The Scots Magazine October 2020 Issue – Out Now!



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Escape into the wilds with mountain running in the Cairngorms 

My Scotland top outdoor writer Cameron McNeish reveals his ultimate Scottish destinations

The latest releases in both fact and fiction, plus the team’s must-read list Scottish Bookshelf

As the country opens up, discover the best events outside, indoors and online

Wee Blether with Roberta Hall-McCarron, head chef in Edinburgh, and star of the BBC’s Great British Menu



Jim Crumley goes wildlife spotting on Skye, the island of otters and eagles



The Great Eight Explore the fairytale Brodie Castle in Moray and its fantastic treasure trove

Author Robert J. Harris brings Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest character back to life

 A-Z Of Great Scots John Duns was the 13th-century scholar who lent his name to the dunce’s hat

Discover some of the oddest events in Scottish folklore

Kenny MacAskill remembers Andrew Fisher, the Ayrshire coal miner who became prime minister of Australia



Head to Westray in the Orkney islands, affectionately known as Queen o’ the Isles in our Scottish Islands series



Carina’s Kitchen has a winning recipe for a delicious breakfast

The Kindness Street Team brings cheer to Glasgow’s homeless

Polly Pullar’s daring rescue of tawny owls that have a habit of getting stuck in stove pipes

Composer Matilda Brown turns her hiking adventures into soaring instrumentals

Sound Of Scotland Glasgow-based Carla J. Easton is reclaiming the word “weird”


Cameron McNeish celebrates his 21st book on Scotland’s mountains



Give orienteering a try, with fun and challenging courses across the country

Read our exclusive interview with Scotland’s favourite news reporter Jackie Bird

Slàinte Mhath Your pronunciation guide to Scotch whisky’s biggest tongue twisters

Head to Scotland’s National Galleries for their triumphant reopening

Enjoy our fantastic Focus On Shetland, Scotland’s most northerly isles



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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