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New issue: Issue 134 is here!

Our May/June issue is here! This issue we’re celebrating several big anniversaries… As Scotland emerges from her winter slumber to find spring in full swing, as well as looking forward…

Our May/June issue is here! This issue we’re celebrating several big anniversaries…

As Scotland emerges from her winter slumber to find spring in full swing, as well as looking forward to summer and a long line of big anniversaries, this issue feels very much like one of reflection.

First up, we reflect on the fortunes of the city of Stirling, which for a long time was fiercely fought over by the Scottish and English, and which celebrates its 900th anniversary as a Royal Burgh this year.

In City of Heroes, we look back at some key events that elevated historic figures to legendary status following battles in and around the city – William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, we’re looking at you – and pinpoint some of the must-see sights on a visit to the city they call ‘Edinburgh in miniature’ today.

Of course, 2024 is a big year all round for Robert the Bruce as it marks 750 years since the King of Scots’ birth. In Good King Robert we speak with one of his descendants, Lord Bruce, to hear about some of the fascinating artefacts still found at the Family of Bruce’s home of Broomhall House.

More birthday celebrations will be held at Gleneagles this June, as the exemplary country-house resort, once hailed the ‘Riviera of the Highlands’, marks 100 years since its opening.

And a hundred years ago, another Scottish hero was busy preparing for the Paris 1924 Summer Olympics, in which he stormed home in the 400m race that July, winning Gold for Scotland. With this summer’s Olympic Games on the horizon, you can read all about the athlete and missionary Eric Liddell in A man of principles.

Plus, you could be in with a chance of winning a culinary escape to the Isle of Skye!

Get your copy of the issue, here. 

Cover information:

The National Wallace Monument in Stirling commemorates the Scottish warrior and hero William Wallace. Read more on page 17. © Thomas, ‘The Kilted Photographer’, www.TheKilted.Photo

A taste of issue 134

Stirling: City of heroes

Stirling Castle. Credit: Duncan Cook Drummond / Alamy

Celebrating its 900th anniversary as a royal burgh this year, we look back at Stirling’s turbulent history. Read more here. 

King Robert the Bruce: Good King Robert

king robert the bruce
The statue of Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn

We speak to Lord Bruce, descendent of King Robert the Bruce, to hear about some of the extraordinary artefacts relating to the legendary king in his anniversary year.

Read more here. 

Gleneagles: The Glorious Playground

When it opened 100 years ago, Gleneagles was the epitome of 1920s decadence. Here we take a look back at the history of this legendary hotel….

Read more here.

Eric Liddell: A man of principles

Eric Liddell (1902-1945). Credit: Alpha Historica / Alamy

A century after his Olympic Games win, we look back at the life of Eric Liddell. Read more here.

Win a culinary escape to the Isle of Skye

We’re offering you the chance to win a stay and a dining experience at the award-winning Edinbane Lodge on the Isle of Skye.

Read more here. 

Also inside the issue:

  • Jeremy Flint goes behind the scenes at Lochcarron of Scotland – a leading name in the tartan industry

  • Our kings and queens series continues with Scotland’s most romanticised monarch, Mary, Queen of Scots

  • Our writer goes on the trail of some of Scotland’s newest residents: beavers

  • Loved by Mary, Queen of Scots, shortbread has been a staple confection in Scotland for centuries

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Published six times a year, every issue of Scotland showcases its stunning landscapes and natural  beauty, and delves deep into Scottish history. From mysterious clans and famous Scots (both past and present), to the hidden histories of the country’s greatest castles and houses, Scotland‘s pages brim with the soul and secrets of the country.
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