The Scots Magazine October 2021 Issue – Out Now!



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My Scotland explore Scotland with award-winning classical violinist Nicola Benedetti

A Wee Blether With… Celebrity chef Nick Nairn on his favourite food and his two new restaurants

Around Scotland from cocktails to concerts, discover the best events happening across the country this month

King Of Conifers Jim Crumley takes an autumn pilgrimage to Perthshire’s Big Tree Country

 As the nights draw in, wrap up warm and enjoy the many illuminated trails in Scotland



Enjoy a wee paddleboard adventure on a loch near you



See Edinburgh’s spooky side this Hallowe’en

A-Z Of Great Scots Inspiring actress Paula Sage, who impressed audiences and critics to win a Scottish BAFTA

Father and son team up to bring back Old Perth whisky

Follow the restoration of Brownsbank Cottage, poet Hugh MacDiarmid’s home

Sound Of Scotland Michael Kasparis talks Straight Outta Caledonia, a tribute to late musician Jackie Leven



Make it our interview with Ian Rankin as he talks about finishing William McIlvanney’s final Laidlaw novel



Worth The Wait author Tariq Ashkanani tells how Arnold Schwarzenegger inspired his debut novel

Scottish Bookshelf the best in new Scottish fiction and non-fiction

The Great Eight explore The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum in Stirling

Discover chef Giovanna Eusebi’s mouth-watering butternut squash caponata

Polly Pullar meets the charity that’s changing attitudes towards Scottish badgers


Plan a trip to the beautiful county of Perthshire



Record-breaking athlete Donnie Campbell swaps mountain running for cycling

Cameron McNeish remembers mountaineer Hamish MacInnes

Explore the West Coast on a guided sea kayaking tour

Gear Guide the latest outdoor gear rated and reviewed…

Kenny MacAskill on a Scot who became prime minister of New Zealand

Scotland’s Islands Discover Unst, Scotland’s most northerly island




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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