The Scots Magazine July 2021 Issue – Out Now!



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My Scotland actress and comedian Leah MacRae shares the Scottish places she loves most

Check out eight of the very best events on offer around Scotland this July

Enjoy chat with Scots swimmer Duncan Scott as he prepares for the Tokyo Olympics

The Great Eight the history of the House of Dun, near Montrose, as told by eight interesting objects

Socialist Mary Barbour, who took on greedy landlords during the First World War is our A-Z of Great Scots



Enjoy the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, both in-person and online



Jim Crumley explores the alders that line the riverbank of Glen Orchy

Wee Blether Kris Boyd, former footballer and founder of mental health charity, The Kris Boyd Charity

We profile eight other Scots taking part in the Olympic Games this summer

Discover some of Scotland’s top prehistoric sites

Scottish Bookshelf nine of the best new books in the fact and fiction to pick up this month



Read our exclusive interview with Scotland’s favourite weatherman, STV’s Seán Batty



Fiona Russell races against the clock on Arran, to Goatfell summit and back in three hours

Kenny MacAskill on Peter Fraser, New Zealand’s Scottish wartime leader

Polly Pullar considers Scotland’s declining wildflowers and grasslands

Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble talks about his new solo album, Lo! Soul in Sound Of Scotland

Carina’s Kitchen a fond farewell as your star chef writes her final column


Head to Scotland’s south with a Focus On The Borders



Slàinte Mhath Euan Duguid visits the magical Fairytale Distillery in Ardelve

Take a bike ride into the past at Sinclair Bay, near Caithness

Scale Ben Nevis virtually – from anywhere in the world

Cameron McNeish explains why Scotland’s hills need national funding

Fiona Russell tackles the five Glen Etive Munros in eight hours



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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