The Scots Magazine July 2020 Issue – Out Now!



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Wild About Scotland a 60-year-old newspaper clipping inspires nature expert Jim Crumley to investigate nightingale sightings in Stirling

The Great Eight! Glasgow Science Centre curators bring you their top interactive exhibits

The best new releases for your lockdown reading list Scottish Bookshelf

My Scotland nature expert Jim Crumley celebrates his 40th book by sharing his favourite places

Cameron McNeish celebrates the lore and heritage of Scotland’s ancient woodland



 Marking 90 years since the evacuation of a remote group of islands known as St Kilda


Kenny MacAskill investigates the deeds of one of the most vicious villains in Scottish history, the Wolf of Badenoch, Alexander Stewart

A 17th-century Sleuth Crime novelist Douglas Watt discusses setting his detective novels in the 1600s

Scotland’s Gold Rush Riches discovered in the 19th century New World saw gold fever grip the nation

By Land And By Sea the Five Ferries Cycle Tour takes in the best of the west



Your winner revealed for our fiercely fought Photographer of the Year 2020 competition



Carina’s Kitchen pear and praline tart is your star chef’s birthday treat

Our photographic series Scotland’s Islands visits the stunning Colonsay

Polly Pullar teaches the fascinating history and uses for Scotland’s varied flora

 Focus On Orkney take the virtual tour of a myriad attractions

Sound Of Scotland Glasgow-based Elisabeth Elektra shares her new album’s mystical inspiration



Read our exclusive interview with playwright Stephen Greenhorn, on his lockdown comeback



Wee Blether with Broadcaster Janice Forsyth on her new Scottish podcast network The Big Light

Inspirational quadruple amputee Jamie Andrew takes on “Everest”

Slàinte Mhath and exploring new Highland Boundary Wild Scottish Spirits, inspired by nature

A Bed With A View a wild camping trip earns a fantastic morning view

Explore Scotland’s museums and galleries bringing you their best exhibits online



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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