You may notice a few changes in this and the next few issues of Scotland Magazine. With a new editor, Sally Coffey, at the helm, we’re going bigger and (we hope) better, with more pages and more features on everything from Scottish traditions and exquisite grand houses to atmospheric ancient sites and no end to hidden treasures. And it starts here.
Sally indulged a passion of her own and revisited some of the country’s best distilleries, where 70 per cent of the UK’s gin is made.
Though usually a sceptic, editor Sally felt uncharacteristically unsettled by the ghostly tales she discovered about some of Scotland’s most historic castles, including Glamis, the Queen Mother’s family home in Angus and the grand castle on the cover.
Elsewhere Charles Douglas took us inside this pink sandstone palace, Drumlanrig Castle, home to one of Scotland’s finest art collections.
Also inside the issue:
- Explore Fife & St Andrews, the Home of Golf and a place of pilgrimage for centuries.
- Remember Sir Thomas Randolph – the forgotten hero eclipsed by his famous uncle, Robert the Bruce.
- Go in search of treacle scones, a childhood memory of John Hannavy’s, which took him on a Scottish adventure.
- Visit Outlander locations and follow in the footsteps of Scottish kings and queens on five short West Lothian walks.
- Glory in The Battle of Stirling Bridge.
- Delve into the nation’s musical history with Bruce Durie’s analysis of the lyrics of the Skye Boat Song – the first in a new series.
- Meet the first woman to become President of the Royal Scottish Academy, Joyce Cairns.
- And even more. The pages really are packed.
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