Our July 2015 Issue

Welcome to a new month, and a brand-new Scots Magazine! Our July issue is a special on The Open, but we’ve still manage to squeeze in our usual favourites – big interviews, the best photography, reviews, history, what’s on and more…


  • Our big interview in this issue is with Scotland’s famous twins The Proclaimers on their career and new tour
  • New beginnings for T in the Park as the man behind it, Geoff Ellis, prepares for the first year at Strathallan
  • The Open Special begins with a tour of the Old Course, and home of golf at St Andrews
  • We bid a final farewell to Tom Watson, who plays the Scottish course for the last time
  • Marc Warren gears up for the Scottish Open and tells us why he’s excited to be playing for the Claret Jug
  • We focus on St Andrews for a glimpse of other things to do in the area in The Open season
  • Jim Crumley gets incredibly close to nesting ospreys – with some stunning shots!
  • Meet the Ayrshire sailor at the forefront of the world’s toughest yacht race, the Clipper Round The World
  • Be inspired by the community garden being nurtured in Edinburgh on a former dumping ground
  • Meet Nicola MacNaughton, the Bonnie Gardener, who’ll be sharing gardening tips on our website
  • Find out what life is like for an island reserve warden alone with the wilds
  • Discover the incredible garden estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh that has to be seen to be believed
  • Cameron’s Country kicks off our Outdoor Scotland section with new walking route, the Affric Kintail way
  • The Mountaineering Council of Scotland issues a call to action to save Scotland’s wild places
  • Our Take A Hike escapes The Open’s crowds for a scenic shore walk around the East Neuk of Fife
  • Get On Your Bike and go the distance with Macmillan’s Cyclettas in some of the country’s loveliest locations
  • Take to the treetops (with more than a little trepidation!) with Go Ape at Crathes Castle
  • Ardnamurchan is waking up to the summer sunshine, and Polly Pullar gives us a tour of its nature trails
  • Crime author Alex Gray tells us a little more about Chief Inspector William Lorimer and his Glaswegian setting
  • Discover the spirited Scottish medical pioneer Dr James Barry who made history in more ways than one
  • Carina Contini has some childhood treats with a twist in her monthly recipe column
  • The winner of MasterChef: The Professionals, Jamie Scott, is riding a wave of success
  • Euan Duguid catches up with whisky guru, and former Red Hot Chilli Piper, Stuart Cassells
  • And finally in Roots and Branches we uncover the Scots who shaped the US Declaration of Independence


The July issue of The Scots Magazine is in shops now, available through print or digital subscription and on the Readly app store.