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Previous issue: Last chance to buy issue 123

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

In this issue our editor Sally Coffey explores her favourite city, Scotland’s exciting, enigmatic capital.

With the medieval street plan and Reformation-era buildings of the Old Town, contrasting with the neoclassical squares and terraces of the New Town, it’s the city’s dual personality that gives it its eternal appeal. If you’re planning your next trip Edinburgh: A tale of two cities is a must-read.

But if the wild isles of Scotland appeal more to you, in this issue we were also lucky enough to go behind the scenes with the lead actor and author of new film The Road Dance, set in the first world war on the Isle of Lewis.

We’re celebrating another royal anniversary as this year marks 200 years since King George IV made the first visit to Scotland by a reigning monarch in almost two centuries. We go behind the scenes to discover some of the more comical absurdities behind this royal event in Carle: Now the King’s come!

This issue, we’re offering some off-the-beaten-track travel inspiration on the remote and beautiful Isle of Iona, which has been a pilgrimage site for centuries. However, the island is more than just its ‘Vatican City’. Discover more in Heaven in the Hebrides.

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 123:

Edinburgh: A tale of two cities

Edinburgh Castle and the Ross Fountain. Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Planning your next visit to Edinburgh, Scotland’s enigmatic capital? Read our editor Sally Coffey’s guide to the city before you book.

Read more here.

The Road Dance

Credit: Parkland Entertainment

We spoke to actor Will Fletcher and author John Mackay about their much-anticipated new film The Road Dance, set on the Isle of Lewis during the First World War. The Road Dance is the story of how love, bravery and the power of community can overcome life-changing tragedy. 

Read more here. 

Carle: Now the King’s come!

George IV
The Entrance of George IV at Holyroodhouse by Sir David Wilkie. Credit: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022

When Sir Walter Scott was tasked with planning the first visit to Scotland by a reigning monarch, King George IV, in almost two centuries, he went all out. 200 years later, we take a closer look at what happened…

Read more here. 

Heaven in the Hebrides.

Isle of Iona
Walking on the beach, Isle of Iona. Credit: Craig Brown / Stockimo / Alamy

Why rush a place like the Isle of Iona in a day, when you can stay and soak up the spiritual atmosphere for longer?

Read more here. 

Win a Great British Holiday

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:

  • We take a closer look at the bustling Grassmarket in Edinburgh, and look back on its murky history
  • Fyvie Castle’s fairytale appearance masks a less than angelic past thanks to some unsavoury former residents
  • We mark the centenary of the death of Scottish-born Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone
  • Craig Wilson, aka The Kilted Chef, has cooked for celebrities, but always dreamed of opening a restaurant at home in Scotland
  • We explore the little known and charming village of Tighnabruaich on the shores of Argyll’s aptly named ‘Secret Coast’

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Cover information: The Dugald Stewart Monument on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill © Susanne Kremer/4 Corners Images. INSET: King George IV © The Royal Collection/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II



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.