The Scots Magazine December 2020 Issue – Out Now!



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Wee Adventure rediscover the timeless joy of den building and learn top tips for the ultimate hideout

My Scotland TV personality Jean Johansson picks her favourite places from across the country

Prize-winning author Maggie O’Farrell discusses her new children’s Christmas book

A round-up of December’s events from every corner of Scotland

Wee Blether with John Liddell, head of costume for Scottish Opera for the last 35 years



Explore Edinburgh’s Christmas offerings with your fantastic guide to festive family fun.


The Great Eight Explore the magnificent Broughton House, the home of Glasgow artist E. A. Hornel

 A-Z Of Great Scots Williamina Brown, Harvard Computer and pioneer in the field of astronomy

Learn the incredible story of brave Shetland pensioner Betty Mouat

Jim Crumley discusses the need to repair our relationship with the wild



Big interview with outgoing BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor on 35 years reporting politics



Carina’s Kitchen now, more than ever, Christmas is a time for family – and food

Discover the history and beauty of the island of Barra

Polly Pullar reveals how she used nature to help her cope with mental health trauma 

The story of the theft of a Scottish treasure the Stone of Scone

Sound Of Scotland Edinburgh DJ Robbie Tolson uses music to help homeless and vulnerable people


The amazing tale of record-breaker Donnie Campbell, who climbed 282 mountains in just 31 days



Fiona Russell undertakes a big adventure along the Highland’s Great Glen

 A spot of bird watching is the perfect Wee Adventure

Slàinte Mhath Euan Duguid reveals the spookiest spirits on the market

Some of the most Scottish names actually have roots in Norman history

Focus on Stirling the heart of Scotland with so much to offer

Cameron McNeish discusses the simple pleasure of fires



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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