Our October 2015 Issue

If you haven’t picked up our October issue yet, here’s a wee sneak peek of the great content you can expect…


  • We get behind-the-scenes of the new film version of Macbeth and interview Michael Fassbender on the daunting role.
  • Fiona Kennedy OBE reflects on her life of creativity
  • Find adventure in Scotland’s very own frontier town
  • Step into the gruesome world of criminologist Professor David Wilson
  • All your news and views from our mailbox
  • A passion for invention: John Logie Baird invented the TV 90 years ago


  • Fact or fiction? Find out about the real Macbeth
  • Jim Crumley is taken in by the grace of Bewick’s swans
  • Margaret MacDonald: the genius behind Charles Rennie Mackintosh
  • New York’s Noah Stewart on his Scottish Opera debut
  • The legend of Scotland’s very own yeti!
  • Euan Duguid visits one of Scotland’s newest distilleries: Ardnamurchan


  • Polly Pullar captures the glory of Ardnamurchan in autumn
  • Where to stay and what to do in this month’s Focus, Argyll and Cowall
  • The graveyards of Edinburgh provide insight into the city’s evolution
  • Six pages of the very best to see and do in Scotland this month
  • “The Wee House Company” does downsizing in style
  • Cameron McNeish cycles Islay and Jura (with a wee bit of whisky thrown in)
  • Inside the mountain: Cruachan Power Station is quite a feat


  • Our Scottish Bookshelf gives you the best in fact and fiction
  • The second, prestigious Scots Magazine photography competition
  • Take a Hike: Nick Drainey heads up the red hill of Tinto
  • On Your Bike: Alex Corlett takes part in the Glenlivet film project
  • Seasonal inspirations from Carina’s Kitchen
  • Tom Kitchin gears up for the BBC Good Food Show Scotland

Plus your chance to win…

  • Tickets to see Noah Bizet in Carmen with the Scottish Opera
  • A Connoisseur’s Tour and Tasting session for four at Ardnamurchan Distillery
  • One of FIVE pairs of tickets to the BBC Good Food Show Scotland


Out now!

The October issue is in shops now, and available through subscription.

There are loads of ways to get it digitally to your smartphone or tablet, too, just visit the app store, get a digital subscription here or on the Readly app store.