Our June Issue 2016

Check out the cracking line-up of content in our June issue…


Fergus Ewbank speaks to James McAvoy, the “accidental actor”

Author Alison Louise Kennedy juggles love and strangeness

Look back at the Scottish soldiers at the heart of the Battle of the Somme

Discover the music of Elsa Jean McTaggart, the mercenary fiddler

Was King James VI “the wisest fool in Christendom” as reputed?

High notes to high temperatures – Judith Ralston’s career change


The latest in Scottish fact and fiction on our bookshelf

Take a Hike along some of the best routes in the Trossachs

… or get On Your Bike for one of the finest singletracks in the Highlands

Great Gear Guide – our top tips for the outdoors

Falconry and gun-dog training at Gleneagles

Carina’s favourite kitchen garden crops are growing in abundance


Join the commemorative celebrations at the Wallace Monument

This month’s Focus is on the culture, history and sport of Dundee

Cameron revels in the magic and mystery of Schiehallion

Get a bird’s eye view of Scotland with paraglider Ed Ewing

The deserving winners of the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards

Six pages of what to see and where to do it this month in Around Scotland


Golden eagles as you’ve never seen them before in Jim Crumley’scolumn

Gordon Barr, the man behind Scotland’s only outdoor Shakespeare company is coming to a garden near you…

Catch up with Artistic Director Mark Adams before the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival

Not just for drinking – Euan Duguid explains why the rare whisky market makes for good investment

Why Scottish beef is consistently so widely acclaimed

Music blogger Lisa-Marie’s celebrates homegrown artists emerging onto the summer festival line-up


We’ve got some incredible prizes this month!

Your chance to train with birds of prey and gun-dogs at the British School of Falconry at Gleneagles, or win an overnight stay for two at the resort.

Many titles from our Scottish Bookshelf are up for grabs too – pick up a copy to find out how to enter


Out now!

Our June 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 via the Readly app store.