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Scotland Magazine Issue 99

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



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Rob Allanson

Rob is editor and ...... Etc. etc. etc. et. e. . .

Its piping hot
How Forres is going to resound to the pipes

April 2014, Issue 74, page 32

Moving on
Rob Allanson says farewll and so to pastures new

April 2014, Issue 74, page 7

Editor's View
One thing Scotland does very well, amongst other things, is big wide open spaces where you can escape from the rest of humanity and experience something approximating silence. The great wild and rugg...

February 2014, Issue 73, page 7

Editors view
Rob Allanson looks at what is being billed as one of the biggest years for Scotland

December 2013, Issue 72, page 7

Buildings in the sand
Take a trip into Scotland's Neolithic past with one of Orkney's top visitor attractions

October 2013, Issue 71, page 64

Editors View
A Golden Era

October 2013, Issue 71, page 7

Portrait of an artist
Meet the man who painted the nation

October 2013, Issue 71, page 14

Festival Time
Finally as I sit here it looks like we might have a run of decent weather. The spring has been one of the coldest on record. Everything seemed to be in stasis: plants, animals and in fact us humans. ...

June 2013, Issue 69, page 7

Spring forward
Rob Allanson muses on the turn of another year

April 2013, Issue 68, page 7

Into the wild
Rob Allanson on the Year of Natural Scotland

February 2013, Issue 67, page 7

John Law, a Life of Banking and Gambling
He is widely credited as having introduced paper money to the French economy

February 2013, Issue 67, page 67

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs
Although its reputation will forever resonate with that haunting and melancholy traditional Scots song of unknown authorship, Loch Lomond has the added notable distinctions of lying on the Highland Bo...

February 2013, Issue 67, page 18

Purest Escape
In our penultimate coastal adventure, join us as we delve deeper into Argyll and discover Cowal and Bute

February 2013, Issue 67, page 59

Rising Food Stars
Scotland is currently achieving record levels of food and drink exports.

February 2013, Issue 67, page 26

The Great Outdoors
Scotland is simmering with annual events and activities for the keen visitor

February 2013, Issue 67, page 63

Home of Ancient Kings
Nearing the end of our coastal journey, we explore Fort William to Campbeltown, taking in the ancient capital of Dalriada

December 2012, Issue 66, page 58

Isles to Wander
Unquestionably, among Scotland's most wonderful assets can be counted her islands; the country has more than 700 of them and around 100 or so are populated. Some, like Skye, Mull, Arran or the Mainlan...

December 2012, Issue 66, page 26

Mamore the Merrier
Out with the iconic Cuillin on Skye and the magical Glen Shiel ridge, the Mamores may well be the finest mountain range in the British Isles. Comprising of 10 munros (Scottish mountains more than 3000...

December 2012, Issue 66, page 16

The Borders, Dumfries & Galloway
The autumn of 2013 will see a series of commemorative events in the Scottish Borders to acknowledge the 500th anniversary of a catastrophic battle which actually took place in England but which trauma...

December 2012, Issue 66, page 18

The Modern Age
Rob Allanson considers the changes afoot in the magazine world

December 2012, Issue 66, page 7

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

Angus & Dundee
Local History - Where to go - What to do

October 2012, Issue 65, page 18

James Murray (1837-1915)
The Man of Words

October 2012, Issue 65, page 67

Lost in Lochabar
Our exploration of Scotland's coastline continues in the West Highlands

October 2012, Issue 65, page 58

Making A Splash
Urban or rural, there are some really top-notch spas offered in Scottish hotels of all types. A century or so ago the Victorians pioneered hydropathic hotels with water-therapies and somewhat strict d...

October 2012, Issue 65, page 26

Roadside Dining
The Editor goes in search of good food while travelling

October 2012, Issue 65, page 7

Rocks of Ages
The Carboniferous volcanic plug of Bass Rock, which sits approximately 1.5 miles out in the Firth of Forth, dominates the gorgeous East Lothian coastline.

October 2012, Issue 65, page 16

A Nation's Pride
It is not just Scotland Magazine that is celebrating a milestone

August 2012, Issue 64, page 7

Alexander Selkirk
The consummate survivor

August 2012, Issue 64, page 67

Celebrating Scotland
To mark our 10th Anniversary, we decided to delve into various aspects of the nation

August 2012, Issue 64, page 28

Land of Mountain Giants
We join an epic expedition to survey three of Scotland's remote mountains

August 2012, Issue 64, page 38

Orkney & Shetland
Local History, what to do and where to go.

August 2012, Issue 64, page 18

Royally Enjoyable
Perth was this year granted city status by The Queen as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Scotland's fair city, which of course gave its name to a now much larger city on the west of Australia...

August 2012, Issue 64, page 26

The High Life
Morrone is a Corbett (Scottish mountains between 2500 and 2999 feet) rising above the charming village of Braemar and translates from Gaelic as ‘big nose' or ‘promontory'. Morrone's rounded appear...

August 2012, Issue 64, page 16

Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884)
Watching the detective

June 2012, Issue 63, page 69



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 69

Scotland Magazine Issue 69
Perthshire and Kinross, The Water of Life, Chasing the silver darlings, Crossing the border.

Published June 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 65

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

Published October 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 58

Scotland Magazine Issue 58
Perth & Kinross special - Colstoun House - The Royal Scotsman and much more....

Published August 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.