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Scotland Magazine Issue 37

Scotland Magazine Issue 37

Scotland Magazine Issue 37

In this issue - Top 10 must see attractions - Northern Highlands - Self Catering Holidays - Iron Age Brochs and much more....

Published March 2008

Off the beaten track
Sally Toms enthuses about Scotland's tucked away treasures.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 3

It's a small world
The mobility of Scots during the past two centuries never ceases to fascinate me. While researching my latest book project, I have discovered that, around 1842, Joan Carfrae, a relative of my great-gr...

March 2008, Issue 37, page 7

Scotland Events
Word Festival 9th-11th May 2008 Aberdeen Aberdeen's book festival, Word, is a packed weekend of readings, music, art exhibitions, and film screenings featuring a starstudded line-up of writers and ...

March 2008, Issue 37, page 12

Scotland's showpiece
Charles Douglas visits Castle Fraser, near Inveruie in Aberdeenshire

March 2008, Issue 37, page 14

Northern delights
John Hannavy explores historic churches, abbeys and cathedrals in Scotland's north east.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 18

A suitable distraction
Rob Allanson discovers a haven of French flair in the capital.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 21

Corryvreckan whirlpool
Hannah Adcock takes a cruise to see one of Scotland's natural wonders.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 22

Iron Age mysteries
The Scottish landscape is dotted with ruined stone towers known as brochs, Christopher McCooey looks how and why they were built.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 24

The ghosts of Greyfriars
Gary Hayden takes a walk round Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh's old town

March 2008, Issue 37, page 28

Caithness, Sutherland & Ross-Shire
Exploring the Northern Highlands The region of Caithness and Sutherland and over to Ross & Cromarty is stunningly and exhilarating. Dominic Roskrow reports. There is no feeling quite like it. It's a...

March 2008, Issue 37, page 32

Caithness, Sutherland & Ross-Shire – where to visit, eat and stay
Where to visit Assynt Visitor Centre Lochinver Sets the scene for the geology and wildlife of the area. Tel: +44 (0)1571 844 330 Badbea Clearance Village Nr Helmsdale A walking trail round a deserted...

March 2008, Issue 37, page 34

Capture Scotland in your home
Scotland Magazine has scoured the Highlands and Islands to find an artist who best captures the mood of the country. We have discovered Ian Gray, of international renown, and asked him to produce a li...

March 2008, Issue 37, page 38

The Stone of Destiny
James Irvine Robertson turns his attention to the most contested artefact in Scottish history.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 40

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

X marks the spot
Scotland's Treasure Trails are a great way of getting out and about discovering something new. Susan Nickalls reports.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 44

Going it alone
In the latest of our series on accommodation is Scotland, Richard Goslan looks at self catering.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 46

Cakes and bakes
Sue Lawrence considers some classic Scottish treats.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 50

The clan Gordon
James Irvine Robertson examines a successful clan from the far north of Scotland.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 52

Ones not to miss
With so much to offer the visitor, how do you select the best places to visit during your travels in this wonderful country? Liz Pickering selects 10 of the best.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 54

A day in the life of a ghillie
David Fleetwood looks at the role of a ghillie on a traditional Highland estate.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 58

Artistic outpost
Roddy Martine visits The Pier Arts Centre, an artistic gem on Orkney.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 60

Donald Trump
The American tycoon is currently and somewhat controversially re-establishing a link with Scotland. And he is from Scottish family.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 63

A country spring
Fortingall Hotel Perthshire Tel: +44 (0)1887 830 367 Fortingall is one of the most beautiful little villages in Scotland and it holds more than one fascinating secret... Fortingall Hotel, named ...

March 2008, Issue 37, page 64

Scotland Events Calendar
With so much happening in Scotland throughout the year, it's hard to keep track of what's going on where. Here's our pick for 2008.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 66

Everything you need to know about... sporrans
Sporan is the Gaelic word for a purse or pouch, and the sporran, as we know it today, is a relatively ‘modern' and largely decorative addition to Highland dress. The outfit of long ago was the belte...

March 2008, Issue 37, page 74

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