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News from Scotland, book reviews, music reviews, Scotch whisky and bagpiping columns. Also timely (and money-saving) travel tips, what's new and noteworthy, calendar of Scottish events for both North America and Scotland. And, our signature "Notes from the Isles" column, a charming journal about island life.


Autumn 2006 / Vol. 11 / Number 3


Notes From The Isles
by Kate Francis
An Island Journal

Bens & Glens & Heroes
News from Scotland

The Noble Instrument
by David Murray
The Highland Bagpipe

Scotland In Music
by Edward Scott Pearlman

Scotland In Books
by Hamish Coghill Reviews

What's New and Noteworthy

In The Parish Of Peats
Scotch Whisky by
Charles MacLean

Events in North America and Scotland

Scottish Societies

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What's Ahead


Over The Sea To Skye
by Richenda Miers
Shaped by the powerful forces of nature and history, Skye remains wonderfully magical in spite of its popularity.

The Kelvingrove Unveiled
by Keith Aitken
With its three-year renovation now complete, Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is ready for the 21st century.

Blair Castle
by Pat Moore
With soaring Baronial architecture, impressive collections, eye-catching gardens and its own private army, Blair Castle is the one castle to see if you can see no other.

Cow Parade
by Photos by Chris Robson
Last summer's whimsical parade of cows transformed every corner of Edinburgh.

The Magic Of Loch Ewe
by Keith Aitken
Inverewe Garden may be the perfect reason to visit Loch Ewe. But it's certainly not the only one.

20 Things To Do In Aberdeen
by Stephen McGinty
Ask an insider to show you around Aberdeen and you'll discover lots of reasons to linger.

Rebuilding Duncraig Castle
by Bruce MacGregor Sandison
After years of daunting renovations, the Dobson family continues to pursue their dream of living in a castle by the sea.