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Previous issue: Last chance to buy issue 121

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

With spring in the air and the promise of bright blooms just around the corner, this issue we’re planning our itineraries for the best spots to see in Scotland this spring and summer. If, like us, you can’t get enough of exquisitely manicured gardens, towering turrets and opulent entrance halls, then take a look at our round-up of Scotland’s most impressive stately homes and gardens.

If you’re looking for adventure and beautiful scenery, then take a look at our guide to Scotland’s latest touring route on the Kintyre peninsula, lined with history, beaches and great malts – Scotland at its finest.

And finally, for fans of historical tales of secrets and betrayals, read the gripping story of how Mary, Queen of Scots communicated with her supporters through coded letters, which ultimately contributed to her downfall.

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.

A taste of issue 121:

Gentry Does it…

VisitScotland / North East 250 / Damian Shields

Come with us as we visit some of Scotland’s most impressive stately homes and their gardens, which are ready to welcome you this year…

Read more here. 

Get Your Kicks on Kintyre 66

Copyright Dennis Hardley Photography 2010

Visit the places that inspired Paul McCartney along Scotland’s latest touring route, on the Kintyre peninsula, where you’ll find history, beaches and whisky galore…

Read more here. 

Mary’s Secret Code

Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587), portrait in white mourning, probably a 19th century replica after an image of 1561, oil on panel. Credit: IanDagnall Computing / Alamy

Imprisoned for half her life, Mary, Queen of Scots used a series of ciphers and codes in locked letters to communicate with supporters, but did they contribute to her downfall?

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:

  • Meet the master craftsman who uses traditional techniques to create the finest leather products
  • Discover the ups and downs of Edinburgh’s famous Rose Street, and the characters who frequented it
  • Take a peek into the picture-perfect island of Rum, and hear from some of the people who live there
  • Hear the remarkable story of Jacobite heroine Anne Mackintosh and her fight to restore a Stuart to the British throne
  • As Scotland becomes the first nation to link its UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a digital trail, we visit Scotland’s six wonders, and other awe-inspiring places
  • Traverse the magnificent Highlands landscape along The Great Glen Way, from Fort William to Inverness
  • Read all about the fascinating life of George Heriot, royal goldsmith during the reign of King James VI

Buy your copy here (available from 18 February) or subscribe online to have Scotland delivered direct to your door six times a year.

Cover information: Ballindalloch Castle in Speyside © Damian Shields/North East 250/VisitScotland. Inset: Mary, Queen of Scots © The Artchives/ Alamy

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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.

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