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Scotland Magazine Issue 33

Scotland Magazine Issue 33

Scotland Magazine Issue 33

In this issue - 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

Och! There's a croc in the loch
Sally Toms muses about Scotland's biodiversity and the mysterious case of the Loch Ness crocodile

June 2007, Issue 33, page 3

Changes
Change is part of life, and this year a lot of change is taking place in Scotland. Following the May elections for the Scottish Parliament, we have a new First Minister in the person of the enigmatic ...

June 2007, Issue 33, page 7

Fit for a queen
Charles Douglas visits The Castle of Mey in Caithness, beloved holiday home of the late Queen Mother

June 2007, Issue 33, page 14

Secret island escape
Colonsay and Oronsay are two bleak but beautiful islands just south of Mull on Scotland's west coast. John Hannavy reports

June 2007, Issue 33, page 18

The National Gallery of Scotland
In the latest of our series on Scotland's best galleries and museums, Roddy Martine takes a walk round Edinburgh's National Gallery

June 2007, Issue 33, page 22

The devil and the deep blue sea
Gavin D Smith explores Scotland's long association with the sea

June 2007, Issue 33, page 24

Aggie MacKenzie
Christopher Fisher talks to Aggie MacKenzie, queen of clean and star of television show How Clean is Your House?

June 2007, Issue 33, page 28

Mr & Mrs Smiths
The new Smiths Hotel in the town of Gretna Green has a reputation for romance… Vivien Devlin stayed there

June 2007, Issue 33, page 30

Fife & Dundee – three's a crowd
The east coast north of Edinburgh is dominated by three vastly disparate towns. Dominic Roskrow explains why that is good for visitors

June 2007, Issue 33, page 32

Fife & Dundee
What to do Dundee Camperdown Park Coupar Angus Road A country and leisure park with a range of activities including golf. Great for walking. www.camperdownpark.com Tel: +44 (0)1382 431 818 Dundee Co...

June 2007, Issue 33, page 34

The first Highland charge
This issue, James Irvine Robertson looks at the bloody history that surrounds Sir David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford, and the battle at Glasclune

June 2007, Issue 33, page 38

The Act of Union
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the union between Scotland and England. Paul Riddell looks at where events unfolded

June 2007, Issue 33, page 42

House proud (House of Bruar)
After almost 15 years of purveying the best of Scotland's edible and wearable produce, House of Bruar is becoming a legend in its own lunchtime. Even people who hate shopping make the pilgrimage there...

June 2007, Issue 33, page 46

Berry nice
Sue Lawrence provides some recipes using that quintessential summer fruit, the raspberry

June 2007, Issue 33, page 49

A noble and ancient family (Sinclairs)
James Irvine Robertson looks at the history of the Sinclairs, a clan with its roots deep in the soil of Scottish history

June 2007, Issue 33, page 52

Snap happy
Scotland is one of the most picturesque places in the world, so Kate Ennis gets some insider information on how to capture it on camera

June 2007, Issue 33, page 54

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

Scots abroad: how to trace your Scottish ancestry overseas
In the first two parts of this series we looked at how Scottish ancestry can be researched within Scotland. But what happens when the trail leads overseas? Dominic Roskrow reports

June 2007, Issue 33, page 61

Hotels of the year 2007
Dakota Eurocentral by Glasgow Tel: +44 (0)1698 835 444 Winner: Rising Star Award 2007. Dakota is a powerful new hotel brand being developed principally by Ken McCulloch, founder some years ago of On...

June 2007, Issue 33, page 62

Right on track
Mark Nicholls samples an unforgettable four-night rail journey across Scotland in the style of the Orient-Express

June 2007, Issue 33, page 64

To the beat of a different drum
Roddy Martine looks at the history of Scotland's most spectacular annual event, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

June 2007, Issue 33, page 68

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

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