Our May 2015 Issue

May’s issue is a bumper edition, with 132 stunning pages of star interviews, history, wildlife, food & drink, and the very best of what’s going on in Scotland right now…

  • Our big interview this month is with Game of Thrones star Ian Glen, who gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of season 5
  • The Game of Thrones theme continues with profiles of the Scots actors who give the hit show the Celtic feel
  • We focus on the ever-changing beauty of Morayshire, with stunning images of Banff and Buckie
  • With 72 singles under her belt, Lulu talks about writing her own songs for the first time, and why she’s always be a Glasgow lass
  • Jim Crumley’s awe of the soaring kestrel is infectious as he chases Scotland’s favourite birds of prey
  • Film-maker Shona Main is back in her childhood home of Shetland, and describes how the landscape has inspired her imagination
  • Discover the real Geillis Duncan and true tales of other Scottish witches that inspired Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander
  • Whisky scented tweed? You heard it here first!
  • Cameron McNeish tackles the trickiest Munros with a bit of abseiling, scrambling, and help from his trusty ice axe . . .
  • A century on, we remember the Gretna rail disaster
  • Quentin Jardine is back with more tales of his maverick super-sleuth Bob Skinner, and who he thinks should play the onscreen role
  • Find out how the Great Trossachs Forest Project are returning the landscape to a more natural habitat
  • Selecting a Speyside shortlist of whiskies is no easy task, but Euan Duguid has the nose for the job
  • Home-grown l’escargot – Barra’s doing a roaring trade in Scottish snails.
  • Feel inspired by Bryn Williams who tells us how he stays positive while living with Parkinsons
  • Our fourteen pages of Outdoor Scotland pinpoint the very best places to explore – whether by hiking, biking… or on Highland Safari!
  • Gullane is in the spotlight as this month’s choice for Scotland’s most illustrious golf courses
  • Plus your chance to win a Highland Safari adventure, and a bottle of Aberlour 18 Year Old!


The May issue of The Scots Magazine is in shops now – or you can order online by clicking here.