I was seated at my desk and staring out of the window searching for inspiration when I suddenly noticed that the plants and trees in my garden were starting to bud. The global financial gloom of recen...
April 2009, Issue 44, page 7
Harris to become new national park The Island of Harris could become Scotland's third national park in as little as two years, if the Scottish Government approves a new proposal. Only 1,800 people ...
April 2009, Issue 44, page 8
The Open Championship 16th-19th July 2009 Turnberry, Ayrshire The 138th British Open Golf Championship returns to Scotland and will be held at The Ailsa course. www.opengolf.com Inverness Highland Ga...
April 2009, Issue 44, page 12
Saved for the nation
Charles Douglas visits Dumfries House in Ayrshire, an 18th century mansion with an impressive collection of antiques.
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David McVey goes on the trail of a Viking prince in Glen Urquhart.
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PART FOUR: WHISKY
Scotch whisky, known in the Gaelic language as uisge beatha, the “Water of Life,” is among the most beloved of distilled spirits in the world and therefore a central theme in this year's Homecomin...
April 2009, Issue 44, page 21
Land of the mountain flood
In the first of a new series, John Hannavy explores Scotland's most impressive lochs and landscapes.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 22
Stirling, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs – Scotland's heart
Charles Douglas explores Stirling, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. An area with a varied landscape and boundless history.
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Fortress of Blood & Stone
Fortress of Few places have witnessed a more bloody history than Stirling Castle. Unsurprisingly, it is home to restless spirits. Dominic Roskrow reports.
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Tragedy at sea
The sinking of the HM Iolaire in 1919 was the worst peacetime disaster in British history. James Irvine Robertson looks at what happened on that fateful day.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 39
A true pleasure cruise
The itinerary for the Britain in Bloom cruise, circumnavigating Scotland, reads like an epic seafaring adventure. Perhaps not in the footsteps of Shackleton to the South Pole, but an exciting journey...
April 2009, Issue 44, page 41
Where to discover Bagpipes
In the latest in our series we look at the bagpipes – where to buy them, where to learn them, and where to hear them.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 42
In the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, sheep can roam and graze where they please, producing beautifully succulent meat. Sue Lawrence provides some recipes.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 47
A day in the life of ...a ship builder
David Fleetwood looks at another of the country's traditional occupations, from a time when the Scotland was the greatest nation of ship builders in the world.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 50
2009 Scottish Hotel Awards
The sixth annual Scottish hotel awards were held at the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow. Around 400 people from the country's vital hospitality industry attended. Winners were chosen by a combination of reviews...
April 2009, Issue 44, page 54
10 Best Traditional Scottish Pubs
Whether you're looking for good beer, good atmosphere or just a great location, Scotland has so many excellent pubs it's difficult to choose the best. But here are some suggestions…
April 2009, Issue 44, page 59
The legendary loch
Not too big to explore in a day, Karen Messruther takes on a tour around Loch Ness, Scotland's most famous loch.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 62
The Clan Matheson
James Irvine Robertson turns his attention to another of Scotland's great families.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 66
Walking with witches
Annette Harrower-Grey leads us on a historic tour of the Fife coast, setting for some dramatic events in the 17th and 18th centuries.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 68
In the latest of our series of famous Scots, we look to the inventor of the bicycle.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 74
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