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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 2010 / Vol. 15 / 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

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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The Angus Glens
by Keith Aitken
Often overlooked by natives as well as visitors, these quirky and magnificent glens hold picture-perfect little settlements and fantastic scenery in abundance.

Edinburgh's Small Museums
by Candace Leslie
Modestly tucked in the quiet corners of Edinburgh, these small museums hold wonders both big and small.

Loch Ness Adventure
by Bruce MacGregor Sandison
Exploring the dark waters of Scotland's most famous loch by boat brings its landscape, history (and perhaps even its legendary monster) into sharper view.

The Scottish Vote
by Keith Aitken
While last May's general elections have ushered in sweeping changes for Britain as a whole, they also underscore a significant Scottish divide.

20 Things To Love About The Borders
by Stephen McGinty
For centuries England and Scotland endlessly contested these lands, and here are 20 good reasons why the fight was worth winning.

The Ghost Course At Askernish
by Richenda Miers
An offhanded remark over lunch began unraveling the mystery of a lost course designed by a golfing legend more than a century ago.

The Bell Rock Lighthouse
by Jim Gilchrist
One the great engineering achievements of the 19th century, the Bell Rock Lighthouse still inspires awe two centuries later.