New issue: Issue 119 is now on sale - Scotland Magazine

New issue: Issue 119 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

After being kept away from Scotland for too long, this issue our editor reveals all on her recent travels. First up, she heads to one of her favourite cities, Glasgow, which is filled with more heritage attractions than you might realise, and is also the launchpad for many a Scottish trip. Next up, she explores Mount Stuart, one of the most outrageous stately homes in Scotland.

Elsewhere, ahead of the release of Series 6 of Outlander, our excellent writer Robin McKelvie details how you can have your own adventure in some of the show’s key locations. And this issue, Scottish traditions are also high on our agenda, from advice on how to host the perfect Burns Supper, to a scheme created to help preserve the at-risk craft of kiltmaking.


A taste of issue 119:

Plaid it safe

Credit: Jeremy Flint

Considered an at-risk craft, one company is doing all it can to inspire and train the next generation of kiltmakers.

Read more here.

City of culture

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow’s West End. Credit: Iain Masterton/Alamy

Scotland’s most populous city is packed with heritage attractions that can easily rival the capital.

Read more here.

Written in the stars

The mesmerising Marble Hall at Mount Stuart incorporates 80 different marbles. Credit: Visit Scotland/Kenny Lam

A true visionary when it came to architecture, the 3rd Marquess of Bute’s most ambitious project was also his most personal.

Read more here.

Also inside the issue:

  • Kate Francis ponders the pros and cons of close-knit island communities
  • Appraise Scotland’s efforts to restore the country to her natural state
  • How baking traditional empire biscuits brought a family together over their shared Scottish heritage
  • Explore the munros, dark skies and community spirit of the remote Knoydart Peninsula
  • Follow Scotland’s most famous heroine, Flora MacDonald, across the Atlantic
  • Weigh up King James III’s legacy: useless king or ‘Renaissance’ leader?
  • Learn how the company that makes whisky stills has adapted to the times
  • And more!

Buy your copy here (available from 15 October 2021) or subscribe online to have Scotland delivered direct to your door six times a year.

Cover information: Culross village, Fife. © John Peter Photography/Alamy. Inset: Flora MacDonald © Ian Dagnall Computing/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.