The Scots Magazine August 2020 Issue – Out Now!



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Travel through the stunning North West with this month’s Focus

My Scotland Actor and comedian Elaine C. Smith shares the Scottish places close to her heart

Reviews of the latest top releases in Scottish publishing Scottish Bookshelf

Set sail to the isle of Handa off Scotland’s north-west coast

Don’t miss this exclusive interview with presenter, Paul Murton, of Grand Tours of Scotland


Discover the secret life of swans revealed in our wildlife column by top nature writer Jim Crumley


The Great Eight discover priceless treasures hidden behind the imposing gates of Stirling Castle

Fife-based vintage specialist Scaramanga has become an essential resource for props on blockbuster film sets

 A-Z Of Great Scots why John Baird’s fight for democracy and workers’ rights should be celebrated

A new excavation in Fife hopes to unearth the secrets of the 1651 Battle of Pitreavie



Read our exclusive interview with Dr Kate Broderick, the Scots doctor at the forefront of efforts to develop a Covid-19 vaccine



Carina’s Kitchen summer means seafood, so rustle up a spectacular platter with the help of your star chef

Our photographic series Scotland’s Islands visits a paradise of white sand on Eriskay

Polly Pullar nurses a sickly, abandoned red deer fawn – but will her care be enough?

 Author Matthew Fitt is on a crusade to bring the Scots language back to schools

Sound Of Scotland Glasgow-based Kapil Seshasayee uses music to explore deeper issues

Kenny MacAskill Scottish politics was something of a family affair for Keir Hardie and his relatives



Have a listen to the latest Scottish series exploding onto the podcast scene



Escape to one of the last great wildernesses – only accessible by ferry or a long walk in

Break out the barbie and dine al fresco with this fun food guide

Slàinte Mhath a partnership between Forfar in Angus and Ordos in Inner Mongolia shows promise for future whisky developments

Cameron McNeish finds the jewels of nature in a walk right from his doorstep

Mountain guide Adrian’s tales from Skye’s famous ridge



Plus our pick of the best…

The Great Gear Guide, Around Scotland events,
and reviews of the best hotels and restaurants
will keep you right this month.




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