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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.


Spring 2017 / Vol. 22 / Number 1


Notes From The Isles
by Kate Francis
An Island Journal

Bens & Glens & Heroes
News from Scotland

The Noble Instrument
by Simon McKerrell
The Highland Bagpipe

Scotland In Music
by Edward Scott Pearlman

Scotland In Books
by Paul Gallagher

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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Journey Through A Wild Landscape
by Terry Williams
A backroads trip through the Highlands can be wild, desolate...and surprisingly welcoming.

The Whisky Island
by Paul Stafford
On the small Isle of Islay, life revolves around traditional whiskymaking and farming.

Big Tree Country
by Jim Gilchrist
Perthshire's vast woodlands have inspired songs and festivals, enchanted countless visitors...and even broken a few world records.

The Villages Of Angus
by Keith Aitken
These towns and villages are proud, insular, defiantly old-fashioned and filled with history stretching right back to Pictish times.

Dark, Brooding & Majestic Glencoe
by Stephen McGinty
Everything is writ large in Glencoe, from its grim history to its compelling natural wonders.

Diamond Of The Inner Hebrides
by Stephen McGinty
The island of Rum is now a nature reserve, but an extravagant Victorian mansion on the east end hints at a quite different previous life.

A Most Beautiful Lighthouse
by Paul A. Lynn
A masterpiece of both engineering and tenacity, Skerryvore Lighthouse is also an enduring work of beauty.