Our December 2015 Issue

This month’s issue is a Star Wars special and an anniversary special in one! We also have plenty of festive features, winter walking ideas and more, so don’t miss our December issue – available now.


  • Fiona Bruce shares her love for antiques and her home country
  • Denis Lawson talks candidly on Star Wars old and new
  • We look at the lightsaber-wielding Scots throughout the series
  • Celebrating 125 years of Tunnock’s teacakes and wafers
  • Landscape artist Derek Robertson finds inspiration in Tentsmuir
  • Authot Alex Nye’s chilling tales inspired by Scotland
  • The political passion of Scottish socialite Jennie Lee


  • Polly Pullar visits the Cairngorm reindeer
  • This month’s Focus is on Glasgow: culture, cuisine and laughter!
  • Explore the hidden secrets beneath Glasgow Central
  • Discover the new purpose for historic railway buildings
  • Cameron McNeish travels the West Highlands’ more remote roads
  • The very best of what’s on around Scotland this month


  • 65 years on from the Stone of Destiny’s disappearance
  • Jim Crumley discovers how red deer face the challenge of winter
  • Euan Duguid takes a whimsical tour of Santa’s stop-offs – through whisky, of course
  • The owners of Skye’s Three Chimneys on the restaurant’s famous year
  • Claire Hastings on winning BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year
  • One curator’s search for the descendants of Scottish runners in the American Civil War


  • Part three of our Photography Competition – and last chance to enter!
  • In the spirit of Macbeth, our Take a Hike explores Birnam Hill
  • Get on your bike for a cycle in the crisp and clear Cairngorms
  • To years of the Mountain Bothy Association
  • The sport of orienteering is making a bit of a Scottish comeback
  • Explore the best in fact and fiction on our Scottish bookshelf
  • Christmas bakes from Carina (and her little helpers)


Out now!

Our December issue is in shops now, and it’s also 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.