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New issue: Issue 126 is now on sale

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

Our January/February issue is here! This issue we’re investigating the history of the Stone of Scone and round-up some of the best stately homes you can stay in

If there’s one symbol of Scotland bound to stir up more national sentiment than any other, it’s the Stone of Destiny (or Stone of Scone), the stone on which Scottish kings were supposedly crowned upon for centuries and which Edward I of England mercilessly stole. As the coronation of King Charles III our editors travels to Perth to investigate just what it is about this lump of sandstone that makes Scots so protective of it. Read more here. 

One thing Scots have always had over the English is their skill at making whisky and this issue we celebrate this most Scottish of drinks with a Whisky Special , which takes in the best places to shop, taste and learn about whisky in Scotland.

If you like the finer things in life, then check out our piece, where we roundup some of the best stately homes you can stay in, while for a back-to-basics holiday, you may prefer to follow in the footsteps of our new King, whose time in the Outer Hebrides we report on in Charles the crofter.

Plus you could be in with a chance of winning a luxury stay in the Highlands!

Get your copy of the issue here. 

A taste of issue 126

The stone of Scone

Scone Palace. Credit: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

A symbol of Scotland, the Stone of Scone has attracted many myths throughout its history but are any of them true or were they just a ruse to wind up the English?

Read more here. 

Cover information: Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye, the stronghold of the MacLeod clan since the 13th century. © Hemis/ Alamy. Inset: A portrait of Scottish folk hero, Rob Roy. © Art Collection/Alamy

Whisky distilleries in Scotland

whisky distilleries in scotland

Our pick of some of the best experiences, tours, shops and whisky distilleries in Scotland where you can learn about, taste and buy our national drink…

Read more here. 

Stately homes in Scotland you can stay in

stately homes in Scotland
Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Berwickshire,Scottish Borders. Credit: © Ian rutherford/visitscotland

Ever wondered what it’s like staying in a palace or castle? With a stay in one of these grand stately homes in Scotland, you need wonder no more…

Read more here.

King Charles goes crofting in Scotland

A flock of sheep at Borve, Berneray. Credit: Andrew Wilson / Alamy

In the 1980s our future king spent a week crofting in Scotland. Ensconced in a farming community on a small Outer Hebridean isle, his host remembers his visit well…

Read more here. 

Win a luxury spa break in the Highlands

We’re offering you the chance to win a stay at the Golf View Hotel & Spa.

Read more here.

Also inside the issue:

  • Our writer learns a ‘waulking song’ – an old folk song sung by women fulling newly woven tweed or tartan

  • Our writer drinks in the scenery in all five main Scottish whisky regions, from Speyside to Islay

  • Jeremy Flint meets John Richard, who is upholding the ancient craft of coopering at Speyside Cooperage

  • David Willem traces the history of the almost forgotten crown jewel of Scotland, the Black Rood

  • We examine whether the Scottish legend, Rob Roy, lives up to his reputation as the Scottish Robin Hood

Buy your copy here (available from 14 October) or subscribe online to have Scotland delivered direct to your door six times a year.

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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.

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