Previous issue: Last chance to buy issue 116

Scotland is a travel magazine that covers history, traditions and clans too. It’s your last chance to get your hands on our previous issue. Here’s what’s inside

For most of us, lockdown has meant more time at home and more time for TV. Ratings for many TV series have been up over the past year, including those of Outlander, the fantasy historical drama set against the backdrop of the Jacobite Rising of 1745.

This issue, we visit Hopetoun House, one of our grandest stately homes, whose interiors and exteriors have been used during filming for Outlander and whose grounds hide perhaps the most famous of all the locations: Midhope Castle, AKA Lallybroch – our cover star this issue. We continue our theme with ‘Outlander Uncovered‘, to bring you other Scottish destinations that may look familiar to fans of the show.

Of course, for fans of fiction, few Scottish writers hold quite the same gravitas as Sir Walter Scott, whose 250th anniversary we celebrate this year. In the issue we look at some of the people and places that influenced his work.

And if real-life dramas are more your thing, then we’re sure you’ll find the disturbing details of the so-called curse of the Douglas family, intriguing, while the first or a two-part article series telling the story of the Highland Clearances in Sutherland is deeply moving.

We hope you enjoy the issue.

A taste of issue 116:

Big Ben

Ben Nevis as seen from the Allt a’ Mhuilinn Trail, Torlundy, Lochaber. Credit: Keith Fergus/

Scotland’s highest munro is not to be taken lightly and there are lots of places to view it if you don’t want to go all the way to the top.

Read more here.

Crafty people

‘Port Charlotte from The Pier’, by printmaker Jane Taylor. Credit:

Though it’s known to many as the ‘whisky isle’, the people of Islay have far more diverse talents when it comes to producing local wares.

Read more here.

Outlander uncovered

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, the stars of Outlander. Credit: AllStar Picture Library Ltd/Alamy

With filming for series six currently underway, we reveal some of the locations used in the smash-hit historical drama Outlander, which you can visit on your next trip.

Read more here.

The Great British holiday competition

Edinburgh Castle image credit: Shutterstock

What would your dream holiday to Britain include? A trip to Edinburgh, including a tour of its historic castle? A five-star stay in London and tickets to a West End show? How about a stay in the Cotswolds? Well, with our Great British holiday competition, you can win all of this and more.

Enter here.

Also inside the issue:

  • The current Junior World Highland Dance Champion reveals what it’s like to compete at Cowal
  • Discover the Outer Hebrides, whose people hold tight to old traditions and an unrushed pace of life
  • We delve into the history of The Auld Alliance between Scotland and France
  • Our ancestry column describes how the kirk reacted to couples who eloped
  • Catch up with Kate Francis, who remembers her engagement and shares Cronie’s recent antics
  • Our Master of Malt puts forward the argument that terroir has an impact on Scotch whisky

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Cover information: Midhope Castle © Stuart McKay Photography Inset: Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe in Outlander © AA Film Archive/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.