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Previous issue: Last chance to buy issue 133

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

Our March/April issue is here! Join us for our islands special…

This issue we’ve been mostly dreaming of some of my favourite places on earth: the Scottish Isles. From Orkney to Skye to Lewis and Harris, we love each and every one of the places listed in our bucket-list of destinations, and you can start daydreaming about when you might visit them too by reading our Scottish Isles piece, illustrated with some stunning photographs to really set the scene (and steal your heart).

Speaking of a taste of island life, our editor visited the Shetland Islands to hear all about how produce once destined for faraway shores is finally being enjoyed in its island home, meaning both locals and their guests get to reap the benefits.

And when it comes to guests, one of the luckiest in all of Scottish history was surely General Eisenhower (later President), who was not only welcomed to Culzean Castle, in Ayrshire, but was given his own penthouse apartment there. 

We are also continuing our series on Scottish kings and queens with the Renaissance Kings, James III, IV and V of Scotland, who all ruled through a period of great change, and to varying degrees of success…

Plus you could be in with a chance of winning a stay in a luxury sea-view hotel!

Get your copy of the issue here. 

Cover information:

The pretty waterfront town of Portree on the Isle of Skye with its harbour and rows of colourful houses. We explore Skye and more of Scotland’s beautiful islands on page 17. © Susanne Kremer/4Corners Images.

A taste of issue 133

The Scottish Isles

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White Strand of the Monks beach on the Isle of Iona. Credit: kevers / Alamy

By ferry or plane, bridge or causeway, the Scottish Isles are tantalisingly inviting. Read more here.

Shetland Isles: Food and drink

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Mainland Shetland

Discover how the residents of the Shetland Isles are reclaiming the produce from their seas and fields for themselves and their guests.

Read more here.

The Renaissance Kings: James III, IV and V of Scotland

A portrait of King James III, 1460- 1488, in Holyrood Palace. Credit: Royal Collection Trust/© His Majesty King Charles III 2024

James III, James IV and James V of Scotland ruled through a period of great change, each to varying degrees of success.

Read more here.

Culzean Castle: Eisenhower and the castle

Castle was designed by Robert Adam in the 18th century. Credit: Stephen Dorey / Alamy

Our writer explores the special relationship between a US President and Culzean Castle. Read more here. 

Win a stay in a luxury sea-view hotel

On Scotland’s west coast, the charming Crinan Hotel has been run by the same family for decades. Here’s your chance to win a stay there.

Read more here. 

Also inside the issue:

  • Our writer discovers how the locals from the Isle of Canna are helping guests connect with the island, while securing the future of their small community

  • Cook and author Marian Armitage shares one of her favourite Shetland recipes with us

  • With Tartan Day on the horizon, our patriotic Scot explains why you should choose your tartan carefully

  • In the second part of our series on Scottish mysteries, we hear the peculiar tale of the Arthur’s Seat coffins

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Read more:

The first kings of Scotland

Fair Isle knit: Woven with love

The history of tartan: A chequered history



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.