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People June 15, 2016

OBE for Shirley Spear

The co-owner of Skye’s The Three Chimneys and Chair of the Scottish Food Commission has been awarded an OBE for her Services to the Scottish Food & Drink Industry “Needless […]

People June 14, 2016

Tom Weir | Secrets of the Muir

The 60-70 tonne Auld Wives Lift stones were ones Tom Weir had passed many times, but he had never thought to look closer until a professor from the University of […]

People June 13, 2016

Tom Weir | Countrywide (III)

From Peterhead to Kintyre, Tom was always keen to protect the wild Scottish landscape from man’s exploitation Farther east across the country comes a different kind of threat, this time to […]

People June 5, 2016

Tom Weir | In All Kinds Of Weather

The spring of 1976 wasn’t the best for weather, but from Braemar to Banchory, and from Bearsden to Bridge of Cally, there was no snow, ice or rain that could […]

People May 31, 2016

Outlander Inspiration at Scot Lit Fest

Diana Gabaldon, author of the hit Outlander series, will join renowned authors Val McDermid, Michael Faber, A. L. Kennedy, Vic Galloway, Juno Dawson and Kirsty Logan for the Saltire Society’s first […]

People May 31, 2016

Tom Weir | Countrywide (I)

  Two worlds. The long: peninsula of Kintyre with its dairy cattle and sheep on the headlands above the sea, was green and springlike, while the Arran hills were Alpine […]

People May 19, 2016

Magnificent St Magnus Festival

1977 was the year of the Queen’s Jubilee and the birth of Apple computers. Musically, punk rock was slowly emerging, Elvis Presley breathed his last and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was […]

People May 10, 2016

Tom Weir | Dear Tom…

ONE of the most pleasant things about travelling around Scotland as much as I do, is the number of Scots Magazine readers I meet. This has given me a chance […]

People May 2, 2016

Tom Weir | Pine Martens

Part 2 of Tom’s column from February 1980 on the surprising boldness of pine martens Animal behaviour is a very strange thing, as Scots Magazine readers Mr and Mrs James […]

People April 25, 2016

Tom Weir’s 1979 Archives

Our collection of “My Month” articles published in The Scots Magazine in 1979 Ailnack Gorges And Beyond… A hike in the gorges, Lochnagar corrie controversy, and a very unusual cairn   In Winter […]

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