The new issue of Scotland is out now. We’ve packed it with historic tales, stories of Scottish heritage, age-old traditions and travel inspiration. Find out what’s inside here
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Though the world is slowly waking from its lockdown slumber, and you may be making tentative travel plans, we’re still a little bit away from a return to (relative) normality.
While we dream of future travels, we can’t help but look back at some of our most memorable trips in and around Scotland. In Memories of Arran our writer describes how a first visit to the west coast island stirred something in him, and when he returned some years later, he appreciated what he saw with new-found wisdom. Proof, if needed, that it’s always worth revisiting somewhere we hold fond.
Sometimes a place has such an impact on us that we feel forever bound, as the writer of Orkney casts its spell can attest. She describes her first visit to the Orkney Islands, a trip that had such a profound effect on her and her partner that when they decided to get married a few years later, it was to Orkney that they returned.
We also cover some lesser-known stories of Scotland’s history and heritage, a taster of which can be found below.
How a holiday at Balmoral proved disastrous for the reputation of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
We tell the little-known story of prohibition in the Caithness fishing port of Wick between 1922 and 1947.
From Stirling Castle through Blair Castle and from the Cairngorms to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, a new route aims to turn the spotlight on an often underrated part of Scotland when travel opens up again.
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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.
Scotland magazine captures the spirit of this wild and wonderful nation, explores its history and heritage and recommends great places to visit, so you feel at home here, wherever you are in the world.