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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 2014 / Vol. 19 / 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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Abbotsford Logan Garden Ba Game Ediburgh

Sir Walter Scott's "Conundrum Castle"
by Jim Gilchrist
World-famous Abbotsford reflects the mind, enthusiasms and preoccupations of the man who built it.

Scotland's Tropical Garden
by Keith Aitken
Warming Gulf Stream winds have turned Logan Botanic Garden into a plant lover's paradise where the flowers never stop blooming.

The Ba'
by Peter Ross
For Jedburgh folk, the ancient game of Hand Ba' begins on the day they are born and is played thereafter with a religious fervor.

A Stroll Through Dornoch
by Philip Paris
Welcoming beaches, world-class golf and a cathedral made famous by pop singer Madonna only begin to describe this charming, old-world town.

One Hundred Weeks Of Scotland
by Alan McCredie
When a Scottish photographer takes to the road with a camera and a 100-week itinerary, the result is a rare slice of the Scottish experience

A Riddle Called Rosslyn
by Candace Leslie
After 16 years of work, Rosslyn Chapel -- long a magnet for Holy Grail hunters and architectural historians -- has been restored to its full glory.

The Dark World Of Underground Edinburgh
by Stephen McGinty
A 17th-century city, complete with narrow closes, dark corridors and legendary ghosts, lies just beneath the streets.