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Issue 97 - We've got mail

Scotland Magazine Issue 97
February 2018


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We've got mail

Messages from our readers across the globe

SIR - Your country and your magazine has been very enjoyable to see and read about! We were in Scotland ten years ago, for ten days, to complete a business trip - the business of seeing Scotland first hand!

Lunch and supper/dinner were spent in 20 different places as we made our way up and through the country. We stopped in places like Rosslyn Chapel, Wallace Monument, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Glencoe and Inverness. Everyone could see that we were tourists and that we stood out like tourists do. But we surely had a wonderful time of it. Our accent was a bit different, as well. Now we get to relive some of those places again and again in your magazine. Warmest regards from California!

Mr Jon B. Fish, Sacramento, CA, USA

Sounds like you had a fabulous trip! Hopefully you can come back and visit again soon. I'm pleased to hear that you continue to enjoy the magazine and I do hope that it will continue to do a good job of maintainng a link between yourself and Scotland. - Christopher

SIR - My heart and soul are in the Highlands (my mother was born and raised in Aberdeen, many family members still live there). I'm blessed to visit the country each spring and find it to be more like coming home than is my actual return to America each time. Your magazine is a tremendous source of joy for me - not only do I enjoy the stories and history, I find the photographs quite engaging. As an avid photographer myself, I find Scotland to be one of the most beautiful places to photograph.

I only started traveling ‘home’ with my mother in 2011. It was a bucket list trip I had put off for years but I found that after enduring and beating breast cancer at 34 years old, there was no time to waste. With the Scottish blood in my veins, I proudly and excitedly voyage to the Highlands and cherish the time with my Andrew family (Clan Ross) each year and hope to make it a more frequent occasion. In fact, I will be in your beautiful country come early April and can hardly wait! I look forward to seeing what awaits in the next issue.

Cherí Person-Andrew, Woodland, CA, USA

Thank you for getting in touch Cherí and for sharing your touching personal story. As a keen amateur photographer myself, I certainly agree that Scotland is a superb place to pursue the hobby! Although I must say that the short winter days and changeable weather can certainly present challenges while trying to capture that perfect shot. But that's all part of the fun, I suppose. I'd love to see your photos so please do enter some from your April trip into this year's Photographic Challenge. You may be interested to know that we did a feature on Clan Ross back in issue #46 and that the whole text is available on our website. Hopefully that will give you a little more insight into your homeland and family before your visit in April. Happy travels! - Christopher

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