New issue: Issue 120 is now on sale - Scotland Magazine

New issue: Issue 120 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

This issue we’ve gone a little castle crazy, because who doesn’t love a castle, particularly one you can cosy down in as the wind and snow battle each other outside? First up, you can enter our competition for a chance of winning a stay at the romantic Fonab Castle in the Perthshire countryside – an idyllic Highlands hideaway, we think you’ll agree.

Meanwhile, we discover Ayrshire, a heartland of luxury travel, where we visit one of Scotland’s most picturesque castle hotels, Glenapp Castle, and one of its most luxurious golf hotels: tasteful Turnberry.

At Armadale Castle on Skye’s Sleat Peninsula, there’s no chance of getting snug, since the castle where Flora Macdonald wed in 1750 now stands in ruin. However, just a couple of miles up the road you’ll receive a warm Gaelic welcome at Hotel Eilean Iarmain. We seek some peace and quiet on popular Skye.

And finally, if you are itching to get back to Scotland, then there can be few better ways of visiting our many isles and heritage sights than on a small ship cruise. We cruise into 2022 with a round up of some of the best. Enjoy.

A taste of issue 120:

Turrets and tee time

The King Robert the Bruce Course at the Trump Turnberry

We bed-surf our way around southwest Scotland, home to some of the most outrageously luxurious hotels in the whole country, set amid some of its most underrated scenery.

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Cruise into 2022

Credit: Jonathan Neville

Wildlife encounters, island hopping, and expert guides, here’s why a small ship cruise is one of the top ways to see Scotland.

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Never sit still

Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, the whisky capital of the world. Credit: Ian Dagnall/Alamy

How Glenfiddich rose from a small family operation to become the biggest single malt brand in the world

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Fairytale Fonab

Credit: David Brown

Scotland magazine is delighted to be able to offer one reader and their guest the chance to win an overnight stay with dinner and bed and breakfast at Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa in Highland Perthshire

Enter here.

Also inside the issue:

  • Seek Skye’s lesser-known beauty spots and beat the crowds on Scotland’s favourite island
  • Why did James V travel among his subjects in disguise? We consider the various theories
  • Meet the man who catches many of the scallops that end up in some of the UK’s top restaurants
  • Welcome to Perth, ‘Scotland’s happiest city’ and now a city break destination in its own right
  • Delve into the life and legacy of the Scottish American industrialist Andrew Carnegie
  • How the people of Arbroath protected their port from privateers during the American Revolutionary War
  • Discover a new generation of island makers who are continuing the knitwear tradition with a twist
  • Read all about the Edinburgh explorer, Isobel Wylie Hutchison, who ventured to the Arctic in the 1920s

Buy your copy here (available from 17 December) or subscribe online to have Scotland delivered direct to your door six times a year.

Cover information: Castle Stalker near Appin, Argyll. © Tom Mackie/AWL Images. Inset: Andrew Carnegie © Ian Dagnall/Alamy.



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.