Beside the seaside
Sally Toms is getting ready for the summer.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 3
A castle legacy
I have today just returned from a visit to Culross, in the Kingdom of Fife, the purpose of which was to inspect Dunimarle, a Victorian gothic mansion perched on a hill overlooking the estuary of the R...
April 2008, Issue 38, page 7
Bute's gothic palace
Of all of the early dynasties who dominated Scotland from the 12th century onwards, the Stewarts were the most successful and most resilient. Walter Fitz Alan was among the Norman noblemen who accomp...
April 2008, Issue 38, page 14
Religious wonders of the south west
John Hannavy explores historic churches, abbeys and cathedrals in Scotland's south west.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 18
All aboard the night train
Richard Ford climbs aboard the Caledonian Sleeper, a night-time train service that operates between London and Scotland.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 21
Blazing a trail
Although Scotland is home to more castles than you can shake a haggis at, the country's only ‘Castle Trail' is in Aberdeenshire. Gilly Pickup finds out more
April 2008, Issue 38, page 23
Blazing a trail
CRAIGIEVAR CASTLE Tel: +44 (0)1339 883 635 www.nts.org.uk Almost Disney-esque in appearance, fairytale Craigievar Castle, all pink granite, multiple turrets, fanciful towers, gables, gargoyles and ...
April 2008, Issue 38, page 24
They don't make 'em like they used to
Roddy Martine takes a walk down memory lane at The Museum of childhood, Edinburgh.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 26
St. Andrews' ghosts
The ruins of St Andrews Cathedral in Fife are steeped in history. Gary Hayden reports.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 28
Glasgow – city rhythms
Edinburgh might claim to have the picture book history, but Glasgow is the pulsing heart not just of Scotland but arguably of Britain too. Dominic Roskrow reports
April 2008, Issue 38, page 31
Glasgow – what to do and see
Carling Academy Eglinton Street Features major national and international bands Tel: +44 (0)141 418 3000 www.glasgow-academy.co.uk Babbity Bowsters Blackfriars Street Glasgow institution with traditi...
April 2008, Issue 38, page 34
A serious and thoughtful monarch
James, son of Mary, Queen of Scots was the first monarch to rule both Scotland and England. And he didn't do a bad job. James Irvine Robertson reports.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 38
Scottish journalist, playwright and children's book writer, JM Barrie became world famous with his story about a little boy who never grew up.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 41
Walk this way
The West Island Way is a great way to explore the island of Bute on foot. Aileen Torrance reports
April 2008, Issue 38, page 42
Wherever I lay my hat
There are countless guesthouses around Scotland, offering bed and breakfast for weary travellers, but what are they like? Richard Goslan reports
April 2008, Issue 38, page 46
Great chieftan o'the puddin'-race
Sue Lawrence looks at the traditional Scottish haggis and provides some more of her delicious recipes.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 49
The clan Graham
James Irvine Robertson turns his attention to another of Scotland's great families.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 52
10 of the best..beaches
Scotland has some of the most dramatic coastline to be found anywhere in the world. Liz Pickering highlights some beautiful beaches.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 54
A day in the life of a drover
Scotland's cattle drovers were a hardy bunch of men. David Fleetwood discovers what life was like for them
April 2008, Issue 38, page 58
Hollywood on holiday
Few are aware that Nairn was Charlie Chaplin's favourite holiday destination. When Andrew Ross visited the picturesque Royal Burgh he found that it has hung on to some of its Victorian splendour and s...
April 2008, Issue 38, page 62
Annie Lennox has been a star for 30 years, the latest in a long line of fine Scottish singers. Dominic Roskrow reports
April 2008, Issue 38, page 65
Scottish Hotels of the Year 2008
Inverlochy Castle by Fort William, Inverness-shire Tel: +44 (0)1397 702 953 The winner of Scotland's ultimate hotel award, The Scottish National Hotel of the Year 2008, is this much-acclaimed Rel...
April 2008, Issue 38, page 66
Scotland's fourth city was built largely on the Jute industry, a natural fibre also known as hessian or burlap. Gavin D Smith reports.
April 2008, Issue 38, page 68
Everything you need to know about... Scottish Clans
The word ‘clan' originates from the Gaelic language and simply means ‘family.' The population of the Lowlands, in particular the Scottish Borders, associated themselves with ‘families' (Armstron...
April 2008, Issue 38, page 74
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