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Scotland Magazine Issue 41

Scotland Magazine Issue 41

Scotland Magazine Issue 41

In this issue - 10 Best Gardens - Whisky Special - Mary King's Close - Skye & the Western Isles - The life of a lighthouse keeper and much more...

Published October 2008

Weird and wonderful
Sally Toms gets out and about in Glasgow.

October 2008, Issue 41, page 3

The restoration
I have often observed that Scotland appears to have far more historic ruins per square mile than any other territory in Western Europe. The obvious conclusion is that it has something to do with our n...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 7

Clan map reprinted
The Clan and Family Names Map has been reprinted ahead of The Gathering 2009. Beautifully illustrated, the map shows the coats of arms, territories of Scottish clans, and the ancient Principalities of...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 8

Isle of Jura to get mainland ferry
The island of Jura on Scotland's west coast will soon have a direct link to the mainland for the first time in more than 30 years. The last ferry sailed away from Jura in the early 1970s. Until recen...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 8

New lease of life for landfill site
Determined efforts of local people in Fife have seen a former rubbish tip transformed into a haven for wildlife. The Balgownie Bleachfield outside Coaltown is now a 10 acre home to a variety of flora...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 8

New supplier for Brit food
British Fine Foods is a new online firm that sources quality local ingredients to provide customers with the best of British speciality food products. Via the website, www.britishfinefoods.com, consu...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 8

Glasgow city of music
Almost 20 years after it held the title European Capital of Culture, Glasgow has been confirmed as a UNESCO City of Music. The title sets the seal on Glasgow's reputation for music, forged over many ...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 9

In brief...
VisitScotland has made it easier for budget-savvy holiday makers to try out new activities with the launch of the first ever Scotland-wide Adventure Pass. The free pass provides discounts and special ...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 9

Land appeal
The Borders Forest Trust (BFT) is looking to raise £700,000 to buy an iconic piece of the Southern Uplands known as the Devil's Beef Tub. The BFT has plans to restore the natural habitats and to con...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 9

Health visits
Three tourist attractions in Scotland have been awarded a Healthyliving award, affirming that at least half of their food menu is low in fat, sugar and salt. Brodick Castle in Arran, Threave Garden i...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 10

In brief...
Skye's reknowned Three Chimneys Restaurant has announced the creation of a new menu celebrating the food from the island and surrounding area. The Seven Courses of Skye menu by head chef Michael Smit...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 10

Of Sikhs and Scots
Anew heritage trail, aimed at highlighting the strong connections between Scotland and India has been launched. Scotland has a long-established Sikh community which began in colonial India. The link...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 10

Scotland Events
Homecoming 2009 kicks off Homecoming Scotland 2009 will celebrate some of Scotland's great contributions to the world with a year-long, country-wide programme of exciting and inspirational events and ...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 12

House of art & history
Charles Douglas visits Duff House, one of north east Scotland's greatest treasures.

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Way out West
From great cathedrals to tiny churches, the west of Scotland offers them all, says John Hannavy.

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Where to try Falconry
In a new series we explain how best to enjoy one of Scotland's top attractions. First up we look at birds of prey.

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Beneath the streets
Gary Hayden explores the subterranean streets of Mary King's Close, beneath Edinburgh's Old Town.

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PART ONE: ROBERT BURNS
Scotland is definitely the place to be in 2009. Commencing in January, there are more than 100 scheduled events that have been specially devised to celebrate the contributions made by Scots to the wid...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 29

Something special
Striped Bass is a seafood and Champagne restaurant in central Glasgow. We sent our best eaters to find out more.

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Western Isles – island paradise
The islands of Scotland's west coast share a rugged wildness but are marked by their amazing diversity too. Dominic Roskrow reports.

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The murder of King James 1
James Irvine Robertson looks at the untimely death of a Stewart king.

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Andrew Carnegie
The latest in our series on famous Scots leads us to one of the world's greatest philanthropists.

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Sacred Scotland
There are numerous spiritual sites around Scotland, both ancient and modern. Liz Pickering looks at their significance.

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Walking the Clyde
Ian R Mitchell describes a three-day trip from New Lanark to Glasgow Green.

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Ayrshire bacon
Sue Lawrence provides some more delicious Scottish recipes.

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BACON-WRAPPED HALLOUMI (SERVES 2-3)
250g / 9oz halloumi cheese, cut into 6 cubes 6 slices of smoked back bacon olive oil salsa verde to serve 1.Lay the bacon on a board then, starting with the narrow end of the rasher, wrap the cheese ...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 50

ISLAY CHICKEN WITH BACON (SERVES 2)
Islay butcher Billy McFarlane sells these chicken breasts ready stuffed and wrapped, in his Bowmore butchers shop. His are always stuffed with one third black pudding, one third white pudding, and one...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 51

The Clan Lamont
James Irvine Robertson shines the spotlight on another of Scotland's great family names

October 2008, Issue 41, page 52

10 Best Gardens
Scotland has some of the most beautiful gardens in the British Isles. Here's our pick of the bunch.

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10 Best Gardens continued...
Ardkinglas Gardens, Cairndow, Argyll The Ardkinglas Estate occupies a spectacular position along the upper four miles of Loch Fyne, also encompassing Glen Fyne. There is something enchanting about the...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 56

Highland chic
Rocpool Reserve Inverness Tel: +44 (0)1463 240 089 The white Georgian frontage of this luxurious hotel stands out from the surrounding buildings. This façade conceals something special. Now in the ...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 58

Walking with Reindeer
James Carron takes a festive stroll through the Cairngorms.

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A day in the life of a... lighthouse keeper
David Fleetwood looks at another of Scotland's tradtional occupations.

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A land of drams
In the second part of our series on whisky we head south of the Highland line.

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the ‘roaring game'
While curling is today recognised as an international team sport, there can be no dispute that it was invented in medieval Scotland, with the earliest record of it being played dating from 1541. The p...

October 2008, Issue 41, page 74

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