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10 Best Attractions
Keith Fergus gives us 10 of the best places to go and see.

December 2011, Issue 60, page 30

10 best golf courses
Keith Fergus takes us on a tour of some of Scotland's best loved golf courses

December 2010, Issue 54, page 26

10 Best Golf Holidays
Keith Fergus looks at the best places to visit and play

April 2012, Issue 62, page 38

10 Best Holiday Activities
Keith Fergus selects his favourite family destinations

December 2015, Issue 84, page 34

10 Best Lochs
Keith Fergus takes us on a tour of some excellent watery walks.

February 2010, Issue 49, page 54

10 Best Traditional Scottish Pubs
Whether you're looking for good beer, good atmosphere or just a great location, Scotland has so many excellent pubs it's difficult to choose the best. But here are some suggestions…

April 2009, Issue 44, page 59

A day in the life of a...fisherman
David Fleetwood examines the hard life of the fisherman in Scotland's once thriving herring industry

August 2008, Issue 40, page 64

A land steeped in history
John Hannavy explores East Lothian's rich and varied past

September 2017, Issue 94, page 70

A question of balance
One of the greatest challenges facing the Scottish hospitality industry is getting the balance right between all those quaint and traditional things that the overseas tourist visits the country for, a...

March 2005, Issue 19, page 3

A Scot in Canada
Shona McMillan goes in search of the Scottish diaspora

October 2014, Issue 77, page 52

A source of inspiration
Scotland's wild, rugged and mystic landscape has been the inspiration for a number of great creative minds. Mark Nicholls looks at the impact famous locations had upon them.

February 2006, Issue 25, page 58

A stately traveller: Letters from Bishop Pococke
John Hannavy follows the 18th century Anglican bishop from Orkney to Perthshire

April 2013, Issue 68, page 62

A suitable distraction
Rob Allanson discovers a haven of French flair in the capital.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 21

A summer of fun and festivals
We all know about the Edinburgh festival, but what else has Scotland got to offer over the summer months? Andrew Ross reports

March 2005, Issue 19, page 28

A touch of grandeur
GRAND VALUE ROOMS - Where to stay for far less pay! This month's top three tips in association with

July 2004, Issue 15, page 62

A Touch of Nostalgia
William Hay looks back on his return to Melville Castle

June 2016, Issue 87, page 68

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 and Grampian – rugged, remote and remarkable
It's a vast area to cover in one issue, but the mainland that makes up the Grampians is a gateway to Orkney and the Shetlands. Gavin Smith reports

November 2003, Issue 11, page 46

All up in smoke
Alex Mead looks at how Arbroath became world-famous for smoked haddock

January 2006, Issue 24, page 42

Along Fife's South Shore
John Hannavy travels from North Queensferry to Dysart – the slow way

February 2017, Issue 91, page 42

Along the Mighty Clyde
John Hannavy journeys along Scotland's great rivers in search of history

August 2012, Issue 64, page 50

Along the Silvery Tay
John Hannavy explores Scotland's history along its longest river

June 2012, Issue 63, page 46

An Unfolding Saga
John Hannavy explores the treasures of Orkney’s Mainland

December 2017, Issue 96, page 36

Ancient and Mysterious Black Isle
Our exploration of Scotland's coastline continues along the Moray Firth to Inverness, then deeper into the Black Isle

February 2012, Issue 61, page 52

And so to Edinburgh
John Hannavy follows our cleric to the capital

December 2013, Issue 72, page 50

Argyll & Bute
Where to eat The Anchorage Restaurant Harbour Street, Tarbert Small, intimate restaurant producing fresh, colourful food with the accent on seafood, beef and lamb cooked in a simple, classic style. T...

February 2007, Issue 31, page 34

Arran – walk this way
The Isle of Arran is best experienced on foot. Dominic Roskrow reports

April 2007, Issue 32, page 32

Art in the east
This issue, Roddy Martine visits the Stenton Gallery in East Lothian

August 2007, Issue 34, page 52

Artist in residence: Anthony Armstrong
Roddy Martine visits Anthony Armstrong in Blairgowrie

December 2016, Issue 90, page 60

Ayrshire & Arran
Where to stay Arran Argentine House Whiting Bay Seaside home in a pleasant setting and rated for its food including a good range of vegetarian options. Tel: +44 (0)1770 700 662

April 2007, Issue 32, page 34

Ayrshire & Arran – wonders of the western coast
Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran on Scotland's west coast offer all that is best about Scotland in one place, says Sally Toms.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 31

Beggers and Jezebels
Annie Harrower-Gray uncovers the lusty past of a sleepy fishing port.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 26

Beyond the mainland
This issue we look at the two great groups of islands that lie north of Scotland. Damian Riley Smith and Tom Morton take you to these outposts of the nation.

August 2010, Issue 52, page 32

Big Mac
With Scotland set to honour Charles Rennie Mackintosh with a major festival, Mark Nicholls looks at his legacy

June 2006, Issue 27, page 64

Book Reviews
THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS JULES VERNE £7.99 Luath Press Ltd ISBN 978-1-90522-220-9 A trip to Scotland in 1859 inspired Verne to write this book, set in Glasgow's port at the time of the American Civil ...

April 2012, Issue 62, page 70

Capital Ideas
Charles Douglas takes us round this noble Highland city.

December 2011, Issue 60, page 34

Carol Smillie
Christopher Fisher meets the celebrity television personality best known for presenting BBC series Changing Rooms and more recently as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing

February 2007, Issue 31, page 28

Chapel of secrets
For more than six years now I have had the privilege of being associated with the small fifteenth century Rosslyn Chapel, one of Scotland's greatest treasures. When I published my book Secrets of Ross...

October 2010, Issue 53, page 7

Christmas & Hogmanay Hotels
New Lanark Mill Hotel Clyde Valley, Lanarkshire Tel: +44 (0)1555 66 7200 There's something more than a little magical about the hidden-in-avalley UNESCO World Heritage Site that's New Lanark village....

October 2006, Issue 29, page 46

City living
We take a look at 38 Bath Street, serviced apartments in the heart of Glasgow.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 66

City of surprises
Sally Toms does some more sightseeing in Glasgow

December 2008, Issue 42, page 3

Cream of the barley
The Editor finds a gem of an establishment deep in the Perthshire countryside.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 58

Dumfries & Galloway
Broadcaster and writer Fiona Armstrong, who lives and works on the English border, takes a look at the fascination of this unspoiled and magnificent part of the country

June 2002, Issue 2, page 46

Easy as she goes

March 2003, Issue 7, 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

Elizabeth, Queen of Scots
Roddy Martine looks at the trappings and associations of the Royal Court in Scotland

April 2012, Issue 62, page 31

Epic tales & Border ballads
John Hannavy continues his series tracing the footsteps of Sir Walter Scott

August 2005, Issue 22, page 18

Event Calendar 2009
It's a busy year for Scotland with numerous events linking up to the year of Homecoming. Here's our pick of the best.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 61

Everything a port should be
Oban is a great centre for exploring the West coast and some of the islands. Dominic Roskrow reports

July 2005, Issue 21, page 54

Faces of the hinterland
Christopher Coates on the many shapes in nature

June 2017, Issue 93, page 7

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

Fife – a Kingdom to explore
A journey from Edinburgh to Dundee is an ideal way to discover the Kingdom of Fife. Dominic Roskrow reports

August 2005, Issue 22, page 33

Finding Scotland Down Under
Roddy Martine talks...

March 2003, Issue 7, page 7

Fit for a queen
Charles Douglas visits The Castle of Mey in Caithness, beloved holiday home of the late Queen Mother

June 2007, Issue 33, page 14

Food glorious food
It's a cut above the weekly supermarket run. Shopping for food in Scotland is all about seeking out the best delicatessens, bakers, butchers, cheesemongers and ice cream shops. Kate Patrick takes stoc...

November 2004, Issue 17, page 52

Friendly Spirits
Roddy Martine enjoys a Speyside dram

April 2015, Issue 80, page 7

From Spain to Speyside
With the launch of the second Masters of Photography collection, sponsored by The Macallan, Roddy Martine talks to Albert Watson, the New York - based Scot behind the images

December 2010, Issue 54, page 56

Fruits of the sea
Sue Lawrence provides us with some more recipes, this time using Scotland's delicious deep sea scallops.

August 2009, Issue 46, page 47

Ghostly Lions and Pictish Sacrifices
Sally Toms heads further round the coast of Scotland.

December 2011, Issue 60, page 52

Glasgow & the Clyde Valley
The River Clyde resonates throughout the history of Scotland's west coast in both legend and song. There will be many who recall the words of the worldwide success of the great Kenneth McKellar's The ...

June 2012, Issue 63, page 18

Glasgow and the Clyde Valley – culture on the Clyde
Glasgow may not be the obvious destination in Europe for a cultural city break but it has enough art, architecture and style to rival the likes of Barcelona argues Kate Ennis

July 2004, Issue 15, page 46

Glasgow – Bonny & Clyde
Architecture, resturants, pubs, clubs, parks, meseums, galleries... Glasgow has it all, and plenty more besides.

March 2002, Issue 1, page 46

Glasgow's gourmet gem
Kate Ennis samples one of Glasgow's finest restaurants

May 2004, Issue 14, page 64

Go jump off a cliff

September 2003, Issue 10, page 32

God's own cruising heaven
Tom Bruce-Gardyne goes cruising around Scotland's beautiful west coast, but don't mention the weather.

March 2004, Issue 13, page 68

Guardian of the Kilbrannen Sound
Rory Knight Bruce visits Saddell Castle in Argyll & Bute

February 2015, Issue 79, page 12

Hebridean hospitality
Kinloch Lodge Isle of Skye Tel: +44 (0)1471 833 333 This hotel simply couldn't be in any country other than Scotland – it has an unmatchable sense of place. The whitewashed stone architecture i...

August 2007, Issue 34, page 64

Hidden gems close to Edinburgh
In association with

May 2004, Issue 14, page 62

Hidden treasures
Pulau Sipadan, the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef and, erm, Scotland. It might not sound quite right, but Scotland is actually one of the most unique places to dive in the world. Alex Mead found out ...

July 2005, Issue 21, page 24

Highland training
In the final part of our series looking at how you can get around Scotland by train, Mark Nicholls makes Inverness his departure point

February 2007, Issue 31, page 64

Hogmanay Hotels

September 2003, Issue 10, page 40

Hogmanay hotels

October 2005, Issue 23, page 46

Holding sway around the Tay (Menzies)
In the latest in our series on clans, James I Robertson looks at the Menzies

October 2005, Issue 23, page 52

Hollywood on holiday
Few are aware that Nairn was Charlie Chaplin's favourite holiday destination. When Andrew Ross visited the picturesque Royal Burgh he found that it has hung on to some of its Victorian splendour and s...

April 2008, Issue 38, page 62

Home of the famous Thane
Charles Douglas visits Glamis Castle, home of the earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne

August 2005, Issue 22, page 14

Illuminating landscapes
The fifth part of our series walking in the footsteps of Scott. Written and photographed by John Hannavy

October 2005, Issue 23, page 18

In a Scottish country garden
The Scottish Gardener is a new book from Suki Urquhart. Here are some extracts about private gardens, with pictures by Ray Cox

October 2005, Issue 23, page 28

In the footsteps of Scott
John Hannavy picks sites linked to the great Scottish poet and novelist, Sir Walter Scott

January 2005, Issue 18, page 18

In the news
Wigtown festival booms Nobody arrives in Wigtown because they are passing through. Not unless they are lost, that is. The market and former county town of Wigtownshire lies deep in the ‘Machars' ar...

August 2010, Issue 52, page 8

In tune with Scotland
Top band Runrig bring their homeland to life through their music. Here are the places that have inspired them over the years. Text and pictures by Andy Hall

November 2004, Issue 17, page 18

Indoor Oasis
Scotland is winning accolades for something new - the delicate art of total pampering. Our pampering expert looks at a selection of Scotland's finest spas

June 2002, Issue 2, page 60

Iron road to the Isles
In the latest part of our series looking at how you can get around Scotland by train, Mark Nicholls heads to the west coast and makes Fort William his departure point

December 2006, Issue 30, page 58

Islands of inspiration
The outer Hebrides have become a haven for artists inspired by the contrasts and isolation of the islands. Ian Sclater travelled to meet them

May 2004, Issue 14, page 28

Islands of lost souls
Scotland has numerous islands. Some of them are inhabited, others are deserted. More than 80 of them used to have inhabitants, but the locals left for several different reasons. Marieke McBean investi...

August 2007, Issue 34, page 60

Jenners of Edinburgh winds of change
The oldest independent department store in the world says it's been contemporary since 1838. Kate Patrick went to Jenners to find out how

July 2002, Issue 3, page 40

Jewel of the North
The Inches are islands in the Forth close to Edinburgh. David McVey visited Inchcolm and found it soaked in history

July 2005, Issue 21, page 62

John Barrowman
Christopher Fisher meets Captain Jack from sci-fi television series Doctor Who, now starring in his own spin-off series Torchwood

December 2006, Issue 30, page 28

Journey of a Lifetime
Keith Fergus tours the dramatic North Coast 500

September 2017, Issue 94, page 36

Kinnoull Hill Perth
This issue successful Hollywood actor Brian Cox picks his favourite place. Main text and pictures by Andy Hall

September 2004, Issue 16, page 14

Letters from the Bishop
In a new series, John Hannavy follows an Anglican bishop through 18th Century Scotland

December 2012, Issue 66, page 50

Lismore's long history
In the latest in his series on lesser known islands, John Hannavy visits Lismore

June 2006, Issue 27, page 18

Live like a Laird
Scotland is the ideal destination if you want to enjoy a truly luxurious holiday. Kate Ennis went and sample the high life.

November 2003, Issue 11, page 54

Living on an island

March 2003, Issue 7, page 66

Lochaber's Almost-Island
Ben Williams explores Ardnamurchan

December 2015, Issue 84, page 44

Low season treats
In autumn and winter Scotland can be at her photogenic best. It's a time when country house hotels come into their own and open fires add to the appeal. Special Offers are now online and there are mor...

August 2009, Issue 46, page 58

Magical Menzies
Charles Douglas visits Castle Menzies in the Valley of the Tay.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 14

Making the journey
In the last issue we looked at how to about researching your family tree. But how do you go about actually visiting the home of your ancestors? Dominic Roskrow reports

April 2007, Issue 32, page 41

Martin Martin's Islands
John Hannavy continues in the footsteps of Scotland's first travel writer

December 2015, Issue 84, page 41

Mary's Royal Progress
Mary Queen of Scots got around a bit, so John Hannavy decided to take another look at sme of her residences

March 2004, Issue 13, page 18

Medieval treasures
John Hannavy embarks on a new series exploring Scotland's many historic churches, abbeys and cathedrals.

December 2007, Issue 36, page 18

Midge Madness
No other creature inspires such ire as the midge. James Irvine Robertson tells us of how these tiny insects have been annoying people for centuries

April 2018, Issue 98, page 66

Missing Links
The game of Kings has its roots firmly established in Scotland, which is home to some of the World's finest courses. Hugh Dodd takes us a round...

March 2002, Issue 1, page 64

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

Mony's country
David McVey goes on the trail of a Viking prince in Glen Urquhart.

April 2009, Issue 44, page 18

More wanderings in Scott's steps
John Hannavy on the trail of Sir Walter Scott's landscapes

April 2005, Issue 20, page 18

Name the date
Tullibardine distillery's new shop, 1488, is named after a key historical date. But with heads set in the future, it's part of Scotland's newest shopping experience. Kate Patrick reports

March 2005, Issue 19, page 58

Never say 'never' again
Following the great travel writer H.V. Morton through Scotland

February 2014, Issue 73, page 42

No better time to try seafood
The first week of October is Seafood Week organised by the Seafish Industry Authority. We mark it by publishing some recipes using Scottish fish and seafood

September 2004, Issue 16, page 50

Nobody does it Better
Edinburgh is bursting with unique independent stores, says Sally Toms

December 2012, Issue 66, page 62

North by North-West
John Hannavy walks in the most celebrated of footsteps

February 2015, Issue 79, page 44

Now who be ye, would cross Loch Gyle? (Ulva)
John Hannavy visits Ulva, a tiny island off the west coast of Mull

February 2007, Issue 31, page 18

Off the beaten track
Sally Toms enthuses about Scotland's tucked away treasures.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 3

Oh I do like to be beside The Seaside
Which is why – in the interests of research – Gilly Pickup packs her bucket, spade and kiss-me-quick hat to find a few of Scotland's best beaches

June 2006, Issue 27, page 67

On a Hilltop on Bute
John Hannavy explores a hidden medieval gem

April 2016, Issue 86, page 40

On the road
Part one of the tale of three men, three motorbikes, five distilleries and the search for one blended malt.

October 2009, Issue 47, page 60

On the trail of Robbie Burns

March 2003, Issue 7, page 26

Ones not to miss
With so much to offer the visitor, how do you select the best places to visit during your travels in this wonderful country? Liz Pickering selects 10 of the best.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 54

Only Connect
Gavin MacLeod goes in search of the ancestors

October 2014, Issue 77, page 39

Operating under their own steam
Relax a while, forget the rush and hurry of train and plane, and join Sara Wilson on a steam boat

May 2004, Issue 14, page 58

Osgood's Garden
Following on from the last issue of Scotland Magazine, John Hannavy explores the inspirational gardens of Inverewe in Wester Ross

August 2015, Issue 82, page 41

Outlander Uncovered: Doune Castle
Christopher Coates visits the iconic site of Doune Castle

August 2016, Issue 88, page 10

Scotland is definitely the place to be in 2009. Commencing in January, there are more than 100 scheduled events that have been specially devised to celebrate the contributions made by Scots to the wid...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 29

Perthshire – Scotland's Land of Diversity
Tom Bruce Gardyne reveals the mystery of a landlocked county linking lowland Scotland to the Highlands

March 2003, Issue 7, page 46

Phoebe Anne Traquair
Patricia Cleveland-Peck examines the life and work of a major talent in Scotland's artistic portfolio

October 2014, Issue 77, page 28

Picturesque Poetry
Ann Stewart looks at how Scotland inspired Dorothy Wordsworth

June 2012, Issue 63, page 32

Port Grullain Bay, Isle of Iona
Photographer Andy Hall looks at the favourite place of actor Kevin McKidd

June 2006, Issue 27, page 14

Read all about it
Scotland has some fantastic secondhand and antiquarian bookshop. Hannah Adcock browses through some of her favourites

June 2006, Issue 27, page 28

Recomended for romantics
In association with

January 2004, Issue 12, page 62

Remembering Hercules Linton
Douglas Cusine tracks the fortunes and misfortunes of the Hercules Linton memorial in Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire

June 2018, Issue 99, page 64

Remnants of the Underworld
Recounting the tales of witch trials, the Wizard’s Stone and Devil’s Hill

February 2018, Issue 97, page 71

Restaurants with rooms
Lochside Lodge and Roundhouse Restaurant Bridgend of Lintrathen, Angus Tel: +44 (0)1575 560 340 On the border of Perthshire and Angus and so happily handy for Perth or Dundee, Lochside Lodge with its...

June 2006, Issue 27, page 44

Road tripping whisky
We catch up with the team their journey and blend.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 60

Rural Pursuits
Christopher Coates visits a Perthshire haven for country sports enthusiasts

February 2017, Issue 91, page 38

Sacred Scotland
There are numerous spiritual sites around Scotland, both ancient and modern. Liz Pickering looks at their significance.

October 2008, Issue 41, page 42

Saints, sinners and cuddly ducks
St Cuthbert's Way is a pathway stretching more than 60 miles. Sue Kendrick went for a stroll

January 2006, Issue 24, page 58

Scotland Events
Glasgow Film Festival 14th - 24th February 2008 Glasgow More than 100 films will be showing during 10 days at this successful new festival. Alongside its previews and premieres, gala nights and guest ...

December 2007, Issue 36, page 12

Scotland Events
Homecoming 2009 kicks off Homecoming Scotland 2009 will celebrate some of Scotland's great contributions to the world with a year-long, country-wide programme of exciting and inspirational events and ...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 12

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

October 2013, Issue 71, page 42

Scotland's finest country hotels
The Scottish mainland, as well as featuring fabulous city hotels, also boasts some of the British Isles' most spectacular country hotels. We profile some of the best

June 2002, Issue 2, page 28

Scotland's peak district
Ben Nevis and the surrounding area are the perfect stopping point on your journey up the West coast. Hannah Adcock reports

April 2006, Issue 26, page 42

Scotland's Royal Saint
James Irvine Robertson recalls the love affair between a powerful Scottish King and his beatified Saxon wife

June 2015, Issue 81, page 31

Scott in Mull and Iona (Sir Walter Scott)
The latest in our series by Ian Mitchell charting Sir Walter Scott's travels around the Scottish islands

December 2006, Issue 30, page 60

Scottish Baking
Sue Lawrence serves up some baking traditions

August 2014, Issue 76, page 58

Secret island escape
Colonsay and Oronsay are two bleak but beautiful islands just south of Mull on Scotland's west coast. John Hannavy reports

June 2007, Issue 33, page 18

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

February 2011, Issue 55, page 48

Shining Jewels and Hidden Gems

March 2003, Issue 7, page 59

Shop til you Drop
We reveal another 10 of Scotland's best retail outlets

October 2011, Issue 59, page 44

Skye & the Western Isles
Skye and the Western Isles take some reaching, but the journey is worth it. Dominic Roskrow explores the region

October 2006, Issue 29, page 30

Small is beautiful

September 2004, Issue 16, page 48

Special place where everything's up in smoke
The Rannoch Smokery produces superb smoked meat products. Sally Toms visited it

January 2005, Issue 18, page 52

Spirit of the Place
From the rolling lowlands purple with heather, to the high craggy mountain tops covered with summer snow; from medieval castles ravaged by centuries of war, to lively, cosmopolitan cities; Scotland ca...

August 2012, Issue 64, page 33

Spring at last
Rob Allanson looks forward to the joys of Spring.

April 2010, Issue 50, page 3

Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
Sally Toms provides another round-up of the area's top restaurants, hotels and visitor attractions

April 2005, Issue 20, page 37

Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
Stirling, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are within easy reach of Glasgow but offer solitude and scenery. Dominic Roskrow reports

August 2007, Issue 34, page 31

Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs – where all of Scotland meets
Dominic Roskrow argues that the area between Loch Lomond and Stiirling encapsulates all facets of Scotland

April 2005, Issue 20, page 34

The best places to visit, stay and eat, by Sally Toms

September 2004, Issue 16, page 38

Sutherland – seeing the sights
Sally Toms reports on the isolation, history, and variety of this unique Scottish landscape

September 2004, Issue 16, page 35

That something special (Kilcamb Lodge)
Sally Toms visits Kilcamb Lodge, a luxurious country house hotel in Argyll

December 2006, Issue 30, page 41

The ancient ways
Passing through Dunino on a damp and dreich day it is hard to imagine that the Ancient Druids choosing this dull and dark spot as a place to worship the sun. It is here though, among The Muirs of Fife...

October 2009, Issue 47, page 26

The architecture of cities
?John Hannavy follows in the footsteps of our 19th century novelist and clergyman travelling through Scotland

October 2013, Issue 71, page 50

The battle that defined a nation
The 700 year old story of Bannockburn

April 2014, Issue 74, page 46

The blackhouse village
Richard Ford samples some very unique accommodation on Lewis

December 2007, Issue 36, page 25

The Border Reivers
More than 300 years of theft, skirmish and plunder has left its mark on the Border lands. Jessie Anderson follows the Reiver Trail

August 2007, Issue 34, page 54

The first resort (St Andews)
An ideal family winter break? Kate Patrick thinks she may have discovered it, and right on her doorstep too

December 2006, Issue 30, page 44

The Flower of kirkwall
In the latest of our series Ian Mitchell visits visits St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney

April 2006, Issue 26, page 64

The forces of nature
John Hannavy explores Scotland's dramatic landscape and the writers it has inspired.

August 2009, Issue 46, page 22

The ghosts of Greyfriars
Gary Hayden takes a walk round Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh's old town

March 2008, Issue 37, page 28

The good, the true and the beautiful
Craft and gift shops selling quirky, one-off or uniquely Scottish products are found all over Scotland. Kate Patrick provides a short-cut to some of the best

July 2004, Issue 15, page 42

The home of the three Js
Gilly Pickup takes us round her birthplace

December 2010, Issue 54, page 30

The Humble Birthplace of Genius
John Hannavy follows the great travel writer through Scotland

June 2014, Issue 75, page 32

The Kingdom of Fife
Charles Douglas ventures across the Firth of Forth to Dunfermline and beyond

April 2016, Issue 86, page 21

The Life & Times of the Big Yin
Stephen Milton talks to Billy Connolly about the Commonwealth Games, music and his love for Scotland.

February 2013, Issue 67, page 29

The lure of the Isle
Rob Allanson finds a gem of a hotel and pub on the Black Isle.

June 2009, Issue 45, page 33

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

The mystery of Maggie Wall
Heidi Soholt investigates the tales behind a curious monument to an alleged witch.

October 2010, Issue 53, page 22

The Noble Bruce
We look at the history of Scotland's great surnames

October 2011, Issue 59, page 68

The old & the new
Scotland Magazine checks out the new Apex Waterloo Place hotel in Edinburgh.

June 2009, Issue 45, page 64

The pedalling pilgrim
Paul Kirkwood traces the origins of the bicycle in Dumfriesshire

October 2006, Issue 29, page 58

The pipes are calling's
Scotland called is anew company which aims to give tourists an alternative view of Scotland in total luxury. Dominic Roskrow spent three days exploring Scotland's west coast.

March 2004, Issue 13, page 28

The pipes, the pipes are calling
The bagpipes act as a strange ambassador for Scotland. Ronald M. James looks at their chequered history

October 2005, Issue 23, page 62

The Pride of Scotland
When you consider Scotland's greatest products and just what it is that makes them so special, a pattern begins to emerge. Whether it's gourmet food, drink, fabric, art, music or literature, Scotland'...

August 2012, Issue 64, page 34

The Remarkable Mr. Rennie
John Hannavy explores the achievements of another great Scottish engineer

June 2018, Issue 99, page 68

The Rocks Remain
Gavin D Smith celebrates the writer Gavin Maxwell's Century

October 2014, Issue 77, page 45

The spirit of Scotland
Rob Allanson introduces us to Scotland's whisky producing regions

August 2007, Issue 34, page 67

The Standard of Excellence
We look at some of the best Scottish distilleries to visit

February 2012, Issue 61, page 44

The ties that bind
Annie Harrower-Gray looks into the family history of the legendary Cash family.

October 2010, Issue 53, page 26

The true sound of Scotland
Marieke Smegen finds the best places for a traditional tune

April 2005, Issue 20, page 60

The true taste of scotland

September 2003, Issue 10, page 63

The Wild North
Charles Douglas ventures into Caithness

December 2017, Issue 96, page 19

They don't make 'em like they used to
Roddy Martine takes a walk down memory lane at The Museum of childhood, Edinburgh.

April 2008, Issue 38, page 26

Time Travel with the Jacobites
Roddy Martine talks to the Outlander series author Diana Gabaldon

December 2014, Issue 78, page 29

Turning Point
We reach the some of Scotland's great unpopulated expanses

June 2012, Issue 63, page 56

Two fat ladies
Rob Allanson checks out a Glasgow restaurant renowned for its fish cuisine

February 2007, Issue 31, page 30

Variety is the key to Icon awards
Tartan Week 2005, and New York was abuzz for the Scotland Magazine Icons of Scotland awards dinner held in the Starlight Room of the Waldorf=Astoria on Manhattan's Park Avenue. Held in tandem with th...

April 2005, Issue 20, page 24

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

December 2008, Issue 42, page 60

Ways to stay in the country
East Haugh Hotel, near Pitlochry, Perthshire Tel: +44 (0)1796 473 121 On a recent visit here we'd popped in for lunch as three French anglers were taking their leave. “Marve...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 58

We've got mail
Messages from our readers across the globe

June 2018, Issue 99, page 10

Weaving History
Sally Toms picks 10 of the best tartan retailers

February 2013, Issue 67, page 38

What Flora did next
Whatever happened to Flora Macdonald, the woman who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape from the British? Jackie Cosh reports

August 2005, Issue 22, page 48

What I Love About Scotland
A series in which well known individuals based around the world express their thoughts about the Scotland they know well

April 2015, Issue 80, page 9

Where the whisky flows like water

September 2003, Issue 10, page 54

Where to Stay
Whether you are searching for urban luxury, an island retreat, exquisite cuisine, a few rounds of golf or even your own castle, on these pages you will find some of the very best places to stay, eat a...

June 2018, Issue 99, page 76

Worth exploring
This issue Charles Douglas visits Newbattle Abbey, in Midlothian

April 2006, Issue 26, page 16

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 98

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

Published April 2018.

Scotland Magazine Issue 97

Scotland Magazine Issue 97
Walk the Rob Roy Way - Castle Campbell - Fife - Clackmannanshire - Kinross.

Published February 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 94

Scotland Magazine Issue 94
Regional focus: Outer Hebrides; A fiddle player for all seasons (Ryan Young); North Coast 500; The forgotten Scottish composer; The Battle of Kringen..

Published September 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 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 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 86

Scotland Magazine Issue 86
The Kingdom of Fife, Dolphin watching in the Moray Firth, an ancient abbey on Bute, Speyside whisky and The Highland Chocolatier..

Published April 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 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 81

Scotland Magazine Issue 81
Western Approaches, A Hundred Years in the Highlands, Family Crest, Cabisdale, 10 Best Manmade Wonders.

Published June 2015.

Scotland Magazine Issue 80

Scotland Magazine Issue 80
Spirit of Speyside, Scottish Hotel Awards, Dandie Dinmont, Rosslyn Revisited, 10 Best Spring Walks.

Published April 2015.

Scotland Magazine Issue 79

Scotland Magazine Issue 79
Caithness and Sutherland, Boswell and Johnson, Rough Magic, 10 Best Historic Sites.

Published February 2015.

Scotland Magazine Issue 78

Scotland Magazine Issue 78
Loch Lomond and Dunbartonshire, Time Travel with the Jacobites, A Garden of Tradition and Delight, 10 Best Trails.

Published December 2014.

Scotland Magazine Issue 77

Scotland Magazine Issue 77
Glasgow and the Clyde Valley, Dalhousie Castle, Looking up the Ancestors, 10 Best Autumn Walks.

Published October 2014.

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 75

Scotland Magazine Issue 75
Kinross and Perthshire, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Melville Castle, 10 Best Cathedrals.

Published June 2014.

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 73

Scotland Magazine Issue 73
Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, The spirits of Discovery, 10 Best Nature Reserves and Homecoming 2014 events planner.

Published February 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 68

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

Published April 2013.

Scotland Magazine Issue 67

Scotland Magazine Issue 67
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs | Events Planner | 10 best stately homes.

Published February 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 63

Scotland Magazine Issue 63
Kilchurn Castle, Glasgow & the Clyde Valley, 48 hours in Aberdeen.

Published June 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 61

Scotland Magazine Issue 61
2012 events calendar - The Hebrides - Fasque House - 10 best Scottish lighthouses and much more....

Published February 2012.

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 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 55

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

Published February 2011.

Scotland Magazine Issue 54

Scotland Magazine Issue 54
The Borders, Dumfries & Galloway - Gardens of delight - Daniel Defoe and much more....

Published December 2010.

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 52

Scotland Magazine Issue 52
10 Best Castles - Orkney & Shetland - 24 hours in Inverness - Scotland Magazine Photo Challenge and much more.....

Published August 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 48

Scotland Magazine Issue 48
The Clyde Valley - 10 Best Easy Walks - Journeys Blend - Discovering Scotland - Broughton House - Comfort House and much more....

Published December 2009.

Scotland Magazine Issue 47

Scotland Magazine Issue 47
The Highlands Inverness - the Black Isle - and beyond - 10 Best Winter Walks - Ancient ways - Journey's Blend - Celebrity recipes - Blended Whisky and much more....

Published October 2009.

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 45

Scotland Magazine Issue 45
Perthshire - The Ulster Scots - Clan Macfarlane Orkney - House of the Binns - Zeppelins and much more....

Published June 2009.

Scotland Magazine Issue 44

Scotland Magazine Issue 44
Loch Ness - Scottish Hotel Awards 2009 - Dumfries House - Stirling Castle - Loch Lomond & The Trossachs - 10 Best Traditional Scottish Pubs and much more....

Published April 2009.

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 41

Scotland Magazine Issue 41
10 Best Gardens - Whisky Special - Mary King's Close - Skye & the Western Isles - The life of a lighthouse keeper and much more....

Published October 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 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 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 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 34

Scotland Magazine Issue 34
Striling, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs - Edinburgh's high spots - Discovering malt whisky - 10 Best Hotels - Border Raiders - Brodick Castle - Abandoned Islands.

Published August 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 32

Scotland Magazine Issue 32
Icons of Scotland - Smuggling - The real Macbeth - Ayrshire & Arran - Caithness - Kelburn Castle - Aberdeen galleries - Bagpipes - Clan Macpherson.

Published April 2007.

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 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 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 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 25

Scotland Magazine Issue 25
Going out for the summer - In search of seafood - Get on your bike - Orkney and Shetlands - Rodel Church - Loch Torridon - Robert the Bruce.

Published February 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 23

Scotland Magazine Issue 23
Island Life - Scotland's finest whisky islands - A royal county - Aberdeenshire - Top 10 Romantic destinations - Scotland in Bloom - Hebridean Princess - Shortbread recipes - Solway - Bagpipes.

Published October 2005.

Scotland Magazine Issue 22

Scotland Magazine Issue 22
Glamis Castle - Hogmanay castles - Out in the country - Dundee and Fife - Country Houses - The Caledonian Hotel - Whisky regions - New Lanark.

Published August 2005.

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 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 19

Scotland Magazine Issue 19
Cowal and Bute - Golf Hotels - Festival times - Tullibardine - Gastro Hotels - Ulster Scots - Top tourist destinations.

Published March 2005.

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 16

Scotland Magazine Issue 16
Super Sutherland - Aviemore - Famous Battlefields - A taste of the sea - Barra - Ospreys - Border castles - Rosslyn chapel - Malt whisky special.

Published September 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 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 12

Scotland Magazine Issue 12
Blair Castle and Atholl Palace - The Borders - Out and about in the Lowlands - Ancestors on-line - Fortress castles - Iain Banks - Culloden - Winter wildlife.

Published January 2004.

Scotland Magazine Issue 11

Scotland Magazine Issue 11
The Grampians, Orkney and Shetland - Luxury holidays - Hogmanay Food - Gliding - Shopping for kilts - Glencoe - Golf in Perth.

Published November 2003.

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 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.

Scotland Magazine Issue 2

Scotland Magazine Issue 2
Historic Castles - History of Culzean Castle - Dumfries and Galloway - Cruises from Scotland - Top spas - Belinda Robertson - Smoked venison tasting.

Published June 2002.

Scotland Magazine Issue 1

Scotland Magazine Issue 1
Best city hotels - Missing links finest golf courses - Glasgow focus - Where to fish - Dunvegan Castle - Smoked Salmon - Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Published March 2002.

Travel - Tour Operators
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