Our May Issue 2016

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


We speak to impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh

Meet Polly Puller and the men behind a fantastic new wildlife book

Analysing Rudolf Hess’s wartime arrival

Cameron McNeish meets adventure stalwarts John and Marie Christine Ridgway

Mark Beaumont’s cycling prowess precedes him, but he’s not done yet

How teacher Pamela Butchart became a writing sensation

A one-to-one cookery lesson with TV chef Tony Singh


The revitalising of traditional boat-building

Broadwood For BMX – Keith Fergus takes on the track

Get some outdoor tips from our Great Gear Guide

Find the best in fact and fiction on the Scottish Bookshelf

Whisky finds a place in many of Carina Contini’s recipes

Euan Duguid hails the Scottish craft beer industry


Wildlife, prehistory and luxury accommodation in our Focus on Skye

Get On Your Bike to Dunkeld with this route map and description

… or Take A Hike in the Cairngorms

How to furnish your home with quality without paying over the odds

Jim Crumley visits magical St Kilda for a closer look at the gannets

Five pages of events all Around Scotland


The legendary locomotive The Flying Scotsman is on tour

KT Tunstall and six other great acts get ready for Perth Festival

The Imaginate Festival is world-class for children

Lisa-Marie’s music blog on David Duchovy’s debut and May festivals

Music and malt make the perfect blend on Islay

Exploring Scotland’s literary connections with Canada

Time to test your knowledge of Scotland in Q-Aye!


Your chance to win a MuddyFox BMX bike and a 70cl bottle of 10-year-old Laphroaig


Out now!

Our May 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.