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Scotland Magazine Issue 40

Scotland Magazine Issue 40

Scotland Magazine Issue 40

In this issue - Orkney and Shetland - The merchants and their city - Ghosts of Glencoe - 10 Best museums - The Rough Wooing - Whisky Special and much more...

Published August 2008

The red in peril
Sally Toms considers the plight of the native red squirrel.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 3

A question of Britishness
The debate that is currently preoccupying the intelligentsia throughout the United Kingdom is the future of ‘Britishness.' A lot of this has to do with providing 21st century immigrants with a sense...

August 2008, Issue 40, page 7

A perfect five
The Queen Mother's former residence in Caithness has held on to its prestigious five-stars as a visitor attraction for the second year running. Inspectors from VisitScotland, the national tourism org...

August 2008, Issue 40, page 10

In brief...
Controversial plans to redevelop part of Edinburgh's historic High Street at Canongate have been given the green light. The new complex will include a fivestar luxury hotel and conference centre, an o...

August 2008, Issue 40, page 10

Royal approval for new marine centre
HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened a brand new marine centre on the Isle of Mull. Taigh Solais is a new state of the art marine centre and pontoon, offering sanctuary to seafarers in the be...

August 2008, Issue 40, page 10

Scotland Events
Across Scotland, throughout 2009 First Minister Alex Salmond has unveiled the nationwide programme for “Homecoming 2009” which will include more than 100 events to celebrate Scotland's first eve...

August 2008, Issue 40, page 12

Magical Menzies
Charles Douglas visits Castle Menzies in the Valley of the Tay.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 14

The Border Abbeys and other treasures
The medieval abbeys of south-east Scotland are a magnet for visitors, says John Hannavy.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 18

The ghosts of Glencoe
Do the victims of an infamous massacre still haunt this beautiful glen? Gary Hayden reports

August 2008, Issue 40, page 34

The Rough Wooing
James Irvine Robertson delves into the history of a rough royal courtship.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 39

Alexander Graham Bell
The latest in our series of famous Scots leads us to the inventor of the telephone.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 41

The Merchants and their city
Aileen Torrance leads us on a tour of Glasgow shaped by the historic Tobacco Lords.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 42

The wild,wild wood
Jessie Anderson visits Mabie Forest in Dumfries,a haven for wildlife and visitors alike.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 46

Delicious and Nutritious
Sue Lawrence provides some more Scottish recipes, this time starring the humble oat.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 48

The clan Buchanan
James Irvine Robertson looks at the history of another of Scotland's families.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 52

10 Best Museums
Scotland has more interesting museums than you can shake a stick at, but which ones to visit? Liz Pickering reports

August 2008, Issue 40, page 54

Uniquely Scottish
Gleneagles by Auchterarder, Perthshire Tel: +44 (0)1764 662 231 Arguably the most famous of all Scotland's hotels, Gleneagles is a five-star international resort famed for its palatial proportions, p...

August 2008, Issue 40, page 58

Exhibition for a changing nation
Charles Douglas looks in on the museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 61

Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor has become something of a national treasure. But for a man whose career has taken him across the galaxy, he has remarkably humble roots.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 63

A day in the life of a...fisherman
David Fleetwood examines the hard life of the fisherman in Scotland's once thriving herring industry

August 2008, Issue 40, page 64

Everything you need to know about...Scottish weaponry Part 2: Antique guns and gunnery
Effective siege weaponry employing gunpowder only started to emerge in Scottish warfare during the 15th century. With huge guns capable of hurling stones weighing as much as 350 kilograms over a dista...

August 2008, Issue 40, page 74

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