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Scotland Magazine Issue 42

Scotland Magazine Issue 42

Scotland Magazine Issue 42

In this issue - Victorian Heritage Trail - Clan Macneil - The Borders - Drum Castle - Haunted Glamis & much more...

Published December 2008

City of surprises
Sally Toms does some more sightseeing in Glasgow

December 2008, Issue 42, page 3

Life's rich tapestry
One of the more fascinating features of the Edinburgh suburb of Corstorphine used to be the Edinburgh Tapestry Company which was quartered in close proximity to a 16th century Dovecot, from which it i...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 7

Cruelty free sporrans
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Freerangers – a bespoke accessory and footwear specialists – has launched a new catalogue incorporating new styles, as well as new patterned lorica. The extende...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 8

It's ladies night
Edinburgh's Scotch Whisky Experience has launched a series of exclusive ladies only whisky tasting events. The five-star visitor attraction, located at the top of the Royal Mile, is running new speci...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 8

Nevis finally cleared of cairns
Volunteers have at last completed a gruelling five year programme to remove more than 120 unsightly cairns from the summit of Ben Nevis. The John Muir Trust – owners of Ben Nevis since 2000 – cle...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 8

Rabbie's cottage in new hands
The small Alloway cottage where Robert Burns was born has been gifted to the National Trust for Scotland. The cottage, as well as an irreplaceable collection of artifacts and original manuscripts, an...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 8

Bring back beavers
It looks like beavers will become the first native mammal to be reintroduced to the United Kingdom, if the Scottish Beaver Trial goes according two plan. Beavers are native to Britain but were hunted...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 9

In brief...
Plans by US entrepeneur Donald Trump to build a luxury golf resort in the Highlands have been given the green light. Despite the strenuous objections of environmental groups, the Scottish Government ...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 9

That's the spirit
Whisky will soon be flowing again at Glenglassaugh Distillery after more than 20 years. First Minister Alex Salmond officially reopened the 133 year old distillery near Portsoy in Aberdeenshire. He c...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 9

Freedom foods
Anew company has been launched offering the highest quality meat from a working estate in Perthshire. Glenlyon Gourmet Scotland offers mail order delivery of seasonal game, estate beef, lamb and wild...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 10

Hawke and Hunter
Afive storey Georgian townhouse has opened its doors as the latest addition to Edinburgh's dining and social scene. Comprising a restaurant, late-night bar, billiard room, secret garden and four dist...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 10

In brief...
Scrabster seafood restaurant The Captain's Galley has been voted Best Fish Restaurant in the UK by the Which? Good Food Guide 2009. One of just 10 restaurants highlighted, The Captain's Galley serves...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 10

Creative Burns
14th Feb - 16th May The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

December 2008, Issue 42, page 12

Return to the Ridings
Border towns 1st-6th June: Hawick Common Riding 5th-13th June: West Linton Whipman 8th-13th June: Selkirk Common Riding 14th-20th June: Peebles Beltane 14th-20th June: Melrose Festival 19th-28th June...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 12

Scotland Events
Return to the Ridings Border towns 1st-6th June: Hawick Common Riding 5th-13th June: West Linton Whipman 8th-13th June: Selkirk Common Riding 14th-20th June: Peebles Beltane 14th-20th June: Melrose Fe...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 12

Solid and enduring
Charles Douglas visits Drum Castle,near Banchory in Aberdeenshire.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 14

PART TWO: THE GATHERING 2009
Across the world they scattered, those brave men, women and children who launched forth from the rugged coasts of Scotland to venture across the seas into the territories of the New World. They were p...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 17

Where to... fish for salmon
In the latest in our new series, Dominic Roskrow looks at salmon – where to catch them, where to watch them and where to eat them.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 18

Wild at heart
John Cormack visits Alladale Wilderness Lodge and Reserve, north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 21

In the heart of Scotland
From the abbey where the Scottish Declaration of Independence was signed in 1320, to the only Coronation Church still standing in Scotland, this is a journey through Scotland's history, says John Hann...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 22

Ghostly Glamis
Gary Hayden explores the myths and legends of Glamis, the most haunted castle in Scotland.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 26

The height of luxury
Scotland Magazine stays the night at Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 30

The Borders – the beautiful South
This year will see the spotlight shine fully on the Borders and the south of Scotland. Dominic Roskrow explains why.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 31

The Borders – what to do, where to eat and stay
WHAT TO DO Bowhill House and Country Park Selkirk 19th century house in beautiful surroundings Tel: +44 (0)1750 22 204 Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre Jedburgh Lots of walks, regular events, b...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 35

Duke of Cumberland and the ‘45
James Irvine Robertson looks at the legacy of ‘Butcher' Cumberland and the Rising of 1745.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 38

Sir Walter Scott
The latest in our series on famous Scots looks at the great novelist and poet.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 41

Made in Scotland
Ian Buxton looks at some of the best and brightest producers working in Scotland's traditional crafts.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 42

A day in the life of...a stillman
It's been a tradition in Scotland for hundreds of years, but how has the role of whisky maker changed? David Fleetwood reports

December 2008, Issue 42, page 46

Seafood and eat it
Sue Lawrence rediscovers Scotland's delectable bivalve molluscs (oysters and mussels to you and me).

December 2008, Issue 42, page 49

The Clan Macneil
James Irvine Robertson looks at the history of another of Scotland's great families.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 52

10 Battles that changed Scotland
Mons Graupius, 83AD Of all the early battles and skirmishes amongst the Caledonian tribes and against their common enemy, the Romans, Mons Graupius is credited with having the most importance in esta...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 54

By loch and sea
Lake of Menteith Hotel Port of Menteith, Perthshire www.lake-hotel.com Tel: +44 (0)1877 385 258 The Lake of Menteith is in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. An area rich in heri...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 58

Victoria's Highland legacy
Dave McFadzean explores the Victorian Heritage trail in Royal Deeside.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 60

King of the road
Enjoy Scotland as you've never seen it before. Richard Goslan shows the way.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 64

City living
We take a look at 38 Bath Street, serviced apartments in the heart of Glasgow.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 66

What are you waiting for?
Our guide to getting here, and getting about once you're here.

December 2008, Issue 42, page 67

Everything you need to know about ... Shinty
The game of Shinty was brought to Scotland by the first Celtic settlers from Ireland as early as the first millennium, and bears a striking similarity to the Irish sport of Hurling, which is also know...

December 2008, Issue 42, page 74

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