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Scotland Magazine Issue 20

Scotland Magazine Issue 20

Scotland Magazine Issue 20

In this issue - 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

Sign of spring times
Dominic Roskrow marks the end of winter by returning to his beloved West Coast

April 2005, Issue 20, page 3

Politics alive and well in Scotland
With the United Kingdom in the grips of General Election fever, I am not at all surprised that some of my trans-Atlantic and pan-European friends remain baffled by the defining differences between our...

April 2005, Issue 20, page 7

Blair Castle will be jumping
This year's Bowmore International Horse Trials and Country Fair will take place between August 25th and 28th in rural Perthshire at the magnificent Blair Castle. The world's best riders come from all...

April 2005, Issue 20, page 9

Book Reviews
Sally Toms reviews a selection of Scottish books.

April 2005, Issue 20, page 11

Edinburgh Fringe
And you can't have the Edinburgh International Festival without the Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. While the EIF focuses more on opera, ballet and classical music, the Frin...

April 2005, Issue 20, page 12

Edinburgh International Festival
The dates of the 59th world-class Edinburgh International Festival have been confirmed. For three weeks Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage si...

April 2005, Issue 20, page 12

Black pearl
Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull is well sited as a defensive fortress. Charles Douglas reports

April 2005, Issue 20, page 14

Benachally Perthshire
Singer songwriter Dougie MacLean adores the view over Benachally. Main text and pictures by Andy Hall

April 2005, Issue 20, page 16

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

April 2005, Issue 20, page 18

A call to arms
Heraldry was the way you identified yourself in battle. James Irvine Robertson looks at its significance

April 2005, Issue 20, page 20

Salmon killers on the loose
Wild salmon are under threat from among other things, pollution and hundreds of thousands of farmed salmon that have escaped and are causing mayhem. Graham Holliday reports

April 2005, Issue 20, page 22

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

A matter of common scents
Scotland has some excellent cheeses and some excellent cheese dishes. Sue Lawrence suggests some options

April 2005, Issue 20, page 30

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

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

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

Great clansmen (Cameron)
The Cameron clan comes under the spotlight in this issue. James Irvine Robertson reports

April 2005, Issue 20, page 46

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

Success comes from running a tight Chip
The Ubiquitous Chip is celebrating 30 years at its current location. Dominic Roskrow visited

April 2005, Issue 20, page 53

Joys of living on an island
In exclusive association with HotelReviewScotland.com

April 2005, Issue 20, page 54

Famous across the world
In our continuing series on the great Scottish regiments, Mark Nicholls looks at the origins of the Black Watch and the part of Scotland it calls its own

April 2005, Issue 20, page 56

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

April 2005, Issue 20, page 60

Worth a visit?
It's hard to believe that just a few years ago public access to a distillery was rare. Now many offer tours or tastings and they're becoming increasingly sophisticated. Dominic Roskrow reports

April 2005, Issue 20, page 64

A date with Dali
Salvador Dali's legendary painting Christ of St John of The Cross will return to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum when the building reopens in Summer 2006. The Dali original was bought for Kelvingr...

April 2005, Issue 20, page 74

Exhibition previews
Francis Bacon: Portraits and Heads and Monet & The Impressionists

April 2005, Issue 20, page 74

High price for Nelson left-hander
Aletter written by Admiral Lord Nelson has sold for £42,000 at a Lyon & Turnbull auction recently. Dated December 8th 1797, the letter was anonymously written to a London Reverend – penned with Nel...

April 2005, Issue 20, page 74

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