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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 2007 / Vol. 12 / Number 3


Notes From The Isles
by Kate Francis
An Island Journal

Bens & Glens & Heroes
News from Scotland

The Noble Instrument
by Robert Wallace
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
John Lamond

Events in North America and Scotland

Scottish Societies

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A Highland Paradise
by Bruce MacGregor Sandison
The southwest corner of the Highlands known as Wester Ross is untouched by the modern world, making it the ideal getaway.

Finlaystone House
by Richenda Miers
Imposing and historic, Finlaystone House is also where the author spent many happy summers living and working with the MacMillan family.

Did Scotland Vote For Independence?
by Keith Aitken
With the question of Scottish independence dominating this May's elections, the voters finally spoke. But what, exactly, did they say?

Rediscovering Perthshire
by Pat Moore
Often bypassed by modern travelers, the villages around Crieff and Comrie offer the full gamut of delights from rare Pictish stones to Europe's grandest garden.

Islay Safari
by Julie Davidson
Not much has changed on this remote island in the Hebrides, with colorful birds and quaint distilleries still dominating the open landscape.

Fiddling On Skye
by Terry Williams
Alasdair Fraser's annual fiddle camp is a high-energy exercise in controlled chaos. But somehow the result is heaven to the ears.

The Scottish Soldier
by Bruce MacGregor Sandison
The stories told in Scotland's Regimental Museums are always spellbinding tales of courage.