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Scotland Magazine Issue 43

Scotland Magazine Issue 43

Scotland Magazine Issue 43

In this issue - Ayrshire & Arran - Events Calendar - James II - Clan Gunn - Pollock House - Haunted Orkney & much much...

Published February 2009

Adventures on Arran
Our roving Editor travels to the west coast island of Arran.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 3

Poet's legacy
Although poetry commands its own following, it is more often than not sidelined in the fast world of prose and spoken word. So it was striking to hear the words of Elizabeth Alexander, America's chose...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 7

A tartan for Parliament
The Scottish Parliament has launched a design competition so that they too can boast their own tartan. Entrants must be students from Scotland and the Parliamen''s presiding officer will wear the win...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 8

Burns treasures uncovered
As the National Trust for Scotland prepares to begin work on a new Robert Burns museum, a fragment of his wife's wedding dress has been returned to Scotland to go on display. The NTS tracked down a f...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 8

Tram disruption in capital
Transport leaders in Edinburgh have announced the city's main thoroughfare will be cleared of traffic for at least eight months of tramworks. Princes Street will become a no-go area from 21 February ...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 8

Watery film locations go online
In recent years, Scotland's lochs, rivers and canals have been popular sets for numerous television and box office movie moments. Now, British Waterways has mapped out the most iconic film and TV loca...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 8

Beaver boost
Plans to reintoduce beavers into Scotland have been given a boost by the People's Trust for Endangered Species. The conservation charity has pledged £40,000 over the next three years to help the beav...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 9

In brief...
Kilchoman, Islay's newest distillery, celebrated its first milestone on 14th December when the first cask to be filled at the distillery reaches the legal whisky requirement of three years maturation ...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 9

Whisky attraction
The world's largest whisky collection has arrived in Scotland, brought home from Brazil by leading whisky manufacturer, Diageo. Featuring 3,384 bottles, the recordbreaking collection was built up dur...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 9

Hotel gets revamp
Scotland hotel group Apex is about to open its newest hotel in the capital, breathing new life into a historic building which was Edinburgh's first purpose built hotel. The Grade A-Listed building st...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 10

In brief...
In brief... Drumgolf Tours, one of Scotland's top golf tour specialists, in partnership with Rufflets Country House Hotel, is offering a formidable selection of enticing golf packages for the summer ...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 10

Wishart goes to the loch
Renowned Edinburgh chef Martin Wishart has opened his second restaurant on home soil, bringing his Michelin starred culinary skills to luxury hotel Cameron House on Loch Lomond. The new menu at Marti...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 10

Life in a country house
Charles Douglas visits Pollok House, a Georgian mansion at the heart of a Glasgow country park.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 14

Homecoming Scotland 2009
PART THREE: GOLF

February 2009, Issue 43, page 17

Edinburgh and the Lothians
Thousands of visitors a year flock to the church of St Giles on the Royal Mile, but the Lothians have a lot more to offer, says John Hannavy.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 18

That brawling, boisterous Scottish wench
Annette Harrower-Gray looks at the amazing tale of Black Agnes, Countess of Moray.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 21

Restless spirit of the islands
Dominic Roskrow reports on the spirits of Orkney and the ghost of Skaill House.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 26

John Law
Liz Pickering looks at the life of John Law, Scottish financial genius, gambler and ladies man.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 30

Ayrshire & Arran – wonders of the western coast
Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran on Scotland's west coast offer all that is best about Scotland in one place, says Sally Toms.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 31

James II
James Irvine Robertson looks at the life of James II and his struggle to keep his crown.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 38

Where to Stalk red deer...
In the latest in our series we look at the great red deer of Scotland. Where to see them, where to stalk them and where to eat them.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 42

Comfort food at its best
Comfort food comes in many shapes and sizes. It might be a vast pot of soup thick with pulses and vegetables, a generous dish of gently simmering stew or perhaps an indecently large wedge of chocolate...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 47

A day in the life of a coal miner
In our series looking at traditional Scottish occupations, David Fleetwood looks at the life of a collier.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 50

10 Best Flavours of Scotland
Scotland's produce is amongst the finest in the world, we think you'll agree.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 54

Ways to stay in the country
East Haugh Hotel, near Pitlochry, Perthshire www.easthaugh.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1796 473 121 On a recent visit here we'd popped in for lunch as three French anglers were taking their leave. “Marve...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 58

Event Calendar 2009
It's a busy year for Scotland with numerous events linking up to the year of Homecoming. Here's our pick of the best.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 61

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

February 2009, Issue 43, page 67

Edinburgh's NewTown: history and hostelries
Aileen Torrance takes us on a historic walk around Edinburgh's New Town.

February 2009, Issue 43, page 68

The Border Ridings
The Border region of Scotland enjoys a turbulent history steeped in confrontation. In centuries past, riding the marches to protect the interests of the Scottish Crown was seen as an important defensi...

February 2009, Issue 43, page 74

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