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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.


Summer 2013 / Vol. 18 / Number 2


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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The Many Faces Of Leith
by Keith Aitken
For all the changes Edinburgh's waterfront has seen in recent years, much of Leith's DNA remains unchanged.

The Nine Lives Of Foulis Castle
by Richenda Miers
After decades of crippling legal battles and devastating vandalism by its owners, the home of Clan Munro has emerged more vibrant than ever.

TheWillow Man
by Shân Ross
An ancient art is in good hands with Trevor Leat.

Scotlandís Museum Town
by Jim Gilchrist
With more museums per capita than anywhere else in Scotland, Biggar is a window into Scotland's past.

Scottish Curiosities
by Hamish Brown
For a small country, Scotland has more than its share of surprising and fanciful spectacles.

20 Glorious Things To Love About St. Andrews
by Stephen McGinty
The center of this universe may be The Old Course and the 600-year-old university, but there's joy to be found around every corner.

The Heart & Soul Of Beauly
by Terry Williams
Visitors delight in the colourful sights of this Highland community, but scratch the surface and there's far more to discover.