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Scotland Magazine Issue 48

Scotland Magazine Issue 48

Scotland Magazine Issue 48

In this issue - The Clyde Valley - 10 Best Easy Walks - Journeys Blend - Discovering Scotland - Broughton House - Comfort House and much more...

Published December 2009

Cold comforts
Rob Allanson muses on the joys of winter walking.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 3

Woven history
I recently purchased a bolt of Harris Tweed to have made into a jacket. I know that sounds rather an old fashioned thing to do nowadays given the generous availability of off-the-shelf menswear but to...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 7

A pilot's view
A collection of post-war aerial photographs that helped the shape modern Scotland are now available to view for the first time on a new website. As Scotland adjusted to peace in 1945, the sight and s...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 8

In brief...
West Dunbartonshire's high streets will benefit from almost £2.5 million of investment from the Scottish Government's Town Centre Regeneration fund. Dumbarton and Clydebank will receive the well-dese...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 9

Love blossoms
Eagle-eyed visitors spotted that the foliage at Scone Palace in Perth had formed a heart-shaped appearance recently and assumed the Palace gardeners' had been out with the trimming shears! Suzanne Ur...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 9

Under the hammer
A rare watercolour sketchbook containing stunning paintings of Scottish landscapes and landmarks will be going on sale in London this February. The work of Sarah Sherwood Clarke, a skilled English ar...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 9

50 and still going
In these times when both job security and loyalty are so often at a premium, it seems remarkable that one man has worked for the same company for 50 years. Even in the Scotch whisky industry, where f...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 10

In brief...
Rated the number one female player in the world, Helen Gipson, from Todheugh near Duns is now set to prove her wordy wisdom by attempting to be the first woman to bring home the ultimate wordsmith's a...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 10

Mutiny afloat
Talisker, the Isle of Skye's single malt, has announced its sponsorship of an epic sailing adventure which will be the first to recreate the exact journey of Captain William Bligh's epic 4,000-mile op...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 10

Scotland Events
Celtic Connections Thursday 14th – Sunday 31st January 2010 Artistic Director Donald Shaw has announced the programme for Celtic Connections 2010, unveiling a line-up of high profile folk, roots, ...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 12

Georgian Gem
Charles Douglas visits Broughton House in Kirkcudbright.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 14

A working landscape
John Hannavy explores Scotland's lochs and landscape.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 18

A curious tale
Heidi Soholt looks at an elaborate joke that has persisted the test of time.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 22

Beggers and Jezebels
Annie Harrower-Gray uncovers the lusty past of a sleepy fishing port.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 26

Glasgow & the Clyde Valley – the Western gateway
We take a trip through Glasgow and the Clyde Valley.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 31

Family matters
We look at the colourful world of heraldry.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 38

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
One of Glasgow's famous sons.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 41

Experience the resurgence
Scottish Gaelic is having something of a renaissance as Scots affirm their national identity. So how can you find out more about it?

December 2009, Issue 48, page 42

In the comfort zone
Sue Lawrence gives us a couple of recipes that will warm the cockles of your heart.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 46

More on offer
Eight years ago the ski resort of Aviemore had become an embarrassing joke. Now it offers facilities to rival the best resorts in Europe. Dominic Roskrow reports.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 50

10 Best Easy Walks with Great Views
Although Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain it does not necessarily mean it has the best view. Indeed for many, including myself, some of Scotland's best vantage points are from smaller hill...

December 2009, Issue 48, page 54

Cream of the barley
The Editor finds a gem of an establishment deep in the Perthshire countryside.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 58

Road tripping whisky
We catch up with the team their journey and blend.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 60

The ClanMacAlpin
James Irvine Robertson looks at another of Scotland's great families.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 66

Don't hesitate...
Our guide to getting here, and getting about once you're here.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 68

Scotland Magazine loves...
Each issue we bring you some of the finest products handmade in Scotland.

December 2009, Issue 48, page 74

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