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Scotland Magazine Issue 17

Scotland Magazine Issue 17

Scotland Magazine Issue 17

In this issue - Living castles - Skye and the Western Isles - Runrig - Regiments - Clydebuilt Museum - Clan Robertson - Scotland on screen - Precious stones

Published November 2004

Glasgow's warm beating heart
Dominic Roskrow champions Scotland's second city

November 2004, Issue 17, page 3

On the face of it, it's chiefly good news
Roddy Marting talks...

November 2004, Issue 17, page 7

Paxton House - Reminder of a golden age
Charles Douglas visits the lavish Paxton House in Berwickshire

November 2004, Issue 17, page 14

Castles that are still alive
Many of Scotland's finest castles are still thriving. John Hannavy picks his favourites

November 2004, Issue 17, page 16

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

A great deal to shout about
Graham Holliday explains where you can hear and perhaps see – the shy and elusive corncrake

November 2004, Issue 17, page 22

No compromise
James Irvine Robertson on the struggles of the Covenanters

November 2004, Issue 17, page 24

Scotland is the star of the screen
On the face of it Scotland would seem to provide the perfect backdrop for many Hollywood films. But as David Gordon discovers, it's not that straight forward

November 2004, Issue 17, page 26

One man and his boat
The release of a Ewan MacGregor film following the fortunes of a dysfunctional man travelling onthe canal between Edinburgh and Glasgow has prompted us to send our Ewan MacGregorlookalike, Maxwell Mac...

November 2004, Issue 17, page 31

Western Isles – Island of lost souls
Sally Toms extolls the virtues of one of Scotland's last true Gaelic outposts

November 2004, Issue 17, page 36

Years late, but worth the wait?
The new Scottish parliament has been dogged by controversy. But it's a stunning building set to draw hundreds of thousands of people. Nick Bibby reports

November 2004, Issue 17, page 42

True pride on the Clyde
Clydebuilt is an astounding look at the shipbuilding at Glasgow's Braehead shopping centre. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2004, Issue 17, page 44

St. Andrews: open all year
St. Andrews Golf Hotel sits high above the impressive West Sands – famed for the beach running sequence in the film Chariots of Fire.

November 2004, Issue 17, page 46

A spot of home baking
Sue Lawrence relishes in the seductive smells of scones and cakes and delights in the sense of comfort such baking creates

November 2004, Issue 17, page 48

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

Soldiers made of Stirling stuff
The Scottish army regiments have a long and distinguished history. Mark Nicholls looks at the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and the diverse attractions that lie in the regiment's traditional recru...

November 2004, Issue 17, page 56

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

A clan spanning the generations (Robertsons of Clan Donnachaidh)
In the latest of his series, James Irvine Robertson looks at his own clan name – one of the oldest families in Scotland

November 2004, Issue 17, page 62

Blends not blands
While single malt whisky tends to get all the critical acclaim, the vast mass of sales are in the blended sector. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2004, Issue 17, page 66

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