of Greyfriars Bobby, the devoted little terrier who stayed by his master's grave in an Edinburgh churchyard for 14 years, has been commemorated by an official soft toy. The lit...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 8

Inverness & the Highlands
The Highlands of Scotland is generally defined as the territory lying north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault, an ancient geological aberration which bisects mainland Scotland from Dunbartonshir...

October 2011, Issue 59, page 20

Meet the Romans
Ian R Mitchell looks at where you can find traces of the Roman invasions of Caledonia, the only territory their legions failed to conquer

December 2006, Issue 30, page 24

Reclaiming the Past
Roddy looks at the part of the Scottish psyche that celebrates the past

June 2011, Issue 57, page 9

Scotland News
In brief... The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) and PhD student Andy Foote have together been studying the small population of killer whales that inhabit the waters off the west coast of Sc...

February 2010, Issue 49, page 9

Scotland's black diamonds
?John Hannavy explores Scotland's coal-mining heritage

October 2013, Issue 71, page 42

Shining Jewels and Hidden Gems
VIVIEN DEVLIN PICKS HER FAVOURITE SCOTTISH TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND REVEALS SOME HIDDEN GEMS

March 2003, Issue 7, page 59

Simply the best
Your round up of the best visitor attractions

December 2013, Issue 72, page 66

Ten places you have to visit
When it comes to tourists sites, there is plenty of choice. Here Ian Buxton picks the ones you just can't afford to miss

April 2005, Issue 20, page 42

That old Bilbao Moon
Roddy looks at the revival of the waterfront

August 2012, Issue 64, page 9

The Centre of Ascendancy
Charles Douglas spends a day in the epicentre of the fight for nationhood

October 2011, Issue 59, page 34

The light fantastic
PHYSICIST SIR DAVID BREWSTER IMPRESSED ACADEMICS AND THE PUBLIC ALIKE WITH HIS BEST-KNOWN INVENTION: THE KALEIDOSCOPE

March 2003, Issue 7, page 82

The most famous Fillan
There have been 16 Saint Fillans. James Irvine Robertson recalls the eighth century one

January 2006, Issue 24, page 20

The Young Pretender (Bonnie Prince Charlie)
In the latest part of our series looking at Scottish characters, Mark Nicholls sets off to find out more about Bonnie Prince Charlie

February 2007, Issue 31, page 40

Time to get precious
Alistir Wood Tait talks about gemmology as if it's the new rock'n'roll. Here he provides a guide to Scotland's rarest stones

November 2004, Issue 17, page 58

Transatlantic celebration
Roddy Martine attended the festivities of tartan week in the US, as thousands of Americans celebrated their Scottish links

July 2002, Issue 3, page 10

What's On
Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmanay

December 2015, Issue 84, page 13

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 91

Scotland Magazine Issue 91
Regional Focus: Perthshire, The Atholl Highlanders, The River Tay, Country Pursuits, Clan MacIntyre and more!.

Published February 2017.

Scotland Magazine Issue 90

Scotland Magazine Issue 90
Regional Focus: Dumfries; The captivating Clyde; Outlander uncovered: The Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot; Dunskey House and more!.

Published December 2016.

Scotland Magazine Issue 88

Scotland Magazine Issue 88
Regional Focus - Stirling and the Trossachs; Scotland's railway workhorses; the restless River Spey; Gargunnock House; the Borders Railway; Blair Castle International Horse Trials; the Queen's Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland; and much more! .

Published August 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 84

Scotland Magazine Issue 84
Best of Argyll, Alexander McCall Smith, Battle of Boroughmuir, Clan Fletcher, Harris & Lewis.

Published December 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 72

Scotland Magazine Issue 72
Aberdeen and the Grampians, The Wealth of the Nation, 48 hours in Edinburgh, Scotland's railway heritage.

Published December 2013.

Scotland Magazine Issue 71

Scotland Magazine Issue 71
Inverness and the Highlands, 48 hours in Perth, Scottish music, Scotland's mining heritage.

Published October 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 64

Scotland Magazine Issue 64
Photo Challenge 2012 Winners, Orkney & Shetland, 48 Hours in Edinburgh.

Published August 2012.

Scotland Magazine Issue 62

Scotland Magazine Issue 62
Diamond Jubilee Special - Edinburgh & The Lothians - 48 hours in Glasgow.

Published April 2012.

Scotland Magazine Issue 59

Scotland Magazine Issue 59
Brodie Castle - 24 Hours in Stirling - Leuchie House - 10 abbeys to visit and much, much more....

Published October 2011.

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 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 49

Scotland Magazine Issue 49
10 Best Lochs - Edinburgh Castle - Events Calendar - Magic of the Moor - Painting - Aberdeen and Grampian and much more....

Published February 2010.

Scotland Magazine Issue 46

Scotland Magazine Issue 46
Edinburgh Castle - Whisky - Autumn Walks - Dundee & Fife- Clan Ross - Mary Slessor - Kellie Castle & much, much more....

Published August 2009.

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 39

Scotland Magazine Issue 39
10 Festivals not to miss - Edinburgh - Scottish Weddings - Golf Special - Traditional Ways - The last outlaw - Scotlands own Salem .. and much more.

Published June 2008.

Scotland Magazine Issue 37

Scotland Magazine Issue 37
Top 10 must see attractions - Northern Highlands - Self Catering Holidays - Iron Age Brochs and much more.....

Published March 2008.

Scotland Magazine Issue 31

Scotland Magazine Issue 31
Argyll & Bute - Where to go and what to see - King James IV - On the war path - World War II - Genealogy - Spooky Edinbugh - Bonnie Prince Charlie - Falkland Palace - Broughton Gallery - Highland Games - Clan MacKay.

Published February 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 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 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 20

Scotland Magazine Issue 20
Heart of Scotland - Stirling, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs - Top tourist sites - Scottish Music - Icons of Scotland 05 - Island Hotels - Scottish cheeses - Visiting Distilleries.

Published April 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 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 7

Scotland Magazine Issue 7
Best visitor attractions - James Cosmo - Braveheart star in search of Burns - Jack McConnell - Cheese tasting - Perthshire and Kinross - Food and Golf - Island Hotels.

Published March 2003.

Scotland Magazine Issue 5

Scotland Magazine Issue 5
Edinburgh a capital reborn - Monarch of the Glen - Slainte - Christmas drinks, distilleries and top 10 single malts - Edinburgh Tattoo - War of Independence - Scottish Game.

Published November 2002.

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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