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Scotland Magazine Issue 26

Scotland Magazine Issue 26

Scotland Magazine Issue 26

In this issue - Glorious Glasgow - Bath time - Mountain biking - Golf and whisky hotels - Kinloch - Shinty - Ben Nevis - Jam - Scottish Beer

Published April 2006

Don't take the easy option
Dominic Roskrow argues that there's nothing like a good dose of nature to get the emotions stirring

April 2006, Issue 26, page 3

Caledon's success is music to the ears
Ihave just returned from Germany where on two successive nights I witnessed 550 Berliners giving a standing ovation to three kilted Scotsmen who had been singing a cross-section of those wonderful and...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 7

Fresh battle set for Culloden
The National Trust for Scotland has launched a major appeal to raise funds for the development of a new Culloden Battlefield Memorial Centre. The current centre is outdated and is no longer able to c...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 8

In brief...
In brief... The legend of Greyfriars Bobby, the devoted little terrier who stayed by his master's grave in an Edinburgh churchyard for 14 years, has been commemorated by an official soft toy. The lit...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 8

Take it to the bridge
Original sketches by the iconic engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel for a bridge over the River Dee at Balmoral are to go on public display for the first time at Balmoral Castle over the forthcoming summ...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 8

Choosing the right path
Improved paths and a new viewing platform are being created at Skara Brae on Orkney to help protect the Neolithic village from the trampling feet of thousands of annual visitors. In the past decade m...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 9

Edinburgh set for animal magic
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has revealed plans for its £58million redevelopment project at Edinburgh Zoo. The project is expected to take 20 years to complete, but will transform...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 9

Natural tourism is kicking up a storm
Scotland is experiencing a new fast growing tourism trend as storm watchers flock to the country's best vantage points to take in some of the world's best natural spectacles. And the Banffshire Coast...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 9

Bird watching at its best
Aproject has been launched to boost wildlife conservation and tourism to the Trossachs National Park. The new Trossachs Bird of Prey trail links two viewing projects at Argaty Red Kites and at the Os...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 10

Centre looks to the future
Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh has unveiled two new galleries which will guarantee its place as the ‘mustsee' experience of the summer. The exhibits, FutureDome and Earthscape Scotland represent a ...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 10

New look for Thurso
Work has begun on a major project to restore a much loved building in Thurso to its former glory and to turn it into a high quality facility for the local community and visitors alike. The £3.5m pro...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 10

Photographer Andy Hall looks at the favourite place of singer and songwriter Gerry Rafferty

April 2006, Issue 26, page 14

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

April 2006, Issue 26, page 16

Idyllic Easdale
The first in a new series of island features. Written and photographed by John Hannavy

April 2006, Issue 26, page 18

The Lady of Lawers
James Irvine Robertson on a prophet with a pretty good track record

April 2006, Issue 26, page 20

Magical machair
A look how this unusual maritime pasture is becoming a haven for flora and fauna

April 2006, Issue 26, page 22

Town and country
In a new series of cycle rides for Scotland Magazine Paul Kirkwood will go mountain biking in the Borders, pedal around lochs in Perthshire and cycle to the smithy where the bicycle was born. He start...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 24

Scottish ales are not small beer
Scotland has become a major centre for great beer. Adrian Tierney-Jones looks at what is on offer

April 2006, Issue 26, page 28

Glasgow – riverside city
Glasgow has long been a city worth seeing. But now, says Rob Allanson, it's making use of its past and focusing its appeal on the Clyde

April 2006, Issue 26, page 33

A Rum ideal
One of the most impressive houses in Scotland can be found on the remote Isle of Rum. Marieke Smegen pays it a visit

April 2006, Issue 26, page 40

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

Get set to make great jam
Sue Lawrence preserves an old tradition

April 2006, Issue 26, page 48

Five star spas
Natasha Reed investigates the best luxury spas Scotland has to offer

April 2006, Issue 26, page 52

At the core of history (Clan Drummond)
In the latest in our series James Irvine Robertson looks at Clan Drummond

April 2006, Issue 26, page 56

Sport of the Celts
Shinty is a hard uncompromising sport but great to watch. As the new season gets under way, Alex Mead gives it some stick

April 2006, Issue 26, page 58

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

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

Get on your bikes
Scotland is adapting rapidly in to one of the best outdoor and dangerous sport destinations in the world. It's right up there with the best for mountain biking, for instance. Lewis Eckett took a crash...

April 2006, Issue 26, page 68

Art and antiques news
Sally Toms rounds up the best of the latest exhibitions and events

April 2006, Issue 26, page 74

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