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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 2010 / Vol. 15 / 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

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 Estate
by Bruce MacGregor Sandison
Set in a magnificent wilderness, the Ardtornish Estate is a tranquil island of Victorian elegance.

A Jewel In The Borders
By Terry Williams
A former spa town, Moffat is still a reviving stop, with charming buildings, quirky shops and friendly residents who always have time to say hello.

Pushing The Envelope
by Harriet Russell
When an artist matched wits with Glasgow postal workers, she discovered a formidable opponent.

20 Things To Love About Arran
by Stephen McGinty
The Isle of Arran is a perfect slice of Scotland, offering every possible landscape and a head-spinning array of things to do.

Perth's 800th Birthday Party
by Terry Williams
King William the Lion of Scotland made Perth a Royal Burgh 800 years ago – and that's cause for celebration.

Back From The Brink
by Richenda Miers
Dumfries House appeared to be doomed until an 11th-hour rescue took shape.

Ancient and Honourable Edinburgh
by Jim Gilchrist
Peacefully coexisting within the boundaries of 21st-century Edinburgh are institutions that reach back into the depths of time.