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Issue 99 Out Now

Scotland Magazine Issue 99

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



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Articles from People in History

A man to die and cry for

September 2003, Issue 10, page 36

Adam Smith
The father of economics.

August 2010, Issue 52, page 41

Alexander Graham Bell
The latest in our series of famous Scots leads us to the inventor of the telephone.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 41

America's navel hero
John Paul Jones was one of America's greatest battle commanders during the Revolution. Not bad for a poor boy from Kirkcudbright.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 43

Andrew Carnegie
The latest in our series on famous Scots leads us to one of the world's greatest philanthropists.

October 2008, Issue 41, page 41


July 2003, Issue 9, page 72

As sure as Sherlock
We look at the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish author and creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

December 2007, Issue 36, page 41

Burying the Bruce
Buried in three (or more) separate places – we investigate the strange story of King Robert the Bruce.

October 2009, Issue 47, page 68

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
One of Glasgow's famous sons.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 41

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: A design for life
Arguably Glasgow's most celebrated designer and architect, Mackintosh was respected around the World yet, for a time, seemed a forgotten man in his native Scotland. Gavin Smith rediscovers one of Sco...

March 2002, Issue 1, page 22

Child of the Mist (Rob Roy MacGregor)
In the latest part of our series looking at Scottish characters, Mark Nicholls sets off on the trail of Rob Roy MacGregor

October 2006, Issue 29, page 65

David Douglas
We look into the life of a 19th century Scottish botanist and explorer.

June 2009, Issue 45, page 41

Doctor Livingstone, I presume?
In the latest of our series on famous Scots, we study the life of Scotland's most famous explorer

November 2007, Issue 35, page 25

Everything you need to know about... The Loch Ness monster
The Loch Ness Monster, or ‘Nessie,' as he, she or it is known locally, has become a popular Scottish icon inspiring poems, books and songs. Over the years, Nessie's image has been transposed onto co...

June 2007, Issue 33, page 74

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

From caverns to castles (Robert the Bruce)
Robert the Bruce is arguably Scotland's greatest monarch, Mark Nicholls sets off on his trail

February 2006, Issue 25, page 62

Gael Force
Take a swift history lesson, from James II to Queen Victoria - and discover the influence of the Jacobites on Scotland's past

June 2002, Issue 2, page 36

Highland Mary
Annie Harrower-Gray looks at the life behind Mary Campbell, one of the women that so inspired Robert Burns.

August 2009, Issue 46, page 18

In search of Braveheart (Sir William Wallace)
In the second part of our series looking at where you can find out more about great historical figures, Mark Nicholls sets off on the trail of Sir William Wallace

April 2006, Issue 26, page 62

Industrial revolutionary: James Watt

February 2003, Issue 6, page 82

Invalid at home, Samson abroad
Isabella Bird wasn't the typical swash-buckling Scottish type of hero. But she was a hero. Sara Wilson explains why

November 2003, Issue 11, page 42

Invented by...Janet Keiller
This regular look at a famous Scots invention or innovation begins with a contentious issue - Janet Keiller and the 'invention' of marmalade. We explore the myth with a little help.

March 2002, Issue 1, page 82

JM Barrie
Scottish journalist, playwright and children's book writer, JM Barrie became world famous with his story about a little boy who never grew up.

April 2008, Issue 38, page 41

John Buchan
A life in letters.

April 2010, Issue 50, page 41

John Buchan's classic steps
Gerald Warner gives an overview of the life and works of scottish novelist John Buchan, who rose from obscurity on the merit of his talent

September 2002, Issue 4, page 54

John Law
Liz Pickering looks at the life of John Law, Scottish financial genius, gambler and ladies man.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 30

John Muir
Scotland's saviour of the Sierra.

February 2010, Issue 49, page 41

Macbeth: bloody tyrant or popular king?
Most of us know Shakespeare's version of Macbeth. What was the reality? Jackie Cosh reports

March 2004, Issue 13, page 74

Macmillan Kirkpatrick
In the latest of our series of famous Scots, we look to the inventor of the bicycle.

April 2009, Issue 44, page 74

Mary Slessor
The life of a Scots woman and 19th century missionary to Nigeria.

August 2009, Issue 46, page 42

National treasure
Sally Toms looks at the life of celebrated Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson

August 2007, Issue 34, page

Paint it black
David Hunter discovers a Scottish pioneer that's touched the heart of the modern world - literally: Sir James Whyte Black

July 2002, Issue 3, page 82

Sir Alexander Fleming
The man who discovered penicillin and so much more...

October 2009, Issue 47, page 41

Sir Walter Scott
The latest in our series on famous Scots looks at the great novelist and poet.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 41

Sons of Scotland
The Scots are of a creative and adventurous creed and it is hard to single out 10 examples of outstanding ability. There can be no doubt that the impact of the following on the history of Scotland has...

August 2012, Issue 64, page 31

The accidental hero: Alexander Fleming
The story of the Scottish scientist who discovered the 20th century's greatest weapon against bacterial infections by chance...

June 2002, Issue 2, page 90

The first private eye
We look at the exciting life of America's James Bond – Allan Pinkerton

June 2008, Issue 39, page 41

The last bandit
Ian R.Mitchell looks at the tale of Ewan Macphee, Scotland's last true outlaw

June 2008, Issue 39, page 42

The light fantastic

March 2003, Issue 7, page 82

The Scottish King (Macbeth)
Mark Nicholls sets off on the trail of the ancient Scottish king, Macbeth, to discover his true character

April 2007, Issue 32, page 64

The tragic queen (Mary Queen of Scots)
In the latest part of our series looking at legendary Scottish characters, Mark Nicholls looks at where to find out more about Mary Queen of Scots

December 2006, Issue 30, page 64

The wheel thing
Brigid James goes round and round attempting to unravel which Scotsman really invented that indispensable mode of transport, the bicycle

September 2002, Issue 4, page 82

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


May 2003, Issue 8, page 72


May 2003, Issue 8, page 82


July 2003, Issue 9, page 82

Vision of the future

November 2002, Issue 5, page 82

White Elephant

November 2002, Issue 5, page 56

Scotland Magazine Issue 64

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

Published August 2012.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 4

Scotland Magazine Issue 4
The Highlands - Finest hideaway hotels - John Buchan - Romantic wedding venues - The Pictish people - Outdoor clothing - Fenton Tower - Scottish baking - Pedlars.

Published September 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.