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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.


Summer 2007 / Vol. 12 / Number 2


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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Ancient, Enduring Traquair
by Richenda Miers
Traquair House dates back nearly a thousand years, and if its walls could talk, the stories would hold you spellbound for hours..

The Making Of The Highlands
by Bruce MacGregor Sandison
This year-long, traveling exhibition reveals the many forces that have shaped the Highlands and Highlanders over the centuries.

50 Things Every Foodie Should Do In Scotland
by Sally Raikes
Here are the best tastes that Scotland has to offer...set out in perfect, bite-size servings.

A Jewel Called Inveresk
by Sean Hignett
Inveresk is an undiscovered gem of a place, filled with secret gardens, engaging personalities and lots of history.

Riding The Shetland Post Bus
by Will Hide
For up-close and personal touring, you can't beat the local "postie."

Walking In The Steps Of St. Cuthbert
by Barb Taylor
From the Scottish Borders where this 7th-century saint started his ministry to the Holy Island in England where he ended his days, this trail is, not surprisingly, inspirational.

Vintage Millport
by Keith Aitken
The seaside resort of Millport was a favorite holiday destination in the 1950s, and today travelers are discovering it again -- in part because so little has changed.