New issue: Issue 122 is now on sale - Scotland Magazine

New issue: Issue 122 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

Welcome to the new issue of Scotland magazine! As we are well aware, Scotland is renowned as much for its lochs and glens, towering munros and fertile forests, as it is for its tales of outlanders and heroic clans. For a taste of all of the above, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, where the Lowlands meet the Highlands, is the place to go, and this issue we explore the western shores of its namesake loch a little closer in On the Bonnie, Bonnie Banks.

Scotland is also renown for its pageantry, and this issue we spoke to the Lord Lyon, head of the regulatory body of Scottish heraldry, to try to get a better understanding of it all in Pomp with a Point.

We celebrate the Scottish tradition of making Highland sporrans, as writer and photographer, Jeremy Flint, met a maker who is keeping this handmade craft alive in The perfect pouch.

And, in Scotland’s Year of Stories, we investigate whether Highlander James Macpherson was really the fraudster he was made out to be, or just a very good storyteller, in Hoaxer or hero?

Plus, enter our competition to win a Great British Holiday worth up to £5,000, including a night in a boutique hotel in Edinburgh and tickets to Edinburgh Castle.

All of this and so much more, get your copy here.

A taste of issue 122:

On the Bonnie, Bonnie Banks

Iain Masterton/Alamy

To mark 20 years of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, we explore Clan Colquhoun country, with its luxurious lochside hotels, acres of land for exploration, and traditional Highland games

Read more here. 

Pomp with point

The Lyon Court
Joseph Morrow, the current Lord Lyon King of Arms

In the first of a new series on historic organisations, we look at the crucial role the Lyon Court plays in protecting Scotland’s heraldry

Read more here. 

The perfect pouch

Credit: Jeremy Flint

The craft of making sporrans by hand is at risk, due to cheap imports, but one company is determined to continue making quality products

Read more here. 

Hoaxer or hero?

James Macpherson
GL Archive/Alamy

In Scotland’s Year of Stories, we investigate whether Highlander James Macpherson was really the fraudster he was made out to be, or just a very good storyteller

Read more here

Win a Great British Holiday

Credit: VisitScotland

Would you like the chance to visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s stunning capital, including its 900-year-old castle? You can win all of this and more in our fantastic Great British Holiday competition.

Enter here. 

Also inside the issue:

  • Discover Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, home to a Georgian stately home and a world-class art collection
  • Robin McKelvie steps on board the Hebridean Princess, a yacht Her Majesty has given her royal seal of approval to with two private holidays
  • Plays, power and witchcraft. Did King James VI really influence Shakespeare’s writing of Macbeth?
  • We talk to the experts to discover why Scottish cashmere is considered the best in the world
  • As the 150th open heads to St Andrews, read about the history of golf in Fife’s attractive main town
  • Deer, red squirrels, eagles, seals and otters can all be seen on the Isle of Arran, as our writer can attest
  • How new music album, We Have Won the Land, celebrates a landmark victory in Scottish land reform

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

Cover information: Lochranza Castle, Isle of Arran © Allan Wright/Alamy. Inset: Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms



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.