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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 2012 / Vol. 17 / 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

Whatís 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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Glenfinnan Monument Burrell Collection Marischal College Aberdeen Kilmartin Bowl

The Glory Of Glenfinnan
by Terry Williams
From the rebellious clans of 1745 to Harry Potter, visitors have come here for many different reasons.

The Burrell Collection
by Candace Leslie
William Burrell's personal museum showcases both the man and his passion.

Ceasefire At Cultybraggan
by Keith Aitken
This wartime relic must be the country's most unusual tourist attraction.

South Uist
by Richenda Miers
There are hundreds of islands in Scotland, but for the author, none compare to South Uist.

20 Ways To Love "The Lady In Grey"
by Stephen McGinty
Aberdeen straddles the centuries, creating a timeless yet wonderfully modern landscape.

The Treasures Of Kilmartin Glen
by Jim Gilchrist
The capital of ancient Scotland is a compelling mix of rich history and stunning landscape.

Tales From The Hills
by Bruce MacGregor Sandison
Scotland's stalkers and fishing gillies reveal a lighter side to their generations-old trade.