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Scottish castles and great houses, Scottish culture, history, tips for traveling to Scotland, insider's tours from the Scottish Borders to the Scottish Highlands, special celebrations, Scottish crafts, Scottish food and lodgings, news and more, including our signature "Notes From The Isles" column, a charming journal about island life, plus music, books and Scotch whisky reviews.


Autumn 2013 / Vol. 18 / Number 3


Notes From The Isles
by Kate Francis
An Island Journal

Bens & Glens & Heroes
News from Scotland

The Noble Instrument
by Gary West
The Highland Bagpipe

Scotland In Music
by Edward Scott Pearlman

Scotland In Books
by Hamish Coghill

What’s New and Noteworthy

In The Parish Of Peats
Scotch Whisky by
John Lamond

Events in North America and Scotland

Scottish Societies

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Crannog Argyll Scottish Tapestry Black Isle

Scotland, 500 B.C.
by Terry Williams
Loch Tay's crannogs were built thousands of years ago, but modern-day visitors find them surprisingly comfortable.

Argyll's Secret Coast
by Keith Aitken
The Cowal Peninsula has everything you'd expect of the Scottish Highlands, but within a stone's throw of Glasgow.

The Threads Of History
by Jim Gilchrist
The Great Tapestry of Scotland is just the colorful tip of a national tapestry renaissance.

The First City Of The Highlands
by Candace Leslie
Inverness has fascinating layers to reveal for those who linger.

A Hebridean Diary
by Mary J. MacLeod
A family says good-bye to mainland life and settles on a remote island in the Hebrides.

Soaring Above The "Ordered" Lowlands
by James Crawford
The Scottish Lowlands offer a sort of manmade perfection.

20 Things To Love About the Black Isle
by Stephen McGinty
Visitors to the Black Isle will find its landscape of rolling hills, seaside and fertile farmland a tonic.